Monday, April 13, 2009

Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent

It is not very often that Simon Cowell is left speechless by a performance. Susan Boyle stunned the judges and the UK with her version of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. You have to listen to her story and then watch her sing. Seriously. It is well worth your time.



59 comments:

Sinjin said...

I saw this on Dlisted this morning. Her lovely voice made me cry just a few notes in.
Close your eyes and listen. It's wonderful!

mooshki said...

Awww, that was so cute!

Pookie said...

god bless her.

Goodgrief said...

Awesome!!!!

Kelli said...

How bad does it suck that she'll never be huge in the music industry, but Britney Spears is a stars.

AphraelDanae said...

That one judge was absolutely right - it is a privilege to hear her sing. She is amazing.

Goes to prove the old adage, "Don't judge a book by it's cover". 'cause you might just get seriously pwned on national television.

ItsJustMe said...

Amazing.

Wil said...

Damn! I think Simon has a crush! ; )

She has an amazing voice, great control .. wonderful. And yes .. it is very sad that she likely would never have a career because humans are shallow fuckers who judge everything based on "beauty" .. what ever the hell that is!

warmislandsun said...

I bet she will get a makeover and some type of career out of this. I hope so; her voice is heavenly.

Charlie said...

I wept like a baby when I heard this - how wonderful for this woman, who apparently has led a pretty insular life, to bounce back from grief and perform this song in front of a HUGE audience? WOW. That takes serious guts.

Besides that, she's an eyebrow wax, a new outfit and a new hairstyle away from being attractive. There's nothing fundamentally unattractive about her.

ardleighstreet said...

Please someone give her a gig. Broadway or whatever it's Brit equal needs to hire her cheeky talent PDQ! AMAZING!!

Judi said...

Agreed, WarmIsland! And there are plenty of roles in musicals for middle-aged women. Well-deserved YES from here, too.

Katy said...

The best part? Simon holding his head in his hands and sighing in awe and joy. He looks like a schoolboy watching his crush from afar.

Unbelievable, and unbelievable beautiful.

Margaret said...

You better believe she's going to have a career. On behalf of every ugly, old, cynical dreamer, thank you, Susan. You showed'em. We will be buying your CD's by the cartload.

Unknown said...

If that one Asian singer dude dropout from Idol, who's name I can't thankfully remember, so I'm not even going to try to look it up, can make some money being a gag, then this woman should be able to make a few coins at least.

Jenn said...

Simply outstanding. I loved the look on Simon's face. I am in the U.S., but am rooting for Susan to win this competition. People love a good fairy-tale ending.

Unknown said...

Damn, it was William Hung wasn't it? Damn my brain.

LauraM said...

wow, beautiful! i can't believe pierce gave her a standing ovation!

farmgirl said...

This makes me happy.
Thanks, Enty!

thisoldbroad said...

Bless her heart, that was just stunning!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I'm glad to find out I wasnt the only one having a problem with tears.

shakey said...

I cried the 2nd time while listening to this and for once, my husband didn't laugh at me. That is high praise.

nunaurbiz said...

Wow. I'm listening to it again and still getting goosebumps!

Thanks for sharing that, Enty!

JS said...

What is her 'story'? Did he mean the lyrics of the song, or did I miss something about her?

blankprincess said...

That is just too too! What a wonderful uplifting story of someone achieving their dream!

You go, girl!

amh.producer said...

I got goosebumps listening to her. And then a few hours later, I heard it playing from a co-worker's office and I had to go listen to it again. Truly amazing!

Jenny S said...

This made me tear up the way Paul Potts did last cycle. It's so wonderful that they allow people who aren't "the beautiful people." That said, I desperately want to pluck her eyebrows and get her a hair cut.

Stacy said...

Add me to the sappy weepy crowd.

E. DuBois said...

Fantastic. Yes, we've all had a huge lesson from this - usually people on these shows are grossly delusional and untalented. Way to go Susan!

Diana said...

Simply brilliant...

Cheryl said...

I really hope she doesn't change anything about herself. As much as I would like her to wax her eyebrows, for her own sake, she's delightful as-is, and I'm afraid if she got all purty I would start to hate her eventually. You know how everyone cracks on Kelly Clarkson now, but we all looooved her when she was still wearing those dorky glasses. Urkel syndrome.

I'm a +1 in the cried at work while watching this today category.

other Cheryl

Dead Angel said...

Shallow from a consumer point of view, maybe. If she got a great hairstyle, lost some weight - not a lot, and got her eyebrows done (she's cute as she is with some minor fixing) - there is reason on earth for her not to be able to musical theater in Europe or the US. Many roles she could be just as she is, perhaps never the star but a working musical actress.

Many people in theater are character actors anyway, but that voice is magical. You can tell she has a hell of a personality to go along with her talent.

Simon looks seriously impressed by her talent. Let's hope she makes it, that would be so deserved. That was a pretty thrilling performance no matter what.

What is her story, anyone know - google was of no help.

fairylights said...

Add me to the list of weepy listeners, I took the time to listen to the whole 7 minute performance on Youtube, and the woman not only has a fantastic voice, she has a vibrant personality to go with it. What a treasure! I sure hope she gets some sort of deal out of this, she'd be perfect for musicals!

ureallyannoyme said...

