Live Nation PresentsPaul Potts
Paul Potts has come a long way since March 17, 2007, when he awkwardly shuffled onto the audition stage and performed his spine-tingling rendition of "Nessum Dorma." His second album, Passione, will be released in Europe and the U.S. in April and the U.K. in June. Overflowing with his passionate, inimitable style combined with impeccable technique, Paul is set to touch more hearts with his enchanting, classical voice.
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.