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Old 17.04.2009, 11:21
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Susan Boyle

I think that this needs a whole thread for itself, as it is pure awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY
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Old 17.04.2009, 11:30
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Re: Susan Boyle

Thanks Natasha I was considering posting this yesterday - it certainly makes you think not to judge a book by it's cover! everyone had written her off just because of the way she looked, society seriously needs to get a grip as everything is purely about image these days
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Old 17.04.2009, 11:47
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Re: Susan Boyle

Wow thanks Natasha i had to watch that twice i was so impressed it brought tears to my eyes, i was not expecting that what an amazing voice she as.
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Old 17.04.2009, 12:57
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Re: Susan Boyle

This gives me goose bumps everytime I watch it! I hope your dream comes true Susan! You are an inspiration to us all. God Luck!
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Old 17.04.2009, 13:05
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I must say, we did all snigger when she came on last saturday. We didn't laugh long mind.
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Old 17.04.2009, 13:07
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Re: Susan Boyle

I also watched it yesterday and wondered how someone with a voice like that has not been discovered somewhere. It is a great story and I wish her well.

I have a mental picture, though, of her singing every day at home to an audience of her 100 cats...

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She bears an uncanny resemblance to my first infant school teacher when I was 5 so I was spooked more than anything.
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Old 17.04.2009, 13:48
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Re: Susan Boyle

Her voice wasn't my cup of tea- but I loved her attitude. She just -smirked- when people laughed at her, as though she had a secret which comforted her. And she did, I suppose!

Good for her. I hope she goes far
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Old 17.04.2009, 13:55
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Re: Susan Boyle

I had to watch the video twice - absolutely fantastic. Best of all were the judges' reactions when they realised that she has an incredible voice. May the force be with her
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Old 17.04.2009, 14:50
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Re: Susan Boyle

Yes she's great, this is another Paul Potts in the making.
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:02
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Re: Susan Boyle

Aside from her rich and expressive voice, she has great confidence too. Wasn't fazed by the eye-rolling and sniggering of the two male judges and some members of the audience.

I kind of fear to see how they'd 'style' her during the finals (I'm sure she'll get there) - what they'd do to her hair and makeup. Hope they don't tweeze her eyebrows to death.

Surely she must have sung in local musical productions? Anyone read anything?
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:09
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Re: Susan Boyle

I thought the same.

Search for "Susan Boyle - Cry me a River" on youtube.
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Surely she must have sung in local musical productions? Anyone read anything?
The press, as far as I have seen, only quotes her as having sung in church.

Good luck to her. I, too, thought she had a solid base of confidence and self-assuredness.

EDIT: Thanks for the update, Natasha - I posted too late...

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Old 17.04.2009, 15:20
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Re: Susan Boyle

This isn't another Paul Potts, no, this is something much bigger in the making. To put things into perspective the Paul Potts video on YouTube has in nearly 2 years been viewed over 44 million times where as Susan Boyle's video is about to break 20 million in less than 6 days from it's initial posting..!!
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:22
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Re: Susan Boyle

Slightly OT, but I thought Stavros Flatley was damn funny too
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:40
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Re: Susan Boyle

How many of the audience, or the jury for that matter, possess a record of music that was written more than hundred years ago? If she makes a CD nobody will buy it. TV is about illusions. (Cynism might be hay-fever enhanced)
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:50
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Slightly OT, but I thought Stavros Flatley was damn funny too
Yes me too, had me laughing lots
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:52
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Re: Susan Boyle

I balled my eyes out. Thanks Natasha there's nowt like a good sob to clear the sinuses. I wish this Lady all the best in the world. I do have reservations though that she will find the whole show bizz "razz ma tazz" a bucket of shite and say "No Thank you".
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Old 17.04.2009, 15:53
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How many of the audience, or the jury for that matter, possess a record of music that was written more than hundred years ago? If she makes a CD nobody will buy it. TV is about illusions. (Cynism might be hay-fever enhanced)
You could have used the same argument for Faryl whatsherface, but she sold plenty of CDs.
Hay fever seems to bring out the opposite effect in me
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Old 17.04.2009, 16:02
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Re: Susan Boyle

An article about her:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...nt-susan-boyle
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