Saturday, June 16, 2007

Simply Amazing
...2.4 million views in one week - I love this story!

A humble unassuming man named Paul Potts from South Wales has set the music world on fire. By day an average looking man who is a car phone salesman... BUT, he has a tremendous gift that is nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy these video clips many times over.



7 comments:

gigantor1231 said...

SJ

I thought this story was pretty cool too, I was impressed with the guys voice and the discipline and training that he has gone to to get to the point that he is. Got me interested in listening to some Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo, Bocelli what amazing voices. Never appreciated opera before listening to Paul.
I found another youtube that you might be interested with as a musician, James Brown and Pavarotti at Enigma Burnz 2006, pretty amazing performance if you ask me, obviously it is not a Godly performance but I was just amazed at the power of the music coming from these two, if only they were in God's hands. Check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCIyzNISw1Q

Michele Rayburn said...

I first saw this video on "Special Report with Brit Hume". He usually has something funny at the end of each news hour. So when he played this, I didn't get why he was showing it.

It wasn't until I saw it a second time that I realized this was for real. What a wonderful voice Paul Potts has! And Brit, by the way, didn't play it because he thought it was funny. He was moved by it, too.

Interestingly, at the end of the song, Paul Potts sings, "Vincero! Vincero! Vincero!" That means, "I will win! I will win! I will win!" And most likely, he will.

Gigantor, I really enjoyed that video with Pavarotti and James Brown. I then went on to hear Pavarotti sing with Barry White. I never knew that Pavarotti teamed up with other singers like that. It was really great to watch.

People say that I can sing, so maybe there's hope for me yet! :) I was thinking of doing a female version of "Nessun Dorma".
So, YouTube here I come!

Michele Matera Rayburn

ann_in_grace said...

The single fact of people singing opera-like should put doubts in the minds of those in favor of evolution. Is there any logical explanation for the necessity of beautiful voice in natural selection?

This man is amazing. Hidden talent. And the expression on judges' faces - priceless.

Carla Rolfe said...

I watched this a couple of days ago, and even though I do not like opera at all, I was quite impressed with this guy.

gigantor1231 said...

Just so you all know if you do not already, He won it all and will be appearing before the Queen of England as well as making huge sums of money in his homeland and abroad. It will be interesting to see how he handles the future.

Micah Gelatt said...

It was a touching story for sure. I wrote about it on my blog from a bit different perspective; though, it is always neat to see the humble underdog be "spot on" and win against the odds.

VeasyE said...

Yes, i thought the james brown and pavarotti performance was just pure brilliance! does anyone know where i can get that on CD? or just as an audio download? i don't mind getting on the computer to watch the video, but i would love to have a portable version!