Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy News - Susan Boyle is a Winner Indeed

Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" has shot straight to the top of the US charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (

I was visiting my family in England this past April when Susan Boyle appeared on TV in this year’s “Britain’s Got Talent” competition.

When she walked onto the stage, she told the judges that she would love to be in Musical Theatre. She said that she would love to be like Elaine Paige. Competition Judge Simon Cowell smirked.

However, as soon as Susan Boyle opened her mouth to sing, the judges’ jaws started to drop in amazement. She sang, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, with the voice of an angel. Both the audience and the judges were stunned and as she finished her song, she received a standing ovation from the audience.

In the following days the media hounded her and wrote several ‘mean spirited’ remarks ridiculing her. Susan survived the media and finished in the finals of the competition. No, she did not win the “Britain’s Got Talent” competition, but she won the hearts of everyone who heard her sing.

It has been widely reported that Michelle Obama would like to have Miss Boyle perform at her 46th birthday party on January 17 next year. The special, private performance would also double as a celebration of President Obama’s first year of office. An offer to Miss Boyle has not been officially made yet, but it is believed that the invitation is to arrive to her soon.

“The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees,” an unnamed White House spokesperson said.

Interest in Susan Boyle, as unlikely a star as she is, stunning for her incredible crystal clear and strong voice. Everyone is talking about her.

There is an official Susan Boyle Fan club online and a TV Special ‘I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story’, will air on Sunday 13th December at 8/7c exclusively on the TV Guide Network in the US, and Sunday, 13th December 2009, 9:30pm – 10:30pm on ITV in the UK.

The program is described as being a candid documentary of Susan Boyle’s journey from the small village of Blackburn in rural Scotland to international fame and fortune following her inspiring Britain’s Got Talent performance.

To be propelled from complete anonymity to global super stardom and having more than 300 million people downloading her on YouTube is an extraordinary transformation.

I do not have access to cable vision so I will not be able to watch the documentary, however, I do plan to buy the CD. I have been watching her story closely in the media and I became a fan from the first moment I heard her sing in England.

It is refreshing to see such a pure spirit soaring on high.

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