Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I hate Paul Potts!!!

I really do! Though it's not his fault, but I just can't see his face anymore.

I mean at first I was impressed, I assume nobody expected this guy to sing like that. Then I read a bit about him, found out the he took singin lessons for quite a while - even in Italy - worked on his voice, but never thought about doing it for a living. All fine I thought, he's good and somehow it warms my heart that this poor guy won Britain's got Talent.
So far so good. But then it started. A phone company started to screen ads with his first appearance at BGT, about 100.000 times a day. Everytime I turn on the TV, I'm cannonaded with Nessun Dorma and I just can't hear it anymore. For everybody who doesn't know what I'm talking about watch here:



Touching, isn't it? But imagine hearing it all day long, it loses some of it's magic!

Anyway, the straw that breaks the camel's back is that everybody and especially lots of young people buy his CD, on which he sings classic music and all time favorites, though his abilities are ok, but not overwhelmingly good. He doesn't have technique, he will never be an opera singer - face it! But if you ask people if they knew which opera "Nessun Dorma" comes from, who composed it or if they ever heard Luciano Pavarotti sing it, they give you a bamboozled look! AAAArggghhhh!!!! And don't even ask if they know what it means ...

So here's my personal tribute to THE tenor:



Ciao Julia

6 Kommentare:

Patricia Rockwell said...

Sorry, I am in US so I don't have to listen to him all day. Do love "Nessum Dorma" though, no matter who sings it. Hard to ruin it if you are even half-way good.

WillThink4Wine said...

As it happens, my favorite music is anything sung by a really good tenor! I know that Nessun Dorma is from Turandot, written by Puccini. I've seen Pavarotti in concert, when he was still in exquisite voice! No, that young man will likely never have the starring Tenor role at The Met, but he is better than a lot of the so-called singers getting record contracts nowadays! At the very least he has good taste in music. ;)

Tricia said...

I don't think I've heard Paul Potts sing but I understand what you are getting at - too much over promotion can ruin a good thing.

Thanks for your visit to my site earlier.

Joe said...

I am totally feeling you, can't stand the ad anymore. In the moment I'm ill so my only pleasure is to watch tv the whole day and cough my lung out and eventually you'll see PP's face a 100 times a day.
It's anoying as hell and I can't understand why people are buying his cd! He's good but for the music he sings he's just average.

have a nice day.

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I haven’t heard him sing even before. I think, I should be better search to know him more.

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