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LeAnn Rimes & Carly Rose Sonenclar: 'X Factor' Finale Performance!

LeAnn Rimes & Carly Rose Sonenclar: 'X Factor' Finale Performance!

LeAnn Rimes and Carly Rose Sonenclar sing their hearts out during the X Factor Season 2 Finale Performance Show on Wednesday (December 19) at CBS Television City in Hollywood.

The 30-year-old country singer joined the 13-year-old X Factor finalist for a performance of her hit song “How Do I Live”!

Carly also sang her showstopping number “Feeling Good,” which she sang for her first audition, and the touching song “Hallelujah” during the evening.

Make sure to tune in to The X Factor on Thursday night at 8/7c on Fox to see who is crowned the winner!


Carly Rose Sonenclar & LeAnn Rimes – “How Do I Live”

Click inside to watch Carly Rose Sonenclar‘s other performances…


Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Hallelujah”

Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Feeling Good”
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I agree, although Leann has a great voice, she was definitely acting strange. Something was not right with. Love Carly….

Marshmallow @ 12/20/2012 at 12:13 am

Some one was smoking shitneys stash!!! Haha

@Marina Del But you are right on. I am not a Leann fan but I can give credit if it is due and Leann appeared to be out of it. She try to overpower Carly vocals and Leann couldn’t even hit the high notes. Leann has no professionalism at all a pro would have let Carly shine but not Leann it always has to be about her and even with that Carly vocals were better than Leann her voice is too nasal and grinding and Carly voice is pure. and why can’t Leann remember her lyrics . I would give Leann a D- for that performance.

Tonight was quite the finale. I thought Carly did wonderfully, she really impressed me for someone so young. I loved her performances of Hallelujiah and Feeling God. Not to mention her performance with Leann Rimes, of “Live without You” was really outstanding! It can’t be easy to perform with a famous, professional singer. This episode will give me and my DISH coworker a lot to talk about at work tomorrow. I’m glad I recorded it on my DISH Hopper with the PrimeTime Anytime feature. I was able to set this up to record all primetime programming that came on the four major networks, without having to set up any individual timers.

@Shameful!: I completely agree. If the people who are complimenting Rimes’ performance watch it again they will have hear the sub-par performance.

Undoubtedly drunk…& I am not a hater

Snow white @ 12/20/2012 at 12:57 am

Sheesh! Leann what the heck was that performance. I was embarrassed watching you fumble and not harmonize with that young lady. You are so beautful and have a ridiculously amazing voice. But with your experience you need to mentor not upstage and forget the lyrics to your own song.

I would have liked to hear Carly sing that one all by herself. Leann was a train wreck.

@Shameful!:

Comcast went down for most of Carly’s first song out in Northern Calif. That may well cost some votes.

And That’s how you slant the vote on a TV singing contest. You are so right. Tate gets 4 famous country singers, Harmony 5 gets many fan favorite AND JUDGE Demi Lovato! And then there is Carly, She could have had Bruno Mars for example but they give her a COUNTRY SINGER!?!! That couldn’t be a more distant match up.

Not just a country singer but a cheating, drunk, homewrecker that just walked out of “Rehab” for being “tired”. People hate her! How does that help Carly Rose? She was loaded tonight, could not even remember the words to her own hit song. Totally screwed Carly’s timing up and then used her for a crutch to stay standing on her feet!

If Carly loses she should file a lawsuit thursday morning. Damn I can’t believe the show pulled a stunt like that..blatant, blatant, blatant!

Carly at 13 has so much class and character even complimenting Leann Rhimes while at times during the performance Carly tried desperately to both feed the words to Leann and to try and fill in for her. Sick.

They have got to make rules on these shows that the judges and the show can not profit from the singers when it is over.

KNOWING SLEEZ BALL HOLYWOOD LEANN WILL PROBABLY BE A JUDGE NEXT YEAR!

what was wrong with leann and why couldn’t she remember the words to her own song? something is seriously wrong with this woman, it was like she was trying to outshine the little girl.
those boots are also ugly as sin. makes sense leann would wear them.

