Saturday, April 18, 2009

I dreamed a dream

The world has been talking about Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent. I hadn't had a chance to hear her, so I made a point of it today. I stopped by MamaPop to read this article by Schmutzie and was highly intrigued. I can't put the video here because they've stopped the streaming, but I have to tell you, if you haven't seen her GO HERE and watch her.

When I initially saw her, I was sad for her. Then the audience laughed at her and I was mad. Finally, I was impressed with the spunk she showed in front of them all. And then she started to sing. I had chills listening to her. I was so proud of her. I think the reason she sings the song from LesMis so well is that she identifies with the character. Dreaming of a life so different than the one she's living.

Although, I do hope they pluck her eyebrows for the next show.


  1. I am reminded of Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Except this woman had an opportunity to be found out. I want every CD she ever makes.

    Both Tanya and I had tears just listening to her. Watching the judges was so funny. How amazing is it that she should have remained hidden, as it were, for 48 years.

  2. I saw Bonnie Hunt talking about her the other day and it was so funny. She acknowledged that she has a beautiful voice, obviously, but Bonnie Hunt was focused on the reaction of the judges--the fact that they were so shocked. Like, "Oh my gosh, an unattractive person can actually have talent!"

  3. Thanks for the shout out!

  4. My arm hair was standing straight up when I was listening to her and she's not unattractive, just needs a little revamping that's all :) I was so happy for her!

  5. (For the record, I wasn't saying she's unattractive...that's what Bonnie Hunt was saying the judges were thinking).

  6. Agree Susan is not unattractive. She is plain and unskilled which is the result of growing up in a village with not much money. With money and coaching, she will look not bad at all. Good looks has as much to do with money as with genetics.


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