America's Got Talent Results: The Champion Is...

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With one of the best personal stories in show history, along with one of the smoothest voices, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is your 2011 America's Got Talent champion!

The jazz singer surprised many by overcoming the favorites, Team iLuminate, who only finished in third place. Did you see Sharon Osbourne's face when that result was announced?

Said the shocked crooner, who says he'll use the $1 million to "invest" in his "kids' future," immediately after the results were announced:

"Thank you so much for supporting me and believing in me, and helping me believe in myself on national television, in front of the whole world... This has been a long, hard journey. I been busting my butt out here doing this for so long, ever since I was a kid, and it's finally paying off."

So, you tell us: Did the right act win?

 

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OK, TEAM ILLUMINATE should have won MOST DEFINITELY. Landau was a really good singer, but that's what American Idol is for. Innovation should have been the key to winning this stupid show, but everyone figured Illuminate would win, so didn't bother voting for the inevitable. We were wrong! ........pop lyfe might have a career in Kids Bop.

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My husband & I were really happy that Landau won. I too liked him right from his audition. He had a special quality about him that shown through. He has star quality. With that voice, he can do a lot of songs and not just the "Rat Pack". He is what Vegas is all about. The other 3 acts are all going to make it too. All have wonderful potential for making it big--they just need the right promoters.

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Landau was true talent and no gimmicks. Poplyte just needs guidance to get there. Both Silhouette and Team iLuminate we good but novelty acts and one or both may continue on like Blue Man Group but the talent was Landau. He is the American story and America saw it. His success reinforces our ideals and he had the talent.

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I have loved Landau from the very first audition. He has been flawless in every performance. I am so happy that he won. He does Frank and Dean. It screams VEGAS! He was able to stand up with Patti LaBelle and belt out like he had been in the industry all his life. I am so excited for for him.

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Silhouettes was robbed. How original, inspirational, and beautiful! Why do they always pick a singer? It's always been a singer that wins and all Landau did was mimic all the crooners that came before and sing exactly like they did. There's nothing original or creative in that! And what about iLuminate? Another original act that's truly innovative and they come in third? American ought to be ashamed of itself.

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I'd definitely pay for concert tix to see Landau (and I didn't even see the show this season!)

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I voted for The Silhouettes, but I had voted for team Illuminate and PopLyfe, as well as Landau in past episodes. I always believed Landau had a great voice and his story was both heartbreaking and inspiring!! I believe that the other three acts will all see fame, but Landau was the most in need of the money, and it will go further not being split up in a group. Great talent this year!! Oh, if you didn't see the finale, you HAVE to check out the "All Stars" performance!! HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think landau was a great singer but i think being the kind of contest it was team illuminate should have won they could carry a lasvegas show much better they showed marked improvement every week and i am sure someone will make them an awesome offer they are just too good to let go

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I wanted Pop lyfe, but they messed up the night before. Landau deserved what he got. He's a great singer and performer. Congrats.

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all for were great,but he was my fav

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