Remember the viral video performance by Paul Potts, the amazing Opera singer on Britain’s Got Talent? He is now walking 190 miles from his home to Royal Albert Hall to raise money for Haiti Relief! Check out the story below and see where you can help Pottsy and get inspired once again by the Paul Potts viral video performance of Nessun Dorma on BGT. What a guy! You can read more about Paul Potts viral video below.
The best viral videos go viral is because something happened in life that changed a person in some way – forever! That is a profound moment. It may be something that changed the person’s life in the viral video or it may have changed the person viewing the viral video. Nevertheless, it is one of those rare times in life when almost a billion people around the world spend eight minutes of life feeling the exact same emotions.
When life is hard, when it feels as if there is no hope, when dreams are crushed, when there are tragic events, and when it is uncertain what tomorrow will bring, these best viral videos give inspiration, spiritual uplifting, and hope for the average Joe. Some of my favorite viral videos that did not make the Top 3 list are Christian the Lion with 14,229,844 views, and the amazing Randy Pausch and his Last Lecture with 11,400,016 views. Sadly Randy Pausch died in 2009, but you can read about his amazing story here: The Last Lecture: a Profound Lesson of Life and Death from a Dying Professor.
YouTube Viral Videos of Christian the Lion and the Last Lecture:
Christian the Lion
Randy Pausch, Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Top 3 Viral Videos
Best Viral Video Number 1
Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April
I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
Over 91 million hits on YouTube from April 2009 to April 2010
A million people felt shame on April 11, 2009 when we laughed at Susan Boyle on Britains Got Talent Episode 1. Now, almost a billion people have been amazed from the Susan Boyle viral video performance of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserable on Britain’s Got Talent.
The Elaine Paige wannabe, Susan Boyle, told millions of viewers on Britains Got Talent that she has never been kissed. When Judge Simon asked how old Susan Boyle was, she said “47, and that is just one side of me,” as she swayed her hips, snuggled in an orange granny dress, back and forth with a sexy, sassy character.
The Judges laughed and rolled their eyes, like “Yeah right.” The audience was shaking their heads and laughing like “No way; the fruit case will never be Elaine Paige.” Viewers at home were laughing that the ugly duckling had never been kissed like “Well yeah. Just look at her. She’s a weirdo.”
Then she sang I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. By the third line in the song, the Judges and the audience were on their feet screaming and praising one of the most amazing talents ever to be discovered on television. It is one thing to sing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables, arguably one of the best Broadway productions in history, but it is quite another thing to sing it as if it were YOUR OWN personal life anthem, AND make people, like Simon Cowell and music fans, believe you!
All I can say about Susan Boyle is: Oh My Gosh! Shame on Me! Here is what each BGT Judge said:
BGT Judge Piers Morgan – “Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise in three years I have had on this show.”
BGT Judge Amanda Holden – “I honestly think we’re all being cynical and that was the biggest wake up call ever.”
BGT Judge Simon Cowell – “Susan I knew the minute you walked out on that stage that we were going to hear something extraordinary and I was right.”
Hosts Ant and Dec replied to Simon – “what a lot of tosh.” What the heck is tosh?
Best Viral Video Number 2
Paul Potts sings Nessun Dorma on Britain’s Got Talent
Original performance with 64,419,877 hits on YouTube from April 2008 to April 2010
BGT Finals performance with 22,381, 280 hits on YouTube from April 2008 to April 2010
There are some sort of spiritual Opera songs like Nessun Dorma that you think should only be sung by professional talent like Pavarotti, and not sung on an amateur television talent show. It is the kind of song you can close your eyes and the music takes you to another place in your soul and in your life.
Paul Potts was introduced to the world on Britain’s Got Talent and said he has always had a bit of a confidence problem, but wants to do what he was born to do, and that is sing Opera. There went Piers, rolling his eyes and looking at Simon again, going – Really, Sure, Right, OK.
Then, Paul Potts sang Nessun Dorma on Britain’s Got Talent and stunned the world with his ability to “raise the hair” on Piers’ neck. Amanda said this show has “rung me out to dry.” Simon said, “So you work at Car Phone Warehouse and you did this? I was not expecting that.” Every time I watch these performances, Paul Potts brings me to tears.
Not only can Paul Potts sing Opera with heart and soul, but he also gives back to those in need. Paul Potts is walking 190 miles from his house to Royal Albert Hall to raise money for UK charities and for Haiti Relief. His goal is $20,000 pounds and so far he has raised $10, 575. You can donate to Paul Potts charity by visiting: http://www.justgiving.com/PottsyWalks
Best Viral Video Number 3
Connie Talbot, Age 6, Singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow on Britains Got Talent
The performance brought Judge Amanda Holden to Tears. Paul Potts beat Connnie Talbot in the BGT competition, but Connie Talbot has touched billions of hearts.
All Connie Talbot ever wanted to do is sing for Simon Cowell, and when she got to do that and he liked her, Connie Talbot was very happy. Simon must have rolled over in his skin tight T-shirt when he found out that Connie Talbot was taking on Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton with I Will Always Love You. You guessed it – Connie nailed it!
I hate to say it, but the best viral video number 3 also comes from the Brits and is another performance on Britain’s Got Talent, little Miss Connie Talbot, age 6, singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The video went viral with the performance that brought Judge Amanda Holden to tears. Piers asked Connie Talbot is she knew the winner of Britains Got Talent got to sing for the Queen.
Connie Talbot did not just stop wowing us with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, she went on to also sing Ben. Michael Jackson should have been very proud of little Miss Connie Talbot. Check out these best viral videos of 6 year old Connie Talbot.
72,536,954 hits on YouTube viral video for 6 year old Connie singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow
12, 976,450 hits on YouTube viral video when Connie Talbot takes on Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton with I Will Always Love You.
3,617,253 hits on YouTube viral video of Connie Talbot singing Ben