UPDATED 05-01-10: MORE ON SUSAN BOYLE, BRITISH IDOL’S SINGING STAR…

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: TV and Radio... |

 
UPDATED:  Saturday, May 1, 2010 9:30 AM (My original post follows my updates)
 

I just can’t get enough of this singer.  She possesses all the great qualities that are severely lacking in today’s so-called "singers" who have to heavily rely on technology to make them sound half-way decent, or even tolerable

 

Here she is singing Wild Horses at the 2009 America’s Got Talent show.  Take it away, Susan, and show those "professional amateurs" how it should be done…

 

QueenBee

 

 

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Susan Boyle sings Wild Horses on America’s Got Talent 2009

 

 
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UPDATED:  Friday, December 11, 2009 12:55 PM
 
Susan Boyle, the British Got Talent (aka British Idol) singing sensation, will be starring in her own TV special to air this Sunday, December 13, 2009.  "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story," will debut at 8:00 PM EST Sunday on TV Guide Network.  This special will detail her sudden burst of fame and includes performances by Boyle from her new CD and with Broadway star Elaine Paige, the London West End cast of "Les Miserables" and others.  The hour-long show also airs Sunday on ITV1 in Britain.
 
As an added note, Susan Boyle will make a rescheduled appearance in Toronto on December 21, 2009 and give a free performance and sign autographs at First Canadian Place beginning at 12:15 PM ET.
 
I’m so happy for her!  It’s so nice to see this caterpillar finally turning into a beautiful butterfly.  Much continued good luck to you, Susan…
 
QueenBee


TV Special On Surprise Pop Star Susan Boyle Debuts

 

Susan Boyle holiday special to air in North America

 

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UPDATED:  Sunday, December 6, 2009 8:36 PM

 

Susan Boyle remained at the top of the British pop charts for a second week with her debut album, "I Dreamed A Dream", and now she’s living one.  I wish her all the luck that she so deserves.  Her debut CD has sold over 700,000 copies in just two weeks.  Her CD sales kept at bay new releases from pop bands Westlife and Take That, who had to be content with second and third places, so…Take that!

 

Susan Boyle continues at top of UK charts

 

QueenBee

 

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UPDATED:  Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:16 AM

 

Susan Boyle’s debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream", will arrive in stores on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, but it’s already the bestselling pre-ordered CD in the history of Amazon.com, topping Jay-Z, Whitney Houston and even the Beatles’ remastered CDs.

 

Here are a couple of recent stories about Susan.  I wish her all the luck with her debut CD, and with all her future endeavors.  Good luck and bountiful blessings, Susan…

 

QueenBee

 

 

Susan Boyle and Mariah Carey – X Factor Performances Preview

 

Susan Boyle’s debut doesn’t deserve hype it’s getting

 

 

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UPDATED:  Monday, October 19, 2009 10:12 AM
 
Susan Boyle is still making headlines…She was recently hospitalized and will be releasing her new album on November 24, 2009.  I’ve included two links to these stories below…
 
QueenBee
 

"Britain’s Got Talent" and Internet singing sensation Susan Boyle is releasing her debut CD with some recognizable tracks.

 
 
 
 
 

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UPDATED:  Tuesday, September 22, 2009 5:53 PM
 
I came across these pictures of Susan Boyle that I wanted to share with you, along with a couple of links to some stories you might find interesting as well…
 
QueenBee
 
 
 
 
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UPDATED:  Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:11 PM

 

Well, Susan Boyle came in second, but she’s still #1 to a lot of people…
 
She may not be able to control the negative press she’s been up against, but she certainly can control how she chooses to deal with it.  My best to Susan, and may she find the happiness she so deserves…
 
 
Here’s who won, but their performance didn’t move me the way Susan Boyle’s performance did…
 
 
QueenBee
 
 

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UPDATED:  Friday, May 29, 2009 1:56 PM 

 

And the "Ultimate Idol" is…Susan Boyle!

 

More than 57,000 voted in a FOXNews.com viewer poll, and a whopping 71 percent say Boyle, the “Britain’s Got Talent” sensation, has the pipes to pummel "American Idol" winner Kris Allen.

And unlike "American Idol," FOXNews gave the exact tally: 40,966 votes for Boyle and 16,898 votes for Allen.

Despite Boyle’s foul-mouthed rant earlier this week and rumors of another impending meltdown, her fans remain steadfast in their support of the single Scot with the voice of an angel.

VIDEO: Click here to see Susan Boyle’s showstopping performance last Sunday.

VIDEO: Click here to see Boyle’s first performance on "Britain’s Got Talent"

“Once in a blue moon someone comes along that takes you and knocks you for a loop,” one voter said in the FOXNews.com YouDecide poll. “Susan should win hands down, she has the once in a lifetime voice.”

