Courtney Hadwin And The Struts Rock The Stage With A Janis Joplin Hit - America's Got Talent 2018

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
  • Courtney paired up with The Struts to perform "Could Have Been Me" and "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin!
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  • derrick mclean
    derrick mclean 15 hours ago

    Courtney rocks pure talent 😍

  • Marie Robertson
    Marie Robertson 2 days ago

    Courtney is ruining her young voice singing like that!!

  • Mohammed Alhassan
    Mohammed Alhassan 3 days ago

    I always watch her when I feel lonely

  • Michelle Farrar
    Michelle Farrar 4 days ago +1

    Courtney is like a seasoned pro rock star. She belongs on stage.

  • Laurie C
    Laurie C 7 days ago +2

    Best new artist of the Century!!!!!

  • Alexandru Radu
    Alexandru Radu 7 days ago

    So Janis and Freddie Reincarnated.

  • Наташа Глущик

    Courtney we love you!!! From Ukraine 🤟🏻

  • Ed Salcedo
    Ed Salcedo 9 days ago +1

    Incredible. She is going to be around for a very long time. Imagine a few years from know when she has the experiece.

  • 631Rodger
    631Rodger 11 days ago +2

    She's wonderful, she's full of energy and she transmits that energy to the audience. What's even over and above all is that is that she loves what she is doing. - Great performer, best of luck in the future.

  • Rebekah Hutchins
    Rebekah Hutchins 11 days ago

    I honestly wonder tho how many songs she could sing in a row like that. I'm not convinced she's not destroying her throat... I think she's throat singing and if that's the case her voice will fail eventually.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 11 days ago +1

      I don't think Courtney is a throat singer based on all her early videos. I'm sure her vocal coach Julie Miles is guiding Courtney properly. That said, in her concerts she'll need to intersperse her ballads, or ballad covers like "All I Could Do Was Cry" or "Who's Loving You," or "Who You Are" or "We found Love," etc. No one can keep up a concert pace of this type vocal only, no one. Back in my day the same was said about Janis, but Janis wasn't around long enough to know. She left us way, way too soon.

  • Nate Jacobs
    Nate Jacobs 12 days ago +1


  • jo al
    jo al 13 days ago

  • Enrique  Tejada
    Enrique Tejada 16 days ago +1

    She reminds me Axl Rose whit those moves xD

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 16 days ago

      Courtney's moves are unique to her, but based on James Brown's movements while performing, which go back to the '50's. Axl Rose probably did the same as Courtney.

  • nurul lita
    nurul lita 18 days ago +1

    Wow wow wow.. Amazing 👌🤘👍😉😊

  • witch Isabell
    witch Isabell 18 days ago +1

    Wow sie hat etwas von Axl Rose
    Stimme und vor allem die Bewegungen 😍 ich liebe sie❤

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 18 days ago

      Axl Rose was late to the party as to movements. Courtney has said she tried to copy James Brown, who was long before Axl Rose, but couldn't do his moves right, so the way she did them became her own. A good thing, as she doesn't want to be James Brown anyway. She wants to be herself.

  • Eduardo Luna
    Eduardo Luna 20 days ago +1

    La hija de mick jagger.mmm?

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 20 days ago

      Más como Tina Turner, Etta James, Janis Joplin, James Brown, pero sí, Mick Jagger es una de sus inspiraciones.

  • milikan2000p
    milikan2000p 20 days ago +1

    Courtney is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for the inspiring performance

  • Peter Knowles
    Peter Knowles 20 days ago

    The Struts singer is superfluous. Just let Courtney sing with her backing band.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 18 days ago

      +Shaun G Courtney's location would have nothing to do with it. Simon knew well in advance he was going to try and sign Courtney. The Struts were in the US at the time of this show, so he invites them to appear on AGT in exchange for Courtney's possible appearance with them in the UK in the future. Prior planning, as I think he thought there'd be little chance Courtney's family and Courtney would turn down an offer. So the Struts come to AGT for this performance with Courtney. Next day Simon makes a deal with Courtney. She goes home and performs with the Struts in the UK at a later date, which she did. What am I missing?

