Future superstar and X-Factor contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar is about to dominate the top 12. Representing mentor Britney Spears on the Fox show, this whole experience has been nothing short of a worldwind for her.

Chelsea Briggs caught up with the “little diva” on the set of The X-Factor and chatted about Britney’s advice, her success throughout the competition and, duh, meeting One Direction!

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Meeting the fellas of 1D can be a huge moment in any teenage girl’s life, so what was Carly’s first impression of the guys? “They’re all really nice. I didn’t think they were going to be mean, but they’re so famous and huge so I thought they would be more distant and not quite as personable. But they’re all just normal, so it was cool,” she said.

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What do you think about Carly? Does she have what it takes to go far in the competition?