The success of musical wonder Paul Potts was jumpstarted by a television program called Britain's Got Talent. It airs on both Britain and Ireland (ITV and TV3 respectively) and it is one of UK's most popular programs. In Britain's Got talent, singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, and just about anyone who believe they have something worth showing are encouraged to try-out. The grand winner gets to take home £100,000 and given the chance to perform for the Queen and members of the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance, an annual gala event held at the United Kingdom.
Paul Pott's Britain's Got Talent (BTT) Audition
Also known in the internet world as BTT, Britain's Got talent audition is managed by 3 judges alongside a studio audience. Those auditioning are made to perform their pieces but can be stopped by all three judges simultaneously pressing a buzzer. After a performance has ended or been buzzed out, the judges air their individual comments and votes whether to let the talent reaches the semi finals. A majority vote (2/3) determines if the performer moves forward or goes home.
During the semifinals and championship round, the same procedure applies except that the process is televised live and the people (not the judges) gets to decide who among the candidates will move first into the grand finals. The judges, again by majority vote, gets to pick the 2nd and 3rd to be on the safe list. Those not included on the top 3 are eliminated.
During the 2007 Britain's Got Talent semifinals, Paul Potts performed Andrea Bocelli's “Time To Say Goodbye (Con te PartirÃ²)” and again got overwhelming approval from both live audience and all three judges. In the finals, he went back to the full version of the piece that got him the championship.
“Nessun Dorma (Nobody Sleep)” was performed at the finest level and Paul Potts beat 3 other splendid performers to win the coveted £100,000 and all the bigger glories that came after.
On October 8, 2008, Paul Potts will be in Manila to perform fine opera.
Nessun Dorma’s Lyrics & English Translation
Italian Lyrics (Nessun Dorma)
Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma!
Tu pure, o, Principessa,
nella tua fredda stanza,
guardi le stelle
che tremano d’amore
e di speranza.
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
il nome mio nessun saprÃ !
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirÃ²
quando la luce splenderÃ !
Ed il mio bacio scioglierÃ il silenzio
che ti fa mia!
(Il nome suo nessun saprÃ !…
e noi dovrem, ahime, morir!)
Dilegua, o notte!
English Translation (Nessun Dorma)
Nobody shall sleep!…
Nobody shall sleep!
Even you, o Princess,
in your cold room,
watch the stars,
that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me,
my name no one shall know…
On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!…
(No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.)
Vanish, o night!
Set, stars! Set, stars!
At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!