Singing chicken farmer, Kevin Skinner took the top prize in the Simon Cowell produced America’s Got Talent finale tonight. He wins a million dollars and a headlining gig in Las Vegas.
I kinda stopped paying attention to this show about halfway through its run, but I do remember Kevin’s audition, and I wasn’t impressed with his country warbling. Was he really the most talented of the finalists? Peeps who’ve been watching, please, that can’t possibly be true. I just listened to his final performance, “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing”, and holy crap, that was NOT good. To say the least.
Sharon Osbourne compared Kevin to Johnny Cash and Lou Reed? Please. Kill me NOW.
Susan Boyle performed her first single the Rolling Stone’s “Wild Horses” from her upcoming album. And that was very stiff and unimpressive. She shouted her way through the song without displaying any emotional range or phrasing. And the crowd kept applauding…what? Oh, the applause sign, most likely.
America’s Got Talent = Full of Fail.
After the jump, videos from Susan Boyle and Kevin Skinner
Kevin Skinner, first audition
Kevin Skinner, final performance