Grant Davis of Carson wins Dr. Phil TV talent show
July 12, 2012
Fans of Carson City entertainer Grant Davis saw the 15-year-old beat several peers Wednesday on the nationally televised Dr. Phil show.
Davis, now in Los Angeles recording an album, bested several competing youths on a pre-taped show called “Is My Child a Star?”
Davis said the experience was beyond words.
“I never in a million years thought this would happen to me,” he said after his triumph.
Dr. Phil McGraw, whose show is a staple of the afternoon talk genre, said judges agreed that Davis showed the most potential.
The two-part show, which ran Tuesday and Wednesday before the winner was disclosed, focused on the competitors and their mothers as the moms coached and cajoled their offspring.
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Among the prizes young Davis won was a new Ford Focus, use of a Wilshire Boulevard apartment for six months, the aid of an agent, television show appearances, plus acting, vocal and dance lessons from professionals.
Actress and celebrity Florence Henderson headed a group of judges during the show. Judges commented that Davis had a strong voice, but Henderson said his decision to sing “That’s Life” wasn’t the best, it being too old for a teen. But she also told him that he has a great future and projected “terrific stage presence.”