What’s one way to show you’ve cleaned up on America’s Got Talent? A confetti shower. Singer Courtney Hadwin experienced the gilded swarm that results from getting the golden buzzer during her audition that aired Tuesday.
It would’ve been hard to predict the 13-year-old would receive the honor when she first took the stage, admittedly “a little bit nervous” and stumbling through questions from judge Mel B. But as soon as the music of Hard to Handle began, Hadwin transformed into an uninhabited singer with stage presence and confidence in her dance moves.
Judge Simon Cowell marveled at the metamorphosis. “You were this shy little thing when you first came out,” he said, “and then you sing and you’re like a lion. Genuinely incredible.”