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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle in November 2009
Background information
Birth name Susan Magdalane Boyle[1][2][3]
Born 1 April 1961 (1961-04-01) (age 48)[1]
Origin Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland
Genres Pop[4]
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Syco, Columbia
Website Susanboylemusic.com
.Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961)[1][5][6] is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on reality TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.^ Susan Boyle: A plus for homely singers .

^ RE: Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream - 20/11/2009 13:39:36 .

^ Is Susan Boyle about to cross over from reality star to singing star?
  • We Love Susan Boyle - Susan's devoted fansite. 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC welovesusanboyle.com [Source type: General]

.Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe.^ The biggest selling release of 2009.

^ I cannot wait for the CD release in November.
  • A Herd of “Wild Horses”: Susan Boyle and More Cover the Classic : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle has reached number one in the US album charts.

.Global interest in Boyle was triggered by the contrast between her powerful voice and her plain appearance on stage.^ Singing sensation Susan Boyle — whose dowdy image contrasted so greatly with her angelic voice that she became an instant Internet celebrity — has gone in for a makeover.
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^ The real reason for her sudden rise to fame was the stark contrast between the low expectations placed on her due to her appearance, and the fact that her voice was dissonant with those preconceived notions.

^ Surely, Susan Boyle has everything to do with technology, its power and its control; its effect on the global community.
  • Susan Boyle falters, clutches stomach, and sings on | Technically Incorrect - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The juxtaposition of the audience's first impression of her with the standing ovation she received during and after her performance led to an international media and Internet response.^ When she was done, she got a standing ovation from what looked to be the entire audience.
  • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

^ She received a standing ovation when she walked inside.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boyle won over a cynical audience in the first episode of the new Britain’s Got Talent series on the weekend and her performance quickly became a YouTube hit.
  • Demi Moore: 'Britain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle moved me to tears' - Times Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC entertainment.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Within nine days of the audition, videos of Boyle — from the show, various interviews and her 1999 rendition of "Cry Me a River" — had been watched over 100 million times.^ I watched the Susan Boyle audition live and many more times on video.
  • Things That Go Pop!: Dreaming of I Dreamed A Dream: a track by track overview of Susan Boyle's debut album 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ A 100 million video views on 20 different websites was reached within nine days.

^ Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!
  • Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!) | A+E Interactive 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Despite the sustained media interest she later finished in second place in the final of the show behind dance troupe Diversity.^ Susan Boyle eventually finished second behind dance troupe Diversity.
  • Susan Boyle - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite rumors that Boyle wouldn't perform on the show's finale, she did and came second to the dance troupe Diversity.
  • Susan Boyle Interview - Makeover of Britain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle - Bazaar.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.harpersbazaar.com [Source type: General]

^ On the night of the Britain’s Got Talent final, Susan finished in a respectable second place to dance troupe Diversity.
  • Susan Boyle - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC topics.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released on 23 November 2009 and has become Amazon's best-selling album in pre-sales.^ Susan Boyle’s debut was 2009’s top-selling album.
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Release Date: 11/23/2009 .
  • Never Judge a Book By It's Cover 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard is projecting that Susan Boyle will have the biggest album release for 2009.
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8][9] .According to Billboard, "The arrival of I Dreamed a Dream ...^ Susan Boyle sold another 661,000 copies of I Dreamed a Dream to remain #1 on the Billboard 200 according to Neilsen SoundScan for a fourth week in a row.
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan sold 527,000 copies of her debut album I Dreamed a Dream according to Nielsen SoundScan and will to stay at #1 for a second weekm on the Billboard 200.
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Billboard, the total number of sales of Taylor Swift’s Fearless are 3,157,000, whereas the total number of sales of I Dreamed a Dream stand at 2,982,000.

marks the best opening week for a female artist's debut album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991."[10] The first single taken from the album is a cover of the Jagger/Richards song "Wild Horses".[9][11] In only six weeks of sales, it became the biggest selling album in the world for 2009.[12]

Contents

Early life

.Boyle was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland,[13] to Patrick Boyle, a miner, World War II veteran and singer at the Bishop's Blaize, and Bridget, a shorthand typist,[14] who were both immigrants from County Donegal, Ireland.^ She hails from Blackburn,which is a small town in west Lothian in Scotland.
  • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland Claim to fame : .
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Biography Personal life Boyle was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland[1] to Patrick Boyle, a storeman at the British Leyland factory in Bathgate, and Bridget Boyle, a shorthand typist;[2] her parents were Irish immigrants.

