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Got Talent?

Paul Potts sells phones for a living, but he's always wanted to be an opera singer. He entered the competition for the UK show Britain's Got Talent and performed Nessun Dorma, to the delight of the judges and the audience. Push play or go to YouTube. -via the Presurfer

anyone claiming he didn't get goosebumps while watching this is a liar, liar, pants on fire.
he should combine his talent with his job and record some nice ring-tones, hehe.
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I have never in my life been so positively and strongly affected by one person's singing. What a delightful performance, delivered with such courage, and personal modesty as to touch one's very soul.

I can't think of anything else to say. I'm still in awe.
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Wow. Just wow. Imagine if America's Got Talent had performances like probably wouldn't be relegated to the summer off-season..

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I think you will find that he HAS had formal training and has studied at length. The mobile phone job was temporary and it just helped to embellish the story for the media.
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No, he's not going to be the next Pavarotti. But, this was outstanding, and he will get opera gigs from this, I hope.

Here's a site that has a Pavarotti version, for comparison.
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If you are questioning this guy and/or criticizing him, you are heartless. Especially the comparison site above me, the guy sells Mobile Phones; whether he had training or not doesn't matter, all that training and he sells mobile phone. sheesh, cold cold world.

I thought he was wonderful, good job little guy :)

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training, sure. But, that does not lessen the impact of the performance. You do not criticize the athlete who comes out of nowhere to break a record just because he's been training for that day.
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I would be surprised if the guy actually landed a regular gig singing opera.
It is harder to become a professional opera singer than it is to become an astronaut.
He's got a great voice and a lot of nerve (in the best way) and I was glad I clicked on play.
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He isn't up to the caliber of any professional opera singer, but so what? He swept everyone off their feet, and that's what performing is all about, isn't it?

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omg.. i actually shed a tear.
i dont know much about opera, or listen to it, but this guy just made my crappy day better
what a way to end the day
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Awh...this is the sort of stuff I get a little sad about. Such soulful music, and yet todays youth would rather listen to rap.

maybe I'm just getting old. But its a shame.
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No, Nora, its ot you 'getting old'.... I am part of 'todays youth' and I hate rap. This was awesome. I think that - no matter the generation, a lot of people like crap. Especially when they are younger - awareness and taste doesn't seem to bloom with most humans until they live life for a bit. :)
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it actually depends what kinds of rap they listen to. I admit I'm a hip Hop kind of guy, but to people who dont know, there are now two types of rap/rnb music now. Mainstream and underground. Underground is more of a life story of the musician, always talking how hard life is. Also underground can be filled with many emotions, mostly love and hate. Mainstream rap, the ones shown on T.v. most of the time, talk mostly about money, women, cars, clothes, getting big, getting rich, and the "it's all about me" thing.

It depends on who your listening to, Hip Hop Started getting Crappy around 2004, that was when 50 cent wasnt hated by the hiphop community.

alot of "todays youth" listen to mainstream rap because it has the things they wish they had, eg. money, cars, women, clothes, repespect/fear. and they become completly unaware of anything else, it just becomes about them. But to anyone who listens to hiphop, we all go through that phase of listening to mainstream, thats how most people started out, we later realize its just a bunch of B.S. and move on to the artists and songs where each word in the lyrics have meaning.

and your not "getting old" its that "todays youth" just happened to be in the age when hiphop started going mainstream, and the REAL true hiphop started to die. Like Nas said in his song "hiphop is dead" , killed by the people who are in it.
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