And while Allen’s fans voiced their support for the new American Idol, describing his talent as “amazing” and “absolutely awesome,” it wasn’t enough to save him from the phenomenon known as SuBo.

PHOTOS: Click here for photos of Kris Allen.

PHOTOS: Click here for photos of Susan Boyle.

Boyle will perform in the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale Saturday despite claims that she was ready to leave the show on Wednesday. Fans feared the worst after Piers Morgan, a judge on the show, said Thursday that the singer was in tears and had packed her bags to leave.

But a spokeswoman denied the rumor, saying Boyle is working hard to prepare for “the biggest night in her life", thankfully…

QueenBee 

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UPDATED:  Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:33 PM

 

Susan Boyle has been under a microscope for many weeks now, with the media focusing more on her looks rather than showcasing her talent.  I hope she can rise about all this, but it seems she felt it necessary to put herself through a makeover in order to squelch some of the negative press (two videos follow this post).  People can be so cruel.  To make matters worse, she will be competing against some 10- and 12-year olds—among the other contenders are 10-year-old singer and dancer, Hollie Steel, and 12-year-old singer, Shaheen Jarfargholi.  The live finals will start tomorrow night at 8 PM, with one every day until the grand finale on May 30th.  I pray that the voting will be based on substance rather than style… 

 

The unsmiling Susan Boyle shows strain of being ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ favorite

 

Susan Boyle gets new chance to shine

 

QueenBee

 

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UPDATED:  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 8:10 PM

 

I know that Ryan Seacrest is looking into having Susan Boyle appear on American Idol, but this is the last I’ve heard on this…

 

Susan Boyle on American Idol

 

Even American Idol’s message board contains posts calling for her to appear on American Idol.  Will she be part of their season finale?

 

Here are some words from Britain’s Got Talent Winner Paul Potts who sticks up for Susan Boyle…

 

QueenBee

BoyleWatch:  Britain‘s Got Talent Winner Paul Potts Sticks Up For Susan

posted Wednesday, May 6, 2009
 
 
 
  • Somebody’s got to stick up for Susan Boyle. The British tabloids are being unbelievably cruel to her, and Simon Cowell is even taking pops at her. So it’s refreshing that the winner of the first season of Britain’s Got Talent, opera singer Paul Potts (watch him perform), is defending Susan Boyle’s makeover: "I think she should be allowed to change anything she wants. I don’t think she should be forced to change anything, but I don’t think she should be forced to remain as she was either. Because at the end of the day you have to live with yourself for much longer than the attention that can be on you." Words of wisdom, Potty! (CNN)
  • Not satisfied with pointing out Boyle’s open fly and belly bulge, The Sun is intent on destroying Britain’s Got Talent contestant Jamie Pugh, disputing his claim that he’s never sung in front of a large audience. "The Sun can reveal he was appearing with a group of singers at Star EFX Sunday Night Live, a weekly showcase at Her Majesty’s for budding talent. Dressed in a smart tuxedo he performed for around 15 minutes with six others." The key word there is group, meaning "not alone." And he certainly hadn’t sung in front of a TV audience of 12 million viewers.

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UPDATED:  Friday, April 17, 2009 10:21 PM (My original post follows the updates)…
 
Just to keep you posted on the latest…
 
QueenBee
 
 

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UPDATED:  Friday, April 17, 2009 3:24 PM
 
Well, it didn’t take Ryan Seacrest long to figure out a way to boost up those sagging American Idol ratings.  He’s telling the execs to bring Susan Boyle on the show to sing.  Good call, Ryan…
 
 
QueenBee
 

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No sooner did the lump in my throat settle down, it’s back again with the latest news on this beautiful woman who lit up the stage of British Idol (Britain’s Got Talent) with her beautiful rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables
 
 
She deserves all the attention she’s receiving, and then some.   I love this woman!
 
Here’s the latest on this great singer, Susan Boyle, singing "Cry Me A River" , a song she recorded in 1999 for a charity CD…
 

 

 

 

 
Susan says she was teased as a child, but now success is smiling down on her.  If there is any justice in this world, those former abusers of her’s are watching her story unfold, and are fuming with jealousy.  She’s getting the last laugh, isn’t she?  Let that be a lesson to all you bullies out there.  The smacking around you do today could come back and smack you twice as hard later on.
 
"For every beauty, there is an eye somewhere to see it; for every truth, there is an ear somewhere to hear it; and for every love, there is a heart somewhere to receive it." Ivan Panin (Russian mathematician, 1855-1942)
 
She is loved by us all, and I hope and pray that God puts a good man in her path; one with a good heart to match her own…
 
QueenBee
 
 

Exclusive: Susan Boyle’s first ever song release revealed – listen to it here

Apr 16 2009 by Laura Coventry

THE Daily Record has uncovered the only CD ever made by Scotland’s singing sensation Susan Boyle.

