MICHAEL GRIMM (AUDITION): YOU DON’T KNOW ME
The moment that Michael Grimm, a thirty-year-old singer from MIssissippi, began singing in his audition for America’s Got Talent was the moment that a wonderful new career was launched. I was mesmerized. Michael’s soulful voice reminds me of Michael Bolton. My daughter Erin’s reaction sums it up perfectly: “I got shivers! He had a superb voice plus he’s attractive, humble, and sensitive.”
AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Congratulations, Michael, for taking the title! You deserved it!
Click here to buy Michael’s new self-titled album, which was released in May 2011.
MICHAEL GRIMM (WEEK TWO): TIRED OF BEING ALONE
MICHAEL GRIMM (SEMIFINALS): YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
MICHAEL GRIMM (TOP TEN): LET’S STAY TOGETHER
MICHAEL GRIMM (FINALS): WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
The results were announced on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Michael was declared the winner over runner-up Jackie Evancho, the ten-year-old girl who sings like an angel. Before the winner was revealed, the top four acts performed duets with well-known singers. Michael was honored to sing with three-time Grammy nominee Jewel.
Here is the moment when host Nick Cannon announced the winner!
On Friday, September 17, 2010, two days after he was crowned the winner on America’s Got Talent, Michael Grimm appeared on Ellen. In a touching moment, Michael knelt on one knee and proposed to Lucy, his girlfriend of three years.
Michael has already made a handful of albums but this is his first foray into the big time. There’s no question that he’s destined for superstardom. Click here to order his latest album, Leave Your Hat On.
Here is a terrific twenty-six-minute interview with Michael on the May 13, 2011 episode of Kats With the Dish, a weekly arts and entertainment radio show in Las Vegas. Coh-osts John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone ask Michael about his America’s Got Talent victory, his new CD on Epic Records and his marriage proposal that was broadcast on national TV.
Here is Michael singing You Don’t Know Me, the song he auditioned with, with McKenna Medley, the daughter of Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers fame. It was shot in Branson, Missouri, just two days before Michael left to go film America’s Got Talent after the auditions aired.
Here is Michael’s bio from the America’s Got Talent website:
Michael Grimm grew up in South Mississippi where his grandparents raised him. His grandmother took him to church on Sundays, where she played the piano at the service. This was where Michael fell in love with music. His grandmother inspired him and encouraged him to pursue his newfound love. At the age of 12, he started working at local bars. As he grew older, he perfected his guitar playing, vocals and songwriting skills, listening to different styles of music while he continued to write his own. In 2000, Michael was encouraged to move to Las Vegas because of the abundance of work. He worked in Las Vegas with many different artists, learning and playing a wide variety of musical styles. He eventually formed his own three-piece band, working in small local bars, casino lounges, and a few Vegas steakhouses. When he auditioned for America’s Got Talent, he had a goal. That goal was to show his appreciation to his grandparents. Just like many others, his grandparents lost everything in the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Michael would like to offer his grandparents a home. America’s Got Talent can be the vehicle to help him achieve his goal.
Click here to view the best acts from The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.