On the heels of his X Factor win, Tate Stevens performed “Bonfire” live at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas Nevada for the FOX New Years Eve Live broadcast.

American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, was originally scheduled to perform, and all I can say is that he was a wise man to bow out.

The special seriously hit a new low this year. The worst: “Las Vegas Girls” describing for the camera how they like to sleep naked. That’s before they hit the runway in bikinis and furs. Gross.

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  • WestiesRule

    I wish him luck but he is not my cuppa. My prediction is Simon will market Fifth Harmony and they will be the female 1 Direction. No one on that show (either season) was a 5 million dollar winner IMHO. Funny how it’s such a huge hit in the UK and a tanker in our neck of the woods. (again my opinion)

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMyT1me Lori

    So very glad P2 distanced himself from this engagement, whatever the reason. Looking forward to his reappearance on FOX by way of an American Idol performance, rather than this third rate (if that!) show.

  • jpfan2

    I caught a little of this. It was mostly girls walking around half dressed.  Since P2 seemed to have a twitter party last night I don’t think “scheduling conflict” really figured into this. ;0

    Blowing off this trainwreck is another indication that P2is a smart dude.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ” The worst: “Las Vegas Girls” describing for the camera how they like to sleep naked. That’s before they hit the runway in bikinis and furs. Gross.”

    lol I dunno. It’s Vegas, so I would expect there to be a lot of this kind of thing on New Year’s Eve.

  • loveroftalent

    hahah…I was flicking channels and caught a little bit of this..Changed channel reallu quickly..Good move on P2 decision to bow out..

    I am not a county fan but I do like Tate and wish him well…He seems like a sweetheart and I do like his voice.

  • jan

    I was changing channels a little before midnight and landed on this for a bit. It was just terrible. I’d like to know who was responsible for such a classless content. Did Fox just give up and cede NYE to ABC? P2 was very wise to turn this down.

    I did however continue switching around after midnight and caught the tail end of Keith Urban’s set on FOX. Keith was really good. I’ve never watched him perform before. I can’t wait to see him on Idol now.

  • kmd23

    I did not watch the show but just watched the video of Tate’s performance. He sounded great and the audience in Las Vegas really seemed to enjoy it. It was a good gig for Tate.

  • girlygirltoo

    No one ever said the execs at FOX had good taste. I don’t remember this show being this tacky when Kris & Allison were on it back in 2009 (the only time I actually stayed up to watch the whole thing) but from the little I saw of it last night, this was just awful. 

    That said, it’s still decent exposure (no pun intended, lol) for Tate.

  • Liteasy

    It’s like that all the time in Vegas – not just New Year’s Eve!

  • Klaine

    What else would you expect from FOX. They doesn’t build their brand on family entertainment like Idol

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Still amazed that Simon is going to give this man $5 million.  He is so dull.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KTDZ5ROC73MTGCIIT6NEZB6OCY yam

    are u blind and deaf? his voice is awesome and he has a stage prescence! the crowd seemed to like him! i’m asian, but me and my friends love him a lot!!!

  • http://twitter.com/shoriagirl Shoria

    Idol is on FOX.

  • getaway1

    Tate Stevens needed this. Phil can take comfort in the fact that The World From The Side Of The Moon ended 2012 at #1 on ITunes Pop Chart and #2 on the overall albums chart. ITunes’ price reduction came at a good time while Phil has been spending the holidays with his family.

  • durbesque

    Tate is so sincere and eager to please, I don’t have the heart to turn away until he’s finished.  Like he would know and feel hurt…lol.

  • XoLuv2SingOx

    i think tate did a great job! he really seemed to be enjoying himself, and i can’t wait to hear him on country radio! :)

  • Anny_nanny

    I have paranoia or XF selects the winners by weight?
    In any case I’m happy for Tate, I congratulate him that his release from shell of the show.

  • under score

    http://oi47.tinypic.com/2gsh2yx.jpg

    Check out this image from Pennystocks.com. I found it hilarious that they don’t even know what show he won.