Paul Potts (born 13 October 1970) is an operatic tenor from the UK. In 2007, he won the first series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent with his performance of “Nessun dorma”. As a singer of operatic pop music, Potts recorded the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in 13 countries. Before winning Britain’s Got Talent, Potts was a manager at Carphone Warehouse. He had been a Bristol city councillor from 1996 until 2003, and performed in amateur opera from 1999 to 2003.

As a youngster he sang with a school choir and with the choirs at several Bristol churches, including Christ Church. In 1999 he performed a minor role in Bath Opera’s presentation of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ and in 2003 landed a singing part with the Royal Philharmonic in front of an audience of 15,000.

Paul Potts has taken part in singing contests in Germany, Korea and USA.

Backing Tracks : Nessum Dorma, Time To Say Goodbye

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