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Old 04-18-2009, 12:06 AM   #31
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Thanks for that, wonderful to see that again.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:10 AM   #32
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Has the woman never heard of tweezers??????!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:02 AM   #33
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I just saw this clip again as well as her interview with Larry King and I admit it....I cried my eyes out!

Too many times we are judged on our appearance and, in those 7 minutes on stage, Susan Boyle struck a blow to anyone who can't get beyond what a person looks like. She shined a light of hope for every average-looking woman in the world.

I have no doubt that this will certainly make reality shows (and people in general) think twice before dissing someone in advance just cos they don't look like they should be on a poster or in a magazine.

Again, Susan Boyle is my hero and I will DEFINITELY buy her CD if/when it comes out.

YOU GO SUSAN!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #34
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The presumption that she was a joke is what the average person watching entertainment has been groomed to expect. Only "beautiful" people are talented. For every Paris Hilton, Britney, Jonas Brothers, Jessica Alba ( yes, she is superhot but a crappy actress) or AI contestant, cute actor/actress I figure there are hundreds of people or more who just aren't considered pretty or handsome enough to be marketable. These people walk into auditions, and the agents/producers don't even care what is coming out of their mouths, all they see is marketability.
Yes. Of course they're already talking about giving her a makeover.Kelly Clarkson gets constant criticism for her looks/weight (do the AI male winners get it to that extent?). So have other women on that show. It's still easier for a guy in music to be successful "in spite of" his looks (I hate to use that phrase but it's all I can think of to make my point) Obviously looks have zero to do with ability but it is all about marketability-even more so for women.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:55 PM   #35
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YouTube - Susan Boyle - Cry Me A River Charity CD
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #36
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I think her 'star' we slowly descend down to earth.

She is a good singer, not phenomenal. Many if most singers on A I, are really not great at all.

She may or may not win this British talent show.
Who are the other contestants?


Everyone thought lil Rounds had a lock on A I the first week.


The public is fickle, soon the novelty on Boyle will fade a bit.

also, her Cry Me a River, is not as impressive as the Les Miz song.
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Some people are wondering if her virginity and shabby appearance were just an act:

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Why is a woman so shabbily dressed and immensely confident? Was she asked to wear shoddy clothes and smear herself with sympathy through the ‘NO MAN IN LIFE’ comment?

· Anyone getting into ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ will know the enormity and the grandeur associated with even the auditions. Agreed that she could not have afforded nice clothes but she could have at least combed her dishevelled hair. Why were they untouched?

· Why will anyone give out a fact like the absence of a man in her life and VIRGINITY that too at the first time on auditions? Did she know that the comment will earn her sympathy and a possible escalation in the next round? OR was she asked to appear shoddy and rowdy?

· What happened to the hairdressers of the show? Did he lose the comb right at the moment she was there? Did he get too scared to bring an order in the mess? Did the comb break in uncoiling act (hahahah)? Did he run away by the impossibility of the task? Was he fired right at the moment for not discharging the duties properly? OR the big question, Was it planned like that?
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I've heard just about everything now! PLEASE......last time I checked the show was about TALENT wasn't it? Not about whether a contestant is properly kept or has a boyfriend/spouse etc.

While channel surfing last night I stopped on Larry King where Ashton Kutcher P. Diddy & Jimmy Fallon were talking about Twitter which was interesting then Larry had Susan Boyl on along with the judge Pierce. Susan did some acapella which was beautiful (My Heart Will Go on from Titanic). Pierce also publicly apologized to Susan and asked her to have dinner with him in London. It was sweet. Pierce also said that Simon is already hard at work on a record deal, album and tour for Susan. We're not going to see the end of her anytime soon. I think she has a beautiful voice and hope to see more and more of her whether she is dressed to the nines or unkempt altogether.
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I hate to admit this, but I wondered many of these same things about her, too. Maybe I'm more cynical than the rest of you, but she seemed awfully poised for a dowdy nobody in the You Tube clip that was posted earlier. Does anyone know anything about her previous vocal experience? I'd almost bet that there's a little more to her than meets the eye, that she has some sort of performance experience.
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I hate to admit this, but I wondered many of these same things about her, too. Maybe I'm more cynical than the rest of you, but she seemed awfully poised for a dowdy nobody in the You Tube clip that was posted earlier. Does anyone know anything about her previous vocal experience? I'd almost bet that there's a little more to her than meets the eye, that she has some sort of performance experience.
Do shows of this nature not have scouts? You'd think before getting on she would have sung for someone behind the scenes, and they could have relayed to Simon and the rest of the judges that she was worthy of being on the show. This is why I take Simon's reaction with a dose of skepticism.
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Has the woman never heard of tweezers??????!!!!!!
Ok, seriously?

The woman's got an amazing voice, no doubt, but hopefully this doesn't end up more sensationalized than it already has been, I guess, for lack of better words.
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I hate to say it but it's already been sensationalized. That shows the power of the internet and how quickly news spreads via platforms such as Twitter, MySpace, FaceBook, YouTube, etc.

Catch Larry King tonite. He has Susan and Pierce on via satellite and she sings off the cuff when Larry asks, it's brilliant. She has a beautiful voice, a gift, and I don't care what she looks like, what the story is, sensationalism, whatever. I enjoy listening to her without judging. With a voice like that who really should care about what dress she wears, whether her eyebrow or unibrow is tweezed, or whether her teeth are white, her hair is combed?
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I hate to say it but it's already been sensationalized. That shows the power of the internet and how quickly news spreads via platforms such as Twitter, MySpace, FaceBook, YouTube, etc.

Catch Larry King tonite. He has Susan and Pierce on via satellite and she sings off the cuff when Larry asks, it's brilliant. She has a beautiful voice, a gift, and I don't care what she looks like, what the story is, sensationalism, whatever. I enjoy listening to her without judging. With a voice like that who really should care about what dress she wears, whether her eyebrow or unibrow is tweezed, or whether her teeth are white, her hair is combed?

Well said Carek!!!
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Do shows of this nature not have scouts? You'd think before getting on she would have sung for someone behind the scenes, and they could have relayed to Simon and the rest of the judges that she was worthy of being on the show. This is why I take Simon's reaction with a dose of skepticism.
I do think these shows screen people beforehand, so I'm sure there were people who knew she was a good singer before she went on. I also think that these types of shows bring on several people early on that they know are completely talentless, just so people can laugh at them. I'm not sure the judges on the show know ahead of time which people actually have talent and which are there to be made the butt of the joke. I think just about everyone was expecting her to be one of the "joke" contestants.

That's why I generally hate that type of show -- I find it cruel to subject people with no talent to the ridicule everyone expected to heap on this woman. They do get screened ahead of time and there is absolutely no need to televise the really, really bad ones.
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people are so used to a package being delivered - meaning a sexy type, good-looking package to tie in with a great voice. so when a package is delivered the way Susan made it, people are shocked/surprised/blown away, and end up quickly adapting to a 'new spotlight on things' - we need more of this.

seriously

we need to do things like banish models from covers and have real women.

her voice is fantastic, its already talked about she should do a Bond Theme
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