I'm pretty relieved that the victory of Kevin Skinner on America's Got Talent didn't go unnoticed - but just the same, he won, and there were a lot of acts whose one chance to make it big went up in smoke because Mr. Skinner is apparently the best amateur act that America can come up with today.
In other news, Kevin Skinner, America's Got Talent season 4 champion, recently talked to Entertainment Weekly, and he revealed that he thought the thing that made him win was his connection with the audience.
"I kind of think -- and I've heard a lot of people tell me this -- that I connected with the audience, that people all across America were connected to me. I'm just a common, everyday person. I don't look any different, more flashy than I would everyday. People connected with that. I'm kind of like the friend next door, you know? I think I also just chose a good song, too, and it turned out great. I think that's what gave me the edge."
The first is acceptable, partly because there's really no foolproof way to prove or disprove it. Making a connection for performers is intangible and only something you feel. On the second assertion, though, when he said he thought he made a good song choice and that it turned out "great," it just doesn't sink well with me.
With this in mind, it's clear that the atrocity that was his final performance wasn't the case with Kevin Skinner. He thought it was good, that somehow he deserved it, and while sure, it's now a non-issue, it still slightly irks me that he doesn't have an idea how loathed his winning - not him - had been.
Maybe he doesn't really visit the forums or anything. He really shouldn't on second though.
To his fans, expect Kevin Skinner to indeed headline a Vegas show on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, and one show on Sunday, some two-hour nights, some less.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of NBC)