Courtney Hadwin: 13-Year-Old Golden Buzzer Winning Performance - America's Got Talent 2018

  • Published on Jun 13, 2018
  • We did not see that coming! You won't believe the performance from this eccentric teenager. Courtney earns Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer sending her straight to the live shows.
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    With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search!
    Courtney Hadwin: 13-Year-Old Sings Golden Buzzer Winning Performance - America's Got Talent 2018
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  • Hard Knocks Television
    Hard Knocks Television 22 minutes ago

    Channeling the spirit of Janis Joplin right there

  • Jake Sawyer
    Jake Sawyer 54 minutes ago

    What the hells wrong with her

  • Sagen TheSergal
    Sagen TheSergal 5 hours ago

    Literally the #1 most viewed golden buzzer

  • GHOELhaaNG
    GHOELhaaNG 23 hours ago

    Remember Sucker Punch....
    This is what happened when Babydoll started to dance...

  • Hi Thir
    Hi Thir Day ago +1

    Look at the face that Simon made whenever she started singing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😀😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Makkun
    Makkun 2 days ago +1

    Her arms flippin around is an inspiration

  • andres argumedo
    andres argumedo 2 days ago

    can somebody tell me what's the name of the song?

    • Pat Downs
      Pat Downs 2 days ago

      otis redding, hard to handle. check it out. worth a listen. I think janis really would have done a better job, but she never covered it.

  • drop dead
    drop dead 2 days ago

    3:41 song please

  • Aloha
    Aloha 3 days ago

    what’s the name of this sooooong?

  • Kristóf Kabucz
    Kristóf Kabucz 3 days ago +1

    Huuuuuu..... 😶

  • Buttercupmoon 78
    Buttercupmoon 78 3 days ago +2


  • aj M
    aj M 3 days ago

    Fake fake fake she's been already in voice howlong she could be nervous 4 years

    • Dave McMichael
      Dave McMichael 2 days ago

      aj M
      How long have you writing in English? Is your lack of sentence structure and terrible grammar fake?

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 3 days ago +1

      There are celebrities that are still nervous to go on stage it's not something that goes away. She went out on stage expecting to be buzzed off and sent home after traveling thousands of miles to a different country, how could she not be nervous?

    • Chris mayer
      Chris mayer 3 days ago

      aj M Is that something running in a loop in your head

  • Gitte-Sophie Ringkøbing

    Courtney, I still love you and your amazing voice. 👍👍👍♥️

  • MJstudios 15
    MJstudios 15 3 days ago +3

    Whoever disliked this video is jealous of her talent.

  • MJstudios 15
    MJstudios 15 3 days ago +5

    This is my favourite audition ever! I loved this part 2:15

  • Bloopdork7
    Bloopdork7 3 days ago +1

    When she walked out on stage I did not see this coming

  • Pat Downs
    Pat Downs 4 days ago

    I'd like to think there is still a market for good music. This audience is young, but they seem to remember the song and respond well to it. Is there a chance real music could return? Not really, no. What's over remains over. I remember when Joe Jackson tried to bring back Big Band. Sort of worked for few months ... then it faded. I think the best we can hope for is it doesn't get any worse than it is. That would be a positive sign that maybe things have bottomed out. The first step in clawing back is to recognize that music today is crap. Until more people actually understand that, we don't stand a chance.

    • Peter Johnson
      Peter Johnson 4 days ago +1

      99% of the studio audience would never have heard of Otis Redding let alone 'Hard to Handle.' This is not rock btw and anyway rock died in the late 80's along with genuine R&B and Soul. Can she bring it back? You'd have to ask her whether she wants to. Also is it possible? Is it financially viable? Does Syco and Arista and Maverick want her to go down the road of predominantly 60's music? Don't forget Syco and Arista are her main investors and everyone wants a return on their investment. Does she think she can be a star with that type of music or will she just end up becoming a superb performer of songs from the 60's and similar songs that she writes?
      Since she was never in the 60's is she able to write songs from the current era but with a 60's flavour?
      Possibly after the songs she recorded in Sweden are released we might know what path she is going to take. I have an opinion on that but I'll wait to hear the releases. I think there'll be live performances after the songs are released and running up to her appearance at Woodstock.
      I believe 'River Deep Mountain High' was one of her best performances and that she made the song her own. Ironically even though Tina sang it throughout her career it was never a hit for her. 'Piece of Heart' which was one of Janis' main songs was a cover and yet most people think of Janis when they hear that song. When Courtney sang it with 'The Struts' on AGT she sang it better than anyone ever sang it and I see no reason that the song couldn't be in her album of regular songs. Her performance of it with The Struts in England wasn't as good imo, too small a stage etc etc.

