Teen Powerhouse Sings James Brown Classic And Gets Standing Ovation On America’s Got Talent

Fourteen-year-old Courtney Hadwin impressed the judges on America’s Got Talent during auditions, but would she still impress during the quarter finals? The answer is yes! She belts out James Brown’s “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and totally steals the show.

Her voice is just so unique and she sings with such energy that it’s no surprise that all four judges gave her a standing ovation. And Simon go over to Howie and gave him a bear hug, thanking him for choosing her as his golden buzzer.





Simon told her “it was outstanding” and Heidi told the teen that she’s in a “category of your own.”

Watch for yourself in the video below.

The video below is of the same performance but also includes the judges reactions.