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 18 days ago

      +Lawrence Karpman Given the timing I would say it was more likely they were discussing Courtney's participation on agt champions as they would have to make arangements for her to stay in the us for that to happen.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 19 days ago

      +Shaun G Yeah, my bad. But Courtney and her Dad met with Simon the day after this performance, so Simon knew well in advance he would offer a deal. I'd say the deal was officially made made that day, and the signing only announced later. But I could be all wet too :-) In any case, the Struts were invited to perform WITH Courtney for a reason.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 19 days ago

      There was no announcement of Courtney being signed until December so I doubt that happened before agt finished. Getting an offer to perform on one of the biggest live shows in america would be enough for most people.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 20 days ago

      Remember, by the time of this performance, Courtney was already signed with Simon's company Syco Music. Wouldn't surprise me at all if Simon made a deal with The Struts to have Courtney appear with them in the UK (which she did) in exchange for them making an American TV appearance on his show AGT. Simon is the founder and Executive Producer of AGT. Win-Win.

  • Kristijan Narić
    Kristijan Narić 20 days ago +2

    i would love to see her on woodstock 50 but that's not gonna happen cause y live in Europe😞😓

  • estrella yennycet gonzalez molina

    Esta niña es una estrella, que talento

  • Niftyrosa1
    Niftyrosa1 24 days ago +2


  • Cheryl Davenport
    Cheryl Davenport 25 days ago +1

    Janis joplin reborn

  • Fat Louie
    Fat Louie 25 days ago

    This song is a bit mature for a 14/year old but she is just plain talented

    • albert masino
      albert masino 21 day ago +1

      Maybe an average 14 year old. But this one is way way beyond her years. If you follow everything Courtney you would notice she still has that innocence off stage, but when she zones into her music persona, she is no longer feeling 14. I don't know how she thinks about anything, especially the lyrics to the songs she sings, but I'm guessing it's not how others think or feel. I'm only guessing, but it may be the lyrics are just another note to sing when she does covers. But she knows what they mean and how to feel it to perform the song. She does change the words very often to make it work for her being a young lady though. And she has sent out messages with her changes of some lyric to some of her peers when doing so. I may be wrong in what I implied about the lyrics being just another note. Either way when I was 9 we were doing and saying things we weren't supposed to be in the eyes of older people. Just not usually at home or in front of them. lol

  • Full&Free Movies
    Full&Free Movies 26 days ago

    This girl is the reincarnated soul of Janis Joplin!

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 26 days ago

      ...and James Brown and Etta James and so many other departed R&B greats. Oh, and we can't forget the influence of Tina Turner, or Little Richard, but they haven't passed. But Courtney's voice and style are her own unique brand!

  • Marisol Segui
    Marisol Segui 28 days ago

    No me canso de oír a mi flaca y talentosas rock girl,dios te bendiga,😘😘😘😘👍❤️❤️❤️🎉

  • Eko Priyatno
    Eko Priyatno 28 days ago

    The strut comedi band. Courtney with keith richard

  • Antony Andre' / renaissance artist and artisan

    Has a big contract with Simons syco records part of Sony entertainment...2 million dollars for a 14 year old artist....

  • Lidi Robinson
    Lidi Robinson 28 days ago +1

    Love this girl!

  • david Bouras
    david Bouras 29 days ago

    See her at Woodstock 50, second day!

  • Ludwig ZAYtoven
    Ludwig ZAYtoven 29 days ago


  • ZuggalotusThyWykyd
    ZuggalotusThyWykyd Month ago +1

    Finally seeing this season and this is by far my favorite. I hoped she would sing some Janis and she did spot on. I love this kid. We call her baby Janis in our home.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 29 days ago +1

      +ZuggalotusThyWykyd IMO they have similar styles, but still different. But you can't help but hearJanis (Joplin Sound) when Courtney does "Piece of My Heart." We'll hear a lot more from Courtney, which I am looking forward to. As Courtney has said, she doesn't want to be her idols, they just inspire her music and performance.

    • ZuggalotusThyWykyd
      ZuggalotusThyWykyd 29 days ago

      Also from the first second she opened her mouth on the audios show I heard a Janis Joplin sound in her voice. My opinion.

    • ZuggalotusThyWykyd
      ZuggalotusThyWykyd 29 days ago +1

      She hits notes that sound like Janis. Don't misinterpret what I'm saying. That's how people get all riled up. But yes cry baby would be excellent.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman 29 days ago +1

      Waiting for her to cover "Cry baby" by Janis. Courtney doesn't imitate Janis' voice or style. It's Courtney doing the songs the way Janis would have done it (wild), but with her own voice and unique style.

