Lily Forte to appear on America's Got Talent

Her name is Lily Forte.

She's a 12-year-old vocalist from Ocean Ridge. And she's also a contestant on America's Got Talent.

"I just love singing, it takes you to another place, I put so much emotion into it so whatever is going on in your life you just forget about it with music," said Forte.

Forte is one of 74 contestants who made it to judgment week. Beating out thousands from across the country.

"Before I auditioned I was so nervous but when I went out there I realized it was what I like to do, I was so comfortable, it was incredible," said Forte.

Forte auditioned for the show in New York in February. And one month later she was flown to California.

"I thought I was being pranked when the phone call came in, I was like oh no your kidding, but it was really them," said Heidi Forte.

Forte is multi-talented. She can sing, and also plays the piano and guitar. Tonight viewers will see if she makes it to the live rounds.

But even if she doesn't make it, she knows that this experience will motivate her to continue her singing career.

"I'll always have that memory, and it was incredible being there, it's something I will never forget," said Forte.