Despite the plethora of "Carly's Angels" rooting for Mamaroneck teen Carly Rose Sonenclar, it, unfortunately, was not enough to propel her to the winner's circle on X Factor tonight.
Tate Stevens, the country music singer competing with Carly in the final rounds after Fifth Element was eliminated, was declared the winner of X Factor and of a $5 million recording contract.
"I got to thank the man upstairs for taking care of me," he said, after the results were announced.
Carly performed "All I Want For Christmas is You" with an army of dancing "toy soldiers" accompanying her on stage.
Judge Simon Cowell echoed what many others have said about the teen star: "I mean, 13-years-old, this girl has such a huge career ahead of her."
Mentor and judge Britney Spears said of Carly's performance, "Every time she performs, it's different."
After her performance, Carly held back tears as she watched a video montage of family and friends wishing her good luck.
"It's pretty surreal," she said of her X Factor experience. "I can't believe it's even happening."