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

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     JUDGES SHOCK Cowell and co love Courtney's audition

After that she made her way to our studios and appeared on WSAZ's First Look at Four.

The difference in 13-year-old Courtney Haldwin when she is singing from her everyday self has to be seen to be believed.

Judge Howie Mandel added. "Bloody hell Courtney", Simon Cowell told her after her act. "I am quiet and sticking to my own path", she says.

All four judges gave Sophie the thumbs-up to move on to the next round of the competition.

Watch her performance on the video below.

Hadwin shocked the judges (and the audience) with her surprisingly powerful take on Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" on Tuesday night. I don't know if you've ever seen the documentary but Clive Davis goes to the Monterey Pop Festival and he sees this young girl that nobody has ever seen before, that nobody knows. "I'm not Clive Davis".

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Courtney Hadwin gets the golden buzzer and she moving straight to the live shows.

However, when it came time to actually audition, no one was expecting the kind of performance the shy teenage "AGT" hopeful was going to pull out.

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

"Thank you so much Howie Mandel I am so happy and can't thank you enough".

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.

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