Month of June , 2007
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.
I am sold out.
Today, I put affiliation links to Paul Potts Pre-order CD.
I refused to participate when it was $48.xx
I refused to participate when it was $38.xx
At $29.99 (free shipping), I can see how people can enjoy life with $30.00.
So, pre-order links can be seen everywhere on my website.
I am sold out
If you are going to pre-order, order from here. Support the fan site.
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
LIVE FROM STUDIO 1A: PAUL POTTS Q AND A, BRITAIN'S TALENTI
I couldn't link to the official page (some kind of link validation issue).
Below is entire Q&A from MSNBC's blog page.
Q: What is your reaction to all of this attention? Have you gotten a lot of fan mail?
Paul: Well, I haven't been home yet, so I don't actually know.
Q: Do you think your wife will be jealous of female attention?
Paul: I believe her words are, "You're welcome to him!" Which is a joke, of course. Well, I hope it is anyway.
Q: Who is your biggest fan?
Paul: Recently definitely my wife. We've been married for four years, been together for six.
Q: So you first debuted your voice dressed up as Pavarotti?
Paul: It was a karaoke night in 1998 and I dressed up as Pavarotti for the bar.
Q: That was the first time people heard your voice? What was their reaction?
Paul: Some people from work brought tomatoes, but they didn't end up throwing them.
Q: Do you sing in the shower?
Paul: I've been known to do so...
Q: Is this your first time in the States?
Paul: I've been up north to New York State - I have some friends in Canada.
Q: First time in New York City? What do you think?
Paul: I've not seen very much of it yet, so I hope to see more.
Q: When do you get to go home?
Paul: You know, I don't know! I start recording the album on Saturday in Abbey Road Studios.
Here's a viewer's reaction as he watched the video clip. Most of us reacted this way.
Quick review on Paul Potts first week. and looking ahead.
June 9, 2007 - March Recording of Paul Potts' first singing
airs. Paul Potts becomes instant star.
June 14, 2007 - Paul Potts moves to Final.
June 17, 2007 - Paul Potts wins Britain's Got Talent.
June 18, 2007 - Paul Potts, Paul Potts, Paul Potts.. on media everywhere.
June 20, 2007 - Paul Potts arrive in New York.
June 21, 2007 - Paul Potts sings at Rockefeller Center (outdoor)
in New York for nationally syndicated morning program.
June 21, 2007 - Paul Potts goes back to the Great Britain.
June 22, 2007 - Paul Potts scheduled to start recording.
July or Aug - Scheduled CD release day.
The whole world is upside down for Paul Potts right now.
"Nessun dorma" is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. The aria, whose title translates from Italian as "Let no one sleep", follows the proclamation by the Princess Turandot that no one shall sleep: they shall all spend the night attempting to find out the name of the unknown prince, Calaf, who has set the challenge. Calaf sings, indicating his certainty that their effort will be in vain.
The aria achieved pop status after Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of it was used as the BBC's theme for the 1990 Football World Cup held in Italy. It has been that tenor's signature song outside Italy since the 70s, as his rendition of it garnered him worldwide fame.
Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma!
Tu pure, o, Principessa,
nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle
che fremono d'amore
e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero e chiuso in me,
il nome mio nessun sapra!
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo diro
quando la luce splendera!
Ed il mio bacio sciogliera il silenzio
che ti fa mia!
(Il nome suo nessun sapra!...
e noi dovrem, ahime, morir!)
Dilegua, o notte!
None must sleep! None must sleep!
And you, too, Princess,
in your cold room,
gaze at the stars
which tremble with love
But my mystery is locked within me,
no-one shall know my name!
No, no, I shall say it as my mouth
meets yours when the dawn is breaking!
And my kiss will break the silence
which makes you mine!
(No-one shall know his name,
and we, alas, shall die!)
Vanish, o night!
At dawn I shall win
This clip shows Italian Subtitle and English translation back to back. Paul Potts sings "Nessun Dorma" Aired June 9. First performance.
Final performance June 17, 2007. Full version of Nessun Dorma, with Italian Subtitle and English Translation.
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...
Opera singer is TV talent winner
Click Here for a Full Story
Monday, 18 June 2007
Opera-singing phone salesman Paul Potts has won the final of TV variety show Britain's Got Talent.
Potts, from Port Talbot, south Wales, beat six-year-old singer Connie Talbot, from Sutton Coldfield, who had wowed the judges, who included Simon Cowell.
The winner of the ITV1 programme, presented by Ant and Dec, received a cheque for £100,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance.
Some 11 million people saw the hopefuls perform in the show's live final. more
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