Paul Potts won the first season of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2007 with his powerful performance of the opera classic “Nessun Dorma.” He reprised this Puccini aria for the final of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” and he could well win again. Watch a video of his stunning performance above, which earned him multiple standing ovations.
Potts has already proven to be a favorite of the superfans. He won his place in the final by getting more votes than magician Jon Dorenbos in the fourth audition episode. (Dorenbos got thrown a lifeline by the judges and also contends in the “AGT: The Champions” final as a wild card.)
Watch him sing in the video above and then vote in the poll below as to which of the 12 acts you want to win the first season of “AGT: The Champions.” And be sure to sound off with your thoughts on the show and who did (and didn’t) make the final.
In our live blog of the “AGT” finale, we had this to say about Paul’s performance: “And now back to our regularly scheduled programming of opera music. BGT winner Paul Potts was next to show off his incredibly powerful voice, accompanied by a string band. His performance had the judges on their feet even before it concluded and they barely sat down in time to give their critiques. Howie called it “perfection,” Mel admired how he makes it seem effortless and Simon gave him good chances at winning this season.”
Since he came to fame on “BGT, Paul has recorded chart-topping albums and sold out concert halls worldwide. His life story was even turned into a Hollywood movie, “One Chance,” starring Emmy and Tony winner James Corden. The most famous alumni of the franchise — 2009 “BGT” runner-up Susan Boyle — got the Golden Buzzer from Mel B., and also competes in the final.