02.26.08

PAUL POTTS FROM BRITAINS GOT TALENT

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Wow. I mean wow. I really mean wow. Just wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. There are not many things in life that have sincerely moved me to tears, but I am not ashamed to say, in absolute seriousness, that watching Paul Potts sing for the first time had this very effect.

I grew up singing and even performed in an opera when I was 12 years old. I sang the lead in an opera called Amahl and the Night Visitors. It was one of the most demanding things I have ever done artistically, and I have always regretted not pursuing acting and singing further. So, to see someone who had been lingering in the desperate shadows of life like Paul Potts, step onto the stage of the British equivalent of American Idol, a show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, and do what he did really pulled my heart strings. It is one of those rare moments in life when you feel like you really got to see something beautiful happen. The only word that comes close to describing his performance is transcendent. The guy is the real deal, and he is just amazing. Since his audition, he went on to win the show and has gone on to become an overnight sensation that is sweeping across the world. You can find numerous examples of his enormous talent on YouTube.

He really is an example of how, if you have a dream and believe in yourself, you can do what your heart desires and go all the way. It is nice to see a genuine star shine in what sometimes seems to be such a weary world. Thank you to him for having the courage to step forward and share his gift with the rest of us. I wish him all the success the world has to offer.

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