Galloway's Mara Justine passed the audition in the Hollywood round of American Idol Monday, belting out the bluesy Etta James song “Something’s Got a Hold of Me”and advancing to the show's top 24.  Mara, the show's youngest contestant, is a 16-year old sophomore at Absegami High School in Galloway.

Although she advanced to the next round, Mara's appearance on Idol Monday came with a critique from the show's Katy Perry, for too many stage theatrics or putting "too much frosting on a beautiful cake" as Katy put it.

Mara was a guest on my show Tuesday and talked about her latest Idol performance, and the reaction she's getting from her new found fame as an American idol contestant. Hear our conversation here. (Sorry about the less-than-perfect phone connection)...

Here is Mara's unedited segment from American Idol...