Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kevin Skinner Is America’s Got Talent 2009 Winner

Kevin Skinner Is America’s Got Talent 2009 Winner
The America’s Got Talent 2009 winner is Kevin Skinner. The Wednesday, September 16, 2009 season finale saw the country singer and chicken catcher crowned the winner, receiving one million dollar prize as well as the Las Vegas headline show.The two-hour season finale, full of excitement, suspense and the fanfare of live performances, saw, in the end the chicken catcher and country singer Kevin Skinner, 35 years old and from Mayfield, Kentucky, become the 2009 winner.

The program’s judges throughout the season were Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff, and Sharon Osbourne with host Nick Cannon. With a field of strong contenders, including the trio of singing children known as Voices of Glory, with a heartrending backstory of helping their mother by singing to her as she was comatose in the hospital after an accident as well as the second place finisher, Barbara Padilla who triumphed over cancer.

After the long season, The America’s Got Talent 2009 Top 10 finalists were:

Kevin Skinner
Grandma Lee
Texas Tenors
Recycled Percussion
Barbara Padilla
Fab Five
Voices of Glory
Drew Stevyns
Hairo Torres
Lawrence Beaman

Final performances took place on Monday, September 14, (a detailed recap is here) with the audience then given the opportunity to vote for the winner.

From the Top 10, the Top 5 America’s Got Talent 2009 finalists were:

Kevin Skinner - Winner
Barbara Padilla - Second
Recycled Percussion - Third
Texas Tenors - Fourth
Voices of Glory - Fifth

It was a close race once the top two finalists were announced. Kevin Skinner had immediately won over audiences with his humble presence, and self-professed profession as chicken catcher. Who would have imagined the emotionally stirring and musically accomplished performance of the Garth Brooks classic, If Tomorrow Never Comes.

Similarly Barbara Padilla had won over America as well. Facing a cancer diagnosis, undergoing chemotherapy and radiation and ultimately prevailing with her health and her voice intact, she has been more than a sentimental favorite; she has had the vocal prowess proving her worthy of winning.

And as always, with two strong contenders there could be only one winner of the Las Vegas headliner show and the million dollar prize.That is the latest word on the America’s Got Talent 2009 winner, Kevin Skinner.


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