updated : 12th July 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 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 within the first 2 weeks, and over 35 million views in the first month.
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 a 1960’s song.
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…
updated : 17 June 2018
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)
What song did Courtney Hadwin sing?
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
UPDATE : 27 June 2018
The 4 GOLDEN BUZZER MOMENTS in 2018 on AGT
So far there have been 4 golden buzzers of a possible 5 pressed for 2018, which include 15-year-old singer Amanda Mena (Mel B), 13-year-old singer Courtney Hadwin (Howie Mandel), father of six children, Michael Ketterer (Simon Cowell), and the Austrian acrobatic act, Zurcaroh (Tyra Banks)……will Heidi Klum press the gold buzzer for an act in 2018?
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)
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 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
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. Within 2 weeks the video was viewed 142 million times, and shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook…America’s Got Talent verified Facebook page
over 317,000 followers
over 80,000 followers
over 20,000 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 11,000 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)…
About HOWiE MANDEL : AGT judge & more…
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.
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 :
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?
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