Paul Potts’ brief performance on Britain’s Got Talent made him an overnight star, but not much is known about the 36-year-old car phone salesman from South Wales. So who is the real Paul Potts?

Thanks to Well, it turns out that Britain’s Got Talent isn’t the only stage to showcase his talents. He played many key roles in various operas and musicals throughout Italy. He also toured and trained under the tutelage of opera masters such as Svetlana Sidrova, Vilma Vernocchi, and even Luciano Pavarotti. To top it all off, he’s even sung alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

After he moved the world with his rendition of Nessun Dorma, he continued on to the finals where he won the competition after his performance of Time to Say Goodbye on June 14.

Many thanks to Thoughts and Scribbles‘s article on Paul. Glad to see him make it out on top. I look forward to seeing his performance before the Queen.