Watch: Singer From Lynn Leaves American Idol Judges Speechless

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For the first time in American Idol history, the show's judges were left speechless after an audition by a teenager from Lynn, Massachusetts.

When 18-year-old Amanda Mena finished her song for the American Idol judges, their only response was a unanimous; "You're going to Hollywood!"

Mena's American Idol audition, which aired Sunday night on ABC, wasn't her first time appearing on a competitive singing competition; the Lynn high schooler already won La Voz, the Spanish-language version of "The Voice," when she was 11-years-old.

After that, Mena got a Golden Buzzer during Season 13 of America's Got Talent. But all of that still didn't lead to a full-time music career.

"So I had a reality check," Mena said, "and it taught me a lot about working hard."

Now, she's taking her third shot at going big in Prime Time. Mena is definitely putting in the work, flying between Boston and L.A. for American Idol, and to the Dominican Republic to record an album.

While she wouldn't tell WBZ NewsRadio reporter Matt Shearer how far she gets on American Idol, whatever happens, Mena said she will start her freshman year at Berklee College of Music in the fall.

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Written by Brit Smith

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