  • Alex 2555
    Alex 2555 Month ago

    Janis Joplin is here ........again🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘😎🤘😎

    • Alex 2555
      Alex 2555 Month ago

      +Lawrence Karpman 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Thanks you. Well said. Your comment is brilliant. I absolutely agree with you.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman Month ago +2

      I loved Janis back in the day. Saw her LIVE too. But I have to say, as far as "Piece of My Heart," Courtney does Janis better than Janis did Janis. No disrespect to Janis either. She was a true pioneer. Without Janis, James Brown, Tina Turner, Etta James, ans so may great R&B artists, there'd be no Courtney today. They inspired her to let loose her soul on stage in the most entertaining and dramatic way. One day we'll be see comments here and in the press that so and so is just a Courtney Hadwin wanna be.

  • Lawrence Karpman
    Lawrence Karpman Month ago +3

    As Courtney has said, referring to her "inspirations," "I don't want to be Janis Joplin, or James Brown, or Otis Redding, or Tina Turner, I want to be myself." And that is so evident. Can't wait to see her LIVE!

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman Month ago +1

      +Shaun G Yes, I've been posting that. Question is, can I afford 2 grand for 2 tickets to Woodstock plus airfare.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G Month ago

      You could try and make it to woodstock in august, she is performing on day 2.

  • Bad 357s
    Bad 357s Month ago +2

    Rock Goddess thy name be Courtney Hadwin !!

  • Helder Raasch
    Helder Raasch Month ago +3

    O.M.G! So powerfull voice!

  • marty faulhaber
    marty faulhaber Month ago +1

    here she is one of a group, no magic

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G Month ago +1

      That performance was put together in less than 12 hours, The Struts has to fly in from Nashville overnight for the show as they were only invited the day before.

    • Lawrence Karpman
      Lawrence Karpman Month ago +3

      It was two songs sung separately. Courtney did the duet with the Struts "Could Have Been Me," Then broke into a solo (except for the last line) of "Piece of My Heart." Worked for me.

  • BQuillaGuy :D
    BQuillaGuy :D Month ago +2

    What, why did i just saw this now?! wtf--who the fk is Billie Elish? she is no one in comparison with THIS.

  • Girl of Many Vloggities

    It’s always the people who don’t win that end up getting super famous and are remembered long after the show they were on. Jackie Evancho, Fifth Harmony, One Direction, James Arthur, the list goes on.

  • Chris Thomson
    Chris Thomson Month ago

    hated this one

  • meli love
    meli love Month ago

    I honestly don't hear her holding a note.... she's screaming in pitches.
    I would love to love her she's got that eccentric gimmick but that is where it ends. Sorry it's just my honest opinion.

    • Jürgen Böhm
      Jürgen Böhm 27 days ago

      Tyler Brown, managing director of Syco Music (her record label):
      "When she hits the stage there is no one like her in the world. A unique and exciting talent. We can't wait to hear the music she's going to create over the coming years."

  • Valerie Jordan
    Valerie Jordan Month ago +1

    Best thing next to sliced 🍞 bread.

  • Eva Caceres
    Eva Caceres Month ago +2

    She is beyond amazing!!

  • Month ago +1

    Courtney DID WIN ... she signed on with Syco Entertainment and Arista Records. Her first album coming this year!!!
    (there are better ways to "win" AGT, than being voted #1 by the audience)

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G Month ago

      or she could perform at woodstock.

  • Hugo Hernan Barragan Ortiz

    Espectacular respiración virtuosa, entre 2:07 y 2:24

  • Michael Ibrahim
    Michael Ibrahim Month ago

    Is that guy Freddy Mercury?

  • DeEnna Matthews
    DeEnna Matthews Month ago

    I love this girl's energy, and I know she is massively talented, but I think she would benefit from a voice coach. She goes off key and is flat in many places ... you don't really notice it because of the kind of music she sings. Hopefully someone at AGT will help with that.

    • chrsntvny
      chrsntvny Month ago +4

      She's had the same vocal coach for over 3 yrs. One of the best in the Northeast UK. Julie Miles. The Struts were given less than 24 hrs notice and flew in from Nashville this day. They had one rehearsal before performing. One. She was actually a guest performer at their Newcastle UK show and blew the roof off. Her vocals were spot on. She just got home from recording her first album in Sweden too.