[15] .She was the youngest of four brothers and six sisters.^ The youngest in a family of four brothers and six sisters, of whom only six survive,[14] Boyle was born when her mother was 47.

[13] .Born when her mother was 47,[16] Boyle was briefly deprived of oxygen during the difficult birth and was later diagnosed as having learning difficulties.^ She has brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth.
  • Susan Boyle Is Tired Again | Dlisted 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deprived of oxygen at birth, she suffered learning difficulties as a child.
  • Susan Boyle Interview - Makeover of Britain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle - Bazaar.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.harpersbazaar.com [Source type: General]

^ The youngest of nine children, Boyle suffered oxygen deprivation during birth, resulting in learning disabilities.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[17] .Boyle says she was bullied as a child[13][18] and was nicknamed "Susie Simple" at school.^ While she had nine supportive siblings and two loving parents (singer Peter and typist Bridget), Boyle didn't easily make friends at school, where the bullies saddled her with the nickname Susie Simple.
  • Susan Boyle Pictures, News, Gossip & Rumours - AskMen.com Canada 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now .
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Submitted by Susan Boyle Fan on Sun, 12/13/2009 - 23:18.
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

[19]
.After leaving school with few qualifications,[13] she was employed for the only time in her life as a trainee cook in the kitchen of West Lothian College for six months,[19] took part in government training programmes.^ After leaving school with few qualifications,[15] she was employed for the only time in her life as a trainee cook in the kitchen of West Lothian College for six months,[18] and took part in government training schemes.

^ When she was 18, she took her one and only job as a trainee cook in the kitchens of West Lothian College.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Time and again, the 48-year-old singer from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland rebounds defying the naysayers and critics as her worldwide fame continues.
  • Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent) | Shallow Nation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.shallownation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] and performed at a number of local venues.[17]

Early singing

.Boyle took singing lessons from voice coach Fred O'Neil.^ She took singing lessons from a voice coach, Fred O'Neil.

^ Susan Boyle had a voice coach, Fred O'Neil, who worked with her for years.
  • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

^ Singing sensation Susan Boyle — whose dowdy image contrasted so greatly with her angelic voice that she became an instant Internet celebrity — has gone in for a makeover.
  • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13] .She attended Edinburgh Acting School and took part in the Edinburgh Fringe.^ The Guardian reports that she attended Edinburgh Acting School, and has taken part in the Edinburgh Fringe.

^ It has been in my blood since I was 12 and took part in school productions and shows."
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ She attended Edinburgh Acting School and has appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[17] .Prior to Britain's Got Talent, her main experience had come from singing in her local Catholic church, Our Lady of Lourdes, in local choirs, and in karaoke performances at pubs in and around her village.^ We would love to have her in our church choir.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She sings in her village church choir.
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan comes from a large family, and sings in the local pub.
  • Is Susan Boyle The Real Thing? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She had also auditioned several times for My Kind of People.^ In 1995, she auditioned for Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People,[3] which was looking for contestants at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, but she said she was too nervous to make a good impression.

^ In some small way it slapped me in the face for all the times I’ve watched the American Idol auditions and been led to expect that plain people can’t sing.
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^ Susan Boyle had been auditioned several times before this - as with the 99% of auditionees that never make it in front of Cowell et al.
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[20] .She also has long participated in her parish church's pilgrimages to the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, Ireland, and has sung there at the Marian basilica.^ How Great Thou Art : Hymns come naturally to this reverent church-goer, who has participated in pilgrimages to sing at the Marian basilica at the Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland.
  • Things That Go Pop!: Dreaming of I Dreamed A Dream: a track by track overview of Susan Boyle's debut album 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

[21]
Her repertoire through the years has included songs such as "The Way We Were" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him." British tabloids claimed "exclusives" of video clips of some early performances.[22][23] .In 1995, her audition for Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People[17] at the Olympia Shopping Centre in East Kilbride was filmed – the amateur video shows Barrymore was more interested in mocking her than in her ability to sing.^ In 1995, she auditioned for Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People,[3] which was looking for contestants at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, but she said she was too nervous to make a good impression.

