Beauty and Ms Boyle (and what beautiful music can really do) Monday, April 20, 2009
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past ten days, you might not have heard that the big news hasn’t had anything to do with pirates off of the horn of Africa, or bankers on Wall Street, or politicos in Washington or most certainly professors in a university anywhere. It’s come out of Scotland. And it’s about maiden lady from the village of Blackburn. She sings. Jaw-dropping, startling well.
Last January, the reality show “Britain’s Got Talent” had their second stage of auditions before a live audience in Glasgow and the series' judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Piers Morgan (there had been a prior screening of potential contestants in front of producers before). On April 11, the performances were broadcast in the UK and apparently people all over the world haven’t stopped watching it since. Or at least part of it—Susan Boyle’s part.