If you haven't heard the amazing news, Rochester, New Hampshire's Kyle Tanguay recently auditioned for "American Idol" and wowed the judges. As a result, the 21-year-old graduate of Spaulding High School got a golden ticket to Hollywood. (See his audition below.) Kyle, who is also a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles, will get another chance to impress the judges and viewers in the coming weeks. Our fingers are crossed that he makes the final Hollywood cut, and advances into the next round of competition.

AJ and Nikki talked to Kyle's mother, Susan Tanguay, who did not believe her son at first when he told her he was auditioning for "American Idol". Then, he got a call-back from the show. Find out how Susan reacted…


Kyle sang Shawn Mendes' "Mercy" for his audition. Watch:

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