Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Shy' singer blows away America's Got Talent judges

'Shy' singer blows away America's Got Talent judges

A 13-year-old from County Durham has wowed the judges of America's Got Talent, earning herself Howie Mandel's golden buzzer.

When she was done, judge Simon Cowell said, "You were a shy little thing when you came out and then you sing and you are like a lion".

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. "I am quiet and sticking to my own path", she says.

With Hadwin headed straight through to the live shows, she's one step closer to that million-dollar prize.

Watch Courtney's audition below!

Howie Mandel seemed equally impressed with her audition. "I'm Howie Mandel. The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you..." Before she was even done, the audience was on their feet.

America's Got Talent audience
AGT•NBCAmerica's Got Talent The audience were visibly shocked when Courtney started singing

Host Tyra Bank adds: "You were absolutely incredible".

Courtney Hadwin has made it through to the next round of America's Got Talent.

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

The teen also appeared as part of the South Tyneside Festival summer concert line up in Bents Park in South Shields in July a year ago where she entertained more than 18,000 people.

Courtney is no stranger to talent shows - she also competed in The Voice Kids in 2017 and was mentored by McFly and McBusted star Danny Jones.

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