Jun 21, 2007

Simon Cowell Awed

Paul Potts just won Britain's Got Talent. Here is the audition video in Cardiff when the judges had no clue what they were about to hear. It is amazing to see even the great and jaded Cowell humbled and truly appreciative of an outstanding audition performance.

Pierce's instinctive reaction when he heard "opera" is priceless. And, is it me, or did Amanda climax on camera?

8 comments:

ArtfulSub said...

This fellow is getting major blog-buzz. Kudos to him.

I erased my Top Chef sucks tantrum and wrote a salute to Joey Paulino.

Anonymous said...

This performance brought tears to my eyes. Bravo!

RVA Foodie said...

The judges are the lumps of coal, unlikely to turn into diamonds. One of them should (Simon) should have said, "I feel like I'm on Candid Camera. I'm clearly not qualified to evaluate that performance." Someone should just give the dude a theatre gig so those Idol judges can get on with their charade.

Anonymous said...

This clip gave me goose bumps too. He said on the Today Show that Simon gave him a recording contract.

cdelphine said...

OT- you probably already know this but Pride and Prejudice is available as a podcast on itunes. I have never tried audiobooks before but I am going to listen to Pride and Prejudice while going for a walk. I just wish that itunes made it easier to download the chapters in order.

Ms. Place said...

Yes, thank you, cdelphine. I downloaded the book last September and listened to it as I flew to Paris. A very pleasant flight.

I arranged the chapters in order after downloading them from Itunes, which allowed me listen to them in order.

Linda Merrill said...

wow, that guy was amazing. One wonders how he topped it as the competition went on.

Ms. Place said...

He ended the competition with the same selection, Linda. However, if you go to You Tube, you can see his semi-final performance, which, though not as powerful as this first video, is lovely to listen to. According to the judges Paul never faltered or wavered.

I read somewhere that he will be getting his teeth fixed. I do hope this procedure won't mess up his voice. Don't you just adore these rags to riches stories?