  • swimxcd
    swimxcd Month ago +1

    OBSESSED with 2:21

  • Datrice Powell
    Datrice Powell Month ago +1

    Amazing Wow

  • Haidar Ozeel
    Haidar Ozeel Month ago +1

    كونتري العشق ،⁦🇮🇶⁩⁦🇮🇶⁩

  • Roy Haynes
    Roy Haynes Month ago +1

    Ok this girl is the reincarnation of Janis Joplin

  • Cheryl Davenport
    Cheryl Davenport Month ago +1

    She is gonna make it

  • Sharon Gutierrez
    Sharon Gutierrez Month ago +1

    I watched it 10 times already hahahaha

  • chorion
    chorion Month ago +2

    She just makes me happy. What a pleasure and privilege to see and hear her.

  • Ning Garcia
    Ning Garcia Month ago +2


  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees Month ago +4

    Courntey is one of those talents that came out of nowhere and shocked the world.

  • Mary Wilkins
    Mary Wilkins Month ago +4

    She nailed this one

  • 9012505a
    9012505a Month ago +4

    It looks like the Struts have embraced Courtney. I just found a video of her performing with them at one of their concerts. They gave her a bit more stage time too. Pretty cool.

  • Sebastian Wierzba
    Sebastian Wierzba Month ago +3

    Im a 24 yo male and ive been waiting for more than a year to hear her singing janis, this caught me by surprise and i actually cried. I love this girl, she's bringing the 60's back!!!!!

  • Danny Gonzales
    Danny Gonzales Month ago +3

    Love you Courtney Hadwin

  • ccrume2009
    ccrume2009 2 months ago +5

    Courtney is performing with the Struts tonight in Newcastle. I hope someone is able to get a video of the show

  • Izolina Silva
    Izolina Silva 2 months ago +2

    Admirável..como eu amo essa menina.. original..perfeita... muita luz no seu caminho.

  • William Moore
    William Moore 2 months ago +5

    Was listening to some janis and suddenly had overwhelming desire to watch this. I know shes working on recording her own stuff right now but i would love for her to do a full cover of both these songs on her 1st album.
    P.s. i think her vocals sound better than his, on his own song no less.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G Month ago +1

      The Struts invited her to perform at one of their tour stops where they sang both of these songs, there are some videos of it on youtube.

  • Florida Salon
    Florida Salon 2 months ago +2

    I think the only reason she didn't win is crybabies were complaining that she had previous experience performing. I think the powers-that-be didn't want to appear that the show was rigged. This girl is a force of nature and no one will be able to stop her.

  • david Bouras
    david Bouras 2 months ago +1

  • Yuli Nahari
    Yuli Nahari 2 months ago +4


  • Richard Manville
    Richard Manville 2 months ago +4

    This performance keeps getting better the more I see it.

  • Pragati Kumar
    Pragati Kumar 2 months ago +3

    To sing side by side with such great legends is already legendary... courtney your a rock star

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G Month ago

      Courtney was a special guest at one of their tour stops.

  • Francisco Nicácio
    Francisco Nicácio 2 months ago +3

    She is definitely a force of nature!

  • Agus Leaves
    Agus Leaves 2 months ago

    this kid has to take care of that voice like gold, she's too young and has a long way to go!!

  • Randy Snyder
    Randy Snyder 2 months ago +1

    She was great, but the reason she didn't win was obvious. Far too much distraction by The Struts! They overpowered the stage and song and stole a lot of her thunder. If you listen to Janis' version what made it so powerful is that it was all about Janis singing with not that much interference from the bad. I mean it was there, but not like this. They were much, much more in the background then these showoffs! Also the light show was WAY, WAY over the top. Piece of my Heart was never intended to be a big show tune! It was a bluesy torch song of pain!
    You could hardly hear her at all and the lead singer for The Struts should have just shut up except for back up singing! She needed a studio style blues back up band. Not a group auditioning to open for the Stones again and wanting to show off! The was "A Piece of my Heart" done by the band The Struts who just happened to have some female singer sitting in, mostly overpowered and drowned out.

    • Jürgen Böhm
      Jürgen Böhm 2 months ago +3

      ... and may I add - it was an amazing live performance. For me it felt as if she had been a member of this band for ages.

