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Paul Potts

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

Paul Potts (born 1970 in Bristol, England), from Port Talbot, Wales, is a singer who became the winner of the first series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, singing operatic arias and impressing the judges in all of his performances.

At the time of his victory on Britain’s Got Talent, he had been working in The Carphone Warehouse, but following his win he has been signed by the show’s judge Simon Cowell to record an album.

Potts has previously worked in unpaid opera productions from 1999 to 2003, however, illness in 2003 brought an end to his amateur opera career

On June 9,2007, Potts’ audition of Simon Cowell’s new search-for-a-star show Britain’s Got Talent was televised on ITV in UK. The actual audition was held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on March 17, 2007. Paul sang a condensed version of Giacomo Puccini’s “Nessun dorma”, which impressed the judges and received a standing ovation from the audience of 2,000 people. Potts’ rendition of this has currently been viewed on video upload site YouTube tens of millions of times and exists among Youtube’s all-time most viewed videos.

In the semi-final on June 14, 2007, Potts performed main verses of “Con te partirò” with praise from the audience and judges. He progressed to the final after receiving the highest public vote in that show.

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  • fearimpaired

    Yuck... I just listened to his Schubert's "Ave Maria", and my ears almost started bleeding. I guess this is some caricature of opera for die-hard Justin Bieber fans, who have no other source of finding out anything about music, but stupid commercial TV crap.

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheDarthsala

    Pol Pot? [2]

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • wazausky

    Amazing men..................

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ZOMBIESTEVEARG

    Pol Pot?

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Gashak

    Вот пример для всех говнотрейдеров и планктона - мужик встал, захлопнул за собой дверь офиса и осуществил свою мечту.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Famemind

    His voice,amazing...

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • guru_1972

    Супер / super !

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • onubensa

    me encanta me encanta me encantaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Kalanhikov

    ♥ 2

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Sha7ab

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • heartshred

    His songs are so.. wow ♥

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • TheDarthsala

    How can this sack of crap dare to sing beautiful opera pieces?

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Marimd

    Amazing Paul! I Love E lucevan Le Stelle ,Nessun Dorma and Caruso

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
  • mahstunned

    Paul Potts, sempre o melhor! Paul Potts, he's ever the best!

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Issuez

    Oh fuck men, Are you normal? Paul is just beginning. Pavarotti also had to start somehow. Aresp you shut up, talking crap.

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • aresp

    verry funny compare potts and PAVAROTTI.Pavarotti is the one of the greatest tenors(for me the best).Potts can sing,and feel music.,but he does not very good technique(.precision and bla,bla,bla....).I like Potts singing,his -interpretation of music,he sing from heart,but he will never have voice like greatest tenors....He is quite good singer.Ho wants compare Potts and Pavarotti doesnt hear,nothing know about singing and shut up!!!!!!!!

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • infectedmodes

    This guy's voice has just ripped away my heart, held tears in my eyes for long time, an honest inspiration.

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • marx1682003

    He is the on the bridge between professional opera singer and a good voice singer,more pratice and specialized trainning will take him to a higher level.

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • affectionately4

    I'm irritated. Btw, sexy picture.

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • erasmovyse

    VINCEROOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
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