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Carly Rose Sonenclar turns 14: 3 birthday wishes for the 'X Factor' star
Carly Rose Sonenclar celebrates her 14th birthday on Saturday, April 20, and given her rise to stardom after taking second place on “The X Factor” last year, it’s likely that the Mamaroneck teen has bigger and better things to come.
Carly Rose already has had one dream come true, since she is set to headline a concert in New York City on Aug. 10, but no doubt there are plenty of other things she’d like for her birthday. So here are three of our birthday wishes for the star.
1. A collaboration with Bruno Mars. Carly Rose has been a longtime fan of the pop star, telling Newsday Westchester in October that she considered him an influence because “he is somebody on the charts today who is doing exactly something like I would love to do, which is bringing the soulful music and pop music together.”
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Considering that the teen recently covered Mars’ hit “Runaway Baby,” we think Carly Rose would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with him musically, either by recording a song together, or perhaps Mars could stop by her New York concert for a surprise appearance.
2. An appearance on "Ellen." Earlier this year, Carly Rose’s Angels, her passionate online fanbase, got the #CarlyRoseOnTheEllenShow hashtag trending on Twitter. The reality star expressed gratitude to her fans for trying to get her booked on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, tweeting, “what a nice surprise to see #CarlyRoseOnTheEllenShow trending, maybe @TheEllenShow will see!”
So far, Carly Rose hasn’t made an appearance on “Ellen,” so now's the time to revive the hashtag for Twitter. We couldn’t imagine a better birthday gift for her, except for one thing...
3. A record deal. In March, the singer had her recording option picked up by Syco Music, and at last month’s Starlight Children’s Foundation gala in Manhattan, she told Newsday Westchester that “we’re looking for the right label for me to go with.” With her fellow “X Factor” contestants Tate Stevens, Fifth Harmony and Emblem3 already signed to labels, we’re eager for the Westchester teen to secure her record deal as well. And what better time to announce the big news than on her birthday?
If you have aspirations to be the next Carly Rose, “The X Factor” is holding auditions for its third season at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island on April 25. You can register at the Coliseum on April 23 and 24 to get a wristband for audition day, or download a registration form from the “X Factor” website.
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