‘America’s Got Talent’ controversy: Is Courtney Hadwin too young to be on ‘AGT’?

“America’s Got Talent” is likely to be won by 13-year-old singing sensation Courtney Hadwin. This English songbird is set to compete in the live season 13 finale of “AGT” on Tuesday. The winner of the $1 million grand prize and contract to headline a Las Vegas casino show will be revealed on Wednesday. While our exclusive odds are predicting that Hadwin will win, is it fair that she is competing in this competition against adults?

After all, this talented teen may well have the edge in garnering votes. Remember, last year’s winner was Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old singing ventriloquist. And the 2016 “AGT” champ was Grace VanderWaal, another 13-year-old singer with a big voice. It would not be surprising that the show is hoping to strike gold three times in a row with a child star.

Hadwin numbered among the nine Golden Buzzer acts that got sent straight through to the live shows. Also getting that seal of approval from the judges were three other young singers: 15-year-olds Amanda Mena (Mel B‘s pick) and Makayla Phillips (Heidi Klum‘s choice) and 14-year-old rapper Flau’jae (guest judge Chris Hardwick‘s selection). While the latter didn’t make it past the quarterfinal stage, Amanda and Makayla came tantalizing close to making the final, being eliminated in the first semi-final.

Do you think “America’s Got Talent” should have an age limit, like other reality-competition series do? Or are youngsters like Courtney just as entitled to see if their talents will win America’s votes? Vote in our poll below as to whether or not you think she is too young to be on “AGT” and then sound off in our comments section.

Be sure to make your predictions below as to the final results. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the live results show airs on September 19 on NBC. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. (See our contest rules.)

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