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Another Stunner on "Britain's got Talent"
4/13 | Wil H

Posted on 04/14/2009 12:17:11 AM PDT by Wil H

Two years ago, Paul Potts, a chubby mobile phone salesman, wowed the British TV public with his performance of Puccini's "Nessum Dorma" to win "Brtiain's Got Talent", The British equivalent to "America's Got Talent".

While good, I didn't think Potts to be that fantastic.

However last weekend, the third season of "Britain's Got Talent" opened and another diamond in the rough emerged.

This one is quite fantastic.

Susan Boyle, a frumpy looking 47 year old Scottish spinster, who lives with her cat "Pebbles" and admits she's never been kissed, came out on stage and told the audience she wanted to be a professional singer but had never had the chance.

She wanted to be like Elaine Paige, she said, and the crowd, and judges, sniggered....

Then she did this ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY&feature=related ^


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boyle; cowell; gifted; humble; talent; talented; undiscovered
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Well worth watching..
1 posted on 04/14/2009 12:17:11 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: Wil H

whoa... Simon got pawned!! rofl


2 posted on 04/14/2009 12:21:35 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Wil H

Wow!! Her singing was unbelievably awesome! Pierce said it best...”stunning”!

It brought a huge smile to my face almost the entire time after she started singing ~ you could just see her confidence building as she went on. And to see how happy & excited she was at the comments from the judges afterwords was just absolutely great to see!

You’re right ~ very well worth watching!


3 posted on 04/14/2009 12:31:12 AM PDT by Peace4EarthNow (Want to go to Heaven? - http://www.allaboutgod.com)
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To: Wil H

A tremendously uplifting moment to see in a world gone largely mad.

What a remarkable woman. Such a gift.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 12:33:50 AM PDT by Marie2 (The capacity for self-government is a moral quality. Only a moral people can be free.)
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To: Wil H

Wow. Just goes to show, don’t judge a book by its cover.
Watch how Simon’s eyebrows perk up.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 12:57:52 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Wil H

OK I’ll admit it. I cried.

Dare I hope that she starts a new trend where pure talent is appreciated more than over-produced hootchies?


6 posted on 04/14/2009 12:59:33 AM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Wil H

Incredible! I bet she’ll get some marriage proposals now! :-)


7 posted on 04/14/2009 1:01:35 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: HelloooClareece

This story gave my wife and me such a great feeling; even made my wife shed a few tears. What a great story. I pray that she becomes a Professional singer and that she gets signed to a contract. God Bless her.


8 posted on 04/14/2009 1:34:11 AM PDT by rambo316 (God help America....)
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To: Wil H

Yes, and the son with the family group Good Evan is fantastic. Quite a voice this young man has.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 2:14:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Wil H

I first saw this video Saturday night, so it’s only been up a little over 48 hours. This particular link shows 2,485,245 and if you add up the other videos of the same performance that have been posted on youtube you can add at least another 1/2 mil. Amazing amount of hits for that short of a period of time.


10 posted on 04/14/2009 2:22:17 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Oberon
Pingferlater.
11 posted on 04/14/2009 2:28:18 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Wil H

Nice!


12 posted on 04/14/2009 2:39:14 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rambo316

I hope this was her break and she gets to sing more too, but you know watching her, I don’t think anything further really matters...to her. The way she started to walk off after she finished singing made me think she had achieved her dream by singing there in front of that audience and she was fullfilled.


13 posted on 04/14/2009 2:54:27 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Wil H

Susan, love, you sing better than Elaine Page.


14 posted on 04/14/2009 2:59:35 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Wil H
Well worth watching..

An understatement, if ever there was one.

Tremendous.

15 posted on 04/14/2009 3:10:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Wil H

Damn, the lady HAS talent - no question about it.


16 posted on 04/14/2009 3:49:07 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Wil H

I still can’t watch that video without tearing up.

She is too cute and you just want to be so happy for her!


