When I was 13-years-old I’m pretty sure the highlight of my year was getting picked second last in gym class instead of last, as usual. For Carly Rose Sonenclar, I’m pretty sure the moment she’ll remember is getting a standing ovation from all four X-Factor judges during her audition.
They were initially wary of her older song selection, but Carly KILLED Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and sounded well beyond her years. Carly auditioned in Providence and even though she claimed she was nervous she looked completely at home on stage.
It’s not all that surprising though. Although they didn’t go into any details on the show, Carly has made the rounds in New York’s theatre and Broadway scene. She’s also sung the U.S. national anthem for a slew of games.
Watch her here: