updated : 15th August 2018
Could a very shy 13 year old girl become the $1 million prize winner of America’s Got Talent for 2018 ?.. after Courtney Hadwin’s golden buzzer winning audition performance on Tuesday 12th June 2018.
The AGT YouTube video of Courtney has over 46 million views…The AGT official YouTube video of Courtney Hadwin getting the golden buzzer was viewed over 4 million times within the first 24 hours, & became the #2 trending video in the World, with over 21 million views in the first week. The video reached 28 million views in the first 2 weeks, over 35 million views in the 1st month, and over 46 million views in the 2nd month.
The Courtney Hadwin audition video posted on the America’s Got Talent Facebook page received over 16 million views in the first 12 hours (13th May 2018) & 100 million views in the first 4 days. This Facebook video of Courtney was viewed 142 million times within the first 2 weeks, and 158 million times in the first 2 months, plus it was shared by over 1.4 million people on Facebook…
Just before Howie Mandel pressed the golden buzzer for Courtney Hadwin, he said to her “Oh my gosh! you are not from this era, you’re from a whole different era, and i’m a huge Janis Joplin fan, and there’s a story, if you’ve ever watched the documentary, Clive Davis he goes to the Monterey Pop Festival, and he sees this young girl, that nobody has ever seen before, that nobody knows, it was the first time Janis Joplin got signed, and that changed her life, do you know that story?.. (yes she does) i’m not Clive Davis, i’m Howie Mandel, and i can’t sign you to a record deal, the only thing i can do for you young lady, is give you… [Howie presses the gold buzzer]”
What is the GOLDEN BUZZER?.. & what does that big gold button do?
The “Golden Buzzer” is a big gold button located on the center of the America’s Got Talent judges’ desk, which may only be used once per season by each judge. Any act that receives a golden buzzer by a judge advances directly to the live show, and the hosts are also given the power to use the golden buzzer.
Yesterday 13 year old Courtney Hadwin from the UK become a big contender for the $1 million prize, going to the America’s Got Talent 2018 winner, after her golden buzzer winning audition, singing a high energy version of the 1967 song written and performed by Otis Redding.
The judges; Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel, weren’t expecting that excellent performance from this eccentric teenager, that appeared to be a shy and quiet type, before she began to sing.
The Courtney Hadwin AGT official YouTube video of the golden buzzer moment became the #2 trending video in the World on the 15th June 2018…
The AGT YouTube video of Courtney was battling it out to be the top trending video in the World on the 15th June 2018, with the Fifa World Cup in Russia : Portugal v Spain video at #1, and Kim & Kanye’s incredible fast money on Celebrity Family Feud at #3…
Courtney Hadwin on Google Trends (past 90 days)…
HOWIE MANDEL explains hitting the GOLDEN BUZZER on AGT for Courtney
Howie has never been more excited before in his life, until this recent moment when he pressed the golden buzzer for Courtney Hadwin. He’s been watching America’s Got Talent for 13 years, and a judge on the show since 2010, has never seen anything like this in his life. Howie says “Everybody is going to know Courtney Hadwin, the biggest most spectacular talent we’ve had on any show. If you like Janis Joplin, if you like Mick Jagger, if you like Joe Cocker, if you like classic music that just spans the ages… Courtney is the girl!”
See why Howie Mandel is so excited on this video…
YouTubers react to Courtney’s golden buzzer performance
This mashup shows the entertaining reactions of AmaZane, simplymadi, Talent scout, Gots Waaht, Tristen Paredes, SDRL Official, Venice Ganje, MsKatB, Karo I, ItsRhianna Mate, Tay & Monet, and Mileven… (compiled by Foreigners Reaction)
The 5 GOLDEN BUZZER MOMENTS in 2018 on AGT
The 5 golden buzzers for 2018 are 15-year-old singer Amanda Mena (Mel B), the Austrian acrobatic act, Zurcaroh (Tyra Banks), father of 6 children Michael Ketterer (Simon Cowell), 15-year-old Makayla Philips (Heidi Klum), and 13-year-old singer Courtney Hadwin (Howie Mandel)…
update : 6th July 2018
Courtney Hadwin’s 14th birthday today (born on 6th July 2018)
Courtney Hadwin in the AGT QUARTERFiNALS
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Courtney’s quarterfinal performance singing “Papa’s Got A brand new Bag” (1966 song written & recorded by James Brown)…
Courtney’s instagram video cam message after her quarterfinal performance. She wants your votes…
Courtney wants your vote. See her Facebook message…
All the info you need is on here please please please Vote on all platforms I really want to get through 1-866-602-4812 pic.twitter.com/2OYsIQKAZu
— Courtney Hadwin (@CourtneyHadwin) August 15, 2018
The AGT Quarterfinal results will be announced on Wednesday 15th August. If Courtney wins the votes she’ll go thru to the semifinals on the 4th September 2018.
Good luck Courtney…Jackie Schultz from Talent Recap hits the AGT Red Carpet to talk to Courtney Hadwin about her shyness, plans for her next performance, and about being compared to icon Janis Joplin…
update : Wednesday 15th August 2018
Courtney Hadwin WiNS the AGT QUARTERFiNALS
Courtney will perform in the AGT Semifinals on Tuesday 4th September 2018. The results of the voting will be revealed on the following day, on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
If Courtney wins the Semifinals she will return to perform for the grand finale prize of $1,000,000 in the two-part finale on the 18th & 19th September 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday shows).
ABOUT Courtney Hadwin
“Just a kid with a dream”~ Courtney Hadwin, on her YouTube about page
“I love singing and performing and there is no better feeling in the world than just performing and losing yourself in the music.” ~ Courtney Hadwin, on her Facebook about page
born : 6th July 2004
Courtney is now 14-years-old (2018)
Courtney Hadwin is from Peterlee, in County Durham, in the North East of England. She went to Hesleden Primary School in Hartlepool, before becoming a student at The Academy at Shotton Hall, in Peterlee.
Her singing was first discovered online in 2015, when a YouTube video of her singing Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” was viewed more than 50,000 times. The video was filmed at her school, for the Shotton Hall Open Mic, on Friday the 18th September in 2015…
Courtney’s school, The Academy at Shotton Hall are very proud of her recent achievement on America’s Got Talent, on this Facebook post…
Courtney Hadwin on SOCiAL MEDiA
over 337,000 followers
over 134,000 followers
over 24,000 followers
I didn’t know what to expect when I auditioned for @AGT but the golden buzzer was more than I ever could have dreamed of. Thank you so much @howiemandel I am so happy and can’t thank you enough xx pic.twitter.com/qqNKUWyzVk
— Courtney Hadwin (@CourtneyHadwin) June 13, 2018
over 14,000 subscribers
Courtney Hadwin’s live cover of “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
Shared by CELEBRiTiES on social media
The future is looking very bright for Courtney, with many famous celebrities noticing her, and some are sharing her videos on social media, such as Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone, who shared 3 videos of Courtney on Facebook…
Tyra Banks is ranked among the world’s most influential people, by Time magazine, and she shared the AGT Courtney video and wrote this…
“Never ever underestimate the quiet person in the room. Shy people usually end up being some of the coolest people you’ll know!” ~ Tyra banks
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) June 13, 2018
more ViDEOS of Courtney singing
Courtz (Courtney Hadwin) performing “At Last” by Etta James at Pen Mic UK singing contest in 2016…
Courtney Hadwin performing “Nothing Compares To You” by Sinéad O’Connor at the Grand Final of Open Mik UK in 2016…
Courtney Hadwin’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Man in The Mirror” for Live & Loud 2016 (Creative Minds YouTube video)…
Courtney Hadwin on The VOiCE KiDS UK
See the beginning of Courtney’s journey on TV…
…at this time last year, at the age of 12 (June 2017)
Courtney in the Blind Auditions on The Voice Kids (UK 2017) performing Nutbush City Limits…
Courtney in The Battles on The Voice Kids (UK 2017) battling it out against Eboni and Hollie, singing Dancing in The Streets…
Courtney in The Semi-Final on The Voice Kids (UK 2017) performing I Got You (I Feel Good)…
Courtney in The Final on The Voice Kids (UK 2017) performing And I’m Telling You…Courtney Hadwin singer profile on The Voice Kids (UK)
more about AMERiCA’S GOT TALENT
Visit the official website & pages : America’s Got Talent @ NBC to see the America’s Got Talent episodes, photos, judges, app, casting, social and extras.
How to apply for an audition on America’s Got Talent :
About HOWiE MANDEL : AGT judge & more…
The judge that pressed the Golden Buzzer for Courtney Hadwin
Howard “Howie” Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host, born in Willowdale, Toronto, on the 29th November 1955. He is well known for being a judge on America’s Got Talent since 2010, when David Hasselhoff left the show to work on a new reality tv series called “The Hasselhoffs”, which was cancelled after 2 episodes.
Howie Mandel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. He also received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, in Toronto, in 2009. Howie was listed at #82 as one of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, by Comedy Central.
Howie’s working career started after he was expelled from his high school for impersonating a school official and hiring a construction company to build an addition to his school. He then became a carpet salesman, before he began as a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto, in 1978.
In October 2008, Howie Mandel revealed that he has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) on Live with Regis and Kelly. He’s been working to raise adult ADHD awareness among the general public, and has written about his life with OCD & ADHD in his autobiography book called Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me.
How many females have won America’s Got Talent?
12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer got the golden buzzer, and won America’s Got Talent in 2017. Darci was the 3rd female to win AGT in the first 12 years of the show. This YouTube video has had over 49 million views. See her golden buzzer performance… …will Courtney Hadwin become the 4th female to win America’s Got Talent?
About the song Courtney Hadwin sang to win the Golden Buzzer
Courtney performed a high energy version of
“Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding
The original song was written and performed by Otis Redding in 1967, the same year that he died in an aircraft crash. The song reached #38 on the Billboard R&B charts, and #51 on the pop charts.
Listen to the original song “Hard To Handle” by Otis Redding, in 1967
About JANiS JOPLiN
Janis Lyn Joplin aka Pearl, was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on the 19th January in 1943. Janis was an American rock, soul and blues singer, and songwriter. She is one of the most successful and widely-known female rock stars of her era.
Janis rose to fame in 1967 during an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, a San Francisco psychedelic rock band. After the band released 2 albums, she left to perform as a solo artist with her own backing groups, the Kozmic Blues Band and the Full Tilt Boogie Band. Janis also appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. She had 5 singles that made it into the Billboard Hot 100, including a cover of the Kris Kristofferson song Me and Bobby McGee (number 1 in 1971). She is best known for her cover versions of Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Down on Me, Ball and Chain, and Summertime; and Mercedes Benz, her original song & her final recording.
Janis Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in USA, with over 15.5 million albums sold.
Janis died from a heroin overdose on the 4th October in 1970 at the age of 27.
Janis Joplin ~ Piece Of My Heart ~ Live in Germany 1968…
Courtney Hadwin vs Janis Joplin…
reference links for more info
America’s Got Talent (Season 13) ~ Wikipedia.org : preliminary auditions, Golden buzzer, Cut before Judge Cuts, Judge Cuts, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Top 36 acts, International broadcast, Ratings, Special episodes, and Contestants who appeared in other seasons or shows.
This page was last updated on Friday 17th August 2018