America's Got Talent contestant Courtney Hadwin earns golden buzzer from Howie Mandel

Why Courtney Hadwin auditioned for America's Got Talent and when she'll be on again

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

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

The youngster appeared quite nervous when talking to the judges before her performance but came into her element when she started singing Otis Redding classic Hard to Handle.

Courtney Hadwin from County Durham may be 13, but she has blown away the judges on one of the world's biggest TV shows!

Watch the adorable audition below!

Both the audience and the judges are left open-mouthed with surprise at the unique performance.




The schoolgirl was supporting music legends Sister Sledge at the annual event, which saw her manage to get the crowd on their feet during her energetic three-song set.

A confused Howie Mandel noted simply, "You're not wearing any underwear".

"Mr. Simon I had a dream about you", Sophie said. The judge marveled, "You are not from this era".

Before long the golden buzzer was hit and the rest is history.

"Never ever underestimate the quiet person in the room", Tyra Banks tweeted. "I am quiet and sticking to my own path", she says.

Courtney Hadwin has made it through to the next round of America's Got Talent. "It was the first time Janis Joplin got signed and that changed her life".

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