By Maria Puente, USA TODAYAfter a week of unabashed hysteria about Scottish chanteuse Susan Boyle, it’s time to pause and ask: What’s that all about?
A psychological boost for a world battered by economic calamity? A spiritual moment for millions in search of transcendence? Maybe it’s about rooting for the underdog. Or maybe it’s just a new reminder of an old truism: You can’t judge a book by its cover.
“Susan Boyle is a Disney movie waiting to happen,” says church worker Janelle Gregory, 34, of Olathe, Kan.
Boyle, for those who have been unconscious lately, is the middle-aged woman with frizzy hair who has been all over TV and computer screens for days, singing a Broadway show tune while millions wept and shouted and applauded wildly.
Ten days ago, Boyle — 47, unglamorous, unfashionable, unknown — faced down a sneering British audience and panel of judges on Britain’s Got Talent, including the ever-sneery Simon Cowell. Then, in an instant, she turned jeers to cheers with her rendition of one of the weepier numbers from Les Misérables. Almost as instantly, Boyle went viral: A clip on YouTube garnered millions of hits (almost 30 million so far, not counting millions more on thousands of other versions on YouTube).
What is the real story here? Maybe I got this wrong but is it because we have a women with a phenomenal voice that she worked hard to perfect, or is it that a voice like that came out of a women that doe’s not look like a drunk nightlife patron,cocaine snortin skank named Brittney?
Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to say the same thing “did you see her on youtube” ” did you catch that video of Susan Boyle”,did ya did ya did ya, hell even Niel Boortz was gleaning!
This Tier society we live in, Man, Women, Black,White, Rich, Poor, people looking down on others, looking sideways,looking behind you.
WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED !!!!!