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Carly Rose Sonenclar covers Bruno Mars' 'Runaway Baby'
Carly Rose Sonenclar fans, rejoice! The Mamaroneck teen released a video today of her cover of Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby."
The runner-up on the second season of "The X Factor" teamed up with J-14 magazine for the video. Although it's not really a "music video" as that phrase has come to be known, it does showcase Sonenclar wailing away on the old-school, new-school hit — apparently in one impressive uncut take.
Interestingly, Bruno Mars performed his version of the song on the British version of "The X Factor" in 2011.
Sonenclar teased the release of her video on Twitter yesterday.
After retweeting some of her enthusiastic fans, she announced the video release this afternoon.
Despite losing to country singer Tate Stevens on the December season finale of "The X Factor," Sonenclar has rebounded nicely in the months that followed. She was honored with a Mamaroneck parade in January, announced earlier this month that her recording option had been picked up by Simon Cowell's production company and performed as a guest of honor at last week's gala for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Which singer — Carly Rose Sonenclar or Bruno Mars — has the better version of "Runaway Baby"? Vote in Newsday Westchester's poll and explain your answer in the comments section below.