  • Michael Guttormson
    Michael Guttormson 4 days ago +3

    Bloody Hell, Courtney!

  • david Bouras
    david Bouras 4 days ago +4

    See her at Woodstock 50 second day.

  • Yuda Bastard
    Yuda Bastard 4 days ago

    Grow up baby, we miss u

  • Diya Bhakta
    Diya Bhakta 5 days ago +1

    First girl went from nervous to brave girl she amazing

  • Roberto ruiz
    Roberto ruiz 5 days ago +1

    Song please

  • Ali 11
    Ali 11 5 days ago +1


  • Shaun G
    Shaun G 6 days ago +2

    Courtney has confirmed that she will be performing at woodstock this year for the 50th anniversary.

  • yosafat zakaria
    yosafat zakaria 6 days ago +2

    INCREDIBLE.....I Never seen anything like that during AGT/BGT...

  • TCubillas
    TCubillas 6 days ago +5

    Great news! Courtney has been added to the performers' line-up of Woodstock 50!

  • Jim Biemm
    Jim Biemm 7 days ago +1

    The best "Golden buzzer" of all time.🤩😍 🤩😍And he will change the music world. 🤩😍🤩😍

    • Jim Biemm
      Jim Biemm 5 days ago

      +The Tractor Boi 17.August 2019 . 100% I'm sure

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 5 days ago +2

      Woodstock 50th anniversary in august and she is going to be performing.

    • The Tractor Boi
      The Tractor Boi 6 days ago

      R u sure about that?

  • Hasna. Hira
    Hasna. Hira 7 days ago +1

    I come back to see this everything I watch AGT, BGT, or any other Got Talent show in general.

  • Kathy O’Connor
    Kathy O’Connor 7 days ago +1

    She sings the song way better than the original

  • Kellye Williams
    Kellye Williams 7 days ago +1

    She should have Won Over Christina

  • ryouko misato
    ryouko misato 8 days ago +2


  • Acrobots Stars
    Acrobots Stars 8 days ago +1

    What's the name of the song?

  • eod nhoj
    eod nhoj 8 days ago +1

    Love Courtney. Hoping she can bring back old school music. But after watching this video, I realize that it may not be as easy as finding a bunch of Courtney's. At 28:39 tells the whole story quickly. But it's worth a watch either way.

  • TheRaunak666
    TheRaunak666 8 days ago +1

    Long live Janis Joplin !!!

  • Lais Moraes
    Lais Moraes 8 days ago

    Alguém consegue me dizer que música é essa que ela está cantando ? 😍😍😘

  • Karen Carney
    Karen Carney 9 days ago +4

    Wow that sent chills up my spine! Natural entertainer! Janis joplin, reincarnated

  • Phoenix North
    Phoenix North 9 days ago +1

    Bloody hell!

  • Emily Dillard
    Emily Dillard 9 days ago +2

    anyone who dislikes this listens to lil pump on the daily

  • Amanda Adams
    Amanda Adams 9 days ago +1

    From amilya to Amanda I always want to come to America‘s got talent and I’m so nervous and Simon kind of freaks me out but I’ll still keep trying To keep up and trying to get there so I love America’s got talent

  • dharminder kumar
    dharminder kumar 9 days ago +1


  • Mamah Andrew
    Mamah Andrew 9 days ago +2


  • Texas3Step
    Texas3Step 10 days ago +1

    What a shame that she did not win. I think the young voters don't know how to react to singers who aren't auto-tuned, and they are not familiar with Janis Joplin and the others from that era. I hope she will go on to have a brilliant career.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 6 days ago +2

      Performing at woodstock 50 should help.

