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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, April 16, 2009

If you follow one link today....

The WaPo has a story on on this woman, Susan Boyle, who went on "Britain's Got Talent." She's 47, very unattractive, and the entire crowd was laughing at her. And then she sang. And it was glorious.

Unfortunately, YouTube is preventing embedding of this one, but if I could implore you to take a few minutes, It will change your day.

I promise you. It's worth it.


  • Brilliant! ... As the Brits would say

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:17 AM  

  • From 2007 - Paul Potts on the same show. This piece still brings tears to my eyes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

    From 2008 - Andrew Johnston on the show. He's from a 'council estate'. Like living in Cabrini Green - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Q9Ckra6vY

    I don't mean to hijack your post but that show has got REAL talent unlike "American Idol".

    By Anonymous Matt, at 8:42 AM  

  • Yeah. I've seen some of the older ones and they are pretty good, but this one just caught me.

    Maybe it's the ugly duckling thing.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:28 AM  

  • From what's been said she's spent her life looking after her mother and I guess she has some cognitive issues. Without any training she has perfectly performed that piece with flawless affect and precision that was organic and not mechanical like a trained singer.

    I played the other performers for my wife and she liked Susan the best because "she's much more accessible". I think that's what is really grabbing people about her.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 10:39 AM  

  • Yeah. Like I said, I think it's the ugly duckling thing. That she's so obviously from outside.

    And that she's 47, it hits the dream almost lost.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:39 PM  

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