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mynameisroland
06-19-2007, 09:59 AM
For those non Brits out there Simon Cowell of X Fator fame has a new show, where members of the public go up on stage if they think they have a talent, sounds lame but it dredged up this guy from obscurity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

Whirlin_merlin
06-19-2007, 10:20 AM
I think our Amanda had a little 'momment' there, wink wink.

Still I prefer this pair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOHM-K9pNBw

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 10:30 AM
Britains Got Talent

ORLY?

mynameisroland
06-19-2007, 10:32 AM
Fish no.1

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 10:34 AM
Yah I've seen that guy and he sure does have quite a voice. I wish the audience would STFU and let him sing tho.

I absolutely hate the show though.

mynameisroland
06-19-2007, 10:36 AM
Shows pish but Amanda Holdens got talent http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-19-2007, 10:40 AM
There are people who wish our country harm that saw this guy and backed off...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8q5QJOwoG4

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/26_8_111.gif

MEGILE
06-19-2007, 10:44 AM
Amanda Holden looks foxéh as a Brunette.

The guy can sing too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

This is the best of reality TV be sure

Whirlin_merlin
06-19-2007, 10:46 AM
So he might get bullied at school but think over the finger strength and dexterity, he's going to be SO popular with the ladies.....


.....have I gone to far?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-19-2007, 10:47 AM
I've got a funny Amanda Holden story involving a very drunk Low_Flyer...

MEGILE
06-19-2007, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
I've got a funny Amanda Holden story involving a very drunk Low_Flyer...

Pictures and Lube don't count noob

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-19-2007, 11:18 AM
No, no, no...Neil Morrisey was there too...trying to maintain a quiet weekend away from the press in a sleepy village in Somerset. It was around the time of their tryst being flavour of the month in the sunday papers, a few years ago now. Trouble was they picked the one weekend of the year the English Civil War Society took lodgings there. Not so quiet after all. I asked her if she'd like to kiss my helmet and went downhill from there, I'm afraid. Les Dennis would have pissed himself. Morrisey's face was a picture...all his plans scuppered. We were all too smashed to think of an embarrasing photo for the tabloids...could have made a small fortune. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

major_setback
06-19-2007, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
No, no, no...Neil Morrisey was there too...trying to maintain a quiet weekend away from the press in a sleepy village in Somerset. It was around the time of their tryst being flavour of the month in the sunday papers, a few years ago now. Trouble was they picked the one weekend of the year the English Civil War Society took lodgings there. Not so quiet after all. I asked her if she'd like to kiss my helmet and went downhill from there, I'm afraid. Les Dennis would have pissed himself. Morrisey's face was a picture...all his plans scuppered. We were all too smashed to think of an embarrasing photo for the tabloids...could have made a small fortune. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I think the story might still make you rich, just elaborate it a bit. She can kiss my helmet anytime http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif.

Anyway, first video was great, I thougt it would be someone making a fool of himself, and it certainly wasn't.
The batton twirling....was painful to watch.

joeap
06-19-2007, 11:59 AM
I think Simon is a bit of am arrogant git. (DAmn I wanted to use that Britism for ages).

Even he admitted the guy's got talent and he does.

Amanda? Yes, she belongs in my cockpit now.

DuxCorvan
06-19-2007, 12:59 PM
Sorry, but if I must judge Mr.Potts's talent for singing by this video, I can only say he is rather cr*ppy, and belongs better in a choir, where his shortcomings should be blurred. The guy has lungs and spirit, no doubt, but despite his vocal power, he lacks any sense of articulation, he miss many of the notes, has severe problems with modulation and his vibrato is so marked and annoying that he sometimes sounds like the siren of an ambulance.

Quite good for a talent show, but this guy had his chance in opera and failed, and, to be sincere, it's easy knowing why, and it is in no way an injustice. He's talented but utterly mediocre. His sudden fame and recognition is more due to mass ignorance about the qualities of a good dramatic and classical singer and mass media hype than to real achievement.

For really talented British tenors, try Mark Padmore, Paul Agnew, Ian Bostridge, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson or Charles Daniels.

MEGILE
06-19-2007, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by joeap:
I think Simon is a bit of am arrogant git. (DAmn I wanted to use that Britism for ages).


The guys filthy rich.. he can afford to be a bstard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


Originally posted by joeap:
Amanda? Yes, she belongs in my cockpit now.


