Singing Soldier Cut from America’s Got Talent

    June 27, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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Singing Soldier Timothy Michael Poe was cut from the recent episode of “America’s Got Talent”, NBC’s popular talent competition. Poe was effectively given the boot after performing a cover of country singer George Strait’s “The Chair”, which obviously didn’t settle too well with the judges. If you’re still waiting to watch this on DVR, you’ve already read too much.

“I don’t know that he holds up to other singers on this show at all,” Howie Mandel remarked.

If Poe’s name sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because probably the singer’s introduction on “America’s Got Talent” was caught in a web of national controversy. Poe, who served in Afghanistan in 2009, claims he was injured after a grenade attack, leaving him with numerous injuries and a speech impediment. However, the Minnesota National Guard records indicate that nothing of the sort ever too place. Curious, that.

To make matters worse, the accompanying photo used on the program wasn’t Poe at all. In reality, the man in the pic was Sgt. Norman Bone, who was understandably infuriated over the debacle. Carrie Morris, Poe’s finance, claims that the singing soldier submitted the wrong picture because he was rushed to do so by the show’s producers. When TMZ asked the contestent to submit records of his injuries, Poe never produced any relevant documents supporting his claim.

However, despite all of this questionable behavior, FreemantleMedia insists that Poe’s inconsistencies played no part in his elimination, as this portion of the program was filmed before the controversy surrounding his injuries started bubbling towards the surface.

  • Fr3ddy Rul3s

    I know the majority of us expected Tim Poe to be cut from the line up of acts. With all the drama that surrounded him I think it was a good move by the Americas Got Talent judges. I love to watch Americas Got Talent and I’ve done so the past few years. I love to watch my show on primetime and this can be done using my Hopper. Just when I thought the Hopper couldn’t get any better, now I can skip commercials too. One of my coworkers at Dish showed me how Auto Hop worked, and now that I’ve used it, I’m happy I can just skip commercials. The Auto Hop feature will automatically skips commercials on PrimeTime Anytime shows a day after they’ve recorded. I won’t have to worry about wearing out the remote so soon.