15-year-old Mara Justine is making us proud, representing South Jersey on the new American Idol! The Galloway native called in this week to talk about beating out thousands of contestants to make Idol's Top 24.

If you're a fan of America's Got Talent!, you may recognize Mara, who competed in that competition when she was just 11! Now, she has grown and so has her talent. Mara's gotten the attention of Idol judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, and has a very real chance of hearing 'and the new American Idol is Mara Justine!'.

Here's a recap of Heather DeLuca's interview with Mara:

Go Mara! We're with you all the way! American Idol airs on ABC Sundays and Mondays. Live voting starts April 22nd.

Remember Mara on America's Got Talent!?

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