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Carly Rose Sonenclar impresses Britney, fans with 'X Factor' performance
Carly Rose Sonenclar, the 13-year-old "X Factor" contestant from Mamaroneck, impressed more than just Britney Spears as she performed Karmin's "Brokenhearted" in Thursday night's judge's house episode.
"She's possessed," said the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am after she sang a slowed-down rendition of the hit song.
"She's definitely possessed," said Spears, equally as impressed with Sonenclar's performance.
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Fans, including one famous reality TV star, immediately voiced their approval on Twitter, too.
"Carly just made me cry. OKAY she's my fav!!!" tweeted the "Jersey Shore's" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (@snooki).
Sonenclar, one of six contestants on the "Teen" team mentored by Spears, is one of 24 total contestants still on the show. We'll have to wait until next week to see which 16 singers -- four from each of the judge's teams -- make the cut and reach the live voting round. After another strong performance, Sonenclar seems like a shoe-in.
The grand prize winner on "X Factor" will receive a $5 million recording contract.
What did you think of Sonenclar's performance Thursday night? Tell us in the comments and tune in next week for our continued coverage of the local star.