    • Shaun G
      Shaun G 2 months ago +3

      This performance was after the votes were in so it had no effect on the results. The band was only invited the day before and had to fly in from Nashville where they had been in rehearsals so they had only a few hours to rehearse with Courtney before this live performance.

  • Jonathan G
    Jonathan G 2 months ago +2

    Impresionante, algo increíble, ya tienes un nuevo fan.

  • kelmaya Maia
    kelmaya Maia 2 months ago +2

    Janis reencarnada!!!!

  • Roy Johnson
    Roy Johnson 2 months ago +3

    She is so fuckin good its beyond me how blind america is

  • Paweł Szczęsny
    Paweł Szczęsny 2 months ago +2

    Super Ona jest genialna łapka w górę pozdrawiam :)

  • Daniel Barkley
    Daniel Barkley 2 months ago +5

    Finally someone that is young that has good taste in music

  • Sue Robinson
    Sue Robinson 2 months ago +4

    I'm really wondering if she is the reincarnation of Janis.....I mean seriously.....this girl has pipes like's too freaky! She's like a musical prodigy! She is exceptional & I think she is going to blow us all away in the years to come! At 14 she is a 'frontman' extraordinaire! 14! Totally wild....14!

  • Chris Pritchett
    Chris Pritchett 2 months ago

    dont think the piece of my heart song was great. by courtney. she stuck out her tongue once like she was throwing up. sounded like she was throwing up also.

    • albert masino
      albert masino 2 months ago +4

      Comment makes no sense to me. You obviously are not into this type of music. Too many people completely don't see what you described.

  • George Grannum
    George Grannum 2 months ago +5

    She has taken us back to an exciting era, and she has allowed us to see how beautiful rock and roll really is, love you Courtney.

  • CTS صخخةةن
    CTS صخخةةن 2 months ago

    Wat name myosc

  • Marisol Segui
    Marisol Segui 2 months ago +2

    Courtney you my champion😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • Bad 357s
    Bad 357s 2 months ago +3

    Courtney IS Rock and Roll !!

  • zeljko s
    zeljko s 2 months ago +3


  • Artistic fromdarkness
    Artistic fromdarkness 2 months ago +2


  • Travis Maupin
    Travis Maupin 2 months ago +2


  • Danilo Elias
    Danilo Elias 2 months ago +2


  • Raechel Lyn Frantom
    Raechel Lyn Frantom 2 months ago +2

    Wow... what a great talent and unique voice she has! ❤️

  • Coolstonerchick
    Coolstonerchick 2 months ago +1

    She is a little Janis and it really fills my heart

  • Creed Here
    Creed Here 2 months ago

    My hubby and I were big fans of Janis! I hope that Courtney doesn't get pulled into the lifestyle that took Janis from us, way to soon.......

  • Annod Coach
    Annod Coach 2 months ago +1


  • Marisol Segui
    Marisol Segui 2 months ago +2

    She is increiblemente good,te amo flaca😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • Chaztel
    Chaztel 2 months ago +3

    I feel like she's gonna be a huge reason if not the direct reason that the music industry will have a resurgence in rock and roll's mainstream presence. Rock the hell ON Courtney!!

  • Rodney Holmes
    Rodney Holmes 2 months ago +3

    , Courtney will become a living legend I compare Courtney to Halley's Comet it only comes around once every 76 years ancient alien theorists say yes

  • M Levi
    M Levi 2 months ago

    that guy has two voices - sounds great

  • Kelly ribeiro
    Kelly ribeiro 2 months ago +1

    Perfeita ❤️🌹

  • Virgi Waing
    Virgi Waing 3 months ago +1

    Courtney what a great performance. You are the most talented singer song writer and dancer. I looking forward to purchasing your 1st album. It will be a gold one. Thank You

  • Daniel Pardo Figueroa
    Daniel Pardo Figueroa 3 months ago

    They should should record a version of Tatler Magazine with her.

  • R
    R 3 months ago

    Did not do it for me. She can sing she has a good voice just use it. I think she's trying too hard. She's no Janis and that is very clear.

  • Nate Jacobs
    Nate Jacobs 3 months ago

    I died at 2:21

  • Sarah Michaels
    Sarah Michaels 3 months ago +2

    I AM SO HAPPY! ✌💖 and rock n roll.

  • Wesley Noggle
    Wesley Noggle 3 months ago +1