Posts Tagged ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

The Inspirational Paul Potts

December 19, 2008


Paul Potts

I got chills the first time I watched Paul Potts‘ audition for the 2007 edition of Britain’s Got Talent. I still do. What added to the power of his performance was his ordinariness. Here he was, a mobile phone salesman, living a nondescript, average life. Then, BOOM!, he’s a household name, a YouTube sensation and an international singing sensation.

Who doesn’t love a good Horatio Alger rags-to-riches story when the recipient is a humble, insecure, down-to-earth guy who happens to be blessed with an amazing talent?

As soon as Paul starts to sing, he lays bare his soul, and every last drop of  beauty, joy, longing, passion and hurt he’s ever experienced rushes forth in a torrent. I don’t know of (more…)

Sensational Singing Prodigies

December 15, 2008

My post about sixteen-year-old singing sensation Charice Pempengco five days ago led me to discover other young, talented singers whose abilities defy belief. Watching these youngsters perform is tremendously inspiring. They seem to be channeling a force greater than themselves. I know that you’ll enjoy their performances!

Let’s start with eleven-year-old Bianca Ryan‘s June 28, 2006 audition on the first season of America’s Got Talent. One word: Whoa!

And here is Bianca (who is now fourteen) singing I Am Changing on the finals of America’s Got Talent. She walked away with the $1 million grand prize.

And here is the announcement and presentation of the $1 million grand prize.