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.