Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Never has the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” been more true than in the case of Kevin Skinner. The unassuming unemployed farmer, who said he used to catch chickens for a living, appeared on Tuesday’s edition of America’s Got Talent. This guy is definitely a diamond in the rough, but I agree with Piers that he could win the competition. After a little bit of snickering and giggles from the audience and judges he sang the most beautiful rendition of "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Garth Brooks. It was the perfect song choice for his voice, but what made it outstanding was how heartfelt it came across. It was a truly moving performance, and his reaction offstage made it even more so. It always gets me to see a grown man cry. After all the fuss the judges have made lately about what seems to me as passable talent at best from other contestants, this was a breath of fresh air. Finally some talent!