Courtney Hadwin Receives Golden Buzzer After 'AGT' Audition

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

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

After appearing nervous on stage, Courtney Hadwin performed an energetic rendition of Hard to Handle by Otis Redding, later covered by the Black Crowes.

Sophie calls him "Mr. Simon".

"Thank you so much Howie Mandel I am so happy and can't thank you enough". While Howie couldn't give Courtney a record deal, he did hit the golden buzzer meaning she will go straight to the live show rounds.

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

Watch her performance on the video below.

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

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.

For the rest of the song the audience are on their feet, as she belts out the 1968 song - and the performance finishes with a standing ovation from everyone in the auditorium.

Courtney Hadwin from County Durham may be 13, but she has blown away the judges on one of the world's biggest TV shows! She later tweeted saying it was "more than I ever could have dreamed of".

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