Paul Potts makes everyone cry with his emotional America's Got Talent performance - video

22 January 2019, 16:35 | Updated: 23 March 2019, 23:11

By Tom Eames

It's been 12 years since Paul Potts first wowed the world on Britain's Got Talent.

The first ever winner of the talent show has now reached the final of the global version of the competition, America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Paul's amazing operatic voice won plenty of fans once more last night (January 21), and he sailed through the first stage of the contest.

His performance of ‘Caruso’ won over the 'superfans' - a panel made up of one AGT fan from each US state - who voted for him to reach the final, where he’ll take on fellow BGT legend Susan Boyle.

Paul Potts
Picture: NBC

Susan previously received the Golden Buzzer from judge Mel B, with her version of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses’.

Other previous BGT acts who have already been eliminated on the world version include sword-swallower Alex Magala, dance troupe Light Balance, former winner Ashleigh Butler and her new dog Sully, and magician Darcy Oake.

Still to perform are musician Tokio Myers, shadow performers Attraction and current champion Lost Voice Guy.

Meanwhile, filming for the next series of Britain’s Got Talent has begun, with Ant McPartlin making a return after nearly a year away.