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Carly Rose Sonenclar: Before she was an 'X Factor' star
Carly Rose Sonenclar hopes to have another standout performance on “X Factor” tonight, but if you can’t wait until then to see the Mamaroneck teen sing on stage, we have five clips of Carly Rose before she was a reality TV star.
In 2006, she made her Broadway debut as Little Cosette in a revival of “Les Miserables." Despite the shaky camera work, her talent at such a young age is hard to miss. (You can also see her take on the classic, “On My Own.”)
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At age 10, Carly Rose had the honor of performing at the 2009 U.S. Open tennis tournament. Besides her impressive vocals on “America the Beautiful,” we also like her polite curtsy after she ends the song. This wasn’t even her first time singing at a sporting event – a year earlier, she sang the National Anthem at a Knicks game.
In 2011, Carly Rose appeared on “The Electric Company” as Gilda Flip. In this clip, she performs “That’s Just Me,” showing off her many talents, including cartwheels and texting with her chin.
In January, Carly Rose performed "The Money Tree" at an American Cancer Society benefit concert in New York City. Comedian Lewis Black praised the teen’s talent, albeit in his usual grumpy fashion.
And just in time for the holiday season, here is Carly Rose taking on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” at a 2011 benefit concert.
Which was your favorite pre-”X Factor” performance? And how do you think Carly Rose will fare during Top 12 week? Let us know in the comments!