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

ploughman
06-19-2007, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
No, no, no...Neil Morrisey was there too...trying to maintain a quiet weekend away from the press in a sleepy village in Somerset. It was around the time of their tryst being flavour of the month in the sunday papers, a few years ago now. Trouble was they picked the one weekend of the year the English Civil War Society took lodgings there. Not so quiet after all. I asked her if she'd like to kiss my helmet and went downhill from there, I'm afraid. Les Dennis would have pissed himself. Morrisey's face was a picture...all his plans scuppered. We were all too smashed to think of an embarrasing photo for the tabloids...could have made a small fortune. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

It's good to have you back LF. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Xiolablu3
06-19-2007, 01:05 PM
OMG this sucks... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But I have to admit, his voice is good..

I am at this moment embarassed to be British...

Simon COwell+Dodgy Talent SHow+SOme failure

And what the hell is Piers Morgan doing on this show? That guy is even more of a w*nker than Simon Cowell?!? (This guy got sacked as the Editor of a big British Tabloid for printing lies about the British Army torturing people in Iraq. He printed fake pictures of a prisoner beating, KNOWING they were fake, tosser)

thx ROland..we have so much to be proud of... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MEGILE
06-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Sorry, but if I must judge Mr.Potts's talent for singing by this video, I can only say he is rather cr*ppy, and belongs better in a choir, where his shortcomings should be blurred. The guy has lungs and spirit, no doubt, but despite his vocal power, he lacks any sense of articulation, he miss many of the notes, has severe problems with modulation and his vibrato is so marked and annoying that he sometimes sounds like the siren of an ambulance.

Quite good for a talent show, but this guy had his chance in opera and failed, and, to be sincere, it's easy knowing why, and it is in no way an injustice. He's talented but utterly mediocre. His sudden fame and recognition is more due to mass ignorance about the qualities of a good dramatic and classical singer and mass media hype than to real achievement.



pffffffffffffffffffff

Rome is the mob http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

neural_dream
06-19-2007, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Sorry, but if I must judge Mr.Potts's talent for singing by this video, I can only say he is rather cr*ppy, and belongs better in a choir, where his shortcomings should be blurred. The guy has lungs and spirit, no doubt, but despite his vocal power, he lacks any sense of articulation, he miss many of the notes, has severe problems with modulation and his vibrato is so marked and annoying that he sometimes sounds like the siren of an ambulance.

Quite good for a talent show, but this guy had his chance in opera and failed, and, to be sincere, it's easy knowing why, and it is in no way an injustice. He's talented but utterly mediocre. His sudden fame and recognition is more due to mass ignorance about the qualities of a good dramatic and classical singer and mass media hype than to real achievement.

For really talented British tenors, try Mark Padmore, Paul Agnew, Ian Bostridge, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson or Charles Daniels.
ditto. Still it's nice seeing a poor guy get applauded for once in his life.

Friendly_flyer
06-19-2007, 02:48 PM
Now tell me, you did have a helmet with you, right?

Billy_BigBoy
06-19-2007, 03:01 PM
One question remains:
would you buy a phone from this man? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

-HH-Quazi
06-19-2007, 09:44 PM
And the winner is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwkVnyfdGYQ

Xiolablu3
06-20-2007, 02:16 AM
Oh what a surprise, the kid who has a slight disability wins AGAIN.

WTE_Ibis
06-20-2007, 03:03 AM
Well I'm no opera critic as Dux obviously is but it brought a tear to my eye.
Not bad for some one with no formal training,
hopefully he will get some now.
Onya Pottsy, go gettum m8. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
Cheers.

.

M_Gunz
06-20-2007, 03:56 AM
Originally posted by mynameisroland:
For those non Brits out there Simon Cowell of X Fator fame has a new show, where members of the public go up on stage if they think they have a talent

So now the new hot thing is a version of the 50's Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour?
Not that Ted was exactly breaking new ground either, it's amateur vaudeville except that the
players don't get hit with old food items.

Da_Godfatha
06-20-2007, 06:00 AM
I think the show should be called.... "Britain NEEDS Talent !" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

You all need some fresh blood on that island.. your wimmins are sure fugly... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Just kidding.... put away the tar and feathers !!!

Viper2005_
06-20-2007, 06:25 AM
But why rely on talent?


"Hello Simon. Tonight I'm going to pwn some n00bs for your amusement..."

"A man after my own heart. Competition over. You win."

