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Singing soldier cut from 'America's Got Talent'

Singing soldier cut from 'America's Got Talent'

June 26th, 2012 by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The singing soldier whose claims of being injured in battle were rejected by military officials won't be advancing on "America's Got Talent."

Timothy Michael Poe appeared earlier this month on the NBC talent competition. He said he was injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2009, but Minnesota National Guard records didn't support his story.

Poe crooned George Strait's "The Chair" before he was cut from the contest during Tuesday's Las Vegas-set installment.

The country singer won over the crowd and judges during his initial audition that aired earlier this month with a moving story about how he blocked a grenade blast to save his buddies.

Poe later told a Dallas TV station that he believed he was telling the truth but doesn't know what is real.