Kevin Skinner: Winner of America's Got Talent!

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Kentucky native Kevin Skinner, an unemployed farmhand and longtime musician, was named the winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent last night. Yee haw!

He beat out opera singer Barbara Padilla, his final competitor after almost 100,000 hopefuls auditioned for the fourth season of the NBC talent show.

“My heart was pounding, almost to the point that I thought it was going to come out of my chest,” Skinner said after winning the $1 million prize.

“I had never experienced anything like that and probably never will again, I would say, that dramatic. It’s the greatest feeling. I’m 35, so I have been chasing the dream for a while, and it hasn’t come true. It’s more than words can explain.”

Kevin Skinner has Got the most Talent in America!

Judge Sharon Osbourne summed up Kevin Skinner’s win: “Apparently, it was a really huge win, too. It’s just such a feel-good story that people just want him to win because he’s the everyman. All his life he’s been the underdog."

"He’s so genuine, what you see is what you get. He’s not contrived. So many people that come on this show kind of get sophisticated and try to play the game.”

Like Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle, who performed on the AGT finale in her American musical debut, Kevin Skinner became an viral video star long before he took home the title yesterday evening. Congrats again, K!

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I am from South Africa and we only got to watch season 4 of AGT now. People should really give Kevin Credit. I just loved his voice and when he sang " If tomorow never comes" my heart sank. Yes the guy missed a view notes..so what. At the end of the day America voted that he has the best raw talent and it is obvious that they loved his voice. Most contestants had sad stories to tell..some were more touchy than Kevin's so people should accept that he won because of his talent and not because he had a sad story to tell and also the fact that he is a humble, down to earth man made America love him even more. So give the guy a break.I believe he will make a succes of thIS opportunity ..YOU GO KEVIN..YOU DERSERVED TO WIN..CONGRATS..

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Kevin was my winner from the start. Congrats. Hope you are still going strong.

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We are South Africans and from day one loved Kevin for his absolute genuine talent and sincerity. God bless you Kevin and all the very best to you and your family. I am sure I speak for all of SA

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even here in Nigeria my family and i really appreciate your raw talent, our weekend is incomplete without watching the show on our local TV KEVIN is a true winner

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The first night that my self and my wife we sow Kevin singing , we cried , every single words was coming from him mouth and every single note with is guitar was amazing , we are so so happy for kevin he makes feel simple people like us very proud , We wish you what ever you deserve .
you are a great MAN Jimmy and Chiara Italy/South Africa

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W
here is Kevin Skinner now? How can we get tickets to see him?

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I am so happy that Kevin Skinner won. I have seen his video clips more that 100 times and each time could not stop my tears. Kevin's talent won the prize, however, his honesty, his genuine manner and his pure soul won everyone's heart. He taught everyone a lesson that being a chicken catcher or being a professor is not a reason for people to make fun of one and admire the other. I hope this success does not change him and he always be the same Kevin Skinner, genuine and honest. I hope a good luck and more success in his day to day life.

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I am so happy that Kevin Skinner won. I have seen video clips more that 100 times and each time could not stop my tears. Kevin's talent won the prize, however, his honesty, his genuine manner and his pure soul won everyone's heart. He taught everyone a lesson that being a chicken catcher or being a professor is not a reason for people to make fun of one and admire the other. I hope this success does not change him and he always be the same Kevin Skinner, genuine and honest. I hope a good luck and more success in his day to day life.

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I think no one was more deserving than Kevin!!!!! It's not about feeling sorry for him, it's about his true heart felt talent!! He had my family from day one!!! Remember America voted!!!! I didn't even vote, I knew I didn't have to!!! I knew he had it won from the start!!! Talent is not true talent unless it takes your breathe away!!! Well then I would say America's breathe was taken away or he wouldn't be our winner!!!!!! Go Kevin!! The best to you and your family! Looking forward to buying your cd's!!

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KEVIN WHEN YOU SANG YOUR FIRST FEW NOTES ON THE FIRST PROGRAM I TOLD MY GRANDSON AGE 9, THERE IS THE WINNER. I AM 62 BLACK AND YOU TOUCHED MY HEART. YOU ARE A CREDIT AND DELIGHT TO THE HUMAN RACE. MAY GOD CONTINUE AND ALWAYS BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANKS! marvin

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