This is heart-warming underdog story, sure to move in the hearts of even the most skeptical cynic. If you haven't heard Paul Potts sing, please…PLEASE do yourself a favor and listen to this gifted man use a voice that surely gives angels reason to weep.
Watching this mesmerizing performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma", I became an instant fan of opera…and Paul Potts.
His is a precious Cinderella story that leaves you applauding his triumph and having been given the rare opportunity to watch a cocooned butterfly spread glorious newfound wings.
While this is hardly current news–he won Britain's version of "American Idol" last June–my introduction to Potts occurred in church of all places (to introduce a series of discovering your own God-given talent and using it fully to serve those inside and outside the church).
Read more about Potts' story here.
I love him! I have watched that many times and each time I am amazed.
Wow, that was amazing! I love the change that came over Simon Cowell’s face.
I’ve been out of my native country too long I had no idea that he won or that Piers Morgan was judging!!!
I have heard Paul sing before – and he blows me away every time. I love watching the judges body language and facial expressions change as he performs. You know at the beginning they’re thinking, “Oh, no. Not another one.” And by the end they are so impressed.
I am so out of it!!! I love, love, love this video. I love opera, too, and this story (video) brought me to tears. How cool was that???
Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I post that on mine sometime in the near future, with credit to your PENSIEVE blog, of course? (I am chuckling at the earlier post you wrote about your blog name…)
Oh….Paul Potts and Nessun Dorma hold a special place in my heart. My husband asked for the CD for Christmas and our 2-year old son has falled in love with Nessun Dorma. He and his daddy listen to it exactly twice on their way to daycare every morning. I don’t have the CD in my car and my son knows it’s a special thing in daddy’s car. My husband’s taught him funny and dramatic motions to go with the music, and the “shen-doe” (crescendo) is magical. We watch this YouTube video several times a week. Thanks for spreading the word. Paul Potts’ story is truly amazing.
You are a blessing to have shared this with us. Thank you so much.
Kept cutting out on me, I have however, heard Paul sing before. He is simply amazing! What a gift!
WOW…..that was amazing and it was nice to see Simon clap!!! =)
Thanks for sharing!!!
I’d seen it b4, but I had to watch it again as I was fascinated.
So, now you’re an instant opera fan, which are your favourite operas?
I don’t usually comment to anonymous peeps, but I’ve just gotta say it has to be the one where I discovered “love at first sight”–Turandot silly…wouldn’t you guess that??
Gonna let me in on who you are?
so inspirational…really uplifting – he has been touring the states with some appearances with Three Graces…
i also like Andrea Bocelli’s version of Time to Say Goodbye/Con Te Partiro with Sarah Brightman (she has a new album out “Symphony”), and his lullabye with Elmo with different lyrics to the Con Te Partiro melody…
i still think the Jesus Christ Superstar fanfare/resurrection music is so fabulous
and the transition from Everything’s All Right into I don’t Know How to Love Him is so soft and gets me too…
Phantom of the Opera is rather interesting don’t you think…
I am so thrilled by this BGT session. America’s Got Talent is good too.
Risen Lord Jesus’ Peace!
e.t./sue ><>*:D (: +