October 13, 2007

YouTube Has Never Made Me Cry

Until today. You must watch this. It's Paul Potts' audition for Britain's Got Talent, and it's just the most amazing, beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. A real triumph.

12 comments:

Dale said...

He was pretty great wasn't he? I saw that a little while back. I heard that he won, and said that he was going to get his teeth fixed honest) and was to sing for the Queen.

Bella Rossa said...

Dale, yes, I hadn't seen anything of Potts until yesterday, so his story is fresher to me than the UK'ers and Canadians who have seen the whole show. A friend sent me the link and as soon as I saw Simon Cowell's face, I thought "ugh," but I stuck it out anyway, and I'm glad I did. He's like the Little Engine That Could, or something.

Chancelucky said...

Years ago, I was on the subway in Brooklyn and there was a Chinese man in the station in front of a casio keyboard singing Italian Opera. He was actually very good. I have no idea what the story was, but there's a reverse story about a famous violinist who set up as a street musician in front of the Dupont stop on the DC Metro. No one recognized him and only a couple people stopped to listen though several people did give him money.

IT was just nice to see how moved the audience was by the performance.

MrBaliHai said...

Wonderful. I can't imagine anyone on the US version of this show singing opera, and that's a real shame.

Grant Miller said...

I don't know or care for opera, but holy cow.

Bella Rossa said...

Chance, Bali, and Grant, glad you enjoyed the clip, too. I still find it so incredibly touching. And as someone who's also fighting some confidence issues but still managing to get up and try something so important, I'm hugely inspired.

Dale said...

Mr. Pott's will be on CBC's The Hour tonight, here's a link to the website as they usually put up video a day or so later.

Bella Rossa said...

Cool, thanks Dale!

Jerry said...

Isn't that just great!

Bella Rossa said...

I thought so, Jerry!

Sloan Taylor said...

Holy. Crap.

Bella Rossa said...

I know! I told you, right? Soooo touching and awesome. I love this guy.