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Mizzou alumnus has got talent

Posted on June 16, 2008 by Karen Pojmann

If your summer TV viewing schedule includes regular doses of “reality” talent shows, you’re likely to catch 2001 Mizzou graduate Neal Boyd’s operatic stylings at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time tomorrow, June 17, on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Perhaps you’ve already caught a snippet of Boyd’s work during the show’s previews, in which the Mizzou-trained tenor apparently tears up over the gushing of judges Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan. We don’t know how far he goes on the show, a competition during which a winner is chosen by process of elimination. Boyd can’t talk about any details yet; everything is very hush-hush until the finale airs. But it’s probably OK to give Boyd a shout-out if you see him around campus. The Sikeston, Mo., native says he plans to work with his former MU vocal coach, Associate Professor Ann Harrell, this summer. Read all about it — and hear an audio clip of Boyd performing — at Mizzou magazine online.

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