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Artist of the day: Amanda Nikka Puyot




She’s just a teenager, but Amanda Nikka Puyot has the eye of the tiger when it comes to becoming a pop star. She’s sung the national anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Lightning, competed in a world showcase in Las Vegas, performed with local Phillippine cultural groups, sang with pop hitmaker David Foster and more.

Last fall, the St. Petersburg High School student won a local contest sponsored by Fox to be guaranteed a “front-of-the line” audition for The X Factor, right in front of Simon Cowell and company. Eric Deggans tagged along for the experience. Click here and here to read his reports.

On Saturday, Puyot will open for the Vogues at the Palladium in St. Pete. Tickets are $25-$26. Click here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 2:40pm]


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