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I finally can cross off one thing on my imaginary bucket list. Tonight marks the day I got to hear Paul Potts perform live. I almost missed the show, but Paul Potts himself told me about the Seoul performance on Twitter, so I paid 133,000 won for a VIP ticket. At Yonsei University Grand Hall, in my awesome seat, DA section F1, I had the perfect view of him, and I melted into a pile of goo for the next two hours.
I ended up taking notes on the performance because there was, strangely enough, no programme O_O. I am not sure what was up with that . . . regardless, here’s the song listing:
1. “Main Theme” from Exodus — Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Lee Kyung-gu
2. “Granada” — Paul Potts
3. “Caruso” — Paul Potts
4. “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission — Oboist Choi Sung-sik
5. “Con te Partiro” — Paul Potts
6. “Il Mio Cuore Va” (My Heart Will Go On) from Titanic — Paul Potts
7. “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo — Soprano Cha Seung-hee
8. “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi — Soprano Cha Seung-hee
9. “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from La traviata — Paul Potts and Cha Seung-hee
1. “Main Theme” from The Pirates of the Caribbean — Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Lee Kyung-gu
2. “Un Giorno Per Noi” — Vocalised version of the “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet — Paul Potts
3. “Il Gladiatore” from Gladiator — Paul Potts
4. “E Lucevan Le Stelle” from Tosca — Paul Potts
5. “Se” from Cinema Paradiso — Paul Potts
6. “Love Story” from Love Story — Paul Potts
7. “Parla Piu Piano” from The Godfather — Paul Potts
8. ENCORE — 그리운 금강산 — Paul Potts
9. ENCORE — “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot — Paul Potts
I LOVED IT ALL. Paul really has an amazing voice. And the orchestra — despite their strange name — were great, and Maestro Lee was a wonderful conductor. When Paul came back to sing the final encore, I was so happy! After all, that’s his signature song, and I almost thought he wasn’t going to sing it. But he did.
What a magical night. Thank you so much, Paul Potts.