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Second Place for Susan Boyle…

Good evening, Netizens…

The results are already final…singer Susan Boyle won Second Place at the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

The dance group Diversity took First Place, and Susan Boyle Second Place.

Is this the end of life in the big lights for Boyle, or just the beginning of something else entirely? According to several sources, Susan Boyle already has offers, including a CD and other lucrative episodes in her future. However, mark my words, in ten year’s time Diversity will have disappated to a twinkle in the firmament, and Susan Boyle will still, one hopes, be singing with that incredible voice of hers.


Susan Boyle rocks the house again…

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.


In the Eye of the Beholder

This Susan Boyle thing has sure stirred up a lot of people.  We are all fascinated with her voice.  Her voice is absolutely beautiful.  But why are we fascinated with it?  It’s actually not the voice – it’s that the majority of the people watching her, and I would guess 99.99% that were watching her, figured if her voice was anything like her body and her face, well it would probably sound like the scullery maid screeching something that didn’t come close to resembling a melody.  And just as soon as I wrote that I wanted to slap my forehead.  I’m ashamed of myself.  I fell into the same ugly stew pot all the other “beautiful people” did around the world.

And I know better.

The remarkable thing about Ms. Boyle, to me anyway, is that she exudes confidence.  She could give me lessons on beauty.

Why does “beauty” have such power in the world today?  When you really think about it, roll that word over your tongue again and again, it’s hollow and shallow.

Can you imagine being in her body right now?  Think about it.  She has been watched by millions of people on YouTube.  And why?  Because she is a plain person who sings like an angel.  We are all shocked, mouths open, that the unbelievable has happened.  A plain person has talent.  You know what’s really small-minded about all of the beautiful people?  They probably think a plain person doesn’t have any brains either.


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