Skip to comments.Singing salesman makes Cowell's jaw drop
Posted on 06/14/2007 5:12:10 PM PDT by Kaslin
A MOBILE phone salesman from Wales has stunned the judges of a British talent show with his rendition of an opera classic.
Paul Potts, 36, sang Nessun Dorma – made famous by Luciano Pavarotti – for the judges on Britain's Got Talent TV show, who are searching for an act to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and win $A250,000.
It was a daunting prospect, not only singing for a huge TV audience, but notoriously nasty Idol judge Simon Cowell.
But Potts, who has battled a burst appendix, a huge tumour on his adrenal gland and a shattered collarbone after being knocked off his bike, knocked 'em dead.
Wearing a cheap suit and with his hair cut too short, he admitted the judges weren't initially impressed.
But when he sang he blew them away.
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DEFINITELY worth a listen... his rendition got me all misty
I saw and heard it on Brit Hume. That was amazing! Idol does
not have music like that that I have heard before. At first I thought it was a gag.
When I was a paint room foreman I had a material handler who sang opera. It was X rated opera but those who know opera were astounded and said he missed his calling because they said he was good...real good.
That was worth listening to!
Very cool. Thank you for posting this. Lovely. Just lovely.
This guy needs to lose his day job and should definitely be singing professionally.
Wow. That was worth taking a chance on the video. Fantastic!
Isn’t opera amazing. So many people say they don’t like it, but when you hear something like that, nothing else will bring tears to your eyes like it.
Wow...I’m in tears over that performance. Such a simple, unpretentious man with such a gift. He has received a special blessing from God with a voice like that and I think he humbly knows it.
when I saw the clip on Britt Hume...I thought this has got to be a joke...and it wasn’t! Just stunning. the guy is so humble. i hope he makes a fortune..he deserves it!
I particularly liked the reactions of the panel of judges as they went from “Yeah, let’s see what this guy’s got!” to being totally blown away by his performance.
I too kept waiting for the joke. He brought tears to my eyes with that beautiful voice.
Bravo, Mr. Potts.
Seems to have a nice voice....too bad you can’t hear it through all the vibrato.
Talk about the ugly duckling/Swan, man, that guy was amazing.
Wow... thanks for that! Just wonderful...
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