My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

Why CDs can’t be lost …

Because if I didn’t have a CD, I wouldn’t have been able to have this momento now of the memory and privilege of hearing Paul Potts singing live this week:

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(Although, in saying that, even a recorded voice onto a CD disc in no way compares to hearing that same voice, live and unaffected by anything manufactured, in front of you!)

But anyway, I was given two tickets for myself and a friend to attend one of Paul Potts’ concerts as he toured around our country.

I was most impressed that we didn’t have to sit through a “support act” as is usually the case with these international artists which visit our shores, and the show started on the dot of 7.30pm as Stewart Macpherson, the promoter, introduced us to Mr Paul Potts!

We did, actually, have a “special guest” joining Paul Potts for the concert, but the setlist was arranged in such a way that it felt like you weren’t left sitting around, twiddling your thumbs, waiting for the headline act to come back out onto the stage again.

And Anna Hawkins was an incredibly able “special guest” too!

She won me over completely with her rendition of “She moved through the Fair” and the duet of “The Prayer” she performed together with Paul Potts will stay in my mind for a long time to come!

I think my favourite Paul Potts solo performances were “Il Gladiatore” and “Time to say Goodbye,” but you can’t go past a good “Nessun Dorma,” can you?!!  And that was a stunning end to a wonderful show!

Thanks to Ticketek NZ for selecting me the front-row seats to enjoy the occasion, and thanks to Anna and Paul for having such tremendous vocal talents and for sharing them with the world!

And if you’re still unaware of who Paul Potts is, join with the other 123,000,000 viewers and enjoy his first audition tape at Britain’s Got Talent 2007: