Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Video of the Year

Today, I'm going to change your life... or at least give you a really fun 7-minute video to watch! All you need to know about this before you watch it, is one name.

Susan Boyle.

Go click on Susan's name, and see what she's all about from her YouTube video! Come back, and read my thoughts on the subject!


Susan Boyle's audition on Britain's Got Talent found me a day or two after her performance. There is something magnetic about her story. At first I noticed her resemblance to my 11th grade Biology teacher and I was pretty sure this was going to be one of the "duds" that these shows throw into the audition process for giggles. Susan Boyle, however, is NOT a dud of any kind.

The frumpy-looking 47 year-old confidently told the judges that she wanted to be like Elaine Paige. Paige is known for her amazing theatre career, and she is no amateur. But yes, Susan Boyle told Simon Cowell she wanted to be like her.

From the start, the crowd was against her, but those first few notes of her song, "I Dreamed a Dream," brought the crowd to their feet!! What a Cinderella story! Susan Boyle triumphed over the people who doubted her! (You could see the dollar signs in Simon Cowell's eyes as he smiled.)

I have a feeling Susan Boyle will win the competition. Not because she's that much better than the others, but because she should be the underdog. On American Idol, she would be the underdog (if only for her looks). But Boyle has gotten millions of views on YouTube from the whole world, and I don't think anyone else will be able to compete with that.

My roommate and I looked up Elaine Paige singing the same song that Susan Boyle sang from Les Miserables. We both looked at each other and decided Susan's was even better because of what the song means to her.

I've always been the kind of person to root for the underdog. This particular story is an amazing one, and I can't wait for the rest of America to hear about it!