Singing soldier cut from 'America's Got Talent'

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Posted on June 27, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 7:23 AM

It was the final chapter Tuesday night for Army Sgt. Timothy Poe, the North Texas soldier who was caught telling stories on national TV.

The judges on the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent" sent him home after Poe crooned George Strait's "The Chair."

"The fact is, you won't be coming to New York," said Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges.

"I don't know that he holds up to other singers on this show at all," added judge Howie Mandel in the episode that was recorded before the soldier's injury claims came under scrutiny.

Poe, 35,  made it through to this second round of the competition in Las Vegas after he told the judges he had survived a grenade attack in Afghanistan in 2009.

But then, the National Guard said those claims weren't true.

Tuesday's broadcast made no reference to the national firestorm stirred up by Poe's exaggerated story.

In an emotional interview, Poe later told News 8 that he believed he had been telling the truth about his military injury, but doesn't know what was real.

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