Paul Potts is a British classical/operatic singer who became famous when he won the first season of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2007. He first began singing opera in 1999, and that same year he won £8,000 on the British game show “My Kind of Music.” With his winnings, Potts traveled to Italy for a masterclass with Pavarotti. Over the next several years, Potts performed in several amateur opera productions, until a bicycle accident in 2003 prevented him from continuing.

In 2007, financial troubles spurred Potts to audition for “Britain’s Got Talent,” despite the fact that he had not performed for several years. Since winning the competition, he has made several guest radio and television appearances and performed in various commercials. In the summer of 2009, Potts booked a short (10-city) North American tour, although he canceled dates in Washington, D.C., and Mexico citing logistical issues.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts cancels DC show
Paul Potts, the first winner of British reality TV talent show “Britain’s Got Talent,” has cancelled his July 21 performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. A post on his Web site stated a “logistic and production situation which has resulted in the artist regrettably not being able... Read more
Last chance for Paul Potts and 10,000 Lakes Festival tickets
Event ticketing for Paul Potts and the annual 10,000 Lakes Festival is winding down during the week ending July 27, as compiled by TicketNews. Paul Potts concludes his brief summer tour of the U.S. this week with a final show booked for tonight, July 21, at Warner Theater in... Read more
Heart, Paul Potts and more: Daily tour recap
Show announcements from Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift are big news in the daily tour recap for June 19, as compiled by TicketNews. Country music’s golden girl Taylor Swift will make her international concert debut with a single show booked for London’s Wembley Arena this fall. While the “Fearless”... Read more
Paul Potts tour books brief summer run across U.S.
The recent buzz surrounding overnight singing sensation Susan Boyle is reminiscent of another “Britain’s Got Talent” alumnus. After captivating the world and winning the reality show’s 2007 season, Paul Potts has enjoyed a successful recording and touring career, which will bring him to the United States this summer. The... Read more