Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Paul Potts

I really love stories like this about ordinary people who do such great things. Paul Potts is so shy and unassuming with hardly any confidence in himself. Then he opens his mouth and you can hardly believe your ears. It is goosebumps inducing.

He is from Wales and for years he has had a passion for opera singing. He is a cell telephone salesman and so he has not had the chance to do the one thing he loves. There is a show in the UK called Britain's Got Talent and Paul auditioned for them. This is the video of him on the very first try. The famous Simon from American Idol is also one of the judges. I love the exchange of looks when Paul says he is going to sing opera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA&mode=related&search=

This is the final show a few nights ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_5W4t_CBzg&NR=1

Don't you just love it.

Love and laughter,
Amanda

4 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Unbelievable, I was almost crying.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Simply beautiful... it brought tears to my eyes. His voice made my heart soar and you can tell he sang from the depths of his soul. What a special gentleman.
Thank you for sharing.
May God bless you and keep you from harm's way.
Daleea

Val said...

Oh, isn't doesn't he have just a glorious voice?? You could almost perceive Simon rolling his eyes...and then he gets this huge, toothy grin when Paul is done. I'm sure it's exactly what the producers hope to find each season.

Unfortunate about his name though...probably won't be a hit in Cambodia/Laos. ;-/

ssetd said...

The Paul Potts story is absolutely heartwarming and full of encouragement. Just what we needed to hear, and just when we needed it most. Thank you for helping get the word out.

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