Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Paul Potts

Per Rick Rubin's suggestion in the article mentioned in yesterday's post: This YouTube video shows Paul Potts, the winner of this summer's "Britain's Got Talent." (American Idol in the U.K.)

"Nessun Dorma" is an amazing song. It's from Puccini's 1926 opera "Turandot." This is Wikipedia's translation of the words from the Italian:

"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... No!...No!... 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!"

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