and The X Factor
are both going strong, and while they may not be going head-to-head anymore, they are still in direction competition.
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This week was particularly strange because both shows featured contestants taking on Celine Dion's iconic song from Titanic
, "My Heart Will Go On."
On The Voice
, 19-year-old Egyptian Sylvia Yacoub from Team Xtina decided to take on the diva ballad while on The X Factor
, Britney Spears' 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar took it on. Once again, it was Xtina vs. Britney.
What makes this particularly unusual is that "My Heart Will Go On" is such a huge song that it's almost never sung in competitions. On American Idol
, it hasn't been performed since Diana DeGarmo did it way back in season 3.
As far as the two performances go, Sylva Yacoub tried to change it up a little, adding a bit of Beyonce flair to the song. The coaches all admired her ambition, but thought the song may have been too big for her.
On The X Factor
, Carly Rose stayed more true to the original and earned rave reviews from the judges, including L.A. Reid claiming she might be the winner and Simon Cowell declaring her non-human.
But you can be the judge. Watch both performances then vote for which one you prefer.Sylvia Yacoub on The Voice
Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X Factor
For extra pleasure, embrace the full-scale emotional cheesiness of the original.
airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC. The X Factor
airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm on FOX.
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