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Luciano Pavarotti (Stanley Townsend), who tells Paul after a disastrous tryout that he may never be an opera singer, isn't the biggest and baddest; it's Paul's own crippling self-doubt. Even his mean dad, a former rugby hero, assures Paul that he's best suited to be a slag remover in his home town's blast furnace. Threshold guardians are fucking dicks. But everyone's seen the real-life Britain's Got Talent clip -- it's amazing! So it's no spoiler to say that Paul kills it on TV. The moment loses none of the emotional impact in reenactment, cleverly incorporating the actual video footage of Simon Cowell and the voice of the real-life Potts.