Controversial soldier Tim Poe off 'America's Got Talent'

Country crooner and former soldier Timothy Poe won over America's heart after his initial audition for "America's Got Talent" when he shared that he was injured in combat, but he quickly lost credibility when his injuries couldn't be proven. Now he's off the show – for his performance, not the controversy.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The soldier and singer with Minnesota roots, Timothy Poe, sang George Strait's "The Chair" on Tuesday night's episode of "America's Got Talent" in hopes of being one of the top 48 to move forward with the competition, but the judges didn't make that happen, E!online reported.

“I don’t know that he holds up to other singers on this show at all,” said judge Howie Mandel while evaluating Poe, in this Associated Press story.

Here's more about the controversy that developed when Poe claimed on the show that he was wounded as a soldier in Afghanistan. The military said that didn't happen.

Poe finally said in a tearful interview that he wasn't sure what the truth was anymore.

Next Up

Jeff Gladney

Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 3.28.56 PM

Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

fire truck

Victims of double-fatal house fire in Wadena County identified

The man and woman died in the early Sunday house fire.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 7.50.23 AM

Charges: Witness thought Austin man was 'joking' before he killed woman

The criminal complaint details what may have led to the 20-year-old's death.

Melvin Carter

Minneapolis and St. Paul to require face masks in city buildings

The mayors are also urging businesses to adopt mask rules for customers.

Reinbold

Charges detail murder of woman by fugitive bomb-maker husband

Eric Reinbold is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife.

Jeff Gladney

Vikings' 2020 first-round pick Gladney indicted by Texas grand jury

If convicted Gladney could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

face mask

List of places in Minnesota now requiring or recommending face masks

Businesses and organizations are changing their policies in response to the delta variant.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

From ticket prices to new foods to health protocols, we've got you covered.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Suspect steals unlocked squad car, leads officers on miles-long chase

The suspect also brandished a shotgun from the stolen vehicle out the window.

Screen Shot 2021-08-03 at 11.01.49 AM

Watch: Pair wanted in connection with Mankato graffiti spree

There were at least nine criminal damage incidents reported in downtown Mankato.

Related

Soldier with Minnesota ties killed

Pentagon officials on Saturday said Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, who attended Mankato State University, died Sept. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

MN National Guard vet may have stretched truth on TV talent show

Timothy Poe told the judges on "America's Got Talent" that he suffered a broken back and brain injuries during a grenade attack in Afghanistan. The Minnesota Army National Guard confirms Poe served for nine years. But there's no record of any injury.

One of soldiers killed in Army helicopter crash was Twin Cities native

Chief Warrant Officer Two Lucas Sigfrid was a Champlin Park High School graduate who attended St. Cloud State University before joining the Army. He was one of four soldiers killed when two helicopters crashed on a training mission at a base in Washington state.

Minnesota Civil War soldier to get grave marker

A Civil War soldier from central Minnesota will be honored with a marker placed on his grave. Edgar Lewis was buried in a Hewitt cemetery without a marker when he died 93 years ago.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan was MSU student

A 26-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 13 was a student at Minnesota State University Mankato. Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn of Lafayette, Indiana was a civil engineering student but dropped out after two years to join the military. Funeral services will be held in Indiana.

Minnesota singer under fire for stories he told on reality show

Singer and Minnesotan Timothy Poe has been in the spotlight this week -- but not for his voice and guitar-strumming. The country crooner on the TV show "America's Got Talent" claimed that he was injured while serving in the military in Afghanistan, but those claims have been called into question. That's not all he lied about, his ex-wife says.

30 Minnesota soldiers return home for the holidays

Gov. Mark Dayton attended a special ceremony over the weekend that honored the soldiers for their sacrifice and recognized that for many, it's their second or third deployment.