Nov. 17, 2007

Private performance by Paul Potts

I spent most of yesterday at The Shopping Channel, on air at midnight, 7:00AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM and 5:00PM. The product we were promoting, portable massage mats, sold out so we didn't have to do the scheduled 7:00PM and 10:00PM shows. It was a long day, but I managed to get to my pool during the lunch hour and do 3.8K in 1:01:00.

Set for Paul Pott's PerformanceThe silver lining though was the fact that Paul Potts made an appearance in the studio (not Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, who was responsible to the Cambodian genocide of the late 1970's). Paul is the amateur opera singer who was discovered last spring on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. His unheralded performance of Nessun Dorma blew everyone, including Simon Callow, away and he won the contest.

Paul had two thirty minute shows, with live performances and short interviews, to promote his hot-selling debut CD One Chance. Although the set was cleared for the performance I did have a chance to watch him rehearse from very close range. He's a very unassuming and humble fellow with a fantastic voice. Some Opera snobs sniff at his talent, but he's certainly captured the publics imagination.

Listening to: Nessun Dorma by Paul Potts from One Chance.

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