Friday, April 17, 2009

Susan Boyle

There's nothing like an underdog who manages to come out on top. Susan Boyle (left) auditioned for Britain's Got Talent, a reality television program that has everyday people perform for judges who include the infamously acerbic Simon Cowell. Needless to say, this 47-year-old single, "never-been-kissed," unemployed woman from the village of Blackburn, Scotland blew everyone away, including Cowell. She sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Miserables. She is simply amazing! The video on YouTube has been watched nearly 19 million times as of this morning. If you haven't seen it, do so immediately by clicking here and watching it (the embedding for the video clip has been disabled so I can't link to it from here). This woman will touch your heart. She proves that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that everyone has a little something inside of them that is bursting to come out. All you have to do is have a dream, take a risk, and try. We've got our fingers crossed for Ms. Boyle as she moves into the competition part of the show.

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