Soulful vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. sang his way to victory on “America’s Got Talent.”
The mellow singer from Logan, W.Va., took the crown on Wednesday, scoring $1 million and a Las Vegas headlining contract. He beat three other finalists on the season-ending broadcast of the NBC talent competition.
The 36-year-old Murphy — whose inspirational backstory brought him from an auto dealer’s car wash to a national stage — got to perform on the show with Patti LaBelle.
The other finalists had starry collaborators as well.