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'AGT' favorite Courtney Hadwin, 14, disappointed fans with past musical achievements

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 20, 2018
04:37 P.M.

An “America’s Got Talent” contestant, Courtney Hadwin shined brightly during her auditions for the show. Her quarterfinals performance on Tuesday also gained her many fans.

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However, some fans are upset that the singing competition wasn’t very forthcoming about the teenager’s background. They felt that she was portrayed differently from who she really is.

Courtney Hadwin, 14, was introduced during the “America’s Got Talent (AGT)” auditions as an extremely shy teenager from County Durham, England. She even claimed to have never performed in front of a large crowd.

Hadwin performed Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” before judge Howie Mandel named her his golden buzzer winner. On Tuesday night, she performed a stunning rendition of James Brown's "Papa Got a Brand New Bag"

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. At the end of her song, all four judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mandel, and Mel B, were on their feet.

Cowell even congratulated Mandel for choosing her as his golden buzzer. He went over to give the "Deal or No Deal" host a big bear hug.

While most people agree that Hadwin’s talent is amazing, some fans were bothered that some things were kept out of the spotlight. It appears the teenager had landed in the top six on “The Voice Kids UK.”

Prior to that, she also had a role playing Cosette in “Les Miserables.” So it appears that she had plenty of practice performing in front of a large crowd and wasn’t that shy after all.

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Hadwin’s grandfather defended her by telling the Daily Mail, “We always believed she would do well in the U.S.A. We knew they would get it in a way that the U.K. didn’t. We knew she would go down a storm over there.”

However, technically the teenager isn’t breaking any “AGT” rules. A spokesperson for the show told Good Housekeeping what the rules were.

“International acts are eligible to participate in the initial AGT auditions on visitor visas. If selected to proceed to the program live shows, AGT works with acts to secure appropriate performer visas which give acts authorization to perform throughout the series,” the spokesperson stated.

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