Susan Boyle Proves American Idol Yet to Discover Real Talent

The British version of American Idol has discovered some real bonafide talent, Susan Boyle, unlike American Idol which tends to focus on a “marketable” performer.

Britian’s Got Talent has Simon Cowell in his usual form, Piers Morgan, and Amanda Holden. Performers audition and make it to the stage where they can be voted of Gong Show style. The season’s discovery is Susan Boyle, the cat lady.

But the performers are not all singers. There is no age limit.

This is not Susan Boyle

This is not Susan Boyle

Have you heard Paul Potts sing? He won the competition the first season.

This season’s star is Susan Boyle. Take one look at her face and her dress and her age (47), everything about her… and you might have given a sideways smirk too. But her voice!

Here’s what Piers Morgan said about her baffling performance-

I can remember the moment she first opened her lips perfectly. We were at a big theatre in Glasgow, 3000 people were laughing their heads off, Simon and Amanda were stifling a chuckle, and then she started to sing.

And I can honestly say it was one of the most extraordinary moments in my perhaps equally unlikely career as a talent show judge.

Because Susan Boyle is not just a good singer, she’s a fantastic singer. Someone whose stunning range, tone and delivery is worthy of comparison to anyone – Elaine Paige included.

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Susan Boyle Proves American Idol Yet to Discover Real Talent — 9 Comments

  1. Happy Easter to you and yours,Someone on twitter put up a link to that inspiring and brilliant display of talent late last nite. I went there and there I stayed until 6:00 am The little girl Connie,my god, I just couldn’t tear myself away!Used to sing in the honky tonks myself never going any further,well, in a sense I did,in church.The Britain version is much better but I don’t watch the US anymore,last season I watched was with Reuben and Clay and I thought Clay should have won.(listened to him last nite too)hope I can find my way back to that site.(sorry about being so long winded)

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