10 things to know about ‘America’s Got Talent’ icon Courtney Hadwin

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Courtney Hadwin shot to fame after her impressive America’s Got Talent hearing. The 13-year-old was clearly nervous when she took the stage, but gave one of the most memorable performances in the show’s history. Howie Mandel compared her to Janis Joplin!

After nearly four years, Hadwin is still pursuing music. She is now 17 and working on her first album. Here’s everything you need to know about America’s Got Talent’s Courtney Hadwin.

1. America’s Got Talent Wasn’t this her first contest

At 12, Hadwin competed on the UK children of the voice. She auditioned for the series singing “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike and Tina Turner. Danny Jones turned his chair for her, but Will.I.Am and Pixie Lott didn’t. She reached the Top 6 for the season and was adored on the show.

2. She was super nervous before her AGT Hearing

On Howie Mandel’s podcast, he shared that before she took the stage, the producers told the judges she was very nervous. He noted that the producers told the judges that Hadwin was pushed back because she was feeling sick. Hadwin agreed that she was very nervous and scared, but did not vomit.

3. Fans were upset when they found out she had competed before AGT

fans of America’s Got Talent were not happy to learn that Hadwin was on The Children’s Voice UK His family decided to send him to the United States to pursue his dreams AGT noting that his talent was not well received in the UK. Although The Children’s Voice UK is a great series, it was criticized because people thought there was no musical talent involved in its act.

4. She has a golden buzzer

Hadwin was the shy girl with the powerful voice on AGT‘s season 13. She seemed extremely nervous as she walked onstage, but opened up completely when she started singing. As soon as the music started, something clicked for her. His audition is one of the most memorable golden ringing acts of all time. The judges were impressed with her mature voice and dance moves.

Howie Mandel compared her to Janis Joplin before hitting his golden buzzer. He felt like he was discovering the next Janis. He told her she was from a whole different time.

5. She was on AGT: the champions

At age 14, Hadwin returned to the America’s Got Talent stage. Fans gave the singer a standing ovation when she returned to the stage. She came back on stage with a different plan from before, she showed up with an original. It was the first time America had seen what Hadwin’s original sound would be. Fans loved her on the show, but she was eliminated after the only performance.

6. She has a recording contract

After AGT: the champions, Hadwin signed to Simon Cowell’s former company, SYCO Records, as part of a joint deal with Arista Records. A year later, she released her first EP with the deal. The EP is named The coverage sessionsit features four covers that have been converted to Rock ‘N Roll.

7. She created a new hairstyle at the end of 2021

All AGT fans remember Hadwin as the little girl with really long brown hair. In 2021, she changed her basic look by dyeing her hair red. Later that year, she changed her look even more by cutting her hair to just below her shoulders. In addition to her hair, Hadwin is now five-foot-nine at 17. The singer claims that in 2021 she hasn’t been recognized on the streets as much as when she was younger.

8. She works hard in the recording studio

Hadwin went to America to write and record music. She shared that she wrote with Max Martin, but she felt like her music didn’t really click. Martin is a producer who has written hit singles for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and more. Hadwin noted that her music was too pop for her. When she gets into music, she wants to do something similar to Amy Winehouse by creating a new kind of music.

This singer has been hard at work on her debut album and shared last December that her team is hoping for a 2022 release date. In the future, she hopes to fill arenas and go on tour.

9. TikTok is his favorite form of social media

This singer has admitted that TikTok is her favorite social media platform. When she’s not working on the music, she can be seen having fun on the app. She recently released dance, lip-sync and comedy videos. Sometimes this singer also shares her own music on the app.

10. She shares covers in her own style

Hadwin’s social media is filled with cover videos where she turns music of any genre into rock. Whatever the sound, she always shows off her extremely unique singing voice. These covers are pretty laid back and usually just involve her and her guitar.

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