susan boyle as a sore second placer?
June 3, 2009 3:33am CST
frankly, i've never followed the show britain's got talent but i thought, based from youtube videos, that susan boyle and her admirers were let down when she came a drab second to a dance group. reportedly she didn't take the losing as gracious as she should have. check out their performances at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=britain's+got+talent+2009&aq=1&oq=britain's+ what is your opinion to this?
• Puerto Rico
3 Jun 09
I'm not sure where you got the info from but I saw the end of the finale and her words were "the best act won" Congratulation! This is what she said so I don't think that was acting like a sore loser. She ended up in come clinic due to exhaustion. She will either once feeling better decide to disappear from the limelight or make an album. I hope she makes an album.
3 Jun 09
If Susan Boyle was annoyed about losing, she had every right to be, as she was far and away the best performer, with a great personality. The dance group will be a 5 minute wonder, but she can look forward to a great career on stage, so in the long run, she will be the real winner. I think she was probably exhausted by the constant media circus surrounding her since her first appearance. No other contestant seems to have been subjected to this pressure, and she is not really equipped to cope with it. Or perhaps she had started to believe her own publicity and thought her first place was a mere formality? You can never be sure with telephone voting. The dancers were younger and good looking, and most of the telephone votes probably come from younger people. The voting public do not necessarily vote for the most accomplished performer. If they did, John Sargeant and Colleen Nolan would have been voted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Dancing on Ice' in the first week!
4 Jun 09
i agree with everything you said. especially the part where she would have a longer career to look forward to as she already has her voice with her at her age. the younger dancers would grow older, fragile and maybe bigger. this is one of those instances wherein coming first doesn't necessarily being the best.
3 Jun 09
Susan Boyle performed very well but she somewhat became boring already because her winning piece "I dream the dream" is all over the You Tube and has bee and could be viewed over and over again/ If I were her, I would have had sung a different song in the finals. A new and more dynamic music that will stun the audiences perhaps and not the overexposed "I Dream the Dream". She made the mistake of singing this song in the finale so although her performance was superb, it did not really win points for her. The people have gone so used to it. Now the dancing group made an excellent dancing but I am no fan of street dancing and no matter how good they did, I still prefer singing over dancing. And besides I think there is a mismatch. Dancing group over a solo singer? I find it not a good match. I hope "Britains' got talent" could segregate the contestants. Dancing competition in one and then singing competition on the other, etc. etc. All singers will compete with each other. All dancers will compete with each other, etc. etc. It is very hard to judge who is the best between a dancing group and a singer. Well anyway, Susan Boyle's talent is seemed limited to one song only. Her other song "Memory" during the semis did not register well. I hope I am wrong. And I hope she proved me wrong during the finals.