Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

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

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

"Bloody hell, Courtney. You're like this shy little thing when you first came out".

After that she made her way to our studios and appeared on WSAZ's First Look at Four.

When Courtney Hadwin took the stage on Tuesday's "America's Got Talent", the judges didn't know what to make of the likeable yet incredibly shy young woman who stood before them. Howie Mandel told Courtney a story about Clive Davis discovering Janis Joplin.

Howie was so impressed by Courtney's performance that he said she was beyond this "era" - and compared her to an iconic singer! "I've never seen anything like that", host Tyra Banks said of her performance.

All four judges gave Sophie the thumbs-up to move on to the next round of the competition.

America's Got Talent airs on Tuesday nights on NBC AT 8/7c.

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The video of her audition has been viewed 16 million times.

When the music started, the 13-year-old transformed into a mini Janis Joplin. I am not Clive Davis, I am Howie Mandel and I can't sign you to a record deal.

Courtney danced around on stage, belting out the lyrics, while everyone in the audience was shocked by the young performer.

And the young talent is no stranger to the limelight of TV, having already stared in the ITV's The Voice Kids a year ago.

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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