Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.—The Rat Pack Throwback

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Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

In an earlier post, I marveled at how Neil Fullard, a forty-two-year-old bar bouncer in England who had never sung in public, auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and sounded just like Frank Sinatra. Well, history repeats itself! Just like Fullard, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., a thirty-six-year-old car washer, stepped onto the stage of America’s Got Talent on June 22, 2011, and belted out a tune that would make the Chairman of the Board proud. The judges couldn’t have been more surprised if Frank himself had beamed down on stage!

I’m not at all surprised that Landau ended up winning the competition. His rags-to-riches story and prodigious talent touched the hearts of millions.

 

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Landau’s rendition of Sinatra’s signature song, My Way, in the finals on September 13, 2011, moved me to tears. He poured his heart, his soul, and all the joy and struggles of his entire life story into his performance. Bravo!

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Before the winner was announced on September 14, 2011, Landau took the stage with Patti LaBelle for a rousing rendition of You’re All I Need.



Here is the announcement of Landau’s win followed by all six of his performances (not including intros or judges’ comments).





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4 Responses to “Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.—The Rat Pack Throwback”

  1. George R. Jones Says:

    Landau is truly a great representative of some of the hidden talent that is hidden in West Virginia… not just his voice, but also his attitude and behavior. He is AWESOME!!!

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Glad you enjoyed Landau’s performance, George. I think we’re all looking forward to seeing what he does next.

  3. Karen P Says:

    Really enjoyed being able to see and hear this talented gentleman since I missed all but the last one which was rerun last evening. He reminds me a whole lot of Johnny Adams, a New Orleans local talent, who sounded so much like Tom Jones that you could hardly tell them apart. I so hope that this has given him the exposure that Johnny never got. I just love the way he puts some of his own style into each song and I’m anxious to hear him find and develop a persona which distinguishes him in his own right hopefully without losing too much of the sound that has gotten him this far. He truly has a blessed God given talent so I’d just be thrilled to hear a little gospel from this fellow as well. Thank you so much for posting the videos!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re very welcome, Karen. Yes, let’s hope Landau uses this show as a launching pad for an exciting new career!

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