Courtney Hadwin gets Golden Buzzer from Howie on America’s Got Talent 2018

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The latest Golden Buzzer was given out tonight on America's Got Talent!

Courtney, 13, is from Hartlepool and her audition for America's Got Talent was seen on the show this week.

Courtney Hadwin was swaying back and forth on stage, telling the judges she was a little nervous before her song began. Channeling her inner Janis Joplin, the young singer delivered a memorable performance that left a huge impression on the judges, especially Simon Cowell.

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.

She's not the first British act to do well in America's Got Talent, with Wimbledon ventriloquist Paul Zerdin winning the 2015 series.

However Courtney's already been making quite a name for herself with her incredible voice, performing at local events and keeping fans up to date with her latest news on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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. "Oh my gosh. You are not from this era", he says seeming disappointed he can't offer her a record deal there and then.

"I'm not Clive Davis, I'm Howie Mandel. The only thing I can do for you young lady is give you", Mandel explained before hitting the Golden Buzzer.

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

Courtney had previously been a finalist on The Voice Kids UK, but has gained plenty of new fans - Twitter exploding after her performance.

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

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