After seeing her vocally mature performance of Nina Simone's "Feel Good" in her first audition, it's no surprise to find out where her musical influences lay. And, let's just say, there's no Justin Bieber on her list of loves!
"I have very wide ranging taste in music, from pop to rap to jazz to classic rock, and I listen to music constantly," says the Top 12 finalist. "One of my main influences has been my older brother, Russell, who, in many ways, first introduced me to many of the acts I now love, like the Kooks, Dan Auerbach, the Black Keys, Foster the People. I also loved Amy Winehouse."
Her pop loves are even cool choices. She got intense with Beatrice Miller on Foster the People's "Pumped up Kicks" at Boot Camp, broke down Karmin's "Brokenhearted" at Judges Homes, and gave Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" her own spin at Live Shows.
And, thanks to her musically cool dad, she listens to and appreciates the music of the Beatles and classic rockers. "I love jazz singers like Nina Simone, Etta James, and Sarah Vaughan," she adds.
Check out Carly Rose Sonenclar's Meet the Finalists video here.