Paul Potts admitted that after being dumped from Britain’s Got Talent, he was “frustrated”: the very first night of the Champions contest.
Opera singer Paul wowed the crowds last night, even receiving a standing ovation from the studio with his atmospheric aria.
But judge Simon Cowell told the ex-salesman that he wasn’t blown away, saying: “I’m going, to be honest with you Paul, I thought you started shaky and then halfway through the song that brought me back to your first audition, which you realized if you didn’t reach the large notes it’s over.” And that’s what occurred to Paul when it mattered you hit the large note. What I admire about you is that you don’t have to be here tonight and that’s why you’re a champion and will always be a champion. I was so sulky that I wasn’t storming out of the arena, staying for pictures and giving autographs to those who requested.
He struck back on allegations that Amanda Holden was rude about making a joke about his ancient teeth, which was a point of conversation when he first discovered fame 12 years ago.
He insisted on excellent terms, he and Amanda, and he even met lately.
“I don’t believe it was meant to have any ill will. I saw Amanda just a few weeks before the recording and we’re just getting on well,” he continued. “After all, it’s one of the most memorable parts of my features 12 years on. Media call them new teeth, but since 2007 I’ve had no work done. That’s just as good as my mouth doesn’t get numb, so despite many injections, I feel it all.” Paul was beaten by the dancing Stormtroopers Boogie Storm, Ashley and Sully and Bello and Annaliese Nock, who made up the top three.
After getting Amanda’s golden buzzer, amazing sand artist Kseniya Simonova also came through to the grand final.
The crowd in the arena decided the outcomes rather controversially than at home, as the show was pre-recorded.