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Britain’s Going To Potts!

Lyndsey Parker
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Blimey, there's something in the Thames water these days!

First Leona Lewis, the winner of the third season of Simon Cowell's British reality show X Factor, wowed America by going on Oprah. And now the winner of Simon's Britain's Got Talent competition--the similarly alliteratively named Paul Potts--is taking the States by storm as well.

This Bristol-born opera singer--who amazed Simon (and the rest of the U.K.) with his star-making performance of "Nessun Dorma" and soon earned the nickname "Pavapotty" by his many fans--delightfully stopped by the Yahoo! Music office today. And while, alas, Paul didn't sing for the Y! staff (trust me, I asked--but he was wisely preserving his pipes for his big show at L.A.'s Wiltern Theater tonight), this very nice bloke still charmed us all.

A movie based on Paul Potts' rags-to-riches Cinderfella story is now in the works with Paramount...but until then, you can get your small-screen Pavapotty fix with this little greeting to his fans ("Pavapottheads"?) on both sides of the pond:

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