The future is bright for Michael Ketterer...even though he shockingly came in FIFTH place on'America's Got Talent.' Luckily, he has the support of Simon Cowell as he takes the next steps in his singing career.
The act who wins will headline the America's Got Talent Live stage show from November 2-4 at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas.
The 14-year-old from Hesleden, County Durham, was among the favourites to win the $1m (£760,000) prize on Wednesday. "We are watching a superstar in the making right here on America's Got Talent". "I was like...wow, if you did that last night, this could have been a whole different story".
Earlier in the series, Howie had used his Golden Buzzer on Courtney to secure her place in the quarter finals.
Fellow judge Simon Cowell commented that Hadwin was more than just a singer, saying: "Every time you perform, you inspire people, you are more than a great singer, you are a trendsetter".
Courtney previously reached the live finals of "The Voice Kids" where she was mentored by McFly singer Danny Jones.
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America's Got Talent finds their victor tonight of season 13 and Courtney has a great chance of winning. "I actually got to talk to Michael, I talked to him on the phone, just to get ideas about, if we did write a song, what in the world would it cover?" he said. "You were unbelievable. My prediction is you're going to be the victor".
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With hits and misses from all of the finalists this season, Cowell said it well when he declared in Tuesday's finale: "Of all the finals, this is the most open".
The performance of the song was great and got a standing ovation.