Singing "chicken catcher," farmer and Mayfield, Ky., native Kevin Skinner was crowned the new champion of "America’s Got Talent" on the NBC broadcast last night, MTV.com reports.
The 35-year-old singer won $1 million — and the headliner’s spot in the "America’s Got Talent" variety show in Las Vegas — by singing his version of Aerosmith’s "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" on Monday’s final performance show, topping opera singer Barbara Padilla.
Skinner almost was upstaged by worldwide sensation Susan Boyle, who sang a strong cover of the Rolling Stones’ "Wild Horses." The ballad is expected to be the first single from her debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," due out in November.
— Allison J. Waldman