Courtney Hadwin Wows Crowd Again On ‘America’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]
Courtney Hadwin is currently among the contestants competing on America’s Got Talent‘s thirteenth season. She performed admirably well thus far, earning the respect of all four of the reality show’s judges. Her success continued on Monday night’s episode, where she once again wowed the crowd.
COURTNEY HADWIN WOWS THE CROWD AGAIN ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
Back in June, Hadwin sang Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” in one of the season’s most astonishing performances after overcoming her initially shy disposition. All four judges complimented her, with Howie Mandel awarding her his Golden Buzzer, promising her a spot in the quarter finals.
Hadwin, now 14 years old, took the stage again Monday night, rocking out to her rendition of James Brown‘s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” As with last time, the British teenager’s distinctive performance earned her a standing ovation from the crowd, likely ensuring she’ll move on to the next round.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, judge Simon Cowell discussed his admiration of the promising songstress’s first performance, saying, “I’ve done these shows a long time and… you always remember that one performance where you go, ‘That’s gonna make a difference.’ And that was one of those moments. It was incredible.”
Hadwin discussed her insecurities in a taped interview that was recorded prior to her first performance. “People at school didn’t really get my music,” she confessed. “Some would say I sang like a boy and that I was weird when I dance. I got the feeling that I should change and listen to everybody, but then I remembered that people like Janis Joplin, they didn’t listen to anybody. And they got what they wanted in the end.”
Continuing, Hadwin said, “People don’t expect me to perform the way I do. But when I hear music, I come alive. I feel electrified. I just get into the music and I start moving.”