Ok, you all need to see this:
How many of you remember or are familiar with Janis Joplin? Now how many of you believe in reincarnation? Why do I ask that?
Meet 13 year-old Courtney Hadwin or could it be Janis Joplin reincarnated?
This is Courtney Hadwin who just got the golden buzzer on AGT and you are about to see why.
Courtney is now 13 as I mentioned, she also has a severe social disorder. She can’t seem to express herself or comfortably talk with her schoolmates or anyone. She does just ok with her siblings according to her dad, but that is her best. However, when she sings she is a different person and character. She joined her school choir she says, so she could feel comfortable expressing herself so she would not have to talk. This all started when she was 9 or 10 and was in several contests including The Voice UK.
Watch her tear the place down in this video not only do you get the reactions of the judges and audience (you will feel a bit yourself too), but it is like watching a 13 year-old modern day Janis Joplin in every way (voice, mannerisms, etc.). It is not choreographed, this is the character Courtney invented to get her self through. However, it is uncanny with her facial expressions how much Janice Joplin is in it.
As if that was not convincing enough, she also does ballads in a Janice-like way:
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I write this news article with heavy heart. Delores O’Riordan of The Cranberries has died today. She was only 46. Cause is unknown at this time. Her songs were iconic. The song “Zombie” was one of the most human songs ever! It was a song of mourning and pleading for peace and for humanity to wake up. The song has been covered in several talent shows such as The Voice with one Russian contestant who really got the whole of the song and presented it with much intensity to a stunned, but accepting audience. Delores struggled with being bi-polar, but through it all managed to be very kind and caring by most accounts and managed to give us some of the best song lyrics ever penned. She captured the human soul in her writing despite the affliction. It was as if she refused to let it take over despite it being a physical ailment that effects cognition.
Thank you Delores for your music, activism and message, rest in peace.