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Old 06-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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From the show that the U.S. “American Idol” was copied from (“Britain’s Got Talent”): Paul Potts sings “Nessun dorma”!

If nothing else, it was nice to see that crotchety Simon Cowle praise a contestant.

   
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From the show that the U.S. “American Idol” was copied from (“Britain’s Got Talent”): Paul Potts sings “Nessun dorma”!
It's hard to tell from that recording, but he certainly sounds good. Of course, he has to learn to move and act if he wants to be an opera singer. Wonder if he went on to Operatunity...

   
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It's hard to tell from that recording, but he certainly sounds good. Of course, he has to learn to move and act if he wants to be an opera singer. Wonder if he went on to Operatunity...
Dunno. And I have seen other opera singers stand like that when giving a recital (graceless, though it is).

Probably needs to have his teeth capped, too.

Not sure when this was; the YouTube file showed up June 10. It may be that the competition continues? I have no idea.

   
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After I saw this I looked at a couple performances by Pavarotti on YouTube. Not surprising that Pavarotti had more strength, better accuracy, better dynamics, and better stage presence. But I enjoyed Paul Potts more.
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Paul Potts is through to the Final on Sunday together with a baton twirler. Should be a good show. The standard of all the entrants was remarkably high.

Young Connie has been top of the YouTube viewing. Quite remarkable.

   
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I tried to watch the baton twirler on YouTube. This director's choice of camera shots is fine for singers, but terrible for an acts that involve movement. I give the director an "X."
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I give the director an "X."
What does that mean, exactly? I can only deduce that you somehow intend it to be negative.

   
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And Connie Talbot who is six and knee high to a grasshopper was voted through to the final on Sunday, together with a pair of excelent jugglers pouring drinks behind a bar. The standard is so high.

   
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What does that mean, exactly? I can only deduce that you somehow intend it to be negative.
When a contestant is rejected, a large "X" lights up in front of the judge. So I used the same model to indicate my disapproval of the directing.

Considering that the entire act was based on movement, there were too many reaction shots, too many closeups in relation to full shots, and the full shots were too few and badly done. Except for the first few seconds of the performance, I have almost no idea what the baton twirler did.

The pattern they use works well for singers, but not for movement. I'm surprised the director does not see the difference.
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And to complete the story, Paul Potts did win. Magnificent voice. Hope he gets his teeth fixed before the Royal Command Performance. A splendid show, they all did well.

   
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