Potty for Potts

Paul Potts, whose audition on “Britain’s Got Talent” just utterly won us over, did indeed, as the judges predicted, make it all the way to the show’s final. Here’s his performance from the finale:

Did he win?

[Thanks to PortlyDyke.]

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16 responses to “Potty for Potts

  1. GayAsXmas

    I watched the final last night and he was easily the best thing about the whole programme – lots of nauseating kids and dodgy novelty acts, but between his performance and the romance of his story, Paul thoroughly deserved his shot at singing for the Queen.

    And crafty old Simon Cowell will have him in a recording studio within a week…

  2. He’s amazing.

    The only problem I see for this great talent is that he’s going to have to change his name if he ever tours Southeast Asia, Cambodia in particular.

  3. Melissa McEwan

    lots of nauseating kids and dodgy novelty acts

    No kidding. The rest of the stage looked like it was staffed with fake acts you’d see in a comedy sketch the backdrop of which is a finale sequence. Straight out of central casting, those lot.

  4. Melissa McEwan

    The only problem I see for this great talent is that he’s going to have to change his name if he ever tours Southeast Asia, Cambodia in particular.

    LOL! I had the same thought. And I swear Ant & Dec (the presenters) couldn’t have made his name sound more like Pol Pot if they’d tried!

  5. Oh, well done, that man!

  6. puellasolis

    Bravissimo! That aria is a perpetual favorite for a reason, and damn, does he sing it well. Massive case of the goosebumps over here.

    Straight out of central casting, those lot.

    I know!! As they went down the line I kept thinking, “…. really???”

  7. I had to check out the NPR website because I swear NPR made him sound like Pol Pot, too.

    NPR also commented on his appearance and his “tubby” figure, which prompted an email from me. Suddenly Madeleine Brand is Simon Cowell?

  8. His audition was, as the judges said, fantastic. But the difference in his stage presence between that one and the final performance… wonderful!! Well done, Mr. Potts!!!

  9. He chose a good piece for his final selection–it’s all about winning a contest! The word “vincero'” is repeated a dozen times in the piece; it’s Italian for :I will win.”

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  11. Edo

    Did he win?

    you are horrible!

    With this lead-in I felt I was watching a train wreck about to happen. I fully expected some skinny, “beautiful”, no-talent hack to win.

    Congrats to Paul Potts!

  12. nan

    Wow. Wonderful that he won. And thanks so much for sharing this, again.

  13. I have his original audition bookmarked just in case I need a good, ecstatic cry at any given time.

    It still gives me goosebumps, and makes me weep in the best way.

    I love that my brother in portliness is going to sing for the queen — a lot of people will probably put him on a diet and try to fix his teeth — without realizing that girth and mouth-cavity shape are important parts of a great operatic voice.

  14. Paul is a great singer.
    I like his voice very much, because it makes people getting emotional when thay do not expect it.

    Thank you for sharing this story with me !

  15. car

    I think that first one was so amazing – there’s a guy in a bad suit, who looks self-conscious and shy and like your typical phone salesman, then the music starts and he transforms into absolute majesty – then as soon as the music stopped, he was instantly the shy phone guy again. Just magical.

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