‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony, Emblem3

The X Factor LogoEven though there may be quite a bit going on at the moment when it comes to “American Idol,” “The X Factor” is not only still out there, but some of its season 2 contestants are producing some great music. For starters, just check out the new rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby” as performed by Carly Rose Sonenclar.

One of our favorites things about this performance is simply that Carly catches us completely off-guard with it. When she first started to perform the track, it seemed as though she was going for a slowed-down version of the song. Then, she sped things up and gave us a little bit of the best of both worlds.

It’s not only a fun video, but we have to say that the production quality is also top-notch. Hopefully these consistent covers will lead to some record deal information coming out soon for Carly, mostly because we’re still surprised that it hasn’t yet.

As for Fifth Harmony, you may have seen our article recently about the group recording a cover of the Ed Sheeran hit “Lego House.” What you may not have realized before now, though, was that Sheeran himself actually watched the video, and even shared it with his own fans.

One of the reasons why this group is so likable is simply due to small things like their reaction to Sheeran watching this: instead of acting like big-name stars from a singing competition, they were excited just like any young woman would be if Sheeran complimented them. Genuine, and refreshing. (In case you missed it, the performance is below.)

Little MixEmblem3 meets Little Mix – Little Mix is everywhere these days! The girls from “The X Factor” UK not only met Carly recently, but the photo to the left is of them meeting another season 2 act here in America in Emblem3. The group is starting a promotional tour here in the same sort of way that One Direction did last year, and already “Wings” is starting to pick up a little bit of steam on pop radio. (Request it now!)

If you want to read some more of the latest “X Factor” news, you can do so by heading on over to the link here.

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