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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0dzZ...elated&search=

I thought he was lip syncing at first. I wonder if those British teeth help his acoustics.


Edited by tiecollector - 12/24/11 at 3:19pm
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I thought you were talking about leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot.
post #3 of 10
What a glorious opera singer he is. I'm getting his CD when it comes out, no doubt. It is neat to see such a normal person be able to do something like that, not just Pavarotti or another major-league performer. JB
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I thought you were talking about leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot.

Previously, Putz... Presently, Potential Panty Pundit. Please Peruse Paul Pots.
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He's had an amount of training in the last decade. Read his bio at wikipedia. In any case, he did not come out of nowhere and started singing like that. I think his performance is moving. It's quite amazing for what it is, but I don't believe the guy will succeed in making a career in opera. Competition is extreme and from what my singer friends tell me, his technique is fairly deficient.
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He's had an amount of training in the last decade. Read his bio at wikipedia. In any case, he did not come out of nowhere and started singing like that. I think his performance is moving. It's quite amazing for what it is, but I don't believe the guy will succeed in making a career in opera. Competition is extreme and from what my singer friends tell me, his technique is fairly deficient.
He probably won't have a serious career like the Pavarotti , maybe a Popera career amongst fans of the show. But still, after looking at how he presented himself at the beginning of the clip, it was a nice surprise. I don't see what his training has to do with anything, which I read briefly in some comments on other sites? I doubt it was anyone on the the shows' first time at their act.
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Previously, Putz... Presently, Potential Panty Pundit. Please Peruse Paul Pots.

Check out the masterful use of alliteration.
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With or without training, I though his performance was brilliant and moving. His is an inspiring story and I'm glad he won. I also posted the clip in the favorite YouTube vids thread.

Bonus: He's reportedly using his winnings from the show to get his English teeth fixed.
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He's had an amount of training in the last decade. Read his bio at wikipedia. In any case, he did not come out of nowhere and started singing like that.

I think his performance is moving. It's quite amazing for what it is, but I don't believe the guy will succeed in making a career in opera. Competition is extreme and from what my singer friends tell me, his technique is fairly deficient.

Who cares if his technique is deficient?

He has a beautiful, clear voice, and people will buy his recordings. He will most likely make more money than a singer with "perfect" technique.

I'm glad he's getting his chance to shine.
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Many people have beautiful, clear voices, and the technique to match. You'll never hear them because only one of hundreds will ever get a chance to sing in front of a large audience. Compared to people who spend their lives training, this guy is decent at best. He got a lucky break because a show director figured he can make money by presenting Paul as a shy middle aged phone salesman who stumbled into their studio. The plan worked and Paul is now famous. We'll see what he does with the fame. For the sake of all the great singers who never got their chance, I hope he makes the best of this opportunity.
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