Watch this Amazing Performance by a Mobile Phone Salesman

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MayberrySaint, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    Simply astounding and moving...

    Better Link

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2007
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Wow, from looking at him I had NO IDEA such an amazing sound would come out his mouth!!!!

    Made the hair stand up ALL over my arms!

    I hope he wins! He SHOULD!
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    That was absolutely awesome!!! I thought Amanda was gonna launch herself right out of her chair at him for a moment there!

    Us American rednecks enjoy a little 'culture' if it's done right! Look how many of us love to see/hear Josh Groban sing in Italian! [​IMG]
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Amazing!! I'm not an Opera fan by any means, but that gave me goose bumps!
    Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    Anyone that is interested in the translation:

    Nessun dorma, nessun dorma ...
    Tu pure, o Principessa,
    Nella tua fredda stanza,
    Guardi le stelle
    Che tremano d'amore
    E di speranza.

    No one sleeps, no one sleeps...
    Even you, o Princess,
    In your cold room,
    Watch the stars,
    That tremble with love
    And with hope.

    Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me,
    Il nome mio nessun saprà, no, no,
    Sulla tua bocca lo dirò
    Quando la luce splenderà,
    Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
    Che ti fa mia. But my secret is hidden within me;

    My name no one shall know, no, no,
    On your mouth I will speak it*
    When the light shines,
    And my kiss will dissolve the silence
    That makes you mine.

    Il nome suo nessun saprà
    E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir.

    No one will know his name
    And we must, alas, die.
    The Prince

    Dilegua, o notte!
    Tramontate, stelle!
    All'alba vincerò!

    Vanish, o night!
    Set**, stars!
    At daybreak, I shall conquer!

    * "Dire sulla bocca", literally "to say on the mouth", is a poetic Italian way of saying "to kiss." (Or so I've been told, but perhaps a native speaker can confirm or deny this.) I've also been told that a line from a Marx Brothers movie -- "I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth" -- is a conscious imitation of the Italian phrase.

    ** "Tramontate" literally means "go behind the mountains", but it's the word Italians use for sunset and the like.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2007
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    HOLY S word!!! I can not believe that! And he's so normal too. It's like he knows he can sing but he's been hiding his talent thinking that he may not be good enough so he spends his life selling phones! Amazing!!!
  7. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma

    Thanks MayberrySaint for another great link.
  8. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Ok, well at first I did not believe it. The video had to be fake and
    the version sounded way too familiar. So I listened to 10 different versions
    sung by 6 different artists and none were even close.

    It had to be a scam so I looked further and found nothing but
    proof it wasn't. Holy s**t it's not a spoof. Wow.

    What's even more amazing was Simon was nice. Simon needs a
    chicken. It would lighten him up a bit.

    Interesting Find!!!
  10. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Garth Brooks, Journey, ZZ Top, ACDC, and Reba are among some of my favorite artists as are Josh Grobin, and Neil Diamond. DH thinks I'm insane, the kids just shake their heads at me. This man brought tears to my eyes. Mayberry........I can't thank you enough for the link.

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