The response and viewings of my post, Nodrin King's posts and Though Lovers Be Lost post about Paul Potts has been interesting and very heartening. The videos haunted me all day today ~ even to the point I was tempted (ONLY tempted) to sneak another look at them while at work today. (I said only TEMPTED!)
So many people in the audience (to say nothing of the judges ~ although I have some sympathy for them ~ have you seen America's Got Talent?) had prejudged him as he walked out on stage, settled themselves in for a possibly dreadful performance ~ then he opened his mouth and that wonderful, powerful and amazing voice rang out.
Of course, one of the major questions I got was: "Did he win?" Yes, he did ~ and with no further editorializing ~ here is the video clip of the announcement. Another question I had was: "Would he have made it on America's Got Talent?" I don't know ... but I would hope so.
And I certainly hope that the people with the rights to "Britain's Got Talent" will continue to allow these clips to be seen by as many people as possible.
And I certainly don't want to pass over any diamonds in myself or others that might be disguised as a lump of coal.
--more tomorrow night