South Jersey's own American Idol contestant, Mara Justine of Galloway, made her top 14 debut Sunday on ABC's American Idol and we have the video and details on how to vote for Mara to Advance to Idol's top 10.

We've watched as Mara, a 16-year-old sophomore at Absegami High School, has advanced from the initial 169-contestant field to the Hollywood round and now the show's top 14. For Sunday's performance, the singer chose the song "This is Me" from the film "The Greatest Showman", which won a golden Globe earlier this year for best original song.

Mara said the song resonated with her and felt empowering after tough times she had in school when she would sneak off to sing in the stairwell thinking she couldn't find a friend. Watch a video of the performance below.

The show, which was taped on Saturday, gives viewers the season's first chance to vote for your favorite Idol contestant.

Here's how to vote for Mara: You may vote for Mara until 9am Monday, April 23.  You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app or by texting "4" to 21523.

You can submit up to ten (10) votes for Mara Justine per voting method (online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app, and via text voting*).

For example, if you want to vote for Mara – you could submit: up to ten (10) votes for her on ABC.com, up to ten (10) votes for her on the American Idol app and up to ten (10) votes for her via text message, for a total of up to thirty (30) votes for her across all voting methods this week.

 

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