When American Idol kicks off the Top 24 round this season, New Jersey will be represented.

If you didn't make it to the end of last night's American Idol, then you may not know the fate of Mara Justine, the Galloway Township teen who has shined from the beginning of this season's American Idol.

The news for Justine and all of her fans is good, really good. After getting some constructive criticism from Katy Perry, Justine was informed by the judges that she had made the Top 24 and was moving on in the competition.

It wasn't until late in the 2 hour American Idol show that the 16 year old got the news that she was advancing, and there were some nervous moments before the judges announced their decision, but for Mara, it was worth the wait.

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