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Mon., May 25, 2009, 6:08 a.m.

Susan Boyle rocks the house again…

Susan Boyle, (The Spokesman-Review)
Susan Boyle, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

Much like Simon Cowell, the first time I heard Scottish singer Susan Boyle perform on Britain's Got Talent, I sat there with my mouth gaping wide open because it was one of the biggest surprises ever. This frumpish, somewhat dowdy woman from a small village in Scotland did not look as if she could possibly sing, much less have talent, but when she opened her mouth in her initial performance on stage, she blew not only typically-acidic Simon Cowell away, but neatly swept up his fellow judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan into her camp.

I could not help but wonder what would happen to her as the competition for the finals, slated for next Saturday night, began to stiffen up, and thus last night I looked in to see if she had repeated her initial stellar performance. Aside from a few jitters early, a place or two where she missed her target note, that incredible voice was there, powerful, dominating and clear as a bell as she sang “Memory” from the musical Cats.

Someone has plucked her eyebrows a bit, and she's had a bit of a tint job on her hair, but she hasn't “gone Hollywood” on us by a long shot. She is a constant and abiding reminder that we cannot ever judge a book by its cover. But she is in the finals slated for next Saturday night.


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