Timothy Michael Poe didn’t seem too confident about his singing when he walked out on the stage in San Antonio for “America’s Got Talent.” But Poe, who talks with a stutter due to a brain injury he received while fighting in Afghanistan, wowed the judges with both his talent and his story.
“I spent 14 years in the military but my service ended in 2009 after I was hit by a grenade in Afghanistan. It broke my back and gave me a brain injury and that’s the reason why a stutter a little bit when I talk.”
Poe said that he was worried about getting up on stage because of his stutter but he was convinced by his friends and family to give it a shot. And when Poe started singing, his stutter disappeared and the audience sat back in amazement.
Poe sang Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and earned a standing ovation.
Howie Mandel called Poe “a phenomenal talent.”
Sharon Osbourne said he had a “rich and beautiful tone to his voice.”
Howard Stern added: “I was moved by your performance and thought you did a good job.”
Here’s the video of Tim Poe singing on “America’s Got Talent.”
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