Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to See Paul Potts in Concert!
Acclaimed British tenor and 2007 Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts will be thrilling US and Canadian concert stages this summer and you can win the chance for a pair of tickets to see him right here on BWW!
The last two years have been an epic journey of incredible hard work and dedication. His debut album One Chance sold over three and a half million albums, rocketed to the number one spot in 15 countries (including the UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Mexico) and stormed to the top 10 in a further eight.
In the UK, his album outsold the entire top 10 collectively in its first week. January 2008 saw him embark on a world tour with 55 dates but as his popularity soared more dates were added and he completed over 100 sell out shows in concert halls, arenas and stadiums around the globe.
The Centre For Perf. Arts
Winspear Center For Music
Southern Alberta Jubilee Aud
Centre In The Square
Verizon Wireless Center
Berklee Per. Center
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Hard Rock Live - Seminole
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Winner of ‘Best International Artist 2009' at the prestigious Echo Awards in Germany, Paul has also become a YouTube sensation and to date has had over 74 million hits charting his meteoric rise to fame. In Germany, Paul has spent an astounding 7 weeks at #1 and 23 weeks in the Top 10.
Paul has come a long way since March 17th 2007 when he awkwardly shuffled on to the audition stage and performed his spine tingling rendition of Nessun Dorma. From zero to hero in 60 seconds, he captivated the hearts of millions and opened the exclusive world of opera to many.
"When I stepped on to the stage the crowd were baying for blood. The act before had been a disaster. As I walked to the mark, in my £35 suit, I just wanted to turn around and run away." But he didn't run. Instead he summoned every ounce of strength, wowed the audience and judges and more than 13 million viewers watched him win the first series of Britain's Got Talent on ITV.
Paul's dream of singing began as a child growing up in Bristol with his parents and three siblings, "At 6 years old I wanted to be a vicar, I thought they had the best job in the world, being able to sing every Sunday to the congregation. I didn't know about all the other work they did." Bullied and taunted at school, he joined his local church choir and continued to fulfill his passion for singing as an escape from the playground abuse. Then, aged 16, he bought his first opera record. He fell in love instantly and to this day La Boheme is still his favourite. In 2000, Paul used his savings and winnings from a quiz show to spend three months in Italy, learning Opera and the language and realizing a lifelong dream, to sing in front of his idol, Luciano Pavarotti.
2009 has been just as frenetic as the last two and Paul couldn't be happier. His second album ‘Passione' will be released in Europe and the USA in April and the UK in June. Overflowing with his passionate, inimitable style combined with impeccable technique; Paul is set to touch more hearts with his enchanting, classical voice.
The new album has been almost a year in the making and showcases his stunning work. Working with an array of world acclaimed producers, composers and European orchestras, Paul returns with a new found confidence and vigour that leaves no doubt as to his incredible talent and shows he has risen to the latest challenge, "The second album is always a challenge, when your first is such a success you cannot be complacent and believe the second will do the same. There is more pressure, you have to work harder, be bigger, better, this is the same for every artist."
‘Passione' includes a mixture of original material along with breathtaking classics including the haunting ‘La Prima Volta (The first Time I saw your Face)' and ‘Memory,' the ageless classic written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The album also features the showstopper ‘E Lucevan Le Stelle', one of the most emotional songs in Puccini's Opera, ‘Tosca'. The haunting melody and Bass clarinet in ‘E Lucevan Le Stelle' are what drew Paul to the aria and is one of his all time favourites.
For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets, click here.
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