Gore teenager Jenny Mitchell is waiting anxiously to hear whether her singing on Sunday was enough to secure her the top spot in New Zealand's Got Talent.
The 14-year-old St Peter's College pupil has become known as the "girl from Gore" across the country, thanks to her standout performances on the talent show.
Her efforts culminated in a grand final performance on Sunday night, singing her original song No More, and playing the banjo.
The performance earned praise from the judges who called her a country music star.
Now, Jenny along with the rest of the country must wait for this Sunday's results when the top three are announced and, of course, the winner.
Jenny said she had spent all last week in Auckland with her family and support crew as the final was filmed and still managed to perform at the Thomas Green on Friday night after a long day which started at 4am.
She was now a "bit tired" after the long week but still thrilled with the experience.
School pupils had flocked around Jenny when she was in Auckland.
"I can remember being like that, its quite cool really," she said.
The public support had been unbelievable and she was extremely grateful for the votes she had received.
She also thanked her school, her music teacher Peter Cairns, the Gore Country Music Club, the staff at Thomas Green, and "all of Southland for all they have done for me".
"The support has been pretty overwhelming, its just so cool to know that everyone is behind me, I really appreciate it."
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