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On being a fan of Bruno Mars, and (Credit: Getty Images)

On being a fan of Bruno Mars, and how she hopes to emulate his career: "He’s one of the biggest stars in the whole entire world, but his music has that soulful edge to it. It’s not necessarily saying I want to copy his style of music; it’s the fact that he manages to be relevant to my friends and to my mom. To have my mom think of him as a classy, credible artist -- that’s what I want to be."

Carly Rose Sonenclar on Bruno Mars, One Direction and other stars

Carly Rose Sonenclar shares her thoughts on some of the biggest celebs in pop culture.

Carly Rose on her most exciting post-”X Factor”
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Carly Rose on her most exciting post-”X Factor” experience: "When I go to concerts and I’m able to...get backstage and get to meet the person? Like I met Ed Sheeran at his concert. It’s things like that where I’m a fangirl sometimes."

On being a fan of Bruno Mars, and
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On being a fan of Bruno Mars, and how she hopes to emulate his career: "He’s one of the biggest stars in the whole entire world, but his music has that soulful edge to it. It’s not necessarily saying I want to copy his style of music; it’s the fact that he manages to be relevant to my friends and to my mom. To have my mom think of him as a classy, credible artist -- that’s what I want to be."

On how a recent Alicia Keys concert inspired
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On how a recent Alicia Keys concert inspired her when thinking about her own upcoming shows: "I think she has everything in her repertoire of songs, and that’s awesome, because I just don’t want to be like one thing. I just don’t want to sing slow ballads or just upbeat songs."

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Carly Rose was asked to say the first
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Carly Rose was asked to say the first word that came to mind when asked about major celebs, starting with One Direction: "I don’t know! Um...perfume. They’re making a perfume line, which I find awesome. I’m sure it will sell out in like a minute."

Her one word to describe “X Factor” mentor
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Her one word to describe “X Factor” mentor Britney Spears: "Legend."

Her one word to describe “X Factor” creator
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Her one word to describe “X Factor” creator and judge Simon Cowell: “I would say ‘genius’ for him.”

Her words to describe Amanda Bynes:
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Her words to describe Amanda Bynes: "Interesting. Independent." [Laughs]

Her one word to describe Beyonce:
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Her one word to describe Beyonce: "Talented. Her voice is so good."

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Her one word to describe Kim Kardashian:
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Her one word to describe Kim Kardashian: "Kimye, her baby [Laughs]. It’s all over the news, how would you not know?"

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