Sony BMG will release 2 CD Christmas edition of One Chance.
Scheduled release date is November 26, 2007.
But... only 4 songs on CD2 ? Why not 12-16 songs? Christmas songs are especially short.
** What's the English translation for CD2 - Track 4? That doesn't sound clean.
1. NESSUN DORMA
2. CON TE PARTIRÃ’ (TIME TO SAY GOODBYE)
3. NELLA FANTASIA
6. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
10. POR TI SERÃ‰ (YOU RAISE ME UP)
11. A MI MANERA (MY WAY)
12. OGNUNO SOFFRE (EVERYBODY HURTS)
1. O HOLY NIGHT
2. SILENT NIGHT
3. AVE MARIA
4. PANIS ANGELICUS
Paul Potts gets a brief blurb in this article.
Below is an excerpt
Atop the crossover chart for the third consecutive week is One Chance by tenor Paul Potts, first prize winner on the U.K. television program Britain's Got Talent. Groban's Awake, at the upper end of the chart for nearly a year, rose one notch to no. 2; Wolfgang's Big Night Out, the classical pops collection by rock guitarist Brian Setzer and his orchestra that debuted last week at no. 2, slipped to no. 3.
As of late September 2007
NORTH AMERICA RELEASE: #13
#1 in Classical
#1 in Opera & Vocal
#9 in Pop Rock
U.K. Album Chart: #58
Billboard European Top 100: #28
Billboard U.S. Top 200: #30
New Zealand Album Chart: #3
Australian ARIA Album Chart: #6
Irish IRMA Album Chart: #30
Canadian Album Chart: #15
Norwegian Album Chart: #7
Danish Album Chart: #1
Swedish Album Chart: #1
Sanity Aussie Top 20: #10
CD Universe Top Classical: #7
Korea Top 20: #1
Hong Kong Album Chart: #1
Taiwan Album Chart: #2
Colombian Album Chart: #1
United World Top 40: #23
Luciano Pavarotti has passed away.
A lot of news websites (including Google) still says his "Seriously ill".
This news is extremely new.
Rest in peace.
On September 5, 2007, Italy's AGI news agency reported that Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and the 71-year-old singer is in a "very serious condition".
Numerous news venues and È TV Antenna Uno television station in Modena, the tenor's home town, reported on September 5 Luciano Pavarotti is unconscious and his kidneys have stopped working. Pavarotti's condition is "very grave," the television said, citing unnamed sources.
In March 2005, Pavarotti underwent neck surgery to repair two vertebrae. In June of the same year, he had to cancel a Three Tenors concert in Mexico due to laryngitis.
In early 2006, he had back surgery and contracted an infection while in the hospital, forcing cancellation of concerts in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2006 and required emergency surgery to remove the tumor. Shortly after surgery he was reported to be "recovering well." His remaining appearances for 2006 were canceled because of his ongoing cancer treatment; however, his management stated that it is anticipated that his farewell tour would resume in early 2007.
On Thursday, August 9, 2007, he was hospitalized for observation in his hometown of Modena, in Northern Italy, hospital officials there said. Hospital spokesman Alberto Greco declined to give the reason the 71-year-old tenor was hospitalized, but local daily Il Resto del Carlino reported that it was pneumonia. Announcement of his "imminent release" was made on August 15, 2007, but with no date cited. The report stated that he planned to return to recording his "sacred songs" and teaching his young pupils. On August 21, it was announced that he was being treated on the cancer ward, given tests related to his pancreatic cancer and would not be released for another few days.
Old rockers and reality TV star to perform
August 29, 2007
Seventies soft rock band America and overnight opera sensation Paul Potts are to perform in Rotorua. In a coup for Rotorua, Grammy Award winners America, who have been making music for 35 years, will perform at the Energy Events Centre on December 14 as part of their Live in Concert tour. The band will also perform in Wellington and Christchurch in December and Rotorua beat Auckland to host a concert on the back of the success of the Glen Campbell concert in March. America, then consisting of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek, found fame in 1972 with the song A Horse With No Name.
Paul Potts is in Sydney Australia right now.
News articles and video clips are popping up everywhere.
I will organize them (hopefully) after work.
For now, you can find the links from below pages.
Paul Potts articles & media
Bulletin board under "Paul Potts News"
Potts - from cellphone salesman to opera poppet
August 25, 2007
If Paul Potts wan't such a poppet, I might have been tempted to throttle him. This is because he says the same things, over and over and most of these things he's so fond of saying are platitudes.
"I'm just me," he says, and, "I'm just who I am." He says these things, oh, at least a thousand times and that's not counting all the times he's said them to other people.
Other favourites are, "I just do feel incredibly privileged to be doing what I love doing," and, "I'm just taking one day at a time."
