Saturday, 26 April 2008

Britain's Got Talent 2007 Winner: Paul Potts

Britain's Got Talent is a British television show in search for Britain's next best amateur talent act, featuring singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, and other talents of all ages. Paul Potts was announced as the winner of Britain's Got Talent Series 1.

Paul’s first audition is and will remain most people’s favourite. This is what moves people. Click on the YouTube video below to see why. The video starts off by giving a brief profile of a humble, un-assuming mobile phone salesman from South Wales. As Paul Potts walked on the stage and spoke to Amanda Holden, no one gave him a chance. Perhaps it was that cheap Tesco (supermarket) suit he was wearing?! Amanda asked: “Paul, what are you here for today Paul?” Paul replied: “To sing opera”, looking at them with nervous puppy dog face, almost apologetically. Piers Morgan raised his eyebrows and looked at Simon Cowell who sighed, and then said: “OK, ready when you are”, who then looked down un-impressed.

And Then Paul Sang Nessun Dorma.....
As the music started and Paul waited for his first line, the audience and judges sat wondering what was going to happen next. Well, the rest is History. Paul Potts BLEW THE AUDIENCE AND JUDGES AWAY with a condensed version of Giacomo Puccini's "Nessun Dorma". The standing ovation from the audience was then summed up by Simon Cowell: “I wasn’t expecting that Paul!”

You can certainly see why it is one of the most watched videos on YouTube! Over 15 million people have watched this Paul Potts youtube video, one of the most watched of all time!


Gonzalo González said...

Usually, I don´t like contests like this, but I admit that this guy sing ver well

Sorry for my english, Marisa!

Do you like the flags too, it´s true? jejeje

See you!

Marisa García said...

Yes, I love flags!!!

And about Paul Potts, I really think his voice is great, and the most astonishing thing in the video is that the jury did NOT expect him to sing like that. It's really moving.

Thanks for your comment.

By the way, I recommend my visitors and readers to have a look at Gonzalo's blog. It's fantastic!
You've got it in the Other subjects section of my blog, but I leave it here anyway: