america talent 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/6/13) - America's Got Talent aired the semi-final round of the competition on Tuesday featuring Appalachian Kentucky contestant, Jimmy Rose.

The former coal miner took the stage dressed in a blue jeans, boots and a button down as he performed the Garth Brooks hit, "If Tomorrow Never Comes."

"Tomorrow may never come and if people would take the time and think like that, they would live their lives a little differently," Rose said. "I enjoyed that song; I sing it a lot."

Although Rose is content with his performance, the judges had mixed reviews. Judge Howard Stern described the performance as "nice" and "good," but also thought it lacked passion.

According to Rose, not everyone enjoys the same performances and the judges are entitled to their opinion.

"I respect their decisions and their comments," Rose said. "You have to learn how to take their advice and use it to the best of your knowledge, build off of it and make your next performance that much better."

The following night, on Wednesday, Jimmy found himself center stage awaiting the results of America's votes.

"My stomach was in knots, man, he recalled. "I was hoping to hear my name called."

Then the host, Nick Cannon, delivered the results advancing Rose on to the next round. And if tomorrow never comes, Rose wants to simply tell his fans "thanks."

According to Rose, it is the people that make you who you are.

"I don't care how big you get in life or how much success you have, it's the people that stand behind you that make you successful, Rose stated. "Don't ever let stuff go to your head and forget who you are. Without my fans, I wouldn't be here and I wouldn't be going on the next level. I give credit where it's due, and it's to the fans at this point."

America's Got Talent will air on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9/8c.

You can follow the competition online at http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (5/4/15) ― The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 4. Deborah… Read More

KMA Announces 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' Drive May 16

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Kentucky Motorcycle Association, District 14 proudly supports Cell Phones for… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4189

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3527

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3363

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2917

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2825

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15579

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8493

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 04, 2015 1440

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1341

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 922

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 654

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 613

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 507

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 428

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 333

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 326

Providence Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News