17 posted on 04/14/2009 4:00:40 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: HelloooClareece

We can dream the dream (yes, a play on her song) can’t we?


18 posted on 04/14/2009 4:01:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: kalee

You are so right! She had done what she always wanted, to sing in front of a large audience.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 4:02:26 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Wil H

Remarkable voice and talent!


20 posted on 04/14/2009 4:43:21 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Wil H

Remarkable talent. Found it so interesting I watched it twice. Good luck to her - she deserves success.


21 posted on 04/14/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Wil H

EXCELLENT.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

Now, when are we going to hear more great songs from this woman?

Yea!


22 posted on 04/14/2009 5:17:56 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Joya

Joya Ping

EXCELLENT.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

Now, when are we going to hear more great songs from this woman?

Yea!


23 posted on 04/14/2009 5:18:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: HelloooClareece

I cried several times during her performance.

Wonderful.

Exceedingly uplifting.

Yea!


24 posted on 04/14/2009 5:19:19 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Wil H

When I watched that on Saturday, it had 17K views. Amazing near 3 million now. (and that is just from that video, there are over a dozen other videos of the same performance.)


25 posted on 04/14/2009 5:30:05 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: HelloooClareece
When I posted from another thread about this on Saturday I defied anyone to watch that and have a dry eye after wards.

It touches the soul.

26 posted on 04/14/2009 5:31:46 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

Still, it sounds like we are being played.


27 posted on 04/14/2009 5:32:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
She has a strong Scottish accent and bits were difficult to understand. But I did catch that she said she was unemployed.

Not anymore Susie, not anymore.

28 posted on 04/14/2009 5:33:20 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Wil H

bttt


29 posted on 04/14/2009 5:34:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: AppyPappy

Appy, I don’t think she is a professional. I saw subsequent interviews with her since her performance (On youtube)

She has sung in church choirs but never anything professional.


30 posted on 04/14/2009 5:39:40 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

Not a pro but perhaps someone who is more experienced than we were lead to believe.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 5:49:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
She is unemployed. With a voice like that she should be making a 6 figure salary.

I can guarantee the media will be doing all sorts of background checks on her.

32 posted on 04/14/2009 5:53:46 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Wil H

Another Paul Potts story? Beautiful voice. Thank you for posting this.


33 posted on 04/14/2009 5:54:17 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: Wil H

This brought tears to my eyes - the lady is FANTASTIC.


34 posted on 04/14/2009 6:03:44 AM PDT by peggybac ("A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.")
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To: mware; AppyPappy

Speaking exclusively to the Mirror, Susan, 48, said last night: “They say that television makes you look fat and it certainly did.

“I looked like a garage. It was mortifying to see and a bit of a shock. I didn’t realise I could reduce people to tears and I hope it wasn’t because of that.”

But Susan – who has never had a boyfriend and was bullied because of her appearance while growing up – is determined not to let it upset her.

She added: “I’m proud to be part of the show. It really is a dream come true.” She got a standing ovation when she walked into her local Catholic church for yesterday’s Easter service.

She said: “It was incredible. Although we sing in church, not a lot of them knew how good I was, so it was a bit of a shock to them. I’m a bit shy and retiring so they would never have known. It was very emotional.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/2009/04/13/britain-s-got-talent-star-susan-boyle-worried-she-looked-fat-on-tv-115875-21274796/


35 posted on 04/14/2009 6:12:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
thanks for the link maggie.

All she needs is a Professor Higgins.

36 posted on 04/14/2009 6:14:09 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Wil H

It was ok. Cute lady, heartwarming video. But she wasn’t all that. She couldn’t hit any of the low notes in the bridge. If she were young and pretty, they wouldn’t go crazy over it. It’s a story because she’s a frumpy older gal.


37 posted on 04/14/2009 6:15:01 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: mware

:)

I think we’ll be hearing more from Ms. Boyle.