Paul Potts New Zealand Fanclub
Paul Potts in Chinese News.
Interview, subtitle... interesting.
August 08 25
click Here for Complete Article
Paul Potts in China 22/8/2007
TV talent winner Paul Potts is in Hong Kong promoting his album One Chance and soon goes on to tour New Zealand and Australia .
The 36 year-old former phone salesman from Port Talbot topped HMV Hong Kong's Classical Chart for three consecutive weeks.
He told Chinese TV station CCTV: "I never dreamed that I would be able to actually find myself on the other side of the world from where I live, doing what I love doing.
“And you know, if somebody told me six months ago that I would be here. I would've told them, you know, get out of here, there is no way on earth that that would happen."
Potts will sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance in early December.
"I am sure that I will do what I normally do, think of it off, and try to think of it in advance. But at the end, I am someone who really doesn't rehearse anything that I say.
“So hopefully, I will say the right thing," said Paul.
click Here for Complete Article
Click here for full text and 2 pictures
He won a TV talent competition. Now he has a new album and is an overnight sensation. He's Paul Potts, winner of "Britain's Got Talent," which is the U.K.'s answer to American idol.
Now the 36 year-old vocalist is in Asia, promoting his debut album. The Album "One Chance," topped HMV Hong Kong's Classical Chart for three consecutive weeks.
Potts astounded both judges and the "Britain's Got Talent" audience when he first sang on the show. His world class operatic voice was an instant hit with viewers who voted for him in droves to win the competition.
The British television show was created by Simon Cowell, the man behind "American Idol".
Since his victory, Potts has become an overnight success not only in Britain, but throughout the United States, Australia and parts of Asia.
The former mobile phone salesman claims he spent most of his life feeling insignificant.
Potts used to perform with the Bath Opera, but fear of rejection always prevented him from trying to make it professionally.
Sun Aug 12, 2007
Click for complete article - uk.reuters.com
LONDON (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Kate Nash took the top spot in the album charts on Sunday, the Official UK Charts Company said.
The Harrow-based songstress went straight in at number one with her debut album, "Made of Bricks".
She pushed Paul Potts, winner of television show "Britain's Got Talent", into second place in the album charts with his debut offering, "One Chance", following three weeks at the top.
click for complete article
Excerpt from article
Paul Potts is storming to the top of the charts with his debut album, One Chance, which was only released on Monday but is already outselling the rest of the top ten LPs together.
Gennaro Contaldo of record shop chain HMV said: "He is well on course to sell over 100,000 copies this week.
"Traditionally this type of album would be released around Mother's Day or Christmas aimed at the gift market, but Paul has obviously built up a big enough following from TV without that kind of marketing.
Paul Potts CD will be released July 30, 2007.
This is something I expected
It seemed normal to me.
How can one produce massive amount of CDs in one month?
I didn't see that happening.
2 months is still too fast.
I totally understand that there is a delay
Go Simon Go~~!!
Paul Potts Official Websites are released
I love the fact that he didn't buy some of the expensive domain name from domain squatters.
I hope this will clear the air once and for all. There are many fake official websites out there.
I submitted a comment to his blog. There must be thousands of commends to be screened.
** Thank you, Lily, for this information **
Paul Potts concert schedule is out.
Since this information will not last long, I had to copy & paste information below.
The official link is here, but this link will not work once the event is over. Click Here
|Mon, 21 Jan 2008,
|Corn Exchange Cambridge,
|Tue, 22 Jan 2008,
|Nottingham Royal Centre,
|Wed, 23 Jan 2008,
|Harrogate International Centre,
|Fri, 25 Jan 2008,
|Aberdeen Music Hall,
|Sat, 26 Jan 2008,
|SECC Clyde Auditorium,
|Sun, 27 Jan 2008,
|Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre,
|Tue, 29 Jan 2008,
|Newcastle City Hall,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
|Wed, 30 Jan 2008,
|Sheffield City Hall,
|Sat, 2 Feb 2008,
|Bridgewater Hall Manchester,
|Sun, 3 Feb 2008,
|Empire Theatre Liverpool,
|Tue, 5 Feb 2008,
|Wed, 6 Feb 2008,
|New Theatre Oxford,
|Fri, 8 Feb 2008,
|Sat, 9 Feb 2008,
|Mon, 11 Feb 2008,
|Tue, 12 Feb 2008,
|Symphony Hall Birmingham,
|Fri, 15 Feb 2008,
|Victoria Hall - Stoke-on-Trent,
|Sat, 16 Feb 2008,
|Regent Theatre Ipswich,
Paul Potts' album cover is out.
Just like I imagined, it's the picture of him in extreme angle.
