Susan Boyle appeared on Britain’s Got Talent this week, and to say she wowed the judge and audience would be an understatement.
Seeing as I live in the United States, I don’t watch Britain’s Got Talent, but, then again, I don’t watch America’s Got Talent either. I’ve never been big on the “talent” style shows like American Idol, but then tonight a video was making the rounds on Twitter, and considering it seemed to leave everyone speechless, I went ahead and checked it out.
Same as its American counterpart, Britain’s Got Talent consists of common British folk coming on the show to display their talents, whatever they may be. Unlike American Idol they can dance, sing, play instruments, even spin plates if they want, it really is open to all talents. In the early rounds the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, can say if someone is passing on to the later rounds, or they can stop them there, and even stop the performance by hitting their big X lights.
In this week’s episode, Susan Boyle, who is 47-years-old and hails from West Lothian in Scotland, came on the show. She informed the television audience that she lives alone with her cat Pebbles, and has never even been kissed, let alone had a boyfriend. When she took the stage the audience and judges were snickering alike… and then she sang.
The old saying of “don’t judge a book by its cover” is the first thing that pops into my head, how about yours?
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If there ever was a case of “don’t judge a book by its cover”, it is obviously Susan Boyle. I hate to admit it, but I was snickering along with the audience when she took the stage in her awkward little way. Shame on me.
I also have to admit it is very rare for me to actually watch a shared video on Twitter, it is even odder for me to watch the whole thing, but I have watched this one a couple times thus far. Her voice is simply amazing. If I had the ability to vote in this show, I would be, and I don’t even know if there is someone with more talent performing, but I find that difficult to imagine.
Good luck, Ms. Boyle, but somehow I doubt you’re going to need it if you keep wowing the audience and judges like this.
UPDATE: You can see the Susan Boyle CBS The Early Show interview here.
Update 2: Hear Susan Boyle sing “Cry Me A River”.
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