Not sure what most of you were watching but, Leanne wasn’t good. They sounded awful together.

MarinaDel @ 12/20/2012 at 2:50 am

@Betty, you missed my point. No, LeAnn doesn’t make it all about her. She has done lots of duets with lots of famous singers and does a wonderful job always. She wasn’t intentionally trying to oversing I don’t believe. It seemed like she was in trouble up there and knew it and tried to overcompensate. She forgot lyrics, unsteady, garbled, off pitch. She was obviously high in some way or drunk. It was unfair to Carly. Leann has been singing professionally twenty years and never has she done something like this at an important event. I prefer to pray for her and hope she gets the help she really needs. She clearly is in trouble to not even be able to come out and sing a song correctly she has done a million times. Carly handled herself really well and recovered by the end and seemed protective of what happened with LeAnn and didn’t say a word after on twitter. That says a lot about Carly as a person. I hope LeAnn’s family puts her in rehab after Christmas. She’s only 30 and has her whole life ahead of her. I would hate to see her get worse.

Give LeAnn a break. Let those of you who have not sinned cast the first stone. Last night on Leno LeAnn admitted her wrongs. With that said, I liked this duet performance, there was real heart between them. I liked the raspy and improv nature of it. It was REAL. Carly can sing country, and shared the stage with LeAnn, out of maturity and respect for the two-time Grammy winner. Loved it.

LeAnn Had a Cold @ 12/20/2012 at 3:00 am

On Leno last night LeAnn said she was battling a cold. Compassion anyone? She did well regardless. Maybe she was on cold meds?! But I didn’t notice stumbling anyway, just some sass.

I thought it seemed like LeAnn was trying to upstage Carly, by trying to hit higher notes, and holding on to them longer. Thing is, her voice sounded rough and ragged. Where Carly’s voice was smooth and angelic.

Shared Staging, Perfect @ 12/20/2012 at 3:22 am

As I saw it, each took upstage role at different times, and then again each shared stage at other times. Awesome performance. It was fun and heartfelt.

@Nice!: Geez, bias much? I;m not hating, just telling the truth. There was something off about her tonight, and ignoring it does not help LeAnn one bit. I felt sorry for her. Improve? That’s for comedy, not singing a song that you made famous, have sung for 20 years, and are using it to help a young girl win a competition. I don’t care about her personal life, I’m just making an honest observation, she was a hot mess tonight, and I feel sorry for that young girl who was counting on LeAnn to be a professional.

Masterpiece @ 12/20/2012 at 3:37 am

I loved this authentic, raw masterpiece!

Cold or not, I have noticed over the last few years that Leann’s voice is getting a little more raspy. Maybe, she needs take a break from touring and give her voice a rest. To her credit though, at Carly Rose’s age, she was just as spectacular, maybe even more so.

Leann was a drunk mess. Hope she didn’t ruin Carly’s chances.

Agree Kel. Her performance has been panned by critics and viewers allover the web. Belching at the start of the song, only added to the impression she had been drinking. She tried to out sing the kid, but it didn’t work.

Hmm, definitely not the best.

@Sweet: LeAnn seemed very off., She belched while coming out on stage, was very unsteady and her performance was terrible. I don’t ‘hate” LeAnn, In face, this performance made me feel worry and compassion for her. It was awful to watch. I don’t care how much of a fan you are of someone, this performance was terrible. Being a fan doesn’t mean you don’t notice when a person seems to be having problems. Denial doesn’t help anyone. Thousands of people have commented that they thought she was drunk That isn’t good. I think that people who are enabling LeAnn are the ones who need to grow up. These comments about the performance aren’t just the garden variety “I hate LeAnn”‘ ones. They are specific and sadly accurate.

@Jace: It must be whacko LeAnn Rimes putting all those nice comments. This was a major and epic FAIL. If LeAnn Rimes can “sing” like that and make a living at it, we all can. She is a JOKE and last night the world saw right through her.

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