TV Series  |  PG-TV  |  60 mins  |  Music, Competition  |  21 September 2011

In 2011, at age 17 and just a high school junior, FLETCHER auditioned for the first season of The X Factor (U.S.) – introducing herself by her full name, Cari Fletcher. She auditioned as a solo act with the song “Alone” by Heart. While the other judges liked her, Simon Cowell did not – stating that there was “nothing distinctive” about her voice and ultimately called her “boring”. With “yes” votes from the other 3 judges, Cari made it through. Later on in the competition , after boot camp, Simon Cowell (judge) put Cari in a group along with Hayley Orrantia, Paige Elizabeth Ogle, and Dani Knights. The four girls made up the girl group, Lakoda Rayne. The group was mentored by Paula Abdul (judge) throughout the competition. Together, the group made it to the top 9 – when they were eventually eliminated.


Rated: TV-PG
Genre(s): Music Competition, Reality TV
Role: Herself / Contestant
Director: Multiple
Producer(s): Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Richard Holloway, Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade
Channel: Fox
Production Company(ies): Syco Television, FremantleMedia
Release Date(s): 21 September 2011 (USA) – other countries


September 29EP. 4
"Alone" Heart
thru to Boot Camp
October 5EP. 5
Boot Camp #1 (Day 2)
"Desperado" The Eagles
with Dani Knights, Skyelor Anderson, Leroy Bell, Chelsea Musick, Ben Rue, and Paige Ogle
thru to next round
October 6EP. 6
Boot Camp #2 (Day 4)
"Already There" Lone Star
thru to Judge's House
October 13EP. 7
Judges House #1
"Born This Way" Lady Gaga
as Lakoda Rayne
thru to Live Shows
October 25EP. 10
Live Performance #1
Judge's Choice"Come on Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Runner
as Lakoda Rayne
November 2EP. 11
Live Performance #2
American Anthems"Landslide" Fleetwood Mac
as Lakoda Rayne
November 3Ep. 12
Live Results Show #2
November 9Ep. 13
Live Performance #3
Songs From Movies"Somebody Like You" Keith Urban
as Lakoda Rayne
Bottom Two
November 10EP. 14
Live Results Show #3
Final Showdown"No Air" by Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
as Lakoda Rayne
Saved by Judges
November 16EP. 15
Live Performance #4
Rock"Your Love" The Outfield /"Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac
as Lakoda Rayne
November 17EP. 16
Live Results Show #4
November 22EP. 17
Live Performance #5
Giving Thanks"You Belong with Me" Taylor Swift
as Lakoda Rayne
November 23EP. 18
Live Results Show #5