When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

17 June 2007

None shall sleep

Update, 17 June: Paul Potts won the "Britain's Got Talent" competition.

Look, I don't even *like* opera all that much. And I absolutely detest American Idol, Pop Idol, and that entire ilk of shows, and please don't get me started on Simon Cowell or we'll be here all night.

And yes, this YouTube video has been all over the Intarwebs for a couple of days now.

But if you can watch Paul Potts--a Welsh cellphone salesman, shy guy and devoted amateur opera singer--get his minute in the spotlight singing (a ruthlessly edited-down version of) Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" on Britain's Got Talent (a Simon Cowell production, dammit) without getting goosebumps and choking up, you've got a heart of stone.

Just go watch it. Even the ghastly Aerosmith snippet at the end of the segment can't spoil it.

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