What you see is NOT what you get. When Courtney Hadwin walked on the “America’s Got Talent” stage in 2018, no one knew what was to come. The shy, meek teenager turned into a seasoned professional when she performed “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding.
Fast forward to today and the 14-year-old is again stunning audiences on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” The spinoff of “America’s Got Talent” returns with past winners, finalists and successful contestants from previous seasons along with acts from the AGT franchises worldwide, competing for the world title.
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With a shy demeanor, Courtney took the stage revealing to Simon how she feels about returning to the stage to take on the best in the world.
“I didn’t expect to get invited to champions, so to be here is just an honor,” Courtney said shyly from the stage.
But once the music started it was Janis Joplin reincarnated. The rocker awoke and Courtney belted out “Pretty Little Thing,” an original composition. And as if we had forgotten what to expect, the young singer amazed again as she worked the stage with her jolting dance moves.
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Courtney did not win season 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” in fact, she didn’t even make it into the top 5. Fans of the talented singer were shocked and upset when she was sent home. However, “The Champions” gives Courtney a second chance to show the world how it’s done.