Last week I shared a video from Great Britain about a shy, humble man named Paul Potts who simply loves to sing. According to Paul, music and singing – his voice – has been his best friend since he was a young boy, coping with bullies at school. He entered the British version of “American Idol”, “Britain’s Got Talent“, not really expecting to get very far. I was thrilled to view the quarterfinal and semifinal competitions on Youtube and posted his initial audition here on the blog.
I’ve enjoyed following his journey throughout this process. So much of what he has said has resonated with me because I’ve seen what music can do for a person, any person, specifically in our Kindermusik classes and in my own piano studio. Paul states in the following video: “It’s transformed me from a guy who has no confidence in himself whatsoever, and it’s shown me that I can achieve things – I just need to believe in myself. I can finally walk around with my head held high……… I’m starting to feel like somebody now and I don’t want that to change.”
Here, for your enjoyment, is the final performance followed by the final results of the competition. Enjoy!