DuxCorvan
06-20-2007, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Well I'm no opera critic as Dux obviously is but it brought a tear to my eye.
Not bad for some one with no formal training,


Well, to be fair, the man was shocked in emotion, that has to affect negatively his performance. He sings with feeling, and honestly, many times I prefer defective singing but emotional connection, than run-of-the-mill technically brilliant but mechanical interpretation -a plague nowadays.

But it is to be noted that the guy HAS formal training. He received long and expensive singing classes in Italy, including a masterclass with Pavarotti, has performed in stage with the Bath Festival opera productions, and even made a tour as a soloist. His career broke because of traumatic personal affairs -cancer, an accident- and also simply because he is just a noble mediocrity, a competent and able singer but nothing above the average in that very competitive world.

neural_dream
06-20-2007, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Well, to be fair, the man was shocked in emotion, that has to affect negatively his performance. He sings with feeling, and honestly, many times I prefer defective singing but emotional connection, than run-of-the-mill technically brilliant but mechanical interpretation -a plague nowadays.
Who would you recommend to listen to? I haven't seen convincing emotion since Calas.

mynameisroland
06-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Whats with the Potts bashing? I think some here are missing the point its a fooking talent show not an Opera audition. I dont care if he isnt exactly the next Pavarotti but at least it made entertaining TV while giving one of lifes losers a bit of praise.

DuxCorvan
06-20-2007, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
Who would you recommend to listen to? I haven't seen convincing emotion since Calas.

I'm not too interested in operatic tenors, but if you are interested in good singing, Rolfe Johnson, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy, Christophe Prégardien, Mark Padmore or Paul Agnew are good indeed.

The best baritone of all times is and will be Herr Fischer-Dieskau. Schubert will never be the same since he retired.

Impressive coloratura and emotive singing are Cecilia Bartoli's seal, she's good in everything. Me likes Natalie Dessay, Sandrine Piau and Ann Marie von Otter, and I'm in love with Magdalena Kozenà's tender voice and looks -she's pretty indeed. To bring yourself to tears, hear -and see!- the sadly recently deceased Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. The lady was as an incredible a mezzo as a moving actress. Dame Janet Baker, an old glory, was a force of nature.

For experiments, hear three countertenors: Robin Blaze -a tender singer, Andreas Scholl -beautiful tone and amazing technique, and Daniel Taylor -moving and perfect.


]Originally posted by mynameisroland:
Whats with the Potts bashing? I think some here are missing the point its a fooking talent show not an Opera audition. I dont care if he isnt exactly the next Pavarotti but at least it made entertaining TV while giving one of lifes losers a bit of praise.

I'm not bashing Potts at all, I really admire the guy, and wish him best luck. It's only that many media has joined to an increasing hype which is getting out of hand, taking advantage on the fairy tale, and pointing him as the working class Caruso, which he isn't.

It isn't honest either to let the man build on hopes of making Aida at La Scala in Milan for the rest of his life, when he's only living his fifteen minutes of fame. He'll record a pair of CDs, profiting from passing fame, maybe will stage twice or thrice in Bath again, and bye bye, glory. I just hope he won't be flying too high by then.

I'm happy for him, but I wouldn't want people to be so easily mislead by the interests of a market willing to sell their new mediatic phenomenon.

JG52Uther
06-20-2007, 11:49 AM
At the end of the day,its all about money.I would imagine that the majority of the finalists have all signed up to someone by now,and will all make a few quid (and why not!)

neural_dream
06-20-2007, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
I'm not too interested in operatic tenors, but if you are interested in good singing, Rolfe Johnson, Howard Crook, Peter Kooy, Christophe Prégardien, Mark Padmore or Paul Agnew are good indeed.

The best baritone of all times is and will be Herr Fischer-Dieskau. Schubert will never be the same since he retired.

Impressive coloratura and emotive singing are Cecilia Bartoli's seal, she's good in everything. Me likes Natalie Dessay, Sandrine Piau and Ann Marie von Otter, and I'm in love with Magdalena Kozenà's tender voice and looks -she's pretty indeed. To bring yourself to tears, hear -and see!- the sadly recently deceased Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. The lady was as an incredible a mezzo as a moving actress. Dame Janet Baker, an old glory, was a force of nature.

For experiments, hear three countertenors: Robin Blaze -a tender singer, Andreas Scholl -beautiful tone and amazing technique, and Daniel Taylor -moving and perfect.

Thank you

M_Gunz
06-20-2007, 10:45 PM
I used to like Annie Haslam as a singer....

polak5
06-21-2007, 04:59 PM
that guy was on the "today show" today here in US, and performed.