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Kevin Skinner – Hopefully Not Another Susan Boyle

July 2nd, 2009 · 18 Comments

Kevin SkinnerIt’s not that Kevin Skinner doesn’t have talent – he does!  I just hope he doesn’t get hounded by the media and end up having a nervous breakdown like Susan Boyle did.  There are comparisons that can be made, both Kevin Skinner and Susan Boyle were laughed at for being a little “slow” when they came on stage in front of the audience and judges.  Both were not taken seriously and, to be honest, neither one was expected to have much talent!  Finally, both amazed everyone the moment they began to sing!

The similarities, however, end there.  Yes, Susan Boyle has a lovely voice, but I think her rise to stardom was more about how she won over the public that was mocking her, than her actual talent.  Kevin Skinner’s talent, on the other hand, is the real deal!  The purity in his voice and the America’s Got Talent Judgesraw emotions that he put into his singing and guitar playing the other evening was powerful.  He moved me to tears and I don’t say that lightly.

When Kevin said he was going to sing a Garth Brooks’ song, I thought, Oh no -boring!!!  No, I don’t like country music!  Give me jazz and I’m happy, but country….I’ll close my ears everytime!  Well, I may still not be a country music fan, but I am a Kevin Skinner fan!  If he were to record that song tomorrow, I would be one of the first in line to buy it!

Maya Muses:  I hope Kevin Skinner wins this year’s competition of America’s Got Talent and if not, then I hope he goes as far as Susan Boyle did in Britian’s Got Talent, but with a different outcome. 

If there are any smart record producers out there, they would give him a recording contract in a heartbeat!  Not only does he have a beautiful singing voice, he seems to be a really nice guy!

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Tags: Entertainment · Music Muses

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Deena // Jul 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I saw his performance, he was incredible! Just as amazing was the audience, you could hear a pin drop, and that in itself tells you how he touched everyone! I hope he wins!

  • 2 Lynn // Jul 3, 2009 at 1:58 am

    You’re right, I think there wasn’t a single person in the audience who wasn’t moved by his song! I know who I’m voting for!

  • 3 al // Jul 3, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Another Susan? Naah!! I think he’s a lot better…did not sing in a choir…after the competition’s over, u will own ur own farm..not just chicken but also cattle…luv u man..

  • 4 John // Jul 3, 2009 at 2:34 am

    A down home kind of guy, he’s got my vote!

  • 5 Lynn // Jul 3, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I agree Al, he is a lot better! I just hope that he’ll be able to handle the pressure of being famous and in the media spotlight if he does win.

  • 6 Lynn // Jul 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

    John, a down home kind of guy that I hope will stay the way he is when AGT is over!

  • 7 Vicki Smith // Jul 6, 2009 at 4:08 am

    I think Kevin Skinner is one of the finest talents I have ever seen- CW and otherwise. I think he is superior to Garth Brooks. How I wish we had been able to hear the whole song! If he wins (I want to say WHEN he wins LOL) or at least is in the top 10 I will move Heaven and Earth to see him in the tour that follows..How can he not become a megastar in the CW field?

    As far as Susan Boyle is concerned, it seems obvious that those commenting here have not followed what has happened since the show; she has gotten better and better and has received standing ovations to sell-out audiences. And when she appears, she gets far more applause than any of the others- many of whom are certainly very talented.

    She is real- she is extraordinarily talented, but I believe somewhat fragile and I am afraid this business which is really hell on wheels will be far too overwhelming for her unless she carefully paces herself. This business is murder for EVERYBODY- but she is very vulnerable and as I saw I worry about her. She is intelligent- but the oxygen deprivation at birth has resulted in strange behavior at times, and I hope people will be understanding. She is a sweet, lovely human being and in no way a “diva” as some tabloids have suggested. God bless the 2 of them!

  • 8 Vicki Smith // Jul 6, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Also- Kevin never said he s a chicken farmer; he obviously has a great sense of humor- and said he’s a chicken CATCHER- that he and 5 others had caught 60,000 chickens in one night and one guy had caught 8 at a time- for corn’s sakes, how could people think he was being serious?? lol

  • 9 Lynn // Jul 7, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Vicki….yep, 60,000 chickens is a tall order even when you catch 8 at a time!!! Lol.

    I love both Kevin and Susan, but I think Kevin puts a lot more feeling into his singing. I listened to Garth Brooks sing the same song and for me, it’s way too country; I wouldn’t buy it! (It was the first time I listened to a Garth Brooks song, so that shows you how much I don’t care for country music!) I love Kevin’s interpretation, not only because of his voice, but also because he turned the song into more of a pop ballad than a country western tune.

    I think you’re right, how can he not become a mega-star! As I’ve already said, if Kevin records this song….I’ll be one of the first in line to buy it! I hope he wins!!!

  • 10 janekline // Aug 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Iwould buyhis CD any day!!!! He has you when he begins to sing – if he does not win – the CM big wigs should sing him on – they are missing a deal here for sure. He can deliver.

    I agree Vicki about Susan too – she is a star, has great talent and has weathered the media storm and I hope she does well.

    Ihope they bring back Kari too and AGT gets their act together

  • 11 Lynn // Aug 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I’m with you Jane, I would buy his cd as well! I think any record producer would be smart to sign him on….country or pop!

  • 12 Kent j // Jun 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Kevin is a very mediocre talent. I have NO idea how he made it into the top 5. I happen to love country music and would never give a red nickle for anything the guy has to offer. Its a mystery how you folks liked this average guy. Average guy with a very sucky voice.

  • 13 Lynn // Jun 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I hate to admit it Kent, but it seems that the only song that he really sung well was If Tomorrow Never Comes. What a disappointment. I hope he proves me wrong!!!

  • 14 Kevin Skinner HATER // Jun 17, 2010 at 2:52 am

    What the hell are you people smoking ?? Kevin Skinner has NO talent whatsoever, the personality of a dead fish and his voice SUX. How DARE you compare him in ANY way to Susan Boyle who has TRUE talent and an INCREDIBLE voice.

    Skinner belongs chasing chickens. What a waste of $1M that could have gone to someone w /actual talent.

  • 15 Lynn // Jun 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    As I told Kent, KSH, I’m hoping he’ll surprise us, but I’m not holding my breath. When I wrote this post the only song I heard him sing is, If Tomorrow Never Comes and you can’t take away the fact that that performance was magical.

  • 16 SKINNER HATER // Jun 23, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T SING.

  • 17 SKINNER HATER // Jun 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I have searched and can’t seem to find out how many albums this guy sold. did he sell any?

  • 18 Lynn // Jun 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    SH, your guess is as good as mine!

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