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A DECADE AFTER WINNING THE FIRST EVER BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT, UK TENOR, PAUL POTTS, ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF MOST AMBITIOUS ALBUM TO DATE
It’s ten years since Paul Potts became the first ever winner of Britain’s Got Talent in front of a record breaking 12 million viewers, with his jaw dropping version of ‘Nessun Dorma’. Now, one of the UK’s most popular tenors celebrates the past decade with the release of his most ambitious album to date, ON STAGE released today, Friday October 13th (which happens to be Paul’s birthday) through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. ON STAGE, Paul’s fifth studio album, is a collection of songs that have either inspired or been performed by Paul in leading roles - from Broadway to the West End - during his extraordinary career. To mark the 10-year anniversary of Paul’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent, the opera superstar includes a new rendition of ‘Nessun Dorma’ as the final track on his new album. Plus, with his current brand partnership with Pot Noodle notching up close to half a million views in less than week, Paul Potts is proving that he’s still as popular as ever.
A Potts Potted History: Britain's Got Talent transformed the mobile salesman from Bristol into one of the UK’s best loved fairy-tales; with his BGT audition of ‘Nessun Dorma’ remaining one of the most-watched videos in YouTube history. His debut, multi-platinum album ONE CHANCE reached No1 in 13 countries and he’s been invited to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance on two occasions. Paul’s best-selling autobiography followed a Hollywood film about Paul starring James Corden, and he’s released 4 studio albums and a Greatest Hits anthology, collectively amassing over 4 million sales. Over the last decade, Paul has received standing ovations at an astonishing 879 performances across 44 countries in 291 towns.
Now Paul Potts celebrates a sparkling decade at the top with the release of his most ambitious album to date. ON STAGE is an epic album majestically interpreting x15 songs from musicals which have either inspired or been performed personally by Paul. It includes ‘Impossible Dream’ from The Man of La Mancha, ‘Till I Hear You Sing’(which Paul says is “from the underrated sequel to Phantom of the Opera, ‘Love Never Dies’, which has great passion and power”), ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables, and a vulnerable rendition of ‘Send in the Clowns’ from A Little Night Music, which Paul admits is one of his personal favourites. “I love the simplistic beauty and sadness of that song. It shows that passion doesn’t necessarily need a high octane, high pitch note for it to be touching. There is something in the understated in Sondheim’s music here that really strikes a chord with audiences all over the world.”
Paul’s enduring passion for music sees him still sharing his incredible gift with fans in every continent, from performing at Sydney Opera House, having his own headline show at The Royal Albert Hall, and performing in front of more than a million people at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Paul’s continuing success is an inspiration to generations of fans across the globe, and he says, “I will always appreciate the gift that people have given me through their support over the last ten years. I feel honoured and grateful to have this time doing what I feel I was born to do. Here’s hoping I’m still doing what I love in another ten years!’”
‘ON STAGE’ TRACK LIST
1. Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha)
2. Stranger in Paradise (Kismet)
3. Bring Him Home (Les Misérables)
4. If I loved You (Carousel)
5. Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
6. Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)
7. ’Til I Hear You Sing (Love Never Dies)
8. Mit Gewitter und Sturm (Flying Dutchman)
9. Recondita Armonia (Tosca)
10. E Lucevan le Stelle (Tosca)
11. Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
12. Tonight (Duet, West Side Story)
13. Somewhere (West Side Story)
14. If Ever I would Leave You (Camelot)
15. Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Thanks to Catalyst PR Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine will be reviewing Paul's new album #OnStage (media: Susie O'Day-Cashmere) . Please stay tuned for more details.