Mentor Britney Spears gave the 13-year-old an impressive introduction. Spears first asked Carly why she became so emotional during her last performance, and the contestant explained that her parents were in the audience and it had been a long time since she had seen them.
The teenager seemed to be exceptionally happy that her father was there. They showed home videos of the two together and a clip where Sonenclar told his daughter how proud of her he was.
When the music started, Carly Rose Sonenclar seemed calm even though she was taking on Celine Dion’s famous song from "Titanic."
She sang flawlessly, and when she had finished, judge L.A. Reid said he would hate to admit it, but that he believed Carly was destined to win the show.
Judge Demi Lovato couldn’t believe that such a big voice was coming out of little Carly Rose Sonenclar, and said she was confused. She joked that Celine Dion must have been hiding behind her.