Carly Rose Sonenclar



Carly Rose Sonenclar hails from Westchester, NY. Prior to joining The X Factor, she sang the national anthem at various sporting events, appeared in the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and performed in musicals like Les Miserables and Little House on the Prairie.

Place of Birth

Westchester, NY

Birth Name

Carly Rose Sonenclar



Fun Facts

Carly Rose Sonenclar joined The X Factor season 2 where she sang "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone during the audition. The judges were amazed with her performance with Britney Spears calling her "a little diva" and L.A. Reid calling her an old soul and a star.

She survived boot camp and made it to the live shows as part of Britney Spears' team.

Carly Rose Sonenclar impressed both Britney Spears and Will.iam at the mentor's home performing "Brokenhearted" by Karmin. This performance got Sonenclar to the live shows.

During the first week of live shows Carly Rose performed "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Etta James. Simon Cowell said it would be "criminal" if she left the competition in week one.

For the Top 13 live show Carly Rose Sonenclar sang "It Will Rain" which was featured in Breanking Dawn- Part 1. It was this week that The X Factor introduced voter rankings and America voted her number 2 in the competition, just behind Tate Stevens.

Carly Rose Sonenclar performed "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion for the Top 12 live show convincing L.A. Reid that they could be "looking at the winner."

Performing with the Top 10, Carly Rose thanked her older brother and sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." It was with that performance that she finally took first place in the voter rankings.

Competing with the Top 8, the teen took on Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."

Singing Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" was a solid choice for Carly Rose during the Top 6 performances and America chose her second song, "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce.

Carly Rose Sonenclar performed twice again during the semifinals. This time singing "Your Song" and "Imagine" where she even played piano.

Performing in the final 3, Carly Rose performed three times singing "Feelin' Good," "How Do I Live" and "Halleluja." The next night Carly Rose Sonenclar came in second place.

Look back at Carly Rose's journey on The X Factor season 2.


The X Factor, Season 2


"I want to bring the soul back to pop. My record would be a mix of those two genres because I think that is something that is not really out there right now. I could fill that gap and appeal to a wide range of ages. I think I have the X factor because I have a uniquely mature sound and style for my age." ()

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