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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Diamonds in the Rough

Kevin McCullough at Townhall had this video a couple weeks ago and it blew me away, I do not watch these competitions but was delighted to see the second video. Friends meet Paul Potts, performing one of the most beautiful pieces of music written, Nessun Dorma. This Brit doughboy has some serious pipes

And then this news, he wins and deservedly with a voice like that, he is going places he never dreamed of. From what little I know it takes a lot to blow Simon Cowell over backwards and thats what he did, watch has Simon's eyes flash immediately up as Paul begins to sing, in total surprise.And then to win Paul delivers this performance under the heavy finals glare. Enjoy!

9 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hey Goat..I see u posted as well...this brought me to tears for real!!

Goat said...

Even us redneck yanks appreciate a great voice and beautiful music when we hear it, the Islamists won't even allow it. Like I mentioned at Angel's site, I would welcome hime to sind our National Anthem at next year's Super Bowl, I know of no American singer that could deliver it with that kind of power which it so deserves. I betcha he would find it a true honor if so invited and a true symbol of our friendship with our mother country. I doubt he would let us down. That is the style our National Anthem should be sung in, pure and powerful.

Goat said...

As well my friend,Angel.

Trader Rick said...

I'm not sure I could understand it if he sang our anthem...

Gayle said...

I don't understand the words either, but you don't need to understand the words to understand this man has a one-in-a-million voice! He's awesome, and that's an understatement.

Goat said...

I believe that is Italian he is singing in

Gayle said...

I think it is too, Goat.

By the way, from the title of your post I thought you were going to post about Diamonds, which I thought was a bit weird since you're in gold country. LOL! I first saw Paul Pott over at Angel's blog. Every time I hear his name it reminds me of Pol Pot, the ex PM of Cambodia. This guy Paul is so modest in appearance and demeanor that you can't help liking him.

Goat said...

I agree Gayle especially when you watch the audition video, even in the tux he still has that everday look. Just when Pavorotti is getting old and frail another comes along with an appeal unequalled. Somehow I don't think the rocket ride will spoil this guy. He has had some formal coaching either in a glee club or Church choir.

Anonymous said...

I was blown away when I first saw this, and it's still amazing after watching it several times.

Here is another website that has lots of variations on it:

http://garlinggauge.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/paul-potts-brings-opera-back/