TEENAGE singing star Courtney Hadwin has once again wowed judges and the public with another jaw-dropping America's Got Talent performance.

The 14-year-old appeared on the show's semi-final episode on Tuesday night, performing Steppenwolf's 1968 hit 'Born To Be Wild'.

She had an anxious wait until Wednesday night to find out if she would make it through to the show's final, but it was good news as she was chosen as one of the five finalists in the public vote.

Courtney, from Hesleden, near Peterlee, has been doing vocal coaching with High Mickley's Julie Miles at her Vocal Ovation studio for three years.

The shy teenager has impressed viewers throughout her stint on the show with her powerful voice and unique dancing style, inspired by performers like Janice Joplin and James Brown.

Judge Howie Mandel, who pressed the golden buzzer fast-tracking Courtney to the quarter-finals after her first audition, said following the semi-final performance that he thought she would go on to win the show.

He said: "You were born to be wild. This was wild. You were amazing."

She also received praise from Simon Cowell who called her a "bundle of excitement".

Following the show Courtney shared some photos of herself with Howie Mandel on Twitter, and said: "Wow I want to thank every single person that voted for me I’m so grateful tonight and in shock thank you guys for believing in me and @howiemandel you have believed in my from right at the beginning can’t thank you enough."

The winner of America's Got Talent season 13 will be decided on September 19.