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Amanda Mena, 15, Gets Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent'

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 03:33 PM

Young singing sensation Amanda Mena got revenge on the bullies who tormented her with help from judge Mel B on "America’s Got Talent."

Amanda, 15, received a Golden Buzzer during Tuesday’s episode, placing her into competition for live shows, after telling judges about her days of being bullied before knocking them out with an amazing cover of Aretha Franklin’s "A Natural Woman," according to HuffPost.

She explained to the judges that she "didn’t know a word of English" when she came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at age 4. "I got bullied a lot. So that kinda gave me tough skin," she told them.

After finishing her song, Mel B was so captivated, she told Amanda, "My gosh, where do I start? That was just incredible. I got goose pimples all over," USA Today noted.

Then she added: "This is what I’m going to say to all those bullies," before hitting the Golden Buzzer.

Judge Simon Cowell said, "You have genuinely natural soul," pointing out "that’s not an easy song to sing. This is an audition we’re going to remember for a long time, Amanda."

Adding to the praise, judge Heidi Klum said, "Wow, I am just blown away with your beautiful voice."

Prizes are nothing new to Amanda. At age 11, she won "La Voz (The Voice) Kids," a show on the Spanish-language Telmundo.

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