ENTERTAINMENT 12/19/2018 10:47 am ET The former contestant and violinist's jaw dropped. By Lauren Moraski Lindsey Stirling appeared on Season 5 of “America’s Got Talent” ― a whopping eight years ago. Since competing on the show, she’s gone on to tour the world and amassed more than two billion views on YouTube. Last year, she snagged the best-selling new Christmas album with “Warmer in the Winter.” But recently, the producers of “America’s Got Talent” gave her a ring, she said. They wanted Stirling to return to the “AGT’ stage to compete in “The Champions,” a spinoff of the variety competition, which finds previous contenders from seasons 1 - 13 facing off against one another. “It was really funny because they called me, and I thought maybe they wanted me to be a guest performer or something and I literally, my jaw kind of dropped,” she told HuffPost at Build Series. … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’ Asked Lindsey Stirling To Compete Again. Here’s What She Said.
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(L-R) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) (L-R) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) (L-R) Tyra Banks and Gene Simmons during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) (L-R) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) (L-R) Gene Simmons, Tyra Banks, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) Bebe Rexha during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) Bebe Rexha during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) (L-R) Glennis Grace and Bebe Rexha during the ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale. (Trae Patton/NBC) … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Got Talent’: Did British teen rocker win the finale?
Her powerful voice has enchanted fans across the globe and racked up millions of views on YouTube. And now Courtney Hadwin is preparing for the next stage of her journey on America’s Got Talent, with live shows set to start next week.The teenager, from Hesleden, was sent straight through to the live leg of the reality TV show after receiving a golden buzzer from judge Howie Mandel.Read more: America’s Got Talent star Courtney Hadwin always had ‘unique voice’The music mogul, and the rest of the judging panel which includes Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B, were blown away by the 13-year-old’s performance of Otis Redding’s Hard to Handle.The episode aired in June.Courtney becomes one of 36 acts to take part in the competition’s live shows, which launch on Tuesday and run for three weeks.Among the contestants are nine golden buzzers, including Courtney, two dozen people chosen during the judges’ cuts round and three wildcards.Twelve acts … [Read more...] about Viral America’s Got Talent singer Courtney Hadwin tweets excitement ahead of live shows
MILLIONS of viewers witnessed the incredible transformation – though they might not have believed it. Gone was the nervous 13- year-old schoolgirl who edged nervously on to the stage. In her place was a fully fledged rock diva whose incredible performance had Simon Cowell’s eyes popping out of his head. British youngster Courtney Hadwin’s stunning turn on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday captivated the US and has been viewed 100million times online so far. Having admitted she was nervous in her quiet North East accent, Courtney then delivered the most remarkable audition since Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The teen sensation was sent straight through to the live shows in August after judge Howie Mandel hit his Golden Buzzer. Her take on Otis Redding’s 1968 track Hard To Handle rivals stars from Nashville to Detroit. Though her musical idols include Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Courtney hails not from America but … [Read more...] about How a nervous 13-year-old from Durham with a huge voice is wowing America’s Got Talent and YouTube
11 minutes ago Ahead of its season premiere, NBC has announced that America's Got Talent will be pitting its greatest champions against each other. And it's all happening in an upcoming take-off of the popular summer series. The series' creator, Simon Cowell, will return to sit aboard the judging panel in the new show, which will select from its bevy of fan favorites to compete on the Champions edition this winter. And that's not all the spinoff will have going for it. America's Got Talent: The Champions will not only include talent from previous season's of America's Got Talent, but from the entire world. That's right, competitors from the global Got Talent franchise, which spans over 180 countries, will be among those chosen to compete on the Champions edition. Given that the show is giving itself so much talent to choose from, this concept could continue for multiple seasons. In its statement announcing the 2018-2019 winter edition of the series, NBC did not confirm any of … [Read more...] about America’s Got Talent Is Bringing Back Former Champs To Compete Against Each Other