East TN native Michael Ketterer places 5th on 'America's Got Talent'

NBC               Courtney Hadwin 14 competed in the'America's Got Talent final

NBC Courtney Hadwin 14 competed in the'America's Got Talent final

According to Courtney's grandfather, the singer, who busked on the streets of London and NY to fund singing lessons, chose to enter America's Got Talent instead of the British version.

Courtney Hadwin with judge Howie Medal on America's Got Talent.

The final happened over two nights, with Courtney receiving a standing ovation for her version of a Tina Turner song called River Deep, Mountain High. But despite her success on the show, she's actually a quiet girl, which helps make her relatable to viewers.

But this probably won't be the last we hear from Hadwin: judge Simon Cowell suggested he might sign her up for a record deal after the show ended.

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.

"We always believed she would do well in the USA. You were unbelievable. My prediction is you're going to be the victor".

ITV               Courtney previously competed on'The Voice Kids UK
ITV Courtney previously competed on'The Voice Kids UK

He has truly captured the audience and judges with every performance and he has a great chance at placing second. Zurcaroh is a group of his students and they are clearly talented, earning our prediction to be in the top three.

However, he also praised Shin for his incredible finale performance.

As Simon was performing judging duties on "America's Got Talent" he came across a young singer, Michael Ketterer.

Magician Shin Lim, who has a connection to Singapore, has won the 13th season of America's Got Talent.

Michael Ketterer, the pediatric nurse and father of six whose moving backstory left Cowell in tears, also finished further down the rankings than anyone would have predicted, in fifth place.




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