A STORY STEEPED IN SOUND
Amanda Mammana is an America’s Got Talent Season 17 semi-finalist and multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. She writes songs about the human condition, tapping into the incredible power of faith, hope, and perseverance.
At the age of 10, Amanda developed a speech impediment. Once an outgoing and social kid, she became quiet and reserved, always hesitant to speak for fear of rejection, misunderstanding or mockery. During this time, she found music and it became her solace, a place of escape where notes and a melody could do the talking. While music eased the challenge of speaking, it didn’t erase it and Amanda continued to battle with feelings of doubt and insecurity. After a particularly difficult summer, she turned to songwriting and there found the freedom to share her heart and her story, with the hopes of encouraging others in their own journey.
In 2022, Amanda appeared on season 17 of America’s Got Talent, making it all the way to the semi-finals. She touched the hearts of millions with her powerful original, “Back to Life”, a song of gratitude for the challenges that have made her who she is today. As her speech impediment remains, Amanda finds her voice in music and she hopes that everyone who listens to her songs feels seen, heard, and known. Her main goal is to inspire and bring hope to the world and empower every person to not let challenges keep them from chasing their dreams.