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#195781 - 12/18/07 01:50 PM You Just Never Can Tell Can You
James_dup1 Offline

Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
Watch the faces of the judges as this guy walks out on the stage. You can almost see what they're thinking as they pre-judge him based on his looks and the fact that he's a cell phone salesman. Pay attention to the audience as well.

Maybe this guy stopped believing in what people told him for so many years and ultimately started listening to his passion. If you take only one thing away from his appearance, it should be to never judge a book by its cover. Absolutely fantastic ................

I have more issues than Rolling Stone!

#195790 - 12/18/07 03:39 PM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: James_dup1]
ak Offline

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 1491
Nessun Dorma always give to me 'goose skin'. Thank you for this link.


#195851 - 12/19/07 12:59 AM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: James_dup1]
cbfull Offline

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 386
Loc: Ohio
I love that clip. It's so easy to watch it all the way through, each time.


Guilt and shame have never done any of us any good at all.

#195854 - 12/19/07 01:17 AM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: cbfull]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16270
Loc: Waldport, Oregon
No matter how many times I've seen this over the months it never fails to bring a lump to my throat and even a little moisture to my eyes. It's not just this absolutely stunning piece of music which can cause emotion in it's own right, but it's the story of the humble, unassuming man who discovers he really does have talent and he really is okay just as he is. It gets me every time.

Thanks James.

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson

#195893 - 12/19/07 06:53 AM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: WalkingSouth]
mogigo Offline

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
He's blossomed quite well, he has a CD out now and is on a tour. He won the competition and has really took the world by storm.

Absolutely loved the video, saw it months ago and wept. Awsome story, love that his career has taken of. What a little confidence can do eh?



#195915 - 12/19/07 01:07 PM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: mogigo]
ChicagoSurvivor Offline

Registered: 10/09/07
Posts: 17
This was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this link. It is such an inspiration! j

#195920 - 12/19/07 02:28 PM Re: You Just Never Can Tell Can You [Re: ChicagoSurvivor]
Jarrad Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
thats so funny. i have his cd. i bought it because i saw a random commerical with him on it and liked his sound. i never saw this clip. i love stories like these. thanks for sharing.
p.s. his cd is good. got it at target.


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