Name: Carly Rose Sonenclar
Hometown: Mamaroneck, NY
Carly 101: The rest of America was first introduced to Carly Rose Sonenclar when Westchester’s singing phenom auditioned for Fox’s “The X Factor” and blew the judges away with talent beyond her years. Sonenclar quickly became a front-runner on the show, which awards the winner a $5 million recording contract.
As Carly’s hometown paper, Carly’s success on the show came as no surprise to us. We have been following the Rye Neck Middle School eighth grader since she was a little girl with her sights set on Broadway. Click here for photos of Carly through the years.
Exclusive Quotes and Interviews
“Walking off, I felt like I did everything I came to do and more.” Read more from this interview
“Bruno Mars is kind of the male version of what I want to do as an artist…He’s on the charts, but he also brings that soulful aspect to it. That’s what I want to do. He’s a big inspiration.” Read more from this interview.
“[Will.i.am told me] ‘You’re a superhero. When you’re not singing, you’re all quiet and soft-spoken. But when you get on stage, you let it all out, like a superhero. And I thought that was so cool. I’ve never thought of it that way before.” Read more from this interview.
“This experience has been so great. No matter what happens from this point I think that something will come from this. I think it has gone so well that I hope someone will say ‘I think she deserves to go somewhere.’ It would very hard to leave all this, but I’d know that I’d had a great run and it’s been such a great thing.” Read more from this interview.
“(Having 400,000 Twitter followers) is crazy. It’s just something I’ll never be able to wrap my mind around.” Read more from this interview.
“X Factor” Performances
Click Playlist at the bottom of this video to see more performances by Carly Rose Sonenclar on “The X Factor.”
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