Saturday, May 30, 2009

Susan Boyle toppled...

Yep - she was toppled according to news reports. It was a strange week for her with all the negative publicity surrounding her, but I think it is worth listening to the three judges, especially Simon Cowell, who to me, showed some real class in his words for her. Susan Boyle may not have won Britain's Got Talent, but I suspect we have not heard the last of her.

Watch the performance and judges assessment of it...


Here is a blogpost which opines as to why she lost and this part is precisely what my line of thinking was when news broke that she had gone into a tirade this past week:

As the countdown to the BGT finale neared, the seemingly sweet-natured Scot, unaccustomed to living her life in the public eye, began to undergo an unfortunate public meltdown that seemed likely to hurt her chances of pulling off her once-expected landslide victory. She nervously hit some pitchy notes during the BGT semi-finals, and then reportedly freaked out at London's Wembley Plaza Hotel in front of 150 shocked viewing-party guests after watching BGT judge Piers Morgan rave about Shaheen Jafargholi. Rumors soon swirled that Susan might succumb to the pressure and quit the show altogether.

Piers then angrily defended Susan on his blog, ordering Susan's detractors to leave her alone. "She has been in tears many times during the last few days...she's had to read stories and columns, and listen to radio and TV phone-ins, calling her arrogant, insincere, spoiled, fake, mad, and so on," he wrote. "Susan Boyle has never experienced anything like this and is like a frightened rabbit in headlights...Anybody who has gone through that transformation is going to be feeling the most unbelievable pressure. You could see the nerves almost crippling her on the semi-final show and I just think it's time that everyone slightly backed off."
But of course, in this media age of instant celebrity, no one EVER backs off. [snip]

Read the entire blogpost by Lindsey Parker

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