Paul Potts - The Green, Green Grass of Home


Paul Potts’ career is certainly going places these days – but for now he’s going home. He has accepted the personal invitation of Katherine Jenkins to appear at her 8 July 2007. Katherine was so impressed with the tenor’s performance in winning ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent that she is reported to have asked him personally to perform with her at what promises to be a very special gig.

Bristol-born Paul Potts is not a native Welshman, but he’s lived in Port Talbot from childhood and I’m sure they’ll be more than proud to adopt him as their own. This quiet, self-effacing man with the amazing voice would be a worthy ambassador of any town.

Katherine, who comes from Neath, the town next to Port Talbot, and has only in the last few years taken the operatic world by storm with her own talent and considerable beauty said to BBC Wales: "It's a great honour to have Paul make his debut at the Margam show. He has showed Britain and the whole world what a fantastic performer he is over the last few weeks.”

He certainly has, with his YouTube videos receiving over a million hits. People as far away as America now know who this amazing new tenor is.

"Paul has a really natural voice and the song makes the hairs on your neck stand up! Now that he's going to make his live debut in his own home town, I can only imagine that he must be as excited as me at the thought.”

Paul Potts will be performing Nessun Dorma, the song that made him famous on the show and showed us all just how great his voice is.

"It's going to be a very special day with Paul, myself and Juan Diego Florez -  the hottest tenor on the planet right now, all performing on the same bill."

It certainly is – and Paul Potts deserves his place up there with the great professional opera stars. This show should stamp the seal of approval of the classical operatic world on his career – something he’s always wanted. We think he’s pretty hot himself – watch out Juan Diego Florez!