Even though “America’s Got Talent” 2018 finalist Courtney Hadwin is only 14, she’s wise beyond her years. After being shockingly eliminated during the Season 13 finale, the controversial young rock star had this to say about all of her online haters: “From ‘AGT’ I’ve learned to not look at all the bad comments and to just concentrate on the positive. So thank you all for the positive comments.” Watch Courtney’s NBC interview above.
“Thank you so much everyone for voting for me and supporting me and just doing everything,” Courtney said in a heartfelt message to her millions of fans who stood by her throughout her entire “America’s Got Talent” journey. “I wouldn’t have got here if it wasn’t for you. Being here at the live shows has just been a great experience. To perform on the stage, to have that chance to be able to do that, it’s just amazing.”
“My first favorite moment at ‘AGT’ was getting the Golden Buzzer from Howie Mandel,” Courtney revealed in her new interview. “Thank you so much Howie for pressing the Golden Buzzer and thank you for believing in me from the very start. My second favorite was getting to meet all the contestants. And my third favorite was how the public voted for me.”
Courtney’s rockin’ performances during her time as an “AGT” contestant included “Hard to Handle,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” “Born to Be Wild” and “River Deep, Mountain High.” During the live finale she also performed “Could Have Been Me” and “Piece of My Heart” with special guest The Struts. Many viewers simply didn’t get Courtney’s voice and unique dance movies, so despite her insane popularity, she failed to make the Top 5 of Season 13.
This year’s “Americas Got Talent” winner ended up being close-up magician Shin Lim, who now joins Mat Franco as the only two magicians to win. Second place went to acrobats Zurcaroh, third place went to electric violinist Brian King Joseph, fourth place went to comedian Samuel J. Comroe, and fifth place went to singer Michael Ketterer.