Courtney was the favourite heading into the finals

British teenager Courtney Hadwin has finished in sixth place in the final of America’s Got Talent.

The 14-year-old from Hesleden, County Durham, was among the favourites to win the $1m (£760,000) prize on Wednesday.

She wowed the judges and viewers with energetic and mature covers of rock ‘n’ roll classics by Tina Turner, James Brown and Steppenwolf.

Host Tyra Banks told Hadwin she was proud and said she had “made it” for making it to the final 10.

Later on, it was Canadian-American magician Shin Lim that was crowned the winner of the talent show.

Hadwin performed Tina Turner’s 1988 classic River Deep, Mountain High on Tuesday in the first of the two-part finale.

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