Friday, June 15, 2007

Warm Fuzzies Being Served Today

I'm a sucker for tales of the triumph of 'the little guy', the underdog or when someone of whom little is expected grabs us by the ears and let's us know they are as good as the best. So I was staying up way too late you-tubing and ran across some clips from Britain's Got Talent. Never heard of it until then. There are two clips from it going viral.

The first is Paul Potts. I watched this several times and all I can think of is how inspiring and a lesson to us all that it is our own self-underestimating that keeps us from achieving our potential. You just have to say 'to hell with it, I'm going to take my shot at it'.

Paul Potts:



Next comes Conny:


It is amazing that a human being, a child having been on this planet little more than 2000 days, can first remember the lyrics and then have the presence to deliver them in front of a large audience. Unbelievable. From now on when I hear that song in my head I will hear this version of it. Something haunting about it; maybe authentic in that the lyrics convey the 'wish upon a star' thing we all did as kids and.. sang perfectly, not by just a kid, but a little child.

Now if that doesn't leave a smile on your face or a lump in your throat check your pulse.

1 comment:

Sarah McBride said...

They were both absolutely awesome! I'm jealous, I wish I could do that.