Month of September , 2007
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
NBC (usually Channel 4 in the US)
5:00am - 8:00am
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
I don't know why people in The United States celebrate Cinco De Mayo (May 5). Most Americans think May 5th is the Independence day for Mexico. In Mexico, people don't celebrate Cinco De Mayo that much.
September 16th is the Independence Day for Mexico. The whole country celebrate throughout the night.
In 1810 Mexico broke away from Spain.
Happy independence day.
PS. I am not a Mexican. I am cultured.
Click here for a full article
September 15, 2007
An opera purist speaks out
On Wednesday Aidan Lang sat in his office and listened to Paul Potts singing Nessun Dorma. This is the aria from Turandot which Pavarotti, who died last week, made famous as the Italian soccer anthem. It is also the aria Paul Potts sang on Britain's Got Talent, which made him, sort of, famous.
Lang is the general director of the NBR New Zealand Opera, whose production of Turandot opens on Thursday. It seemed a good week to go to see him. He agreed that it was, down to the unlikely idea of the opera man listening to Paul Potts sing the aria in his office.
He said he would, and he did. He would not, you could guess, usually be listening to a CD made by a bloke who got famous on a naff telly show, but I gave him the Potts album as a present.
Click here for complete article - Stuff.co.nz
September 11, 2007
Paul Potts, America...the world, writes Rotorua Review Editor Phil Campbell.
Rotorua has scored yet another two big time acts within the next seven-eight months with bookings from the Welsh singer Paul Potts and the fabled 1970s pop group America, with at least two original members.
Of the two, the nostalgic will fondly recall America, through the Horse with No Name, Ventura Highway, I Need You, Tin Man and Sister Golden Hair Surprise.
Potts, unashamedly shy but intelligent as he is university trained, is the innovative choice for Rotorua - a singer on the verge of greater fame.
The man with ill formed tombstone teeth that seem to have suffered a form of desecration remains "just me, that's who I am."
Now he is coming to Rotorua.
paul potts fanclub new zealand
Click here for a full article
September 10, 2007
Tickets for two international music acts set to perform in Rotorua are selling fast - and organisers expect sell-out crowds.
America, a 70s soft rock band and Grammy Award winners 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.
TV's Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts is also headed for Rotorua. He's scheduled to perform at the Energy Events Centre on April 11.
The former cellphone salesman became an international star after winning the talent competition.
The video of his audition has become one of the most watched clips on video sharing website YouTube.
Did you realize today marks the third month of Paul Potts first performance at Britain's Got Talent?
Of course the June 9th performance was a taped audition from March 17, 2007. But officially, general public discovered Paul Potts exactly three months ago.
Just look back at Paul Potts' three months.
First off, Paul Potts video clip is one of the most watched videos in YouTube.
Internet is buzzing with Paul Potts. There are millions of articles on Paul Potts.
Paul Potts debut album "One Chance" is out and selling well.
Paul Potts's tour schedule is already out. He had already finished visiting Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong... etc..
He had converted millions of normal folks like us into Opera fans.
The simbolic icon and Paul Potts former teacher Luciano Pavarotti died. That shifted weight even more to Paul Potts.
This is what happened in three months, all in about 90 days.
Click Here for a full article news.com.au
September 08, 2007
Paul Potts gave himself one chance to make it doing what he loves. The shy 36-year-old salesman from Bristol, England, entered Britain's Got Talent this year and won the contest and the opportunity of his dreams.
“It was me who convinced me to go on the show,” he says. “I wasn’t sure that I was good enough, so I ended up tossing a coin and doing it by heads or tails . . . it landed on heads, which was the go-ahead to send in an application.”
In a moment that is now famous, Potts strolled on stage looking awkward and nervous in an $85 suit and declared to the judges – show creator Simon Cowell and judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – he was going to sing opera.
Q & A with Paul Potts
Click here for complete article
September 06, 2007
Q: YOU went from mobile-phone salesman in Wales to winner of Britain's Got Talent and a No.1 album of opera songs. Are you tired of answering the same questions about that yet?
A: Not at all. It's very much like my life as a phone salesman. If I were to get cheesed off with people asking me the same questions about their mobile phones, I'd never sell any.
You dabbled in classical singing before illness and a broken collarbone from a bicycle accident sent you back to retail. Did you jump at the chance to audition for the TV show?
I saw the ad and applied for it, but I almost didn't send in the application. Click here for complete article
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.
Tales From Planet Rock: Rick Rubin cries watching TV talent show
Click Here for a Full Article
Rick Rubin really hearts 'Britain's Got Talent' winner Paul Potts
Music guru producer Rick Rubin has confessed his love for 'Britain's Got Talent' winner Paul Potts.
