My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

Why CDs can’t be lost …

on April 25, 2014

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:

24 Apr - Paul Potts2

(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:



2 responses to “Why CDs can’t be lost …

  1. Marion says:

    Jess, we were lucky enough to have Paul visit our school while he was here, he talked to the children about Bullying. He was just the nicest man, he smiled throughout, had a great sense of humour and his way with children was magic, completely natural and down to earth,lovely,lovely guy!

    • Jess says:

      Thanks for the comment, Marion.
      I was in awe of how someone with such a gentle and kind speaking voice … cause sound so fantastic on the stage! So fantastic to have heard that voice live!

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