New Yorker Laila Mach hopes to become the next “American Idol”.

A talented teenager from New Paltz has the chance to be the next American Idol.

Sandy Kenyon is chatting with the American Idol candidate from New York

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Laila Mach not only sings, but also plays guitar and piano.

She decided to sing an original composition for her big audition.

“I was nervous about doing an original, I didn’t want to do it originally, but it was more of a last minute thing where I thought you know what, maybe I should just try,” Mach said. “I’d rather go in there and take a risk than go in there and play it safe.”

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Mach said she thinks it was one of her best accomplishments ever in her life and she might have been right because she earned a gold ticket to the next round.

“You are exactly what it takes to enter this competition and go far,” said Judge Katy Perry.

Lionel Richie said she had magic in her pen and in her voice:

CLOCK | Laila Mach’s ‘American Idol’ auditions:

Don’t miss “American Idol” on Sunday at 8pm on ABC7.

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