WHILE the world mourns the loss of a superb
tenor, there are more singers aspiring to fill
his big shoes and Paul Potts is one of them.
This man may not have the looks to make
women swoon, but he has touched the hearts
of millions of his fellow countrymen already.
There are so many reasons to make fun of
Potts. Firstly, he's not what I consider hot.
Secondly, his name is reminiscent of a certain
megalomaniac and I can imagine that he had
a hard time in school grounds. Children can
be so cruel!
But, like the judges of Britain Has Talent, I
was awestruck by his voice. He sounds a bit
like Andrea Bocelli, only his voice is less crisp.
Who'd have thought that a phone salesman
could have a powerful voice and be able to
perform operatic hits such as Nessun Donna
and Time to Say Goodbye? Sadly, even though
he has an amazing voice, I consider this
album to be a little disappointing.
For a start, I would have preferred more English songs. Though I enjoy
his Italian offerings, he could have sung R.E.M.'s Everybody
Hurts or Josh Groban's You Raise Me Up in
English. But he does deliver Music of the Night
from The Phantom of the Opera beautifully. And while I feel he has a
voice to be envied. he can get better with experience because I thought I
sensed a little shakiness in there somewhere. Hopefully by his next album he
will have mastered his art. I, for one, will be waiting for that album to