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

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This week her audition from America's Got Talent went on TV and the result was pretty fantastic!

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

Courtney is 13 and goes to school in Peterlee, Country Durham.

Courtney Hadwin, 13, from Hesleden in Country Durham took to the stage in the U.S. overnight and impressed judge Howie Mandel so much he hit the golden buzzer of glory. "Bloody hell Courtney", Simon Cowell told her after her act. Then you sing and you're like a lion.

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Judge Howie Mandel goes on to liken her to Janis Joplin.

Courtney Hadwin will go straight to the live shows after her performance on Tuesday's episode of the talent show.

A former McKinley High student has graduated from glee club to America's Got Talent.

Courtney, pupil at The Academy at Shotton Hall, has been signing for a number of years, after taking singing lessons.

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

Contestants competed to bag a family holiday to Disneyland and £30,000 towards their musical education. Courtney danced around on stage, belting out the lyrics, while everyone in the audience was shocked by the young performer.

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

When "Hard to Handle" blared from the speakers, she began thrashing around the stage while belting out the song in her rich and soulful voice.

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