Who will walk away the victor on “The X Factor” finale Thursday night? With the competition down to teen prodigy Carly Rose Sonenclar, underdog girl group Fifth Harmony (whose formation happened during the auditions) and country crooner Tate Stevens, it’s really anyone’s game.
For Stevens, a street crew worker from Belton, Mo., the goal is to win -- even if the judges have already assured him it’s unlikely he’s returning to his old day job.
His narrative has made him impossible not to root for. Though dreaming of music, Stevens put his career as a country singer on the back burner to do what any blue-collar man would do: provide for his family.
It was his wife...