Here is America’s Got Talent winner Michael Grimm performing When A Man Loves A Woman and other songs from the show. The music videos shows why America voted for him as the next America’s Got Talent winner in a major upset over 10-year old opera sensation Jackie Evancho. See Michael Grimm videos below!
For his victory Michael Grimm earned a cool one million dollars and all the accolades that come with future success. His career is now launched thanks to the America’s Got Talent Season 5 competition.
So who is Michael Grimm? Biographically he was born in the deep south in Waveland, Mississippi. He is 30 years old and has described his life as a struggle. That struggle began early in his childhood. Grimm has promised to use the prize money to help his grandparents. They raised him as a boy and lost everything they owned during Hurricane Katrina. Otherwise his background is thin as is true of all amateur musicians on these talent shows.
Grimm was raised to love country music as did his grandparents. They encouraged him to play his music in local bars in southern Mississippi where they frequently attended to root him on.
His audition on the show occurred in Los Angeles where he received instant kudos for his singing skills. The following week of competition found him singing “Try a Little Tenderness” which won the fans over for good. You can view that video performance by Michael Grimm below as well. In the semifinals he performed “You Can Leave Your Hat On” which advanced him to the finals round of ten.
In the finals Grimm made a smashing success “Let’s Stay Together” which advanced him to the top four and finals night on September 16th 2010. Others in the competition at that point included Jackie Evancho, the pretty 10-year old opera singer whose talent and poise made her the odds on favorite to win. Others still in the final four included the wacky Prince Poppycock and the sensational dance troupe Fighting Gravity. All of these individuals may have fine careers ahead of them although it is difficult to know if Prince Poppycock’s ranging talent will find a home with a reliable audience that will pay money to watch his gig.
In the end stood Michael Grimm, alone with the bookmakers’ favorite. She lost and the rest is history. Michael Grimm, winner America’s Got Talent! You can download his new CD on iTunes for the appropriate fee of course. It was released on July 20th during the show.
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Enjoy the videos below of Michael Grimm. “When A Man Loves A Woman” is undoubtedly his best and he saved it for the end when it mattered most. Clutch performance from a future star. Enjoy the YouTube videos!
Michael Grimm: When A Man Loves A Woman
Michael Grimm: Let’s Stay Together
Michael Grimm: Try a Little Tenderness
Michael Grimm: You Can Leave Your Hat On