A Touching Lesson For Me
June 15, 2009 5:45am CST
Recently, I came across a very amazing character from a real time show - "Britain Got Talent" and after watching the video clip, I am just reeling with shock and emotions. Yes, this amazing lass is none other than Susan Boyle, a 47 year old spinster from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, and she puts it "a collection of villages". A place where she was born with humble beginnings and as years go by her singing grew from strength to strength, winning most of the local singing competitions. Yet, I am left wondering why she was not even spotted by talent scouts or recording companies or musical groups. Somehow, I just cannot conclude that these people are looking for looks as well. Look at the audition video, the crowd and the judges were simply unimpressed when she walked up to the stage and made an introduction of herself. You could even see the cynical and utter sneer when she mention that she is hoping to be as successful a singer as Elaine Page. Boy, you should look at the faces when she was talking. It just show how unimpressed, cynical, disgust, and disbelieve people can be. It was really going to be another episode of "Against All Odds!" Yet, when she opened her lyrical and astounding voice singing I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables, you should look at the judges' faces, the resounding cheers and astounding standing ovations from the crowd. You can say that the crowd was brought to the feet and as one of the judges - Amanda Holden as well. She had the judges, Piers Morgan "reeling with shock", Amanda Holden "thrilled and a wake up call" and Simon Cowell "...we were goanna hear something extraordinary and I was right" bowled over and as Simon Cowell so well phrased words: "Susan, you can go back to your village with your head held high - it is 3 Yeses". She is so plain down to earth and no one would expect her to actually take part and qualify for the talent show. I am just awed at this end here and I am sure you would too after watching the video here. Enjoy and give your take or share a similar incident. Ref: http://player.youku.com/player.php/Type/Folder/Fid/573480/Ob/1/Pt/0/sid/XODQ0NDUzNjA=/v.swf
15 Jun 09
I had seen susan boyle performed. her talent is amazing. she gave me goose bumps while watching her on stage. I still think she should have won the grand prize. She sings like an angel. I just hope a recording company will get her and i will surely by her album.
15 Jun 09
gelay07, Forget about the recording companies, and that £100,000 prize money for not winning BGT for, did you know that there are so many singing engagements being lined up where I learnt that she had been booked by corporate clients for as much as £100,000 per 12-minute set? Also, the concerts will quickly add to the £8million fortune the singer is set to amass after signing a recording contract with BGT's none other than Simon Cowell. And, I am wondering if Les Miserables will be paying her some loyalties for the recent increase in album sales especially after a larger than life performance. It is really unbelievable and so timely too as she is a spinster, unemployed and left alone after her mother's recent passing. You know, I am just so happy for her and that BGT finally granted her a chance, her biggest wish to sing in front of a huge audience. I am really sincerely rooting and wishing her all the best from hereon.
16 Jun 09
Beenice, She is a living example where one should never give up one's aspirations. I am really happy that there is no unfairness in life except passiveness. If she had given up and not taken part in the BGT show, her excellent qualities would not be discovered and put the recording companies and previous reality shows to shame. Anyway, I hope that there will be a something good coming out of this and that the music and entertainment companies will consider applicants with a fairer attitude.