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The X Factor Season 2 battle royale is upon us. On December 20, 2012, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens, and Fifth Harmony will face off for the $5 million winnings (and possibly a recording contract). There will be only one anointed winner, and the three remaining acts’ vehement fan bases will undoubtedly clog the phone lines in support of their pick. Tate’s got the country audience on lock, while sassy girl group Fifth Harmony splits the teen vote with 13-year-old balladeer Carly Rose.

Speaking exclusively to Wetpaint Entertainment on December 17, 2012, the members of eliminated boy band Emblem3 spilled their thoughts about who they want to win. While Keaton may or may not be dating Lauren from FIfth Harmony — and Drew may or may not be tweeting about how hot 5H member Camila Cabello is — the boys firmly stand with their man Tate.

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Tate has been working his whole life. He’s a grown man and he understands, he actually knows how much five millions dollars really is. And everyone else is young and everyone’s going to find their success in the industry or whatever they want to do, but I think Tate is really deserving of it, because he is genuinely an awesome guy.

Reporting by Carita Rizzo.