Great story!


38 posted on 04/14/2009 6:16:20 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Wil H

Thanks for this. I just love things that I can forward to my wife that will make her eyes leak.


39 posted on 04/14/2009 6:19:38 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Wil H
Beautiful. Simply marvelous.

"All that is gold does not glitter..." - J.R.R. Tolkien

40 posted on 04/14/2009 6:39:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("We all know where this is coming from. What concerns me is where it is going." - advance_copy)
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To: Wil H

As they say in Britain ... Brilliant!


41 posted on 04/14/2009 6:50:35 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Wil H

It really restores my faith in human nature that so many people are so supportive and moved by this talented lady.


42 posted on 04/14/2009 7:09:13 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Huck
Yeah, she was just ok. She walked out in front of thousands, maybe millions of people at 47, with no professional training and performed that song better than 90% of the people on Broadway.

My wife has a degree in music theater and teaches vocal music and private voice. She thought it was outstanding. Even exceptionally high natural talent takes years of professional training to develop and be able to perform in front of an audience. She did it on her first try.

That would have received a standing ovation no matter what she looked like. Her look just added to the story.

43 posted on 04/14/2009 7:35:30 AM PDT by okkev68
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Baloney. Her looks are the story. The whole reason it’s compelling television is the surprise. It was set up that way. They set you up by showing you this very warm, endearing frumpy old gal. Every one is cynical about it. Low expectations. And then it turns out she’s a pretty good singer, so everyone is delighted. Of course she showed a lot of courage getting up in front of so many people. I’m not knocking her for that. But if people couldn’t see her. If there was no drama involved. If they didn’t know it was her first time, they’d have a much different reaction. It’s not even debatable. The surprise is what makes the video.


44 posted on 04/14/2009 7:40:23 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: mware

I’m wondering. Doesn’t Britain’s Got Talent do auditions like it’s counterpart here in the US does? If that’s the case, this wouldn’t be the first time Ms. Boyle had been seen and heard.


45 posted on 04/14/2009 8:06:54 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: Wil H
I read yesterday that Sony is signing her to a contract.

Also, after watching the long version where the two guys talk to her before she went on stage, she mentions she's been singing since she was 12. I presume this was church, small gatherings etc.

46 posted on 04/14/2009 8:25:25 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Huck

So she has gone from ok to pretty good? Obviously, the drama/surprise was a big part of the emotional response. That is what these shows are designed to do. Just like in a good musical or movie or music video. They knew there was some potential there for great television and that she could sing.

My problem is you are tryng to downplay her talent because of the emotional setup of the clip and her looks. She would be considered extremely talented whether you could see her or not. A studio recording of her would spend hours making sure she was eq’d correctly and every note was hit perfectly. Only then would she possibly be able to meet your high standards of talent.


47 posted on 04/14/2009 8:39:13 AM PDT by okkev68
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To: okkev68
My problem is you are tryng to downplay her talent because of the emotional setup of the clip

I said she's got a pretty voice. But look at this article. The first two paragraphs prove my point. It's all about the fact that she was frumpy and old and no one expected her to sing well. Even your comments contained phrases about how she didn't have training, had never performed before, etc. That's what makes it compelling. If the expectations were different, she'd be judged differently. She did OK. It was pretty good. Those mean the same thing. And like I said before, she has a pretty voice. But it's not as if her voice is a huge deal. Plenty of people can sing as well as her. And she couldn't hit the low notes in the bridge.

It's a cute, heartwarming little story. But that's all it is. Masterful emotional manipulation by the tv producers.

48 posted on 04/14/2009 8:44:48 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

A must see!


49 posted on 04/14/2009 9:07:38 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (The black man is keeping me down!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
Oh I am sure that during the audition they knew they had a diamond in the rough.

From something I read from last year I believe that this was the first time the panel of judges got to hear her.

50 posted on 04/14/2009 9:22:12 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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