  • River SF
    River SF 10 days ago +2

    Simon's face tho

  • Tenkai Pitstop
    Tenkai Pitstop 10 days ago +2

    she is shy, with little voice to talk. a bit nervous. And then BAM!! Sing like a lion. She choose a rock and roll song man.... if its pop or blues or jazz , i can accept it, but Rock?? OMG

  • 100 subs No videos
    100 subs No videos 10 days ago +2

    She don’t seem nervous when she sings

  • Veronika Weber
    Veronika Weber 11 days ago

    "Actions speak louder than words" Prophetic

  • Veronika Weber
    Veronika Weber 11 days ago +5

    I have watched this video around 100 times and the dad's expression when Mel says "Good Luck" to me is just priceless. Like...Yeah... She aint need no luck. We didn't know what HE knew and now it is perfection.

  • Tami
    Tami 11 days ago +2

    I can't think of one thing I've ENJOYED more than watching this Baby on that stage....I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER❤️💞❤️❤️❤️. Do it Big Baby You're So Awesome!

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 5 days ago +1

      Is woodstock big enough? She is performing there in august.

  • Kanna Vvnd
    Kanna Vvnd 11 days ago +3

    She lives in music

  • Vale. A.M.
    Vale. A.M. 12 days ago +2

    I never listen to rock or anything like that because I don’t like it but Courtney sing so UNBELIEVABLY EXCELLENT that I listen to her performances all the time

  • Vale. A.M.
    Vale. A.M. 12 days ago +1

    Name of the song plz?

  • Fitri Nurjanah
    Fitri Nurjanah 12 days ago +1

    Wow 😮

  • William Leland
    William Leland 13 days ago +4

    Courtney I love your performance you on fire I was at Monterey pop festival and saw Janis do take another little piece of my heart.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 5 days ago +1

      Courtney will be performing at woodstock 50.

  • Tommy damara
    Tommy damara 13 days ago +1

    make me shock 😍😍😍😍😘

  • lefteris kalliampetsos
    lefteris kalliampetsos 13 days ago +1

    Female axl rose

  • Angelina Knutson
    Angelina Knutson 13 days ago +1

    holy! I love your voice, you are a true rock star!

  • Novica Arsic
    Novica Arsic 13 days ago +1

    Music on 3:45

  • Matisse Stiles
    Matisse Stiles 13 days ago +2

    Oh my god she’s amazing !

  • Nhiksaw 08
    Nhiksaw 08 13 days ago +2

    Watching this 2019 and still goves me goosebumps!!! 👏 👏 👏

  • BakedUp
    BakedUp 13 days ago +2

    Wow. That too an original like that. I hope the industry doesnt distort her original light.
    Keep being the real you Courtney!

  • &
    & 13 days ago +3

    Next to Susan Boyle, that was one of the most unexpected and stunning performances on any Got Talent shows.

  • Лена Хаткевич

    Otis Redding - Hard To Handle - I searched this song many times! why did the performer mislead me if it wasn’t Joplin ????? /

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 6 days ago +1

      She made no reference to Joplin, that was the judges.

    • Chris mayer
      Chris mayer 13 days ago +2

      Лена Хаткевич when did she ever say it was Joplin?

  • Sarah Deane
    Sarah Deane 14 days ago +1

    She looks like she's having a fit

    • eod nhoj
      eod nhoj 9 days ago +3

      +Sarah Deane You really should expect defending comments of Courtney if one of her fans feels like you've given her a bad critique in any way what so ever. This is what some fans do. We are passionate. And btw millions of kids probably would love that chance regardless if they are talented or not. But, so far, there hasn't been many as talented as Courtz. Some most definitely. The proof is in the views and likes. And look at how far she has already gotten in her short lived career. She's signed and recording with Sony/Arista records. Music will follow sometime shortly. Then it's a matter of marketing. Because we all know no matter how good you are if your not marketed out there (and that takes lots of money) then you won't become known by others who haven't yet heard of you. Just saying. I'll leave it at that. Sorry if I sound obsessed. But I am as many others are too. lol. We haven't heard a great artist like her in many many years who have gotten us this excited. And I know I'm not alone.

