Before 13-year-old singer Carly Rose Sonenclar was wowing the likes of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato -- not to mention all of America -- on "The X Factor," she was making jaws drop with her incredible vocal performances at New York City jazz clubs.
Last Thursday, the New York teen blew the judges away with her old-soul rendition of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good" on "The X Factor." But it was far from the first time that she had stunned audiences with the jazz classic. A video uploaded to CarlyRoseSonenclar's YouTube channel last February shows the young singer, then 12, performing in the dimly-lit Birdland Jazz Club in Hell's Kitchen. The clip has started being shared this week after Carly Rose became a viral sensation, and one commenter gushed, "She is the most amazing singer I have ever heard."
Another video uploaded by the young singer, this one of Sonenclar performing the National Anthem at a Mets game in June, has also caught the attention of her new fans -- it's now been viewed over 65,000 times.
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