In case you are the only person who hasn’t seen this YouTube video yet, this is an incredibly moving performance by a relatively unknown 47 yr. old woman from a small village in Scotland. Makes me cry every time I watch it. She is one Fab lady! The fact that it is my favorite song (from Les Miserables) doesn’t hurt either.
But I kept wondering why I am so moved by her performance every time I watch it. Last night as I was falling asleep I wrote this down…
“Many people wish that after keeping their talents to themselves for too many years
that when they finally open their mouths, something as good as this will come out.”
Some of us don’t have a reservoir of courage like she does and we wish we did. Redemption is what we seek, acknowledgment, existence — triumph!
SEPTEMBER 16 PERFORMANCE ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT!
Susan Boyle Rocks!
Perfectly modulated voice, meaningful lyrics, polished look. Love it, love it, love it. Good song choice, Susan… woohoo! Wild Horses? The Stones? Who would have guessed. You still surprise and delight me.
You are the professional singer you aspired to be. I’m very happy for your success! I hope you are happy. I hope you are rich.
But I do still love that first raw, unpolished performance in Britain the best, before you were “made over,” before you were molded, scored, folded and made acceptable to this modern world. You rocked and you know it!
Love you Susan. Love your brash confidence and bold delivery of those first desperate words in Britain, “I had a dream my life would be… so different from this hell I’m living.”
Your story, your voice, and your innocent charm are not lost on me. I want you to know I missed watching my Netflix DVD of Life on Mars BBC tonight and sat through two hours of commercials and those overlong, dramatic pauses (ugh) to see you sing again tonight. You couldn’t have kept me away!
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