Jazz Singer Wins Season 6 of “America’s Got Talent”
September 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment
By Rima Bek
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 09/15/11—On the Wednesday night season finale of “America’s Got Talent,” a Frank Sinatra-sounding jazz crooner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., 37, was crowned the winner.
As the winner of “America’s Got Talent,” he receives the prize of $1 million and a headlining act in Las Vegas.
What makes his victory inspirational is that at 19, the West Virginia native was homeless and was making ends meet by washing cars just before appearing on AGT.
“I want to place hope back into [society], because it’s like people have lost hope in their dreams and desires,” he told People.com
. “I want to reverse that.”
Murphy narrowly beat out Silhouettes, a group that posed behind a screen and made different shapes out of their bodies. This group had the youngest AGT show contestants to date. Also competing in the top four were young music group PopLyfe and Team iLuminate, a group that choreographs glow-in-the-dark dance performances.
Other highlights of the finale were guest spot performances by OneRepublic, Pattie Labelle, Stevie Wonder and last summer’s AGT opera star Jackie Evancho.
Murphy’s show will premiere on Oct. 28.
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