America's Got Talent

Michael Grimm – America’s Got Talent – You Don’t Know Me

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Michael Grimm auditions for America’s Got Talent with “You Don’t Know Me”. This was amazing!

Michael says he wants to help his grandparents who raised him since they lost everything to Hurricane Katrina.

“That was pure talent,” said Howie Mandell.

“He’s a very ordinary humble guy who gave a brilliant performance,” said Piers Morgan.

Sharon Osborne asked Michael Grimm to take off his hat to see what was going on under there. LOL

Watch the video here:

Here’s an old performance of Michael Grimm with Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns at the Palms in Las Vegas:

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Elizabeth Neal
Elizabeth Neal

I think Michael Grimm is awesome! I love his voice! He needs to sing one of his songs on AGT...if he can. I hope he wins AGT.

paula
paula

He is the reason I am watching I never watched it before, Howie is wrong though he needs to keep his act the way it is, To many singers sell out there style and talent because america likes seeing idiots who can not sing. He is awesome good luck michael I am voting for you.

June Schiavoni
June Schiavoni

Howie said WHAT?....Michael shouldn't change one iota of his style or voice...THIS is who we all fell in love with .. Sings with his heart and soul and moves me to tears...... he should keep up whatever he is doing....He should win this contest with no close competition .....I will surely go out to buy his album....more power to ya Michael. My mom and I have been singing this song for years...nice to know somebody else loves it......Tootsjps

Anna
Anna

Incredible voice, easy on the eyes. Find Dreams to Remember on youtube. This guy is channeling Ray Charles, Otis Redding. He's up there with the best of soul and blues singers.

He may be a professional in that he makes his living playing bars and restaurants in Vegas casinos, selling self-produced CDs, and opening for past their prime rockers, but he doesn't have a recording contract and doesn't headline in Vegas...yet! Certainly hope that changes soon!

VICKI FOX
VICKI FOX

BEAUTIFUL PERSON, WONDERFUL VOICE, TOUCHING STORY , WOW!!!! I HOPE HE FINDS A GREAT CAREER AFTER AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. HE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE I HAVE SEEN ON AMERICAN IDOL OR AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS GRANDMA. YOU HAVE MY VOTE 100% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick
Rick

After hearing this kid, if he doesn"t win , the shows fixed. He's right there with Eli Mattson and Kevin Skinner. And Howie wants him to step it up, with what, do the worm in his underwear on the floor ? Class act as is, needs nothing more.

Monleo
Monleo

I love this guy to death! And I usually hate AGT! But I'll be following this season's now, purely for Michael and voting for him! He needs a break.. He's too good not to be discovered by America! And I disagree with the above that a professional can't try out.. Why not??? He obviously hasn't made it big yet and he mentions that he is doing this to give his grandparents a better life, if only amateurs tried out, Adam lambert would have not been discovered either.

Rickey I thank u for covering AGT! I'll be your most avid follower! :)

SavannahSP
SavannahSP

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he will win AGT this year. That's my prediction.

Tony
Tony

He totally sounds like Michael Bolton

jas886
jas886

Wow, he sings a whole lot better than Lee DeWyze.

Sharon
Sharon

Terry Vader, the winner a few years ago, was also a professional. I've never seen anything about the rules saying they have to be rank amateurs on this show. There's 1000's of artists out there who aren't stars who make Idol and AGT fun to watch. Eliminating that this year on Idol was a huge mistake, IMO.

Hans415
Hans415

Is Michael Grimm allowed to be on America’s Got Talent?
He seems to have been around for a long time even selling his live Album on Amazon. Been Live at NYNY Las Vegas. He has done many opening acts for “Heart” sang with many a professional signer also. Isn’t he considered a Professional by now? While I loved the song and his rendition of it and his voice, He seems to be a Professional singer.

J_LARAMEE
J_LARAMEE

Like is voice and his sincerity. Hope he makes it! I'll have to check out the iTunes stuff. I guess at age 30 he's too old for Idol. (If I'm right that the Idol age limit is 27?)

Ali
Ali

Can we please have the mp3? Pretty please?

WhoDat
WhoDat

where did the by harry connick jr part come from?

