The next album i purchase: Paul Potts, Britain’s Got Talent’s amazing winner

Posted by on 20 Jun 2007 | Tagged as: thoughts on life.

An amazing story comes out of Britain’s Got Talent, which wrapped up this week. Paul Potts, a mobile phone salesman from South Wales, turned out to be the eventual winner. But his talent is somewhat surprising.

Watch the looks on the judge’s faces when he states what his talent it, ‘Oh great, this is going to blow.’ But then watch it change as he performs his talent.

When you watch the look on Paul Potts’ face, you see a very humble man who is unsure of himself. He looks as though he is expecting the judges to yell at him and tell him he blows. But you have to see this–it is absolutely amazing.

Different versions of Potts’ performances on Britain’s Got Talent have been viewed on YouTube more than FORTY MILLION times. Something truly amazing is here:

You know what the crazy thing is? I’ve always sworn off opera music. There are only two kinds of music in this world I don’t like, opera and country–and then, this comes along and actually rocks my world. I’m looking forward to his forthcoming album so i can buy it and keep this guy with me.

Lessons I will take from Paul Potts:
1. Just because I think I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean my mind is sold on it, even if i think otherwise. Something remarkable like this changes people’s perceptions. Remarkablity is an amazing thing.
2. Harsh critics can sometimes be your strongest supports when you are truly remarkable.
3. One’s day job has absolutely nothing to do with one’s talents or abilities.
4. Sometimes, the hardest part of achieving success is overcoming our own insecurities. And when you do, it makes it so much better than we ever imagined!

6 Responses to “The next album i purchase: Paul Potts, Britain’s Got Talent’s amazing winner”

  1. on 20 Jun 2007 at 11:45 pm 1.Adam Diehl said …

    First view = goosebumps.
    Second view = i cried.

    no kidding.

  2. on 21 Jun 2007 at 5:57 pm 2.Kelly said …

    One word: WOW!

  3. on 25 Jun 2007 at 7:20 am 3.WOW said …

    WOW – What can I say this man has the best opera voice I have ever heard, He’s inspiring and he sings with such passion, I will buy his album no doubt about that. British Have the Best talent, 2 words for the world watch out -Paul-Potts- AMAZING.

  4. on 25 Jun 2007 at 5:38 pm 4.Sherry said …

    I have watched Paul Potts in this performance about 10 times and I cry everytime. It is painful to see his face when he first announces he is going to sing Opera. You can see the judges dismiss him in their minds and then…..viola…..this humble man opens his mouth and God sings. I love him!!!! Moments like these are what restore my faith in mankind!!!!

  5. on 26 Jun 2007 at 3:02 pm 5.Penny said …

    Another one that did an absolutely excellent job was Conny, the 6 year old who sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow. She sang like an adult, and 100% on key.
    I found her blip off to the side after watching Paul Potts. There were some other mediocre auditions, including a trained pig (don’t bother), but I didn’t see any others as talented as those 2.

  6. on 02 Jul 2007 at 2:38 pm 6.U.P.T Ju-V said …

    Being from a different genre, and culture, i can still respect a man that put himself out there like this. He has envoked emotion’s in different culture’s across the board. We are able to see the good in ourselves, through his honestness, humbleness, and devotion to what he loves. I will deffently be purchasing the album when it drops july 11.

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