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Courtney Hadwin Chats About Her Original "Pretty Little Thing" - America's Got Talent: The Champions
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When the Season 13 finalist took the stage — after a brief montage recapped how she was this close to winning the whole thing in — judges Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel were ready to welcome her back with open arms and see what she had prepared for them. Viewers were delighted with the return of Susan Boyle last week and Darci Lynne Farmer last night , along with many others. From epic light shows to singing sensations, the NBC talent show has seen some stellar performances over the years. Mandy Harvey The deaf singer inspired fans and the judges, and earned Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer when she performed an original song on the show in the summer of Darci Lynne The year-old ventriloquist got Mel B.
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She finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top There, she was eliminated in the Preliminaries, finishing her night in third place. Courtney Hadwin is a singer from Hartlepool, England.
When she first hit the stage, the timid year-old told the judges she was "a little bit nervous. When the Black Crowes song, "Hard to Handle," began playing, the shy little girl, all of the sudden, looked like she was possessed by the spirit of Janis Joplin. Courtney danced around on stage, belting out the lyrics, while everyone in the audience was shocked by the young performer. After she was done rocking out, the judges were quick to shower Courtney with praise. Simon Cowell told her, "You were like this shy little thing when you first came out, and then you sing, and you're like a lion.
It's been a while since a singing competition TV show has produced a new star, but the most recent episode of America's Got Talent may have created one in Courtney Hadwin. As you can see in the video below, Hadwin looked nervous during the interview portion of the audition, giving brief answers to Mel B's questions. But then the music started and she threw everything she had into the song, which was released posthumously by Otis Redding in and was a hit for the Black Crowes on their debut. I mean genuinely incredible. And I'm a huge Janis Joplin fan, and there's a story -- if you ever watch a 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 that Janis Joplin got signed.