Pretty good. Few words from Howie, but he's better and more useful from that clip then any idol judge.

Kat
Kat

agreed he should have tried out for idol. is he within the age limit? his voice killed me. it was pure soul. voices like that are hard to find these days

Tom
Tom

He's really good but kind of a plant as he's done a concerts in Vegas and had work opening for Heart.

He hasn't made it big yet though which I guess is why he's here so good luck to him.

Shollia
Shollia

Wow, he's fantastic. Wish he would've tried out for AI instead though. He would've killed it.

mumbalee
mumbalee

He's got 2 albums on iTunes already. I just downloaded them. LOVE THIS GUY! Why is he not signed! He's fantastic!

Roberta
Roberta

I'm begging... please, please, please put up an MP3 of this.
Wow, this brought me to tears. What a voice!

Sharon
Sharon

Ricky, Ricky, Ricky, this song goes WAY further back than Harry C Jr. It was written n 1955 and recorded first by Jerry Vale and later by the cowriter, Eddy Arnold. It's a country classic.

I just love this guy's voice. Now that's a sexy gravely voice I can appreciate.

DogBitez
DogBitez

Oh my. I really, really liked his voice. Can I adopt Michael and his grandparents? Yeah, I can envision my summer listening to Michael sing while G'ma and I drink margaritas on the porch... G'pa burning ribs on the grill... I wonder how my hubby would cope with his new 70+ " kids"? Hahahahaha! Hope this is the beginning of a big career for the guy.

Keith
Keith

You sound bit like Michael Bolton to me.

Eric
Eric

Wow. That was impressive. Why didnt he audition for American Idol instead?
He is Elliott Yamin 2.0!

Rickey Lake
Rickey Lake

Are you gonna be covering AGT now that Idol is done? I hope you cover X-Factor (United Kingdom) like you did last year but more in depth please! Last year you only focused on Jedward, Joe, Olly and Danyl.

Joe
Joe

Huh? Check the schedule on his web site. He is appearing at multiple casinos in Vegas from July 24 through the end of the month. He's even had the opportunity to open for several well-known acts. You can also buy CD's and merchandise on his web site, www.michaelgrimmmusic.com.

On AGT, he's up against some young talented singing acts that are "true" unknowns - who have never recorded an album, opened for a popular band, or played to live audiences at major venues in Las Vegas.

What bothers me most of all is his apparent front that he's been doing it since the age of 12, and all he wants to do is make it big for his grandmother. I'd like to know how much he's worth from his existing concerts, music sales in CD's and on Amazon, and merchandise (t-shirts) as well. I don't think he's quite so poor as he would like for you to think. This is just another venue for him to promote himself and ADD to his current revenues - not get the "big break" that others so desperately seek.

Don't get me wrong - he is undoubtedly talented. But I think he's clearly out of his league for AGT. And if I see him shed another tear, I'm gonna puke. Somehow, I think he's gonna be okay...

Anonymous
Anonymous

Either him or Taylor Mathews. Taylor's my fave so far.

chessguy99
chessguy99

Does seem like it. He fits the the profile of recent reality TV talent show winners, white guy with guitar.

Hans415
Hans415

That would mean professional singers who's career has gone down could enter and have a Hugh advantage over the non-professionals. M. Grimms has two albums and the one is ranked 168 on amazon. Which as a seller is a good rank for a music CD. It will probably go lower now in the top 100's in next few days and weeks. Most of these talent shows should only be for the Non-Professional that never has been recognized IMHO.
The more I search about Mr Grimms the more I wonder about his story also.

pop
pop

uh just so u know alot of the acts make money doing there acts... like as a day job.Mike is like a brother and ive known him since he was 10, and he definetly is not rich by far. Also, he has opened for heart and bb king and other bands, but its because those folks all had ties to the same promoters....

Rickey
Rickey

Oops. Apparently I added that in error.

Kyle
Kyle

not anymore but for the past seasons he could have tried out

wayno10
wayno10

Geez, I think the best known version is by Ray Charles.

Donna
Donna

Because he's 30 years old, too old for Idol...

Rickey
Rickey

I've always covered AGT. I even got to interview one of the contestants last year!