Top 25 Performances of 2012 – New Year’s Countdown – #7
#7 is Carly Rose Sonenclar with “As Long As You Love Me”! Sure, the little-alien-that-could had bigger vocal moments on The X Factor, but I’d be lying if I didn’t mention that this was her most relevant performance of the season. I’m calling for a Bieber cover on her debut album! This was impeccably sung, beautifully staged, and very cool.
You know what, I’m going there! Carly Rose was robbed. Oftentimes, I find myself turned off by frontrunner status, but this little girl can sing like crazy, like absolute insanity! Was it just me, or was there something kind of stoic about Carly Rose while she competed on The X Factor? Incredibly poised for a thirteen year old, and pretty downright normal for someone with a lot of stage experience at such a young age, I got the feeling that Carly Rose was the only contestant who took a look around and thought, “… this is a reality show.” Why would she care, though? She benefited from it, so she kept quiet.
Carly Rose Sonenclar got some criticism on the web for her extensive entertainment credits, but, I mean, God forbid we come to expect a polished performance from someone competing on this show. The X Factor draws strange criticisms, no? The processes, production, and procedures get a lot of flak, and rightfully so. On the flip side, we get upset when someone is not amateur enough. We laugh at the absurdity of the spectacle, then we take things too seriously. Bottom line, Carly Rose is great. Had I judged solely on impact made, she’d be even higher on this list. Plus, do a little research if you have some time because the girl has good taste in real music; as opposed to, you know, the fifteen or so songs on whatever lame-o theme list they’d been confined to for any given week.
Also, there’s this:
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