    • Sarah Deane
      Sarah Deane 12 days ago

      I am entitled to my own opinion so you can just go away and just because she has a load of viewa doesn't mean she is AMAZING
      And I never said her singing was bad I just said she LOOKS like she is having a fit.
      And there are millions of kids that would kill to have this opportunity to go on americas got talent and they could be just as good as her

    • eod nhoj
      eod nhoj 13 days ago +1

      +Sarah Deane Tell that to the 422,000 people who took time to give her a like in this video. Not to mention the 57,000,000 (that's million) people she attracted in this one video. The man is right, specs are in order. While your at it, stop at the hearing aid dept too. Because whatever your seeing and hearing ISN'T what 95% of the viewers who actually took time to comment and like are experiencing here.

      And one more thing. Do you have any idea how large the number 1 billion is, not million. That's how many views this kid has drawn attention to her on the internet. Maybe you should stop hanging out with these blind people. It might open your eyes up.

    • Sarah Deane
      Sarah Deane 13 days ago

      How do I need to go to spec savers a blind person could tell that that is what it looks lije

    • alfred wood
      alfred wood 14 days ago +1

      You,need to go to Spec Savers,

  • Eva Caceres
    Eva Caceres 14 days ago +4

    Every time I watch this video I want to cry. She is outstanding!

  • Ramona Halliwell
    Ramona Halliwell 15 days ago +5

    I'm so crazy of you amazing incredible girl. I could watch you 24 hours a day. God bless you more

  • Marlene Nodine she is amazing the best act

    COURTNEY IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

  • kyndakrazy
    kyndakrazy 16 days ago +3

    1:06 Heidi's puppy moment. Great job Courtney. Don't ever stop doing your thing because it's awesome.

  • Alicia Dow
    Alicia Dow 16 days ago +7

    OMG!!!!!!! That shy, pretty little waif of a girl, hiding behind her hair..... Then BOOM!!!!! That's what makes me truly believe, singing talent like that is purely inborn; I just think that it's beyond teachable. She's going to be up there with all the great voices in the future; Whitney, Celine, Mariah, Tina, Adele etc. Raw, undeniable talent 🎤💯🎶🙌👏🤩🥳

  • ameer odah
    ameer odah 16 days ago +3

    i love her voice.. i mean Wow .. REally WOW that is just unbelieveable

  • Snsd x BTS
    Snsd x BTS 16 days ago +2

    OMG 😍😍😍 She posseded by The spirit of Janis Joplin 👍

  • tamiris barboza
    tamiris barboza 16 days ago +2

    Assisto direto esse vídeo.... ela canta muito.... uma voz magnífica.... não me canso de ouvir ela.... perfeita...

  • Bad 357s
    Bad 357s 17 days ago +3

    The Legend is Born !!... a phenomenon yet to be explained

  • Goku Black
    Goku Black 18 days ago +2


  • Milano Walter
    Milano Walter 18 days ago +2

    When will they allow, as on premium video channels, to choose my favorite camera for the entire video's duration? I don't care to see judges or public. I would like to be able to choose as you like between a close-up and a full-length or an american 3/4 figure.

  • Сергей Зимин
    Сергей Зимин 18 days ago +2

    Это невероятно, такое ощущение, что она пришла из прошлого, для того что бы напомнить нам, как надо петь и отдавать себя целиком музыке, она уникальна!

  • Luca Wang Jr.
    Luca Wang Jr. 18 days ago +1

    Dont u know I was set this song as my phone's ringtone

  • Darshan patel
    Darshan patel 18 days ago +1

  • yolanda Leal
    yolanda Leal 18 days ago +6

    I listen to it again and again and I never have enough, after this no other participant can surprise me, everything is boring after listening to Courtney Hadwin

    • Rickey Tomlin
      Rickey Tomlin 7 days ago

      I keep hearing these people say this amazing talent is terrible but she has had over 300 million hits and likes. That shows how much these dopes know we love u courtney. KEEP ROCKING YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR!!

  • Charlize 125
    Charlize 125 19 days ago +3

    The greatest thing about this performance when it starts is that we think we've seen this before -- shy teenage girl comes on stage and sings a sweet love song, like past contestants like Angelica Hale or Grace Vanderwaal. But then, Holy Cow! Also, to the haters out there who think Courtney was faking her shyness, Howie Mandel said in a radio interview that before she was supposed to go on stage, Courtney got sick and they had to let a couple of other contestants go first until she felt better. That's why Mel B was so nice to her when she came out, because all of the judge knew she had gotten sick backstage.

