13-year-old dubbed the "next Janis Joplin" wows America's Got Talent judges with her powerhouse performance

Publish Date
Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:16AM

Now this is a performance!

Courtney Hadwin, 13, stole the show on ' America’s Got Talent' this week after shocking the judges with her larger-than-life singing voice.

Initially appearing timid and nervous, the teen belted out Otis Redding's 'Hard to Handle' transforming into a fearless performer.

All four judges gave Courtney a standing ovation, with the infamously ruthless Simon Cowell saying: "Bloody hell, Courtney. You were this shy little thing when you came out and then you sing and you’re like a lion. I mean, genuinely, incredible."

Fellow judge, Howie Mandel added: "You are not from this era, you’re from a whole different era."

"I’m a huge Janis Joplin fan. Clive Davis goes to the monteray music festival and sees this young girl that nobody has ever seen before, nobody knows. It was the first time Janis Joplin got signed and that changed her life - do you know that story?

"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...my golden buzzer!"

We can't wait to see her perform again!