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'X Factor' USA: Carly Rose Sonenclar's family 'angry with LeAnn Rimes'

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Carly Rose Sonenclar's family have reportedly slammed LeAnn Rimes after their X Factor USA duet.

Country singer Rimes joined the 13-year-old for a performance on Wednesday night's live finale, but was criticised by viewers who speculated about whether she was drunk.

The X Factor USA - Season 2 Final part 1: Carly Rose Sonenclar and special guest Leeann Rimes perform

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Rimes was quoted by TMZ denying such rumours, while also implying that her performance was affected by Sonenclar's nervousness.

The site stated that she said: "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."

Sonenclar's mother has reportedly reacted angrily to Rimes's comments, with sources saying she believes Rimes 'trashed' the duet and the contestant's chances of winning the show, and insisting that her daughter actually outperformed the star in their duet.


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Rimes has since denied making the above comments, but TMZ insists that her representative supplied the quote.

The X Factor USA crowned its second season winner on last night's show (December 20).

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