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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The winner: Paul Potts! .... wait...who?

The pop UK talent competition show "Britain's Got Talent" found a superstar in a most unlikely package.

As BGT judge Amanda Holden put it, "Here's a piece of coal who is becoming a diamond." Judge Simon Cowell called his performances, "magic."

He's an unassuming, quiet, humble cell phone salesman who for *years* has pursued his passion, studying voice to sing opera as a tenor. An ordinary man with an extraordinary talent - he is the very type of person Simon and these shows fervently seek out and seldom find.

Here he sings Nessun Dorma ("Let no one sleep") from Puccini's opera Turandot in his last performance for the show. This is the song that got him into the competition, bringing audiences to their feet as they wept openly, then go on to win the whole bloody thing as he reprised it in his finals performance!

Grab a hanky before you click the link:


Congratulations, Paul Potts!

Due to popular demand, another finalist, Connie Talbot, also stole the hearts of BGT viewers and my readers want her to have her fair share of CP blog attention.

Grab another hanky...


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