There are many reality shows, and some are actually pretty entertaining, but I have to say one of my favorites is America’s Got Talent. The season just ended and I am so glad Landau Eugene Murphy won! For those of you who do not watch the show, he has had a very rough journey getting to where he is today, which makes his win truly inspirational.
Murphy was homeless, working at a car wash just to get by and provide for his family. He had dreams of pursuing his amazing talent as a singer and this show seemed like the best opportunity. Although he never doubted his abilities, he felt as though the odds were against him due to his past, but boy was he wrong! This Frank Sinatra- singer sound alike won the competition and walked away with $1 million and a headlining contract in Las Vegas!
People magazine interviewed him shortly after winning completely teary eyed as he was beside his wife. “ Is this really happening? I’m standing on a red carpet taking pictures. It feels wonderful.” That moment for him must have been unlike anything he has ever experienced in his life. This brings a sense of hope and determination to all of us, proving that perseverance and belief in your dreams can really make them come true! This is why America is called “ the land of opportunity.” Regardless of your background, race, religion or your upbringing you can become anyone you dream of if only you set your mind to it, Landau is a prime example. Kudos to him! I am excited to see his show a Caesars Palace next year!