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.

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  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.

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  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!"

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  3. Thanks for the shout out!

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  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!

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

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  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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