I'm a huge country fan, though I also keep up with pop music. I listen to both every day. I watch CMT's top 20 Country Video Countdown every Saturday, so I know most all of the country chart toppers. In light of that, I can say that Tate's vocals are comparable to other current male artists, but there are things that Tate doesn't have going for him. He's a nice guy, but he's not a heartthrobe like Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and others. I'm not sure if that would hinder him, but I guess if he gets the votes, it's The X Factor's job to figure out what to do with him.
Let's hope they do a better job than they have done with Melanie, last season's winner. Where has she been? They made a comment that she had just gotten back to singing. Really? Why hasn't she been singing since she won? Odd. Plus, that song she performed was horrible, IMO. I could sleep through that one. It didn't even sound like her singing.
Carly Rose has a superior voice to others in the pop category right now. She has the total package and has time to grow. I think she could go places with the right direction and guidance. Though she could win 5 million, I hate to think that her talent could be wasted like they wasted Melanie's talent from last season.