I don’t watch reality shows. I’ve never seen an episode of those talent shows where three judges praise or make fun of people singing (I don’t even remember the name of the stupid show as I type this).
Someone at work told me about this average looking guy performing at the British version of that talent show. It’s worth a watch and listen:
Brought friggin’ tears to my eyes. Seriously. I’m a wimp for that emotional crap, but even still, this was really cool.
I heard the guy’s making records now.
(I just noticed the date on that video: it’s from June 2007! I’m behind the times. Wiki has an article about his edited performance there on the show.)