Gotta Watch: Shocking singers
March 26th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Shocking singers

If you're a fan of TV talent shows, then you'll know the moments I'm about to describe. It's the moments that make you, at home, stand up and cheer. You're cheering because you're moved, you're moved because it's that human moment of identifying with the underdog, and you're hooked because you get to see the once-jeering judges eat humble pie. And then there's the amazing singing that follows suit. In today's Gotta Watch, we look at key moments in reality singing shows that have captured the imagination and spirit of fans.

"The next Pavarotti"

Jonathan Antoine's booming opera voice leaves judges on "Britain's Got Talent" stumped, pronouncing him the next Pavarotti. See Simon's reaction to this 17 year old sing at 12 seconds into this video where he's had to swallow his pride, especially since Simon mocked the aspiring singer just before he opened his mouth.

2011: Meet South Korea's answer to Susan Boyle

Move over Susan Boyle, "Korea's Got Talent" has found its next global talent sensation. In 201, aspiring singer Sung-Bong Choi tells the judges he's an orphan who lived on the streets for 10 years. He says he doesn't sing that well, but becomes a different person when he does. And when he started singing, everyone was floored.

2009: First 'Got Talent' star speaks

First "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts looks back on his win 2 years later and talks about his journey, his moment of his big win, how viral videos on the internet have helped aspiring singers who have the talent and offers his advice to then contestant Susan Boyle who at the time had taken the world by storm.

2009: Singer wows 'Idol' judge Cowell

47-year-old Susan Boyle's performance on "Britain's Got Talent" leaves the audience stunned and brings one judge to tears. And who can forget this moment of Susan Boyle's discovery that led to future successes later. And the look on all 3 judges at 1:07 into this video is timeless, you're invested, you're rooting for her and it's a moment you can come back to time and time again.

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  1. Bullies hate themselves first.

    I wonder how chubby the fingers typing the cruel insults on their keyboards really are?

    March 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SOS

      Counting you? One.

      March 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Thinks2010

    This young man has demonstrated he has talent. Those here who have posted demeaning comments about him in a failed attempt at wit have demonstrated they are in over their heads in the shallow end of the pool.

    March 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. My Name Is (___________)

    Pavarotti wasn't exactly a lightweight......jeez!

    March 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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