For dancer Amanda Schwartz, getting a chance to move on in the Lima's Got Talent competition at the Lima Mall was a pretty big deal. So how did she think she did? She thought she did great and she appreciated the judge's comments on what she needed to work on.
Amanda will advance to next Saturday's finals and the possibility of winning a one thousand dollar gift card.
Deciding who moves on is up to a four judge panel. Ron Stephens, the father of Grammy award winner John Legend was one of the judges.
He says it is difficult to say no to a contestant.
Stephen's other son, Vaughn Anthony, an aspiring singer himself was another judge and also got a chance to show the audience what he could do.
Anthony says he was surprised by the talented people that are in Lima.
Today was the preliminary round with those who make the cut, going on to next Saturday's finals.