Shy teen earns Golden Buzzer with soulful performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’

13 June, 2018, 19:06 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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When British teen Courtney Hadwin stepped onto the stage to audition on America's Got Talent, no one could have expected what happened next.

Courtney Hadwin was swaying back and forth on stage, telling the judges she was a little nervous before her song began.

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

Launching into Otis Redding's 'Hard to Handle', Courtney left the judges and everyone in the crowd completely speechless - jaws basically dropped everywhere.

Howie was so impressed by Courtney's performance that he said she was beyond this "era" - and compared her to an iconic singer!

"The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you.my golden buzzer!" "Oh my gosh. You are not from this era", he says seeming disappointed he can't offer her a record deal there and then. Mandel said, just before hitting the golden buzzer.


And "go for it" is exactly what she did.

"You are absolutely awesome". Tyra Banks serves as host while Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell serves as judges.

"America's Got Talent" returns for its fourth night of auditions next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CityTV.

America's Got Talent airs on Netflix in the United Kingdom, with new episodes on Thursdays.

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 has also sung locally in Hartlepool, but America's Got Talent opens up a whole new audience for the schoolgirl.

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