|Age (at audition)||47|
Paul Potts was an opera singer act from America's Got Talent: The Champions. He was eliminated in the Finals.
Paul is best known for being the very first winner of Britain's Got Talent, the flagship show of the Got Talent franchise, in 2007. Prior to his appearance he was working as a mobile phone salesman and served as a Bristol city councilman. His first album, "One Chance", went double platinum in the United Kingdom, also gaining multiplatinum status in Sweden, Australia, Germany and New Zealand. It was also the title of his 2013 memoir which also became a feature film.
The Champions Preliminary
Paul Potts' performance in Episode TC03 consisted of singing "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla. Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. It was revealed that the superfans voted Paul into the top three along with Jon Dorenbos and Billy & Emily England. It was later revealed that he received more votes than Jon and Billy & Emily, sending him to the final.
The Champions Final
Paul Potts' Finals performance in Episode TC06 consisted of singing "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot. Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Paul dedicated his performance to Season 3 winner Neal E. Boyd, who passed away in 2018.
The Champions Finale
For the finale in Episode TC07, Paul Potts was part of Preacher Lawson's opening sketch in which he looks at Preacher like he has three heads. The superfans did not give Paul enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition along with Angelica Hale instead of Preacher Lawson.
After the Show
In 2019, Paul competed on the World's Got Talent special held in China. He was eliminated in the Preliminaries after being knocked out by a diabolo juggling group from Taiwan.
In the same year, Paul competed on Britain's Got Talent: The Champions. He was eliminated in the Preliminaries there as well. In a surprise result, Paul didn't even make it into his night's Top 3, which left the judges visibly shocked.