I've seen that before, but it still gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes!

Posted by Miss Ladybug at December 4, 2008 09:53 PM

Oh my...thank you so much for sharing that. It actually brought tears to my eyes and gave me goose bumps. Amazing...

Posted by Stacy at December 4, 2008 11:43 PM


and then there's the teeny-boppers. . . . on whatever reality TV show is currently posing for "must-see-TV"

the sublime vs. the trendy.

Funny, because tears seem to be the stamp of the sublime.

[and yes, it was funny to see the look of apprehension on the judges faces when he said "opera"!]

Posted by prophet at December 5, 2008 08:32 AM

Loved it! And I love prophet's point: "tears seem to be the stamp of the sublime."

*Ducking rocks now* Hubby has gotten me into American Idol, but I do see real artistry in a few of the contestants. Not all, by any stretch of the imagination, but I did recognize a different artistry in the latest AI winner (David Cook). Like I said, it's different from Paul Potts's talent, but still another type of artistry, appreciable in its own way... at least in my mind. :-) As to why they don't have opera singers winning, it's a pop singing competition, (unfortunately and probably *unwisely*), so they turn down the good opera singers and tell them to stick with that. It sure would liven things up if they had all sorts of competition - and I'd be interested to see how the more sublime arts fared against the teeny-bopper crowd... :-)

Posted by kannie at December 5, 2008 04:54 PM

Actually this wasn't Idol, it was Britains got talent. On the America's got talent version, there was an opera singer also and he won the $1,000,000. His name is Neal Boyd and he sang the same song, it always make everyone cry.

Posted by rayanne at December 5, 2008 08:58 PM