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They’re calling her Britain’s “unlikely sensation” and the voice heard around the world…
When 47-year-old unemployed charity worker Susan Boyle took the stage on Britain’s Got Talent, no one expected this:
“(Simon) What’s the dream? (Boyle) I’m trying to be a professional singer. (Simon) And why hasn’t it worked out so far Susan? (Boyle) I haven’t been given the chance before.”
Singing- “I dreamed a dream of time gone by…” (applause)
Boyle’s underdog performance is sparking an emotional tidal wave of response on the Internet:
Entertainment Weekly raves, “The unstyled, un-hip, un-kissed Ms. Boyle let me feel, for the duration of one blazing show stopping ballad, the meaning of human grace. She pierced my defenses. She reordered the measure of beauty. And I had no idea until tears sprang how desperately I need that corrective from time to time.” (Entertainment Weekly)
A writer on Ekklesia asks, “How many assumptions do we make on a daily basis for no other reason than experience, bigotry and lack of imagination? And how utterly fantastic when those expectations are shattered by talent and wonderment?” (Ekklesia)
Even the show’s judges said Susan taught them an important lesson:
“I am so thrilled because I know everybody was against you I honestly think we were all being very cynical and I think that’s the biggest wake-up call ever.” -"Britain's Got Talent" judge Amanda Holden
Susan Boyle’s story has fast become one of the most emailed and talked about stories on the web.
So what have you heard about Susan Boyle’s performance? Do you think there’s a lesson to be learned from all this?