She wouldn't be eligible to even audition for American Idol because of her age.

I know the US has a lot more people but how many uber-talented <28 year olds who have never auditioned are still out there? Instead we get too many marginal talents packaged to form America's sweetheart, the overcoming adversity story, the rebel and the blah and the blah and the blah.

PotPourri said...

This validates my belief that the best singers, actors, and musicians are not in Hollywood, but in good ole regular life!

The Cocoanut Grove said...

From Dlisted:

Susan said she hasn't sung in two years, because she was too heartbroken after her mother passed away. Susan has never been on a date or kissed another person. She lives by herself with her best friend, a cat named Pebbles. And now she's the most famous cat lady in Britain!

The Cocoanut Grove said...

Longer video here:
http://dlisted.com/node/31573

Andy said...

She will have a career long after Britney's is over, for reals. She will work in theater and opera and may not get the stardom but she will always sing to people who truly respect her talent.

How does someone go that long and not get noticed or encouraged to try an audition? I'm just amazed.

Unknown said...

Blown away by that heavenly voice. Add me to the weepy people. I can only dream of singing like that. She needs to go viral. She's incredible.

bramblewitch said...

She is amazing. I cried too. What a boost for all of us "everday people" who have many, many talents and will never be recognized. Thanks Susan, and Enty.

S said...

OT but...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/entertainment_news/article6092258.ece

HIV foreign pop princess?

Heather said...

I watched this three times in a row and cried each time. It is such a privelege to listen to her sing, but I'm also so happy that she will finally get the recognition she so clearly deserves. I agree with Charlie -- there is nothing fundamentally unattractive about her. But it takes a lot of work to look "performer-gorgeous" and like most people she probably has not had the financial resources -- or reasons -- in her life to go to such lengths. I hope she doesn't change too much. Who she is now is part of what makes her so appealing.

Impertinent Vixen said...

Yes, this is actual singing talent. As in, makes people weep (for joy). Not dragging out a one-syllable word to 15 syllables that is all you hear today.

see also:

Cline, Patsy
Andrews, Julie
Ronstadt, Linda

Share said...

.... I'm completely speechless. WOW.

Share said...

Oh, to add to Vixen's list, you have to listen to Linda Eder as well. She's a true talent.

*girl said...

@S - but who has she dated? Enty said that there would be quite the infection trail but I can't find her being attached to anyone well known.

Except she is German... maybe the Hoff?

Maja With a J said...

I don't watch this show or the American version, but I really love these clips that come out from time to time where a contestant really surprises the judges and the audience. Like Paul Potts, or that little girl last year who sang "Over The Rainbow" and almost made Simon cry. In a recording industry filled with hacks, it's really quite refreshing to hear a really good, naturally beautiful singing voice every once in a while. I hppe this lady gets a chance to do something with her talent.

MommaBear said...

She gave me goosebumps. That is what real talent sounds like!

Ror said...

Too bad she can't sing her way into a plastic surgeon's office!

meltish said...

Enty, way to make me cry!!!

EAT THAT SIMON!

PotPourri said...

God's timing is perfect, no matter what we think. What we know is...IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!

Donna said...

I cannot believe I am sitting here crying.

Cooper's Mom said...

Fucking. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

I cried so hard when I saw this and posted in on my site. Every other site got a million comments. I got none, lol. I guess thats what I get for having a solely-snark blog.

Oh and FUCK YOU ROR AND YOUR MURDERING ASS

Ror said...

You want to fuck my "murdering ass" bad fish?!? LMFAO!!!!!!!

God your a fucking idiot. Let me guess...you read something on the 'Internet'...and YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING you read?!?

LMFAO!!! OMFG!!! I am CRYING I'm laughing so hard!!

And you wonder why noboby reads an idiot's blog??!?! ROLMFAO!!!!!

Wake & grow the fuck up fucktard.

S said...

@*girl Good point - guess we'll have to wait and watch, can't find much else about it at the mo!

selenakyle said...

This is WAY late, but I have to add--

A-FREAKING-MAZING.
BREATHTAKING.
STUNNING.
I'M CRYING LIKE A BABY.

You rock, Susan Boyle. May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I've watched the video umpteen times and still get goosebumps! Susan is finally living her dream and we are the lucky ones for it! Words cannot fully express the beauty she possesses with that voice. God bless you, Susan, and good luck on Britain's Got Talent.
You ROCK!!!

Ror said...

Oh. and HEY BAD FISH! (I assume that's your pussy). Did you see "The View" today?!? Oh yeah...they showed this clip. And what a shock....Baba was almost in tears. And Joy Behar said.."I dont' get it?!!?" Baba said..well, she'll win. And Joy said, "A what?!? An eyebrow wax?!?" LMFAO!!

Cunts are SO fucking over emotional bitches and have NO sense of humor. But SOME do! Joy got it! She thought the SAME fucking thing I DID. Yeah, the troll can sing. Big fucking deal. That doesn't mean people with a SENSE OF HUMOR can't laugh!!

You stupid fucking miserable unhappy bitch!

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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