Recently, the young singer has been pursuing her solo music career, performing at Birdland Jazz Club in New York and writing her own songs. She says, "I want to bring the soul back to pop. My record would be a mix of those two genres because I think that is something that is not really out there right now. I could fill that gap and appeal to a wide range of ages. I think I have the X factor because I have a uniquely mature sound and style for my age."
Britney Spears | Carly Rose Soneclar’s XFactor Mentor
From the moment she flashed that Southern bell smile as a tween on The Mickey Mouse Club to the first note of her sexy-sweet international chart-topper "...Baby One More Time," America has been obsessed with the career and life of Britney Spears, one of the biggest stars music has ever seen and a welcome new addition to THE X FACTOR judges' table.
Loves vanilla candles.
Favorite movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Was an accomplished gymnast by the time she was 9 years old.
She does all the flips in the "...Baby One More Time" video!
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Who is Carly Rose Sonenclar?
Carly Rose Sonenclar started singing when she was only 2-years-old - and Simon Cowell factored in her life even back then! "My parents have videotapes of me pretending to be on American Idol and my brother, Russell, made believe he was Simon with the British accent and everything," she says. When Carly was five, she started taking singing lessons and she adds, "I also had a karaoke machine and I would play with it with all of my friends. I sang a lot of Kelly Clarkson songs like 'Behind These Hazel Eyes' and 'Gone.'"