    • Peter Johnson
      Peter Johnson 16 days ago +3

      Her shyness or nervousness has never been questioned by people who are sane.

  • giorgione96
    giorgione96 19 days ago +1


  • Nicholas Claus
    Nicholas Claus 20 days ago +1

    She is not singing like Janis Joplin she is singing like the person who taught Janis Joplin

    • Peter Johnson
      Peter Johnson 16 days ago +3

      No. She's singing like Courtney Hadwin and that's why it's so good.

  • hamani salas
    hamani salas 20 days ago +1

    Name of the song plz ??

  • Warsono N/A
    Warsono N/A 21 day ago +5

    How many times do you watch this video? Me? Hundreds

    • sammy polsen
      sammy polsen 16 days ago

      +Peter Johnson Damn! That was pretty weak, Pete.. I'm emotionally scarred for life...

    • Peter Johnson
      Peter Johnson 16 days ago +1

      +sammy polsen Thankfully Courtney doesn't get to read the tweets of insane trolls like yourself.

    • sammy polsen
      sammy polsen 16 days ago

      +Peter Johnson Haven't you learned by now not to play a game of "Verbal jousting" with me, Petey? It never seems to work out in your favor, sweetie. ;-)

    • sammy polsen
      sammy polsen 16 days ago

      +Peter Johnson What did your psychiatrist prescribe you? Whatever you're taking, it's worth a try... Thanks for the tip. Waiting for your reply

    • Peter Johnson
      Peter Johnson 16 days ago

      +sammy polsen I suggest a psychiatrist and some strong medication.

  • I'm DarkWhite
    I'm DarkWhite 21 day ago +2

    What is the ending song of the clip?

  • not me
    not me 21 day ago +1

    She has a pinch of Janis .... I love to recall my sweet Janis Joplin.

  • Yassir EL KACIMI
    Yassir EL KACIMI 22 days ago +1

    2:10 voice like a do it with autotone she 's very veey talented girl nice and i like it and will buy all her albums

    • Barry M.
      Barry M. 21 day ago +2

      I can't wait for her 1st album. Courtney is the best musical talent I have ever heard. My opinion of course. I can't get enough.

  • Totallykewl Dog
    Totallykewl Dog 22 days ago +2

    The next muse from hercules.

  • GermanGreetings
    GermanGreetings 22 days ago +2

    wonderful dialogue in the beginning, a qualitiy for itself...
    Thank you so much, just for existing !

  • Takata Mashiho
    Takata Mashiho 22 days ago +1

    What is the song when the judge press the golden buzzer?

    Mia the SOFIE DOSSI NEWS 25 days ago +3

    She is good at singing

  • Emily Vera
    Emily Vera 26 days ago +11


  • Matheus Hatzlhoffer
    Matheus Hatzlhoffer 26 days ago +1

    What is the name of the song she sang?

  • Martin Zelinger
    Martin Zelinger 27 days ago +1

    Absolutní talent.... Wau👌⭐

  • Lalnunmawia Khawlhringg
    Lalnunmawia Khawlhringg 27 days ago +1

    Possessed by the soul of music...😏 anyone knows that music on the golden buzzer.?

  • chaitanya bhatia
    chaitanya bhatia 27 days ago +1

    What's the name of the song??

  • Carina Garcia
    Carina Garcia 29 days ago +2

    I cant tell if she is nervous when she is singing or just throws that much emotion into the song. It's pretty shocking.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 28 days ago +1

      She says that she can express herself better when singing so probably isn't nervous until the song ends.

    • Milano Walter
      Milano Walter 28 days ago +1

      I think is only the wait in front of a great public that looked right at her. It's common to a lot of people.

  • Its me cotton fluff
    Its me cotton fluff 29 days ago +1

    whats this song

  • Jess Smith
    Jess Smith 29 days ago +4

    Shes POSSESED by every LEGEND EVER!! HOW TF AM I JUST SEEING THIS!! THIS IS INSANE !! I never freak out over anyone but this girl is freakn AMAZING!!!!

  • Hibah Jehangir
    Hibah Jehangir Month ago +3

    Replay button if anyone wants 😂 0:00

  • Charlize 125
    Charlize 125 Month ago +6

    Best Introduction Ever:
    Hey There,
    Here I am,
    I’m the girl you’ve been wanting to see”