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British tenor Paul Potts to sing in halftime show of S. Korean pro football match

2017/10/13 15:03

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SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) -- British tenor Paul Potts, who gained international stardom after winning a talent contest in 2007, will perform in the halftime show of a South Korean pro football league match this weekend, the event's organizer said Friday.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings said Potts will sing at halftime of their K League Classic match against Ulsan Hyundai FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, on Sunday.

Suwon said the 46-year-old will wear their No. 10 jersey to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his singing debut and take a ceremonial kick before his halftime performance. For the halftime show, Potts will sing "Nessun Dorma" from Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" and will present an autographed football to fans at the stadium.

Potts, a former mobile phone salesman, became a messenger of hope when he stormed to victory in "Britain's Got Talent," a talent show competition.

Potts, who has now sold more than five million albums worldwide, is planning to have a concert next year at Suwon World Cup Stadium. Suwon, currently fourth in the first division Classic, said Potts first approached them to have a show in front of their fans before he officially holds a concert in the city.

In this file photo taken on March 5, 2014, British tenor Paul Potts perform at an event in Seoul. (Yonhap) In this file photo taken on March 5, 2014, British tenor Paul Potts perform at an event in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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