Perhaps her low expectations, and relative young age to the other competitors, made her song selection, "I Dreamed a Dream," from the musical Les Miserables, fitting.
"I chose it because I've always loved Les Miserables, and I just feel it's a great song for singing and performing," said Holzman, who earned a $500 gift card for winning.
Since falling short in 2011, Holzman said she's been working at improving her singing and confidence.
"I wanted to make sure I practiced my song a lot and performed it really well so it would touch the people's hearts," Holzman said. "I want to be a performer some day, either in musicals or in plays. I really like being on the stage and performing because it is really fun."
Hear My Voice Judge Shelley Wilson said Holzman's practice habits will put her on the path to success.
In addition, the event has an annual theme, which promotes youth empowerment. This year's theme was bullying. Windley said each participant was educated on County Executive Ken Ulman's anti-bullying campaign that features a technology-driven reporting tool to allow parents and children to file anonymous incident reports.
Windley said the theme ties in nicely with the what the teen center is all about.
"This is the platform if you want your voice to be heard," Windley said of the center. "You are not going to be turned away or shunned. We want to hear from you, the Youth and Teen Center is that platform."