America is just discovering what the regulars at Rick’s Music World in Raynham knew all along: Mia Boostrom’s got talent.

America is just discovering what the regulars at Rick’s Music World in Raynham knew all along: Mia Boostrom’s got talent.

The 16-year-old North Dighton resident is a popular songbird at Rick’s “open mike” sessions. Now she’s one of the top 40 quarterfinalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Boostrom wowed the trio of judges in New York City two weeks ago in her second audition in as many years.

Her performance of “Georgia On My Mind” moved her along to the Las Vegas round. And her singing on July 29 in Vegas sent her to the quarterfinals in Los Angeles to compete over four weeks with 40 other singers, dancers and eclectic performers competing to be America’s most talented.

Boostrom sings, writes songs and plays piano and guitar, and she takes lessons at Rick’s Music World on Route 44.

Over the last two years, she has developed her skills as a songwriter and debuted a CD titled “Lately.” It was released last fall through Rawkstars - a nonprofit that offers youth music programs.

Boostrom performs at Rick’s every Thursday night. 

She will compete in the public voting portion of the show on either Aug. 4, 11, 18 or 25. She may make it through to the top 20 finalists or be eliminated in any of the four rounds.

Boostrom recently appeared at “Edaville Unplugged-An Acoustic Music Festival” in Carver.

Rick and Robin Santos purchased a small family music store in 1982 and launched Rick’s Music World on Route 44 in 1986. They focus on music education and sell, service and rent musical instruments, lighting and sound systems for home and commercial use. 

Boostrom's YouTube video of her New York performance has received more than 30,000 views and can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVxWkKcCqmg.  

Raynham Call reporter Susan Parkou Weinstein can be reached at sweinste@cnc.com.