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Edon Pinchot shows he’s ‘got talent,’ selected semi-finalist

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UPDATE: Edon was selected as one of 48 semi-finalists to go to New York for the live auditions of "America's Got Talent."

You can vote for him as a favorite act on NBC'S website. Click here to go to the site.

At the "America's Got Talent" auditions that aired last month week, 13-year-old Edon Pinchot of Chicago made judges swoon with his heartfelt cover of OneRepublic's "Good Life." For many Jewish viewers, though, it was undoubtedly his yarmulke that stood out. Last year, the young vocalist and keyboard player was touted by NCSY as "the Jewish Justin Bieber" after the organization tapped him to cover John Lennon's "Imagine" in a YouTube video. (That performance got Pinchot noticed by Howard Stern even before the shock jock became a "Talent" judge.) Given the recent photos of a bare-headed Matisyahu, is Pinchot now a contender to be America's next kipah-wearing musical sensation?

Posted: 6/8/2012 2:28:39 PM
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