Tate Stevens. TATE STEVENS. TATE TATE TATE TATE TATE TATE TATE!

That’s literally as far as we’ve gotten in our minds. Because TATE WON THE X FACTOR SEASON 2 YOU GUYS! It’s like, even if we get coal in our stockings, no presents under our tree, and we get snowed into our house on Christmas and totally miss the first night of Les Miserables in theaters, WE STILL HAVE THIS!

The gracious, choked up 37-year-old Missouri native was so touched by the win, he could barely speak. But he did manage to say a heartfelt thank you, saying “I wanna thank the man upstairs for taking care of me. My family. All the country music fans. Thank you so much for the votes. This is the best day of my life.”

He then sang Chris Young’s “Tomorrow,” for his first performance as X Factor Season 2’s winner. The other contestants joined him onstage, dancing and celebrating his victory, while the judges stood and applauded.

So. Many. Feelings. Share yours below.