Originally Posted by LT72884
whats the story behind Paul any way.
I had to do some hunting myself, but found a 30 minute documentary on Mr. Potts. He has an awkward way about him, just looking at him watch the judges critique his performance, you could tell he wasn't comfortable with the negs that might come from them, as if he'd heard plenty of negatives in his life before.
His job is as a mobil car phone salesman I guess.
In listening to him speak on the interview, he says that all his life he's gone through really tough times, but, always knew he had his voice to rely on [and] would go to his secret place, I think he said on breakwaters of the ocean, and sing opera.
Makes me cry maybe because there are always bullies in this world, unkind people [or children even] that will say anything to hurt feelings, obviously due to their own inadequacies. Nothing much bothers me more.
I got a phone call one day at home, early in the day, from the elementary school saying my son, was standing in a corner by himself, crying. I grew wings and flew there. Found him in a playground corner crying and when I asked him what was wrong, he replied, "they're telling me I have teeth like a beaver, and they're laughing at me." OH, need I say more?
I lined them all up, one by one, and firmly told them if they ever did that to my son again, (and then I came up with something profoundly scary). It worked.
He had braces (twice) and is now the most beautiful commercial airline pilot EVER.
Wonder if Mr. Potts got teased which contributes to his emotion?
I hope he's doing wonderfully well.
Oh, he did win that finale.