Local Singer Carly Rose Sonenclar of Mamaroneck Advances to X Factor's Top Six

One of our local singers is moving on up in The X Factor’s reality singing competition



Earlier this year, we reported that a couple of locals were taking reality singing competitions by storm. Two area contestants found themselves on two of the biggest shows: The Voice and The X Factor.

The bad news: Only one of them is still standing. Bedford’s Collin McLoughlin fought hard on The Voice, but he was eliminated in the knockout round after singing “Breakeven.” He hung on as long as he could, and hopefully there are bright things in his future.

The good news is that Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar is just killing it over on The X Factor. On November 28, she captured the top spot on the leaderboard after performing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” advancing her into the next round with the final six competitors. What’s more, that’s the second week in a row she’s been at number one. In the words of some other sport: She could go all the way.

Here are the two performances that launched her into the star spot:

What do you think? Does she have the goods? Let me know in the comments below.

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Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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