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Check out Port Arthur Native on "America's Got Talent"

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Olanna Goudeau, of Port Arthur, and her singing partner, Ashley Renee Watkins, of New Orleans, are a dynamic duo that make up the group "Acte II."

Goudeau is a 2000 graduate of Lincoln High School.  She went on to Dillard University in New Orleans and that's where she met Watkins in 2002. The two have been like sisters since.

Their bond also carries through their voices; a relaxing soprano melody.

Goudeau and Watkins auditioned for "America's Got Talent" in New York. Their unique sound and bubbly personalities landed them a spot in front of Howie, Heidi, Mel B and Howard.

Goudeau and Watkins are familiar with performing in front of large crowds. But, minutes before this audition, nerves took over.

"Normally, I'm the pretty relaxed one," said Goudeau, "I lost it. I don't know what happened to me. I was having a hard time breathing. I started to feel nauseous."

Goudeau said when she walked on stage, all the nerves went away and she just performed what she's worked years on perfecting.

While on stage, heads were turning and mouths were dropping.

"I focused in on Mel B and I could just see her motioning to Howie and she was showing her goose bumps off. So, I immediately thought 'She's getting goose bumps while we're singing," said Watkins.

Afterwards, they received a standing ovations and a "yes" from each judge to move on to the next round.

"They're reaction was stunned. That's the reaction we wanted," Watkins said.

Acte II seems positive they stand a good chance at making it far in the show.

"We do feel like we have a good chance at this. We're passionate about it and we work hard. Now, we just need the support," said Goudeau.

 If they make it to the live tapings in July, they'll need the support of their hometowns.

You can watch Acte II every Tuesday night at 7 on NBC.

Stay with 12News as we continue to follow their journey.

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