If you don’t know who Paul Potts is, this was the storybook win of Britain’s Got Talent where a mobile phone salesman comes out nervous and looks like he’s about to cry, but sings absolutely astonishing opera.
So far, I’ve seen both the audition piece and the final umpteenth times and every time, I can feel tears welling up from the brilliant tenor sound that’s coming out of that guy. It’s absolutely astonishing, as well as moving. He has a contract now with Sony BMG and you can get his album One Chance from .
If you haven’t seen the auditions though, here’s the audition piece, and below it is the final performance. And if you like opera, be prepared to have some kleenex around.