“I didn’t expect to get this far,” admitted 13-year-old singer Courtney Hadwin on Wednesday’s live episode of “America’s Got Talent” after host Tyra Banks announced she was advancing to the 2018 Semifinals. Of course, our readers knew that Courtney would make it this far. As of this writing she’s the act that leads Gold Derby’s predictions to win the $1 million prize, so it’s no surprise to see her advancing to the next live rounds of “AGT” Season 13. Sound off down in the comments to tell us whether you think Courtney will soon be joining the “America’s Got Talent” winners list.
As Courtney’s Golden Buzzer mentor, judge Howie Mandel declared that he was “not surprised” to hear that she was advancing to the Semifinals. “I think she is the most electric, the most exciting thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” he raved about the one-of-a-kind singer.
Mel B‘s Golden Buzzer pick Amanda Mena also advanced to the next round, and when Mel accused Howie of not caring about Amanda, he fired back, “I love that they’re both there … though I think mine’s gonna win.” Who do YOU think will win Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent”?
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about Courtney’s rendition of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”: “Her performance tonight is likely to reach just as many views because once again she not only knocked a raw, guttural rock vocal out of the park but also laid down some really smooth dance moves! She truly is already a star and you can tell by the way the judges react to her that they think she not only special, but the likely winner.”
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