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Amanda Mena on America's Got Talent Video

Simon Cowell Deemed This Bullied Teen's Performance Unforgettable, and We Couldn't Agree More

The teenage singers are bringing the HEAT for this season of America's Got Talent, and we're seriously in awe of their musical talents. Just one week after 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin wowed the judges with a jaw-dropping rendition of "Hard to Handle" by Otis Redding, another contestant, Amanda Mena, followed suit with a performance that left the entire audience (and the judges) completely floored.

Before her performance began, the 15-year-old told the judges how she was raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to the States at the age of 4 not knowing how to speak any English. "I got bullied a lot, so all that gave me tough skin," Amanda said before launching into a soulful cover of Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Relive Amanda's powerhouse performance above to see which of the four judges awarded her the much-deserved golden buzzer. We're rooting for you, Amanda!

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