awesome youtube clip from a reality show

This gave me goosebumps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 10:00 am
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I was expecting the worst before he started singing. When he opened his mouth it was amazing! Congrats to him! Cell phone salesman one day - opera singer the next. That's why I love these reality shows - if you're really talented you have a chance to show it to the world.
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 12:47 pm
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Wow. I got teary eyed.
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 1:55 pm
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I just saw this one on my Yahoo! Front Page. Good for him! I am probably jaded because I know dozens of fantastic opera singers who work all kinds of odd jobs (including selling cellphones) because they cannot get enough work as singers.

Most people today really cannot tell the difference between a so-so voice and a world-class one. It's really sad for someone like me, who has worked 17 years to hone my technique and refine my art.

What I do appreciate about stuff like this video is it hopefully opens more peoples ears up for good singing...the unfortunate side is that the artform is really suffering in a way because they expect you to sound like Placido Domingo and look like Brad Pitt. Lookism in opera is at an all-time high and getting worse by the minute. But if one looks back on the greats from the past, one can see, that although many were not conventionally attractive (by Hollywood standards) they had the voice of a generation.

Try browsing more opera clips on YouTube...you'll see what I mean. Goosebump moments a plenty!
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 2:02 pm
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I got goose bumps, I wanted to cry and I couldn't help wondering how that Pierce judge can be on America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent.
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 3:14 pm
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Wow, I got chills and teary eyed watching that! That was absolutely amazing. My jaw dropped. I hope he has a successful singing career one day.
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 5:38 pm
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Major props to him for going after his dream. I think Lori's observation is correct. I unfortunately do not know much about singing so I can't tell who's good or not. I can tell whether someone is in tune or not.

Lori, what is your honest opinion of his voice? Is it so-so or world class?

I completely agree with you about look-ism. I think it happens a lot in the popular music industry, which is the reason why I love shows like American Idol and websites like Youtube. I remember Kelly Clarkson said she sent tons of demos out but when they met her in person, they said she didn't look like what they thought. =P
Posted on June 14, 2007 at 6:19 pm

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