Thursday, May 28, 2009

Britain’s Got Talent 2009 Susan Boyle

The newest singing sensation Susan Boyle, a contestant of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 stuns all judges including Simon Cowell and all the audience.
Boyle, a frumpy, 48-year-old spinster who has never been kissed, went from obscurity to international stardom with a soaring version of "I Dreamed A Dream" from musical Les Miserables in the show's auditions.

"I think the sky's the limit for Susan," Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan told top US chat show host Larry King last month.

"She wants to be a professional singer. The whole world is going crazy for her. I think at the very least she will achieve that aim."

After a shaky performance of "Memory" in the show's semi-finals, when she was occasionally out of tune and out of time, some fans on YouTube have questioned whether she can handle the weight of expectation.
She had auditioned for television talent shows and sung karaoke before "Britain's Got Talent" but Boyle never got a break and all but gave up on singing after the death of her mother, who she nursed to the end, two years ago.

Part of the reason for her success is the Internet. Her army of international fans would have struggled to hear of her without YouTube, where her "I Dreamed A Dream" clip is reportedly poised to become the most popular of all time
"Susan Boyle is the ugly duckling who didn't need to turn into a swan; she has fulfilled the dreams of millions... downtrodden by the cruelty of a culture that judges them on their appearance," commentator Melanie Reid wrote in Britain's Times newspaper last month.

Whether or not she triumphs, the future looks bright for Boyle. She is reportedly set to sign a record deal, cut an album of show tunes and could even land a role in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in London's West End.