Sunday, July 5, 2015

'America's Got Talent': We've got a winner!

After a two-hour finale stuffed with guest stars, singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. was crowned.

'America’s Got Talent': We’ve got a winner!

The winner, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., is congratulated by host Nick Cannon.
The winner, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., is congratulated by host Nick Cannon.

Yes, America’s Got Talent. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel told us so. Last night we learned that smooth jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has the most talent in America,

The winner of season six prevailed over the Silhouettes, PopLyfe and iLuminate on a night when the stars – including OneRepublic, Steve Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah and Jackie Evancho, the young singing sensation from last season’s AGT -- came out to play.

During last night's show, Murphy, who before the competition was working at a carwash in a small town in West Virginia, got a chance to sing with the legendary Patti Labelle (see video below).

Murphy walks away with $1 million for his win. The only non-vocalist ever to prevail on the NBC talent show was ventriloquist Terry Fator in season 2.

The Silhouettes, a young 42-member dance troupe from the Denver area, may have a legitimate gripe. Their final performance on Tuesday night before the determining vote was cut off on many DVRs because the show ran over its schedule time.

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