North-East teenager Courtney Hadwin has finished in sixth place in the America’s Got Talent final.

The Golden Buzzer performer missed out on the $1m (£762,000) fund and a Las Vegas residency in last night’s final despite an epic performance with English rock band The Struts.

A disappointed Courtney was comforted by host Tyra Banks, who told her that she was 'proud' of her achievements on the show and told her she had 'made it'.

The 14-year-old, from Hesleden, County Durham, became an overnight sensation in the US when she performed Otis Redding’s Hard To Handle in her first audition.

The competition was ultimately won by magician Shin Lim, with competition from fellow singer Michael Ketterer, stand up comedian Samuel Comroe, areal dance act Zurcaroh and violinist Brian Joseph.

Courtney's first appearance on America's Got Talent went viral and she has since impressed with covers of classic songs including Steppenwolf's 1969 hit Born To Be Wild, Otis Redding's Hard To Handle and James Brown's Papa's Got A Brand New Bag.

She had reached the final through a string of impressive performances and during the first leg on Tuesday was described as a "superstar in the making" by judge Howie Mandel.

Following her cover of Tina Turner's River Deep - Mountain High, he told her: "Amazing. Your letters were on fire. You are on fire. You are amazing, you are a superstar. I love everything about you, I love your look, I love your style, I love your voice.

"I love your performance. I think the world does too, we are watching a superstar in the making right here on America's Got Talent."

The teenager previously took part in The Voice Kids UK, and is able to compete in America's Got Talent as the competition is open to anyone with a visitor visa to the US.