Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle Becomes Overnight Superstar: The Viral Video

This is the seriously feel-good video of overnight superstar Susan Boyle. The video of her performance -- on the UK version of American Idol, Britain's Got Talent -- has gone viral -- seven million plus viewers and still going! Even judgmental Simon was in awe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And in case you don't realize what Susan Boyle was/is up against, scroll down to the column excerpt from the president of Britney Spears' fan club.

Vancouver Sun: Susan Boyle: Unemployed 47-year-old virgin becomes overnight music superstar -- When 47-year-old small town spinster Susan Boyle stepped on to the stage of Britain's Got Talent and announced she was unemployed, had never been married and "never been kissed, actually," few in the audience would have wondered why. With unkempt hair and Leonid Breshnev eyebrows, and mention of her ten-year-old cat "Pebbles," the Blackburn, Scotland lass resembled basically every other reality TV talent show timewaster who talks big and delivers nothing but personal humiliation on a national stage.

But then Susan Boyle opened her mouth and sang I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, and her world changed forever.