Little girl from Charleston shares big voice with 'America's Got Talent' judges

14 June, 2018, 07:42 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Singer, 13, earns Howie Mandel's golden buzzer on America's Got Talent

In a post on her Facebook page Courtney Hadwin said: "I didn't know what to expect when I auditioned for America's Got Talent but the Golden Buzzer was more than I ever could have dreamed of". And go for it she did!

The teen performed a high-octane version of Otis Redding's Hard to Handle - seemingly totally at odds with her shy demeanour just moments before. "You're like this shy little thing when you first came out".

'Bloody hell Courtney, ' Simon Cowell said after her performance. "And then you sing, and you're like a lion", Cowell marveled. "I am a huge Janis Joplin fan".

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Courtney Hadwin gets the golden buzzer and she moving straight to the live shows.

This wasn't Courtney's first time performing on television.

Courtney Hadwin from County Durham may be 13, but she has blown away the judges on one of the world's biggest TV shows!

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Before she was even done, the audience was on their feet.

Howie Mandel seemed equally impressed with her audition. "I mean, genuinely, incredible". "I'm not Clive Davis".

America's Got Talent is an American reality television series aired on NBC, and part of the global Got Talent franchise. I am not Clive Davis, I am Howie Mandel and I can't sign you to a record deal.

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However Howie was so floored he said: 'The only thing I can do for you young lady...' as he dramatically launched an arm up and smashed the buzzer, while the other judges lost their proverbial.

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