WOW! A dumpy Brit with bad teeth showed up on “Britain’s Got Talent“, sang like an angel, and now will be performing for the Queen. Simon Cowell was speechless. There are so many lessons here, I don’t even know which one to choose, but perhaps you should watch this amazing video first before reading on.
This man’s name is Paul Potts, and he recently won the whole competition and promised to spend some of his 100,000 pound prize on new teeth.
A letter to the National Review sums up this inspirational story:
His expression before he begins to sing is that of a man resigned to disappointment. Even when he smiles, his eyes convey a profound sadness. He has been a nobody all his life. He, and perhaps only he, knows he has greatness inside of him, but he is obviously a humble man, massively insecure, afraid of rejection, unsure of himself outside the cocoon of anonymity. But you get the feeling he also knows that this may be the one chance he gets to escape the cocoon, and as he begins to sing, you can see him fighting down his fear. I think that is the wellspring of the emotion that pervades his performance. He is fighting against a life of obscurity. By the song’s end, what was an average Joe has stepped up, beaten back his fear, and broken through. In those few seconds, he put the void behind him, and his life will probably be changed forever because he called up the courage at that moment to show what he was really made of. We saw greatness, long denied, finally being born.
It was one of the most heroic things I’ve seen in a long time. My deepest thanks to you for posting it. Truly inspirational. –
Here is the video of his finale performance
And video of his winning moment