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Paul Potts

June 15th, 2007

American Idol has a bit of UK competition, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. It’s very much like AI, except that it’s more of a traditional talent show where all kinds of lunacy can ensue. And it’s even got Simon Cowell as a judge. And now, there’s an American version, hosted by Jerry Springer and featuring people like David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne as judges. I think I’d rather have Simon Cowell – and hopefully Hasselhoff won’t be singing anything. It would be very cool though, if Sharon’s husband showed up on occasion as a guest judge. Cowell is the executive producer of the US show.

Recently on the UK programme (sorry for the spelling, but hey – the show is english), a mobile phone salesman of rather modest means from Wales turned up. He’s called Paul Potts, and he gave an amazing performance (especially for a guy schlepping phones at Car Phone Warehouse) of a piece from the opera Nessun Dorma. It’s brilliant. The winner gets to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, and also wins 100k pounds sterling. 

*update* – Paul won!

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  1. neryssa
    June 18th, 2007 at 23:09 | #1

    wow

  2. June 19th, 2007 at 10:02 | #2

    And the guy won! I guess there is hope for large, singing electronics salesmen.

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