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Former 'American Idol' contestant preps for "big audition"

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Amanda Lawrence on 'American Idol' on FOX Wilmington. Amanda Lawrence on 'American Idol' on FOX Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A former American Idol contestant from Wilmington tells us she's preparing for a "big audition" next week.

Amanda Lawrence made it to the Hollywood round in the singing competition, but was sent home before the live shows.

Now, she is heading to Atlanta for what could be her big break. She's keeping pretty tight-lipped about the specifics of the opportunity though.

Still, Lawrence has taken to the web to raise money to make the trip.

She posted on a site called "Go Fund Me" Tuesday and she's already nearing her goal of $500.

Lawrence said after making it to Hollywood, she's more determined than ever to follow her singing career.

Meantime, she's been posing as Pink, opening for a Katy Perry tribute band called Firework.

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