America's Got Talent contestant Courtney Hadwin earns golden buzzer from Howie Mandel

America's Got Talent contestant Courtney Hadwin earns golden buzzer from Howie Mandel

'Bloody hell Courtney, ' Simon Cowell said after her performance.

And Howie hits the Golden Buzzer putting Courtney straight through to the Live Shows.

Launching into Otis Redding's 'Hard to Handle', Courtney left the judges and everyone in the crowd completely speechless - jaws basically dropped everywhere. Watch the truly disturbing "AGT" audition video above. That changed her life.

Then, Hadwin opened her mouth and showed off just how big a voice the small teen truly had, delivering a flamboyant and energetic rendition of the iconic tune that absolutely blew away everyone in the audience.

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The 13-year-old came across as extremely shy she stepped out, and she admitted to being very nervous when introducing herself to the judges.

"I knew I recognized you", Simon Cowell exclaimed. Mandel says as he strikes the buzzer on the judges' desk. "I've never seen anything like that", host Tyra Banks said of her performance. "I had a dream that you pushed the Golden Buzzer!"

Before she sang, Hadwin's father explained that his daughter was so shy and reclusive she had a hard time talking with people or making friends, and communicated best through her singing.

Courtney had previously been a finalist on The Voice Kids UK, but has gained plenty of new fans - Twitter exploding after her performance. Comparing Hadwin to a young Joplin, Mandel recalled the story of how legendary music producer Clive Davis discovered Joplin and immediately signed her to his label.

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