Sunday, 19 August, 2018


Who is America's Got Talent's Golden Buzzer act Courtney Hadwin?

America's Got Talent America's Got Talent
Hannah Rogers | 13 June, 2018, 19:11

An incredibly shy girl stunned audiences and judges on "America's Got Talent" with a voice from a different time.

But just who is Courtney - and why might she look a bit familiar?

Courtney, 13, is from Hartlepool and her audition for America's Got Talent was seen on the show this week.

The 13-year-old appeared nervous when she first took to the stage in this week's show - but those nerves disappeared when she broke into a powerful rendition of Otis' Redding's Hard To Handle - which had all the judges on their feet, and prompted Howie Mandel to hit that magic buzzer. Channeling her inner Janis Joplin, the young singer delivered a memorable performance that left a huge impression on the judges, especially Simon Cowell.

"You are not from this era".

Each judge gets to press the golden buzzer only once per series for acts they think deserve to go straight to the quarter finals, bypassing the next rounds of auditions.

"You are absolutely unbelievable".

When the song ended she got a standing ovation, much to her dad's delight, who was watching with host Tyra Banks from backstage.

In 2018, she was a finalist on The Voice Kids UK, airing on ITV in the United Kingtom.

Before she sang, Hadwin's father explained that his daughter was so shy and reclusive she had a hard time talking with people or making friends, and communicated best through her singing.

She tweeted her thanks Tuesday night.

America's Got Talent is an American reality television series aired on NBC, and part of the global Got Talent franchise.

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