There’s a big fuss going on about Paul Potts, who recently won the reality tv show “Britain’s got Talent”. Potts is a stout cellphone salesman with bad teeth who overwhelmed audiences with his rendition of âNessun dorma,â? the tenor aria from Pucciniâs âTurandot.â? (Orlando Opera is staging Turandot next spring!)
NYT culture reporter Dan Watkins writes about the phenomenon, and notes that high-brow critics have been less than kind, calling him âstrained,â? âuncontrolled,â? âstubby,â? âlumpy,â? âconstipatedâ? and âbog-standard.â? But Simon Cowell sure likes him.