American Idol contestant from Daytona Beach wins ticket to Hollywood on Idol premiere

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American Idol contestant Michelle Marie Lecza of Daytona Beach got the golden ticket to Hollywood on the season premiere of American Idol’s final season.

Family and friends gathered at her Daytona Beach home Wednesday night for a watch party as the 15-year-old wowed the judges with her powerful voice.

“It was amazing and I feel so honored that I was the first audition of the final season of  American Idol, I just can’t even describe how that feel just because I’ve been a huge fan of the show and now I’m on it,” Lecza said.

Lecza  also appeared on the show with her mother who said being on the show has been her daughter’s dream since she was a little girl.

“I can’t describe it in words, it’s amazing I know that she’s been dreaming about this she was four and to be able to sit here and watch her on the screen and sing, it’s not something you can describe I’m beyond proud,” said Cheryl Lecza, Michelle’s mother.