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‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist To Sing at Luis Palau Association’s Evangelistic Festival

Amanda Mammana
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“America’s Got Talent” semifinalist Amanda Mammana is set to perform at CT CityFest, an evangelistic event organized by the Luis Palau Association. The Christian festival will be held in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the weekend of August 26-27. 

The event will feature Andrew Palau, son of the late famed evangelist Luis Palau, and will have a lineup of Christian musical artists including TobyMac, Lecrae, We Are Messengers, Blanca, Megan Duke, and Zenzo & Music Impact. 

CT CityFest with Andrew Palau is seeking to place “a special emphasis on unity, hope, and good news.”

While Mammana was eliminated from AGT this week, her story has captivated and inspired audiences. Mammana, who is 19, developed a speech disorder when she was young, which caused her to stutter and discouraged her to the point of almost giving up on music. 

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“As you can probably tell, I have a bit of a speech impediment,” Mammana told judges in her AGT audition. “And it was definitely something that caused me to shy away and to hide. But I found that I don’t stutter when I sing.”

Introducing an original song, Mammana said, “It’s just about some hard times. And if I could go back and change those things, I wouldn’t. Because they made me, me.” 

“But what if I could go back in time and change the way I felt about my life? Oh, but then would I still have inside everything that brought me back to life,” Mammana sang.

She received a standing ovation. 

AGT judge Simon Cowell commended Mammana’s courage, adding, “Your voice is so pure, so beautiful. And also you’re a good songwriter. And I think you’re an incredible person. I’m so happy you came here.” 

Mammana’s Twitter profile includes a reference to Joshua 1:9, which says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

During her semifinal performance, Mammana performed another original song titled “Worth Fighting For.”

“I’m done holding back; I’ll leave it in the past, because I, I’m not hiding anymore,” she sang. “You can’t stop the time from changing, so let go and just embrace it. Because I know it’s all worth fighting for.” 

When she appears at CT City Fest this weekend, Mammana “will share her powerful story of overcoming obstacles and perform.”

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More than 175 local churches, organizations, and businesses are involved in the event.