Watch Painfully Shy 13-Year-Old Singer Slay On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Singer, 13, earns Howie Mandel's golden buzzer on America's Got Talent

"I know this is a big stage and there's lots of people here but you are here for a reason, so go for it and good luck", America's Got Talent judge Mel B told a visibly nervous Courtney Hadwin just before her performance.

But once the music begins, Courtney sparks to life with her jerky dance moves and Steven Tyler-esque voice.

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

Launching into Otis Redding's 'Hard to Handle', Courtney left the judges and everyone in the crowd completely speechless - jaws basically dropped everywhere. Before she was even done, the audience was on their feet.

"Bloody hell, Courtney!" exclaims Simon Cowell, once the 13-year-old has finished, describing her as a "lion" when she sings.

Before pressing the button, Howie raved about how Courtney's skills are "out of this era" before calling her the next Janis Joplin.

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Courtney Hadwin gets the golden buzzer and she moving straight to the live shows. The judge marveled, "You are not from this era". "You're like this shy little thing when you first came out". Mandel says as he strikes the buzzer on the judges' desk.

She went on to reach the final of the series in 2017 - but lost out to fellow singer Jess Folley.

"You are absolutely incredible. I've never seen anything like that".

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

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

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