This is a great story. This is from Britain's Got Talent, which is like their American Idol (complete with Simon Cowell). He's a mobile phone salesman, looks like he'd be more at home playing World of Warcraft than singing onstage, was bullied as a kid, you can fill in the rest of the blanks.
But this duckling becomes a swan in short order.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:.../v/9oxTy7KIAaAAnd when you're done with that one, here's the semifinal segment (complete with his "story" segment)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:.../v/zEFrQxSzTTQAnd what the heck, you may as well watch the finals too
Anyway, I posted this not just to make you cry, but also because his album's out in stores now. Picked up my copy at Best Buy over the weekend.