Friday, July 06, 2007

Paul Potts

Who is Paul Potts, you might be saying? Well, Paul is a cell phone salesman from Cardiff, England, who recently participated in the UK version of "America's Got Talent" (actually, the UK version is the original version). Watch the expressions on the faces of the judges when he first walks out and announces what he will be performing, and watch how their expressions are completely transformed by the end of the performance.



(Oh, by the way, Paul went on to win the entire competition. This is a great story of the underdog being underestimated.)

8 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Thank you Matt!! This video made my morning. I was as surprised as the judges. I watched it twice.

Dad said...

Thanks for the reminder - one of my favorite arias!! Have you seen his performance in the finals? Complete, with tux, stage smoke, and sparklers at the end!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOXvboRnWQ

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

That was incredible. Thanks for sharing it!

karen said...

I saw that a while ago...moved me to tears. . .my fav!

karen said...

still moved me to tears! :-}

Kristen said...

A friend at work shared this with me, and I was crying, too! Just incredible. And, after he won the contest, Paul still seemed very humble and so sweet. He just seems like such a kind, softspoken person. I'm glad he won!

NoVA Dad said...

I hope that he doesn't turn out to be a flash-in-the-pan, where a record company (in this case, Simon Cowell) rushes a quick album out, cashes in, and then deserts him. I think he's got the potential to be a big talent, with the right guidance and training.

stephanie said...

That is one of my favorite arias, and he sings it with such feeling. Really lovely.