The winner of “America’s Got Talent” is Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. The amateur singer is on his way to turning professional. The contest filled his pockets with one million dollars and offered him a Las Vegas headlining contract, Associated Press reports.
Landau Eugene Murphy made quite an impression on the jury of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday, when he sang “You’re All I Need to Get By” in a duet with famous singer Patti LaBelle. But this wasn’t the only performance that he impressed with during the contest. He was the jury’s favorite since the beginning of the competition and has managed not to go below the standards that he had been using the judges to, since his first appearance. His voice and his interpretation managed to beat some incredible contestants. Among them, there was a group of performers named the Silhouettes. The group included dancers with ages ranging from 3 to 19 and they used shadows to illustrate the music. Another group of dancers who wowed the jury with their special effects performance was iLuminate, a group of dancers that wore suits with wireless lightning systems. In other words, the competition was tough. The final votes were gathered after Murphy sang Frank Sinatra’s most famous song, “My Way”.
“Thank you so much for just believing in me” said an emotional Murphy after hearing his name called as the winner of the NBC talent contest. He said that this had been his dream since he was “a kid” and now his efforts are “finally paying off”.
Landau Murphy was originally from Logan, W.Va and before entering the TV competition, he used to wash cars for a living. At the moment, all that’s left from that way of living is just a memory as the former car washer is heading to the city that never sleeps: Las Vegas.