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Lynn student wins 'La Voz Kids' competition

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LYNN, Mass. (WHDH) - She went from taking notes in class to hitting all the right ones in front of a nationwide audience.

Lynn student Amanda Mena took the top prize this week on "La Voz Kids," Telemundo's version of "The Voice" featuring children.

“I didn't realize it at first, I was like, eh because they said the name and I didn't hear it. Then my coach, I saw him jumping up and down so I was like, ‘Oh! We won!’ she said.

When the 11-year-old returned home Wednesday she performed for her classmates at Cobbett Elementary school to celebrate.

“I watched her videos every single class to spread the news to all the kids who haven't watched it throughout the week, and even if they have seen it, they're like, ‘Amanda?’ and they get so excited,” Amanda’s music teacher Sara Allen said.

From the start, Amanda wowed the judges and audiences during the month long competition, which took her to Florida.

“I had to come back for the science MCAS. You know what they say, school is always like the most important,” Amanda said.

All that faith paid off with her victory, which earned the fifth grader a recording deal, a $50,000 scholarship and $10,000 in cash.

There’s no rest for Amanda, after winning the competition on Sunday, she'll be back her in class on Thursday.

Then, as soon as summer vacation starts, it's time to start working on her record deal.

“I just feel like it's a gift from God. I’m so, so blessed to have this talent that I can share it with the world because music means love to me, just to share it with everybody is so amazing,” Amanda said.
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