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Not surprising you missed it Deep Blue, given the thread title it had:

http://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else-eh/53082-all-you-idol-doubters.html

No matter. Like I said :clap: :clap:
Oh jeez, now I know why. I would never watch American idol or any other "Idol" clip voluntarily. I must have just skimmed over it after spotting the thread's title.

For all those (like me) who missed Paul potts the first time around you really must watch these clips. They have the power to move one to tears.

Oooh, and by the way, I have topped 500 posts. Whoo hoo! :lmao:
 

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I'm glad I decided to read this thread and view the clips. What an uplifting story behind the voice. Made me get out a kleenex. Something really has to move me before that happens.

Thanks Deep Blue and congrats on your posting milestone.
 

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I would never watch American idol or any other "Idol" clip voluntarily. I
Maybe that's a lacunae in your outlook. ;)
There have been other "Idol moments" that take one's breath away.

Turns out that Potts did have some decent training in Italy that he paid for himself but as far as being "discovered" - certainly Simon Cowell and Co can take credit for the opportunity as they've done for a few others.

It's the back stories of those like Potts that I love.

He's got a wonderful voice and the judges reactions were priceless. :D
 

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That was fantastic in every way. Thanks for posting it, I'd missed it earlier.
 

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I had bookmarked this earlier, and finally got around to checking it out.

Wow.

Inspirational. You do *not* expect those sounds to come from that mouth. If there were ever a living example of the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover," Paul Potts is it. Shame, though, that the British media have begun calling him PavaPotty. It's meant to be complimentary, but... I guess the Brits use "potty" differently than we do, eh?
 

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Brit's actually use the word potty in two ways. A potty is definitely something small children pee in in GB but it's also perfectly polite to say someone has "gone completely potty" - no toilet talk intended - which means they have gone balmy in a nice kind of way.

(potty = 'obsessed', or, 'crazy for').

eg. 'I am totally potty about Paul.'

...I'm sure you knew that. I haven't seen it in print but the "Pava-Potty" quip is so British tabloid headline-ish.
 

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Saw it at the time and wasn't impressed. I'm still not impressed. Don't know why. BTW, I know he's a phone salesman, but he HAS had voice training in the past. Also, they gave him a bit of a makeover for the Queen. I know he has a good voice but I wish someone had won - the result was SO predictable. I'm sure Queenie's sick of this stuff. They should have sent the rapping grannie.
 

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