America’s Got Talent has a knack for uncovering hidden talents, and Kevin Skinner appears to fit the bill perfectly. Despite being initially dismissed as a “hillbilly” by many, including the judges and the live audience, Skinner quickly proves his worth.

With his rustic charm and down-to-earth demeanor, Skinner captivates the crowd as he recounts his days as a chicken catcher, garnering applause from the audience. Despite the skepticism of the judges, they ultimately encourage him to showcase his talent on stage.

The initially hesitant and skeptical atmosphere in the crowd quickly transforms into sheer amazement as Skinner showcases his guitar and singing skills. Both the audience and the judges are visibly stunned by his performance, which earns him a standing ovation and leaves everyone speechless.

One judge perfectly sums it up: “Every season, there’s a moment I remember… when someone walks on stage dressed like you are, and we all think, ‘This is going to be a disaster…’ And within twenty seconds, you have me. And at the end of it all, that was one of the most touching performances I’ve seen in a long time.”

The other judges also heap praise on Skinner, and the overwhelmingly positive reaction from the audience deeply affects him.

You can watch his incredible performance here: