SAN ANTONIO — A Bexar County deputy took her talents to the America's Got Talent audition stage Friday afternoon at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Thousands of contestants came out to showcase their talents, all with the hope of achieving stardom. One of the contestants was Deputy Erin Contero.
Contero represented San Antonio and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office with her singing. She's always loved singing, but got inspired when she saw American Idol.
"When Kelly Clarkson won, I said 'I want to do that!'" said Contero.
The 23 year old said getting to audition was one step closer to achieving her dream. She sang Beyonce's "Love on Top."
"I've always wanted to sing. I've always wanted to be a police officer. I got to be a police officer, so now I want to try and sing," she told us. "I think now is the perfect time in my life to [sing]. Every time I've tried to before, I was focused on something else. So I couldn't really put my whole self into something, if I wasn't focused."
Contero feels her audition went well, but won't know until February if she'll go further. Whatever the results, she feels that she's adequately represented the Bexar County Sherriff's Office.
"I came here in uniform to represent."
Moreover, Contero wants to assert herself as a positive role model.
"I want to be a person that you can look up to."
In the end, like many young adults, Deputy Contero is trying to find her place in the world. One thing is for certain; after hearing her voice, Contero rightfully deserves a place on a stage, singing.
You may remember Contero from about a year and a half ago, when she went viral with this...
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