Kevin — June 12, 2007, 8:02 pm

The best video on YouTube ever

Ok, if you haven’t seen this yet, you gotta check it out. So Britan’s having another one of those “American Idol” type shows where everyday Johnny and Suzy retard strap on their dancing shoes and make themselves look like fools to the viewing public. Well, that’s what I assume happens, anyhow – I’ve never watched “American Idol”. But I saw William Hung sing on the YooToob so based on that, I think I have a pretty clear understanding of the franchise.

So here we have Paul Potts. He’s a pretty dumpy looking cellphone salesman from South Wales.

Paul’s always wanted to be singer, see. So this new show comes to town complete with Simon Cowell and the cameras and all the fixin’s. Hey, if William Hung can do it, why can’t he? So Paul summons up some courage and gives it a whirl.

So here’s Paul’s performance on the show.

Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars, just click the link. Stop reading now. I’ll wait here for you while you go and do that. Plug in headphones or make sure you’ve got decent speakers turned up. Oh, and you might want to grab a tissue, too.


Did you watch it?


Paul Potts is the new Exploding Whale. Everyone in the world needs to see this guy, but for totally different reasons. It’s not to shake your head and say “wow, thank goodness I’m not THAT stupid” (which seems to be YouTube’s forte – with stuff like the moron kid from Backwater, USA attempting to surf on top of his own truck while he’s driving it). For once, YouTube has served up something WORTH watching, something inspirational, something to remember. A regular guy doing extraordinary things. A Joe Average schlub from Wales with crooked teeth and one nostril bigger who can open his mouth and and make fucking ANGELS fly out.

The Internet promised us a new and exciting way to get your “five minutes of fame”, and the only ones who seemed to get famous were absolute idiots or nerds with way, WAY too much time on their hands. Well, thank goodness we’ve got Paul.

Paul Potts is, as of right now, the best god damned video on the internet.

Ok, now you can go back to your normal routine of searching YouTube for the latest videos featuring kids firing Roman Candles out their asses.

OR, if you like, right click this link, save as, and snag a higher res 25 meg Mpeg4 version of the video you just saw so you can enjoy it again and again and again after having a crappy day.

Because if Paul can do it, you can too.


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  1. Comment by lizzielizzie @ June 18, 2007, 8:14 am

    He just won the semifinals with the above performance. Rockin’!!! Thanks for pointing this video out. 🙂

  2. Comment by lizzielizzie @ June 19, 2007, 10:44 am

    He won.

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