Hadwin performed Tina Turner's 1988 classic River Deep, Mountain High on Tuesday in the first of the two-part finale. "You have to respect that this is a competition", Simon said.
The 14-year-old singer, of Hesledon, County Durham, will join season 13 victor Shin Lim, 26, when the close-up magician headlines an upcoming Las Vegas residency, AGT announced on Thursday. "I think the world does too, we are watching a superstar in the making right here on "America's Got Talent". I love everything about you.
Other finalists included Brian King Joseph, a violinist with a modern flair; Glennis Grace, a singer who made it to the finale without a golden buzzer; Vicki Barbolak, a comedian whose Trailer Park Nasty and swimsuit reveal in the finale had Cowell declare he had a "crush" on her; and Courtney Hadwin, the 14-year-old singer who has been giving us some major rock star moments all season.
The performances on America's Got Talent are just snippets compared to what the group is capable of.
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Tennessee native Michael Ketterer came in fifth place on America's Got Talent. "I don't even know what's happening", Lim said afterward. In the semi-finals, Hadwin performed a cover of Steppenwolf's 1968 hit Born To Be Wild and was described as a "bundle of excitement" by Cowell.
Tyra then told her: "You are awesome".
Before the results were announced, Courtney posted on social media saying it had been "an fantastic journey" and that she's "loved every second of it". "Whoever wins got the most votes and Shin.he did his best performance [Monday] night".
Plus, Michael already has a big gig coming up: Garth Brooks invited him to perform at his concert at the University of Notre Dame on October 20!