The Ordinary Opera Guy

Since some people know that I like opera, I have been getting a lot of forwards about Paul Potts, the mobile phone salesman from South Wales, who is a contestant in the new British talent search show called, Britain’s Got Talent.

The fascination with Paul Potts is that he is just an “ordinary” guy but who has a lot of talent that was not perfected through “professional training” (vocal lessons or coaching). It was just his love and passion for opera that has led him to get to this point in the talent show.

The show features Simon Cowell from the American Idol as one of the judges.

I think one of the reasons why this video has been viewed by close to 2 million people (and counting) is because it is the classic underdog story. It speaks volumes to this generation. It was pretty inspiring. It just reminded me that there are many people around this world with talents and gifts that just need to be discovered – “a diamond in the ruff.”

Here is the video that took everyone by storm:

 
 
 
Here is his semi-final performance: