America's Got Talent contestant Courtney Hadwin earns golden buzzer from Howie Mandel

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She's not the first British act to do well in America's Got Talent, with Wimbledon ventriloquist Paul Zerdin winning the 2015 series.

Courtney Hadwin gets the Golden Buzzer from Howie on America's Got Talent Season 13 Auditions Week 3 Episode on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Howie Mandel seemed equally impressed with her audition. Channeling her inner Janis Joplin, the young singer delivered a memorable performance that left a huge impression on the judges, especially Simon Cowell.

She soulfully sang "Hard to Handle" by Otis Redding.

When the song ended she got a standing ovation, much to her dad's delight, who was watching with host Tyra Banks from backstage. And then you sing, and you're like a lion.

Fellow judge Howie Mandel was also blown away by Courtney, describing her as being like someone from a different era, before he pressed the Golden Buzzer - to signal that she has made through to the live shows in the competition.

"Genuinely incredible", said Simon. "I'm not Clive Davis".

This wasn't Courtney's first time performing on television.

Watch her performance on the video below.

America's Got Talent is an American reality television series aired on NBC, and part of the global Got Talent franchise.

And the young talent is no stranger to the limelight of TV, having already stared in the ITV's The Voice Kids previous year.

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