NOT smiling. he he...
I saw Paul Potts domain name on sale on Ebay.
It's - PaulPotts(dot)me(dot)uk
It's on sale for about $10K
Yikes... so, what can I do with that domain name?
Can I pretend to be Paul Potts?
Can I pretend to be yet another Paul Potts Official website?
Above practices are practically illegal (not to mention it's unethical)
So, the only thing I can do is to squat on it until I sell it to somebody (just like the current owner's doing).
One more thing.
If Mr. Paul Potts decides to sue me for cybersquatting, I really don't have a case against him. Some people name their pets after their domain names and such... it doesn't work.
The latest case I remember is the Actor Kevin Spacey taking a domain name away from a squatter. It was not even a correct spelling.
This is Amazon's price on Paul Potts pre-order CD.
First it was $48.xx
Then it came down to $28.xx - (June 27, 2007)
Then price went back up to $38.xx (June 28, 2007)
Amazon guarantees that you will get the change if price goes down ** by the day of release.
I have a feeling that price will go down "AFTER" the day of release. (wink, wink... business 101).
Also, if you visit different websites, you will notice that they have different title tracks.
This affirms me to sit back and relax for now...
I think it will be entertaining to watch the price going down.
Website (June 26, 07): Fans Complaining about High Price of Paul Potts CD
Paul Potts CD is now available for pre-order.
Price for one CD is almost $30.00. They will be shipped from England. But $30.00~~!!
That's a lot of money.
One of these days (very soon) the CDs will be available at Best Buy or Wal*Mart for $10.00.
If I buy now at $30.00 will I be helping Mr. Paul Potts?
Am I a bad fan if I buy a CD at discounted price?
The price already came down once.
Amazon had it for about $50.00.
Now they are taking pre-order for about $30.00.
I am in no hurry, the CDs are not out yet.
I'm going to see how things progress.
Last year, I bought an autographed CD from Astrud Gilberto (Girl from Ipanema) for $25.00. You can buy world's most famous opera CD for $10.00.
$28.50 is too much.. price has to go down.
Website (June 26, 07): Fans Complaining about High Price of Paul Potts CD
There is a controversy over Paul Potts' winning at Britain's Got Talent.
People are saying that Paul never qualified to enter the contest, because Paul Potts was already a professional. In June 19, 2007, Paul answers the critics on exclusive interview by The Sun. BRITAIN’S Got Talent winner Paul Potts last night blasted back at critics who claimed his victory was a SHAM Below is excerpt from The Sun article. "Don't talk out of your arias" Click link for complete article and a lot of pictures. (Paul Potts' baby pictures as well)
BRITAIN’S Got Talent winner Paul Potts last night blasted back at critics who claimed his victory was a SHAM. The thrilled Carphone Warehouse worker bagged a £100,000 prize and a slot at the Royal Variety Performance with his sensational operatic performances. But his ITV triumph, watched on Sunday by 12.6million, was tainted by accusations that the result was unfair — because 36-year-old Paul had received professional voice training. Shy Paul has admitted getting tips from his hero — legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. And he has even performed in front of 15,000 music fans — backed by the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. But speaking to The Sun in his first in-depth interview last night, he insisted: “I’m no pro. I’ve never hidden anything. “I am what I am — a hidden talent working a normal day-to- day job. And I’ve never been paid for any of the opera work I’ve done before — if only!” Paul, who shares a modest home with wife Julie-Anne in Port Talbot, South Wales, also revealed he GRAFTED 13-hour days to fund singing lessons. And he told how he began singing to escape vicious BULLIES, FEARED he’d never sing again after two terrible accidents, and was SNUBBED by the opera elite. Paul decided to pay for his own lessons after snooty opera agents ignored his flood of tapes. He said: “I worked from 7am until 8.30pm to get as much money as possible for lessons. “I don’t mind doing manual work. I’ve got a degree but it didn’t get me a white collar job so I just took what I could.” After months of hard graft, Paul took six months off in 2000 and headed for Italy and one of its famed opera schools. While there he sang in front of Pavarotti — and made such an impression the heavyweight star singled him out for praise. Beaming with pride, Paul said: “It was one of the highlights of my life. I had to pay for the masterclass — but I had to audition first and I couldn’t believe I’d even got through.
Click link for complete article and a lot of pictures.
Paul Potts was on NBC nighly news, a national TV program (the entire country watches it, not just California).
NBC Nightly News is a 30 minutes program that handles major news stories only. Paul Potts' story was a good 5 minutes story.
Paul Potts will perform in New York, Thursday June 21, 2007 during the morning news program.
I hope rest of the Americans will catch Paul Potts fever. This time British dude will teach us a lesson or two. he he...
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