Teenage singing star impresses judges on America's Got Talent

Courtney Hadwin gets Golden Buzzer from Howie on America's Got Talent 2018

Courtney Hadwin took the stage on Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" as a bashful 13-year-old barely able to address the panelists.

From the first moment Hadwin began to sing, judge Simon Cowell was absolutely floored, and he had nothing but praise for the incredible songstress after her performance.

"She is really shy", her father says at her audition for America's Got Talent.

After appearing nervous on stage, Courtney Hadwin performed an energetic rendition of Hard to Handle by Otis Redding, later covered by the Black Crowes. "You were this shy little thing when you came out and then you sing and you're like a lion".

Judge Howie Mandel goes on to liken her to Janis Joplin. "You are not from this era, you are from whole different era", said Howie. "I am a huge Janis Joplin fan".

She first went viral when a video of her singing at her school lunchtime open mic session got loads of views on YouTube.

"I'm not Clyde Davis. The only thing I can do for you young lady is give you", Mandel explained before hitting the Golden Buzzer.

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

The golden buzzer sends the Courtney right to the live shows and lets her bypass Vegas week.

Courtney competed in The Voice Kids UK past year but missed out on the top prize.

Related News:

  • Wonder Woman 1984 First Look: Steve Trevor Is Alive?!

    Wonder Woman 1984 First Look: Steve Trevor Is Alive?!

    Rebecca Roven Oakley , Richard Suckle , Wesley Coller , Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are EPs. They are joined by Kristen Wiig (as Cheetah), and Pedro Pascal in an unspecified role.

    Net neutrality officially repealed

    And while net neutrality is polarizing, it is an example of a regulation that both companies and consumers agree on. Supporters of net neutrality are concerned that without it, we could lose access to a free and open internet.
    Valve completely overhauls Steam client chat, beta available to try out

    Valve completely overhauls Steam client chat, beta available to try out

    Valve has released the public beta of Steam Chat , a new client that allows users to chat on the Steam platform easily . Voice chat has also been rebuilt from the ground up, with Valve saying it now sounds a lot cleaner than it did before.
  • South Korea seeks clarity from United States  after Trump-Kim summit

    South Korea seeks clarity from United States after Trump-Kim summit

    Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they appreciated Trump's comments. North Korea has long objected to the drills as a security threat.
    McCain to allies: 'Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't'

    McCain to allies: 'Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't'

    Trump's renewed comments on trade come amid a growing dispute between Washington and its top allies. "It was very friendly", Trump said.
    Californians to vote on splitting state three ways

    Californians to vote on splitting state three ways

    The ballot initiative instructs the governor to seek approval by Congress under Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. With its 55 electors in the Electoral College, California has always been a stronghold for the Democratic Party.
  • Farrah Abraham Arrested for Allegedly Fighting at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Farrah Abraham Arrested for Allegedly Fighting at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    The reality star was reportedly shouting things like, "I'm a celebrity", and, "You should know who I am", according to TMZ . So what, exactly, happened? The security guard sustained minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital.
    Four UAE soldiers killed in assault on Yemen's Hudaida

    Four UAE soldiers killed in assault on Yemen's Hudaida

    The Houthis, drawn from a Shi'ite minority that ruled a thousand-year kingdom in Yemen until 1962, deny they are Iranian pawns. The United Nations and other aid groups already had pulled their worldwide staff from Hodeida ahead of the rumored assault.

    You can play Cyberpunk 2077 as a woman or a man

    You can enter buildings, Mega Buildings exist as well with multiple floors and multiple areas to explore within a single building. And though much of the gameplay is still under wraps, details are starting to trickle out here and there.
  • Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation

    Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation

    She rejected three items that Cohen, Trump or the Trump organization had designated as privileged. The New York Times said an issue with payment of legal bills prompted the change.
    Japan warns US-South Korea drills 'vital'

    Japan warns US-South Korea drills 'vital'

    He called the drills " provocative ", and said ending the exercises will also save the USA money. But "I've never agreed with 100 percent of what this president says off the cuff like that".
    Geraint Thomas wins the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of Adam Yates

    Geraint Thomas wins the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of Adam Yates

    We're getting closer and closer so I'm happy to get confidence from this race. Emanuel Buchmann (GER) BORA - hansgrohe +14 5. Pierre Latour (FRA/ALM) 3:49, 10.


Most liked

Local leaders react to North America’s winning bid for 2026 World Cup
There are four time zones across the United States, which means there are likely to be four separate kick-off times. Trump threatened those who did not back the bid via Twitter - but he tweeted his delight at the outcome.

Here's the First Teaser Trailer for Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'
In 2019, we're getting three more of these reimaginings in the span of just five months and the trailer for the first has landed. Disney unveiled the first look at Dumbo at CinemaCon in April, providing the first look at the flying elephant in live-action.

Here's why Meghan Markle has to stand behind the other royals
She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an nearly identical hat. There's no one laying this out, telling her where to stand.

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant
James' hand was so swollen after Game 1 that the initial MRI exam didn't reveal clear results. It must be noted that tip off was a little after 9 p.m. on the east coast.

12 burning questions about the Trump-Kim Summit, answered
Vincent Brooks, is preparing for the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises later this summer with the South Koreans. Experts have argued that the Trump-Kim statement fell short of achieving meaningful action towards denuclearization.

Federal Reserve expected to boost key interest rate
It was the Fed's seventh rate increase since it began tightening credit in 2015, and it followed an increase in March this year . Powell faces a tricky balancing act as the Fed attempts to bring interest rates toward historical averages.

Net Neutrality Is Finally, Actually Dead
The rules also barred a broadband provider from, say, slowing down Amazon's shopping site to extract business concessions. A third rule banned the practice of paid prioritization, or the offering of the Internet "fast lanes".

Free Taco Bell tacos coming Wednesday thanks to the Golden State Warriors
The chain has partnered with the Major League Baseball for the "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion continuously since 2015. See the full "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" terms and conditions by clicking or tapping on the photo below.

Huge Dust Storm on Mars suspends NASA’s Rover operation
Though Opportunity was created to only operate for 90 days, it has continued to explore the planet for over 15 years. NASA touts the rover's durability in lasting almost 15 years in action despite being designed for a 90-day mission.

French farmers call for pursuit of fuel blockades
Monday, Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA said in an interview with France Info television. Farmers fear that the move could negatively affect the use of locally produced oilseed crops.

Fyre Festival Promoter Arrested on New Set of Fraud Charges
McFarland is reportedly now facing a new set of charges connected to a post-Fyre Festival ticket scam. He also said one of McFarland's colleagues, cooperating with prosecutors, was framing him.

Oil Prices Are Too High
USA ally Saudi Arabia remains OPEC's most powerful member - with enough production capacity to manipulate global supplies. Since early 2017, OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to reduce supply in a bid to bolster oil prices.

Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM
Kim, one of the president's top trade advisers, Peter Navarro , said there was "a special place in hell" for leaders like Mr. Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Tuesday that he's "glad" that Navarro admitted that he misspoke.

U.S., Canada & Mexico to host 2026 World Cup
Canada, the US and Mexico will make one last pitch Wednesday at the FIFA Congress in Moscow for their joint 2026 World Cup bid. Speaking on Trump's possible visit for the World Cup, Peskov said "for this there is even no need for North America to win".

Here's Why Meghan Markle Was Not Front & Center at Balcony Debut
They are also expected to attend a lunch at Chester Town Hall. "Women don't need to find a voice, they have a voice", Meghan said. Many members of the royal family have never been aboard the royal train with the queen.