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Paul Potts: a British fairy-tale

Paul Potts used to sell cell phones in south Wales.

Video 1: Puccini's "Nessun Dorma"

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When he appeared in "Britain's Got Talent" - a kind of their "American Idol" (I don't want to promote "America's Got Talent" that runs on NBC) - you could see the faces of those judges expecting the worst and exchanging vicious conspiracy looks, perhaps because of his missing teeth (like Bocelli?) or additional fat (like Pavarotti?) or absent self-confidence or other idiosyncrasies of his type of sex appeal.

But now press the Play button just like 10 million people before you and guess who became the winner of that contest, with several millions of votes, and who is just conquering the world. Yes, it's the guy who made the audience scream in 20 seconds and who gradually changed Amanda Holden's elevated stomach to a full-fledged orgasm of tears: an ugly duckling turned swan. Fairy-tales may sometimes become reality.

And that's the memo.

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