It emerged last night that Susan, whose Britain’s Got Talent triumph has made her an instant superstar, is being lined up for an appearance
on the Oprah Winfrey show which would give her the chance of a number one album in the US.

But the Record can reveal she made her first recording back in 1999, when she sang blues ballad Cry Me A River for a charity CD.

Only 1000 copies of the disc were ever produced, but we’ve got hold of the long-forgotten recording and it’s now on our site. A showbiz insider said: “This is a real coup for the Record. The whole world would have wanted to find this.

“People will be scrambling to get their hands on this CD. They will be like gold dust soon.”

Susan, 48, of Blackburn, West Lothian, has gone from obscurity to worldwide fame in less than a week after her amazing Britain’s Got Talent debut.

So far, her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables has attracted more than 16 MILLION hits on YouTube. And yesterday, she was doing the rounds of America’s top morning TV chat shows.

CBS superstar Diane Sawyer interviewed Susan for the Early Show. And Kathie Lee Gifford, host of NBC’s Today Show, was so moved by her voice that she burst into tears.

Last night, it emerged that Susan has also been offered the chance to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show.

And BGT supremo Simon Cowell reckons that if the appearance goes ahead, it will guarantee that her debut album will top the charts in the States.

It’s all a far cry from 1999, when Susan recorded her track for the charity compilation CD at Whitburn Academy, where X Factor winner Leon Jackson went to school.

The Millennium Celebration disc, which was partly funded by Whitburn Community Council, was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Eddie Anderson.

He launched a search for unsigned acts to take part. And as soon as he heard Susan at the auditions he knew he had found something special.

“I was amazed when she sang,” Eddie said. “It was probably the same reaction as everyone had last Saturday.

“Susan was exactly the same then as she is now. She has a fabulous and unique talent.”

When Susan walked on to the Britain’s Got Talent stage, the judges and audience seemed more interested in her appearance than her voice.

Simon, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden rolled their eyes and raised their eyebrows when she told them she wanted to be a Broadway superstar like Elaine Paige.

But their scorn quickly turned to amazement when she started to sing.

Simon grinned as he admitted that Susan’s voice was “extraordinary”. Piers told her: “I am giving you the biggest ‘yes’ I have ever given to anybody.”

And Amanda added: “It was a privilege to listen to you.”

In the days that followed, Susan became a YouTube sensation. Even Hollywood A-lister Demi Moore admitted she was moved to tears when she watched her performance.

Click here to see the Youtube version of Susan’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent

The bookies have installed Susan as red-hot favourite to win the £100,000 Britain’s Got Talent first prize.

But in her live satellite interview with Diane Sawyer yesterday, she was still keeping her feet firmly on the ground. Asked about her newfound stardom, Susan giggled and said: “Most mornings I wake up with a smile. I can’t believe it has happened.”

Susan has lived alone with her cat Pebbles since her mum Bridget died two years ago at the age of 91.

She has admitted that she has never been on a date or even been kissed but she was too shy to discuss her spinster lifestyle on CBS.

“Aaah, no comment,” she said. “I don’t want to talk about that.”

Sawyer asked Susan what she would do with the prize money if she won, but she replied: “Well, it’s just baby steps at the moment, we shall see how things progress.”

Susan wouldn’t rule out having a makeover as part of Britain’s Got Talent, telling Sawyer: “You’ll have to watch the programme and find out.”

But she did admit there would be no repeat of the dance steps she showed off on Saturday. “That’s it,” she insisted. “Let’s try and keep it ladylike.”

Susan suffered a mild form of brain damage at birth and she admitted to Sawyer that she was bullied when she was younger. “They did a bit,” she said, “but they always do that with someone who is quiet and I tended to be quiet at school.

“Well, they have turned around. They are nice to me now, so we will move on from there.”

Susan said her friends and family were “gobsmacked” by her success.

And when Sawyer asked what she would say to her late parents if she could, she replied: “I would like to say thank you for supporting me over the years, thank you for looking after me and I hope I can make you proud.”

Sawyer replied: “I certainly think you have done that. We cannot wait to see you over in the US.”

Newspapers and websites all over America and beyond have been covering Susan’s story, and hits on the Britain’s Got Talent section of the ITV website have soared to more than half a million since Saturday.

But Susan won’t face the judges again until the end of next month, when she’ll find out whether she has made it through to the live shows.

She said this week: “I’m taking it all in my stride and I’m quite relaxed about everything.

“I’ve had lots of kind support from people so far. Some of the things people have said have been marvellous and really lovely.

“I’ve been singing since I was 12 and have just never had this chance before. I’m glad I got the chance now. I’d love to have a musical career but we’ll have to take one step at a time.”

Susan added: “I went on the audition to see how far I could get but the standard is very high.

“You need a lot of hard work and perseverance to make it.

“I think there is room for improvement though.”

 

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