West Virginia native wins "America's Got Talent"

NEW YORK (AP) - Soulful vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has
sung 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 other finalists were: teenage rock band PopLyfe from
Oakland, Calif.; Team iLuminate (EYE'-loo-min-ayt), whose dancing
performers equip themselves with wearable wireless lighting
systems; and The Silhouettes, a troupe of youngsters from Arvada,
Colo., who use shadow dancing to illustrate songs.
Murphy will headline at Caesars Palace next month, with the
other three finalists also on the bill.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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