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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We are All Paul Potts!

In Asia, there is also a well-known figure by the name of Pol Pot.
But fortunately, we are not going to be talking about him today.

I am still amazed at how much impact Paul Potts has on each & everyone of us. I've been curious as to what it is about him that engages us so much.

And so I spent the weekend looking through his video repeatedly. This is what it came down to.

This is Paul Potts after the audience's overwhelming response to his debut.

And immediately after that, this is his come-back-to-earth-look.

It's the going-to-be-over-soon kinda look.

I think most of us can identify with that. We've been through that kind of situation many times before. And that's why we feel his pain.

It's the pain of the little people when they are told they have to go to the back of the line.

Or when they are told that their health insurance doesn't cover this, or that.

Or that the company is downsizing, and they have to be let go.

Or when they are told that they can only be friends, and nothing more than that.

Or when they are told that they don't have the talent, and to go try something else.

But when people like that sing, they carry all that pain, which is yours & mine, with them.

And they know they've got that one chance only. And that's why he could sing like that, like it's the end of time. And in that moment, Paul Potts also became our only one chance & hope. And that's why we cried when we heard it. Because through him, we recognised our own pain.

Dedicated to Paul Potts & all his fans out there. Thank you all for dropping by Ah Beng's World!

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