An incredibly shy girl stunned audiences and judges on "America's Got Talent" with a voice from a different time.
The British teen, who initially admitted that she was "a little bit nervous", wowed the panel of celebrity judges with her performance of Otis Redding'sHard to Handle.
The schoolgirl was supporting music legends Sister Sledge at the annual event, which saw her manage to get the crowd on their feet during her energetic three-song set. "You were this shy little thing when you came out".
JudgeHowie Mandel goes on to liken her to Janis Joplin. Then you sing and you're like a lion. The judge marveled, "You are not from this era". "I'm not Clive Davis".
"America's Got Talent" returns for its fourth night of auditions next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CityTV.
Fellow judgeHowie Mandel was so impressed he hit the gold buzzer sending her through to the live shows. Watch the video to see her incredible performance. "I'm Howie Mandel. The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you..."
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