Amanda Mena’s Golden Buzzer-Winning Performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’
On a night when the young class shone, Amanda Mena towered over her America’s Got Talent competitors.
Born in Dominican Republic and raised in Boston, the 15-year-old singer endured bullying at school for struggling with English. Now, she’s winning fans on the TV series’ judging panel and around the country with her striking rendition of “Natural Woman,” made famous by Aretha Franklin.
Mena’s poised, mature performance blew away the four judges. “This is an audition we’re going to remember for a long time,” Simon Cowell enthused.