Witness the mesmerizing display in the video clip ahead. Carly Rose Sonenclar, a 13-year-old resident of Westchester, New York, takes center stage on The X Factor, exuding a self-assuredness that defies her youth. As she unveils her song choice – Nina Simone’s rendition of “Feeling Good” – there’s a palpable sense of anticipation in the air. L.A. Reid, one of the judges, raises questions about her preparation and choice of song. However, Carly responds with unwavering confidence, simply uttering ‘yes.’
Once Carly begins to sing, it quickly becomes apparent that her song selection was not merely fitting but utterly flawless. Her voice, far more mature than her tender age would suggest, fills the room, unearthing the soulful essence of this timeless classic. The extent and richness of her vocal prowess are truly remarkable, leaving no doubt as to why this audition is often celebrated as one of The X Factor’s all-time highlights.
Throughout her performance, Carly manages to enrapture every soul in the room. L.A. Reid, along with the other judges and the entire audience, rises to their feet in applause and cheers. This is a testament to Carly’s exceptional talent and the profound impact of her rendition of “Feeling Good.” Not only did this performance mark the inception of her journey on the show, but it also set the stage for her remarkable success in the competition.
However, Carly’s voyage on The X Factor did not conclude with this audition. She continued to dazzle the judges and the audience with subsequent performances, ultimately claiming the runner-up position in the competition. Take a moment to view the video below, and please share your thoughts with us on Facebook in the comments section!