Mamaroneck teen’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ puts her over the top
Last night’s emotional “X Factor” exit of New Jersey teen-ager Beatrice Miller — who sang through the tears in a performance that seemed a bit cruel, even by reality-tv standards — was followed by the unveiling of the vote totals for the remaining eight acts.
When it came down to the top two, the faces were familiar: country artist Tate Stevens and Westchester’s own dynamo Carly Rose Sonenclar. In every week the tally has been posted, Stevens has been atop the weekly leader board, a tally of most votes received.
But last night, they flip-flopped at the top, with Carly winning the most votes, for her performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” dedicated to her big brother, Russ.
Today is a day off at “The X Factor” and I was told that the Sonenclar clan — Carly, Russ, mom Terri and dad Bob — are making the most of it, celebrating Thanksgiving together far from their Mamaroneck home.
Then it’s time to look forward to Wednesday, when Carly faces the voters again.