Rachel auditioned for The X Factor USA in Long Island, New York over the summer of 2013. She was praised for her stunning rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love," which has now reached almost 26 million views on YouTube. She progressed quickly through the rounds of competition and found herself amongst the top 16 in the Live Shows. Her versions of "I Hope You Dance," "Anyway" and "Alone," brought loads of attention from both the judges and the viewers at home. She placed 11th and garnered a large community of supporters, which she has lovingly donned "The Potterazzi."