Saturday Siliness - Britain's Got Talent
This has been getting a lot of ink (or pixels) this week, even on Fred McKinnon's blog, so I thought I'd " 'ave a go a' it."
Two years ago, an unlikely hero arose over in Merry Olde England by the name of Paul Potts. Paul got his frumped-up self on stage during the first season of Britain's Got Talent and completely blew everyone away by singing a perfect rendition of Puccini's Nessun Dorma. It is rare to see such surprise on professional nastyman Simon Cowell's face.
Paul went on to become the first season winner. We'll it appears lightning has struck twice. Behold Susan Boyle. You really need to watch the whole thing. (you need to click the link as embedding is disabled.)
While this lacks the pure emotional punch of Paul Pott's performance, Susan is a definite lession in not judging a book by it's cover.
Here's Paul's audition for comparison.