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Saturday, April 18, 2009

i've avoided posting on susan boyle

until now. why now? well i came across an article i could really really really relate to. oh, i watched her youtube video and cried just like everyone else. (i do have a question or two though. why were cameras following her PRIOR to her appearance? i've never seen the show, or american idol for that matter. is the camera following contestants normal? hmmmmmmm, i sort of wonder)

anyway, i know what it's like to be laughed at so this hit home for me. i look 'different'. i'm NEVER going to be an ivory snow grrrl OR the grrrl next door. i wear too much makeup, i have too much ink, i have too much silver, i speak my mind, i dance if i want to dance, my clothing is 'eccentric'. oh AND I CAN'T SING WORTH A HILL OF BEANS (not to worry, that does NOT stop me)

What if Susan Boyle Couldn't Sing?

Dennis Palumbo

Posted April 16, 2009 | 05:05 PM (EST)
Like millions of viewers, I was thrilled and moved when 47-year-old Susan Boyle wowed the judges and audience on Britain's Got Talent with her superb singing. As everyone knows by now, the unmarried, "never been kissed" woman from a small village was greeted by both the audience and the talent show's judges with derision when she first took the stage. Looking matronly in her somewhat frumpy dress and unkempt hair, her appearance initially elicited smug, condescending and even cruel smirks, smiles and chuckles. What could this "un-cool," plain-spoken woman have to offer? What right did she have to share the stage with all those young, pretty, talented people?......


But I can't help wondering, what would have been the reaction if Susan Boyle couldn't sing?

What would the judges and the audience have thought, and said, had her voice been a creaky rasp, or an out-of-tune shriek? Would she still possess that "inner beauty?"............

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