This year is over for the X-Factor, but new judge britney had a great run.
This marked the first year, however, for the montage of Britney Spears' reaction faces, many of them quite priceless!
And—way to go out on a high note, L.A. Reid—it was Tate Stevens who won it all!
As the 37-year-old highway worker from Belton, Mo., embraced his mentor in a big bear hug, Britney could be seen consoling her 13-year-old protégée (who, we were happy to see, remained composed and positive and immediately crossed the stage to give Tate a big hug).
"First and foremost, I've got to thank the man upstairs for taking care of me," Tate said, his voice cracking with emotion. "My family, all the country music fans, God bless you, and thank you so very much for all the votes. And this is the best day of my life."