This is the man who discovered the Beastie Boys, turned Red Hot Chili Peppers into super stars and revived Johnny Cash's career.
The big hearted producer has watched clips from the show and told the New York Times no less that he's into it. Click for a Full Article
Paul Potts' Australia Tour Schedule
Wednesday 16 April - Adelaide Festival Theatre
Book at Bass Dial n Charge 131 246 or www.bass.net.au.
Friday 18 April - Brisbane QPAC, Concert Hall
Bookings through qtix.com.au or phone 136 246
Sunday 20 April - Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Bookings through SOH Box Office 02 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com or Ticketek.com or phone 132 849
Monday 21 April - Melbourne the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall
Bookings through ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 136 166
Wednesday 23 April - Perth Burswood Theatre
Book at Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Rubin goes Potty over Paul
September 03, 2007
Click here for a full article
Article contains a unique picture of Paul Potts
RICK RUBIN, the heavily-bearded rock legend who discovered BEASTIE BOYS, has vowed to turn PAUL POTTS into a stateside superstar.
The heavyweight music mogul was moved to tears after stumbling over the former mobile phone salesman's skills on YouTube. And he's vowed to use all his clout, as the newly installed president of Columbia records, to break the portly talent show champ in America. ###
The heavyweight music mogul was moved to tears after stumbling over the former mobile phone salesman's skills on YouTube.
And he's vowed to use all his clout, as the newly installed president of Columbia records, to break the portly talent show champ in America.
Two short news items from the south side
According to stuff.co.nz article* today (Sep 2, 07), Paul Potts hasn't formally given notice to his old car-phone warehouse.
* The article is very short, not worth of visiting. [full article - very short]
There is another short article not worth of visiting at Sky News Australia today.
It says people waited two hours on line, they give standing ovation, and Paul will come back to Australia next April.
PaulPottsFanClub.com - Paul Potts US Fan Club
After a life of being down-and-out, Paul Potts finally gets his chance to shine.
Sep 03 2007, star-ecentral.com
Click Here for a Full Article
(article contains one image)
Paul Potts is overwhelmed by all the attention he has been getting from everyone of late. And why wouldn’t he be? Here is a guy who, just months ago, was selling phones at a store called Carphone Warehouse in Britain. Today, he’s living his dream and travelling across continents to promote his debut album, One Chance.
Paul Potts: "It’s unbelievable, though overwhelming, all this attention."
“It’s unbelievable, though overwhelming, all this attention,” says Potts in an exclusive interview with The Star in Hong Kong recently. Potts was there with his wife, Julie-Ann, for the Asian leg of his worldwide promo tour.
“It’s amazing! One day I’m waking up in Port Talbot (in Wales), and then the next day, I’m talking to reporters from Asia in Hong Kong!” he adds.
PaulPottsFanClub.com - Fan site for welsh opera singer uk idol Paul Potts
Opera star Potts wows Australian fans
Sep 1 2007
The winner of a British TV talent quest, overnight opera sensation Paul Potts, has wowed hundreds of fans at his only Australian performance.
Fans lined up for more than two hours on Saturday at a shopping centre in Castle Hill, in Sydney's north-west, to hear the Britain's Got Talent winner and former mobile phone salesman sing three songs from his debut album One Chance.
His final number, Puccini's Nessun Dorma - which won him the talent show - earned him a standing ovation.
Potts' wife Julie-Ann was in the crowd of fans, some of whom had travelled from as far away as Tweed Heads and Taree, in northern NSW.
PaulPottsFanClub.com: Fanclub site for UK idol winner Potts, Paul
Active forum topics
- Paul Potts to headline Parkinson’s UK charity Christmas Concert
- Paul Potts prepares for benefit gig (New Zealand)
- Singing for Canterbury
- Potts puts own spin on film tunes
- (Vid) Germans ring in 2011 with a bang
- Paul Potts Subway Flash Opera
- Disability charity boosted by Treat from singing star
- Cinema Paradiso Tracklist
- Paul Potts' Career "Will Go On" without Simon Cowell
- Paul Potts First performance of track from 'Cinema Paradiso'
- Paul Potts dropped by record label
- Paul Potts Viaja al "Paradiso" en su Nuevo Álbum
- New Album In Autumn
- Paul Potts movie axed
- PAUL POTTS IS NICKED
- Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts walks for Haiti earthquake charity
- Your Review: Paul Potts, Edinburgh Playhouse
- Paul Potts on success: ‘I still pinch myself when I wake up’
- ITV bosses 'plan popstar opera show'