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And Now For Something Completely Different... Susan Boyle

A reader wrote to me last week wondering if we'd be continuing the American Idol recaps we've done in previous seasons. I wrote back and explained that nothing about this season really moved me to invest the time in doing the weekly posts, but I'd see if I could get motivated. Alas, American Idol was as uninspiring this week as it has been in previous weeks, so much so that I canceled the results show recording on the DVR in favor of another show . I guess it's just not going to happen for me this season with American Idol...

All of which leads to the much more interesting discovery the first episode of Britain's Got Talent - 47 year-old Susan Boyle. She appears to be standard delusional reality show fodder as she enters the audition - the disheveled crazy lady who wants to make a spectacle of herself on television. Her pre-song interview only reinforces the potential disaster that awaits.


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Then she begins to sing (watch the video), and the rest is history...


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Three cheers for Susan Boyl... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Three cheers for Susan Boyle!

Reminds me of <a href="http... (Below threshold)

Reminds me of Paul Potts.

This comes under the headin... (Below threshold)
mag:

This comes under the heading of:
Don't judge a book by its cover!

I don't know if they do thi... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

I don't know if they do things differently in the UK as far as 'Idol' worship goes, but it would be interesting to see how far she might go in the process. (Makeover, costuming, ect...) Then again, it might not be needed.

According to the wiki, Simon's got her in contract negotiations with his record company.

Good on her!

Loved it. It's amazing how ... (Below threshold)

Loved it. It's amazing how quickly we jump to conclusions about people by how they look, whether positive or negative.

mag, you took the words rig... (Below threshold)
J:

mag, you took the words right out of my mouth.
Susan Boyle, I salute you. What a wonderful performance.

Simon's reaction, when she ... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Simon's reaction, when she begins to sing, is LOL funny.

Brought tears to my eyes. ... (Below threshold)

Brought tears to my eyes. Amazing lady.

As for Idol, I wanted to hate Adam Lambert for what he did to "Born to Be Wild" but when that siren came out of his mouth, I couldn't. I really wish he'd do some Ronnie James Dio, but I'm thinking that's just not his thing. Personally, I thought the competition was over last week when he did "Mad World."

I think the major reason pe... (Below threshold)
cirby:

I think the major reason people watch Idol has changed.

Used to, it was to see Simon trash people and be horribly rude.

Now, it's to watch Simon be completely flabbergasted when someone like Susan Boyle shows up.

Absolutely magnificent.<br ... (Below threshold)
Grace:

Absolutely magnificent.
An example of a hidden gem. She comes from someplace no one has ever heard of. Just an ordinary person with an extraordinary gift. What a privilage to hear her voice.

"the disheveled crazy lady.... (Below threshold)
Herman:

"the disheveled crazy lady..." -- Kevin

She is NEITHER DISHEVELED NOR CRAZY.

Take it from someone who personal experience knows "disheveled and crazy" very well.




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