^ In 2000 she auditioned to appear on the Michael Barrymore show My Kind Of People, but didn't make it.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan Boyle Michael Barrymore Video (1995) .
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[24]
.In 1999 she recorded a track for a charity CD to commemorate the Millennium[13][25] produced at a West Lothian school.^ In 1999 she recorded "Cry Me a River" for a charity CD funded by the local council to commemorate the Millennium.

^ 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.
  • Exclusive: Susan Boyle's first ever song release revealed - listen to it here - The Daily Record 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.dailyrecord.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early recordings Boyle recorded a version of "Cry Me a River" for a compilation charity CD entitled "Music for a Millennium Celebration, Sounds of West Lothian", which was produced in 1999 at a school in Whitburn, West Lothian.

.Only 1,000 copies of the CD, Music for a Millennium Celebration, Sounds of West Lothian, were pressed.^ By BEN SISARIO Andrew Milligan/PA, via Associated Press Susan Boyle, a television and Internet celebrity, has sold more than 700,000 copies of her debut album in its first week of release.
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  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Early recordings Boyle recorded a version of "Cry Me a River" for a compilation charity CD entitled "Music for a Millennium Celebration, Sounds of West Lothian", which was produced in 1999 at a school in Whitburn, West Lothian.

^ When she was 18, she took her one and only job as a trainee cook in the kitchens of West Lothian College.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26] An early review in the West Lothian Herald & Post said Boyle's rendition of "Cry Me a River" was "heartbreaking" and "had been on repeat in my CD player ever since I got this CD..."[27][28] The recording found its way onto the internet following her first televised appearance and the New York Post said it showed that Boyle was "not a one trick pony."[29] Hello! said the recording "cement[ed] her status" as a singing star.[30]
.In 1999, Boyle used all her savings to pay for a professionally cut demo, copies of which she later sent to record companies, radio talent competitions, local and national TV. The demo consisted of her versions of "Cry Me a River" and "Killing Me Softly with His Song"; the songs were uploaded to the Internet after her BGT audition.^ The singing sensation recorded "Cry Me a River" for her village council in 1999 .
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^ Her voice is mesmerizing, just listen to her recording of "Cry Me a River" or "Killing Me Softly."
  • Steamed for Susan Boyle - lies like truth 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!
  • Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!) | A+E Interactive 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.After Boyle won several local singing competitions, her mother urged her to enter Britain's Got Talent and take the risk of singing in front of an audience larger than her parish church.^ Her mother had always encouraged her to enter local singing competitions, which she won several times, and tried to persuade her daughter to enter Britain's Got Talent, urging her to take the risk of singing in front of an audience larger than her parish church.

^ Susan Boyle's troubles won't stop the Britain's Got Talent juggernaut .
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle made it her mission to enter and win a singing competition.
  • We Love Susan Boyle - Susan's devoted fansite. 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC welovesusanboyle.com [Source type: General]

.Former coach O'Neil said Boyle abandoned an audition for The X Factor because she believed people were being chosen for their looks.^ O'Neil has said Boyle abandoned an audition for The X Factor because she believed people were being chosen for their looks, and that she almost abandoned her plan to enter Britain's Got Talent.

^ In 1995, she auditioned for Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People,[3] which was looking for contestants at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, but she said she was too nervous to make a good impression.

^ The best singers I know wouldn’t be let in the front door to an Idol audition, because they just look “normal”.
  • Ugly Betty Casting Idea: Susan Boyle : Ugly Betty News - Ugly Betty News: following all the latest Ugly Betty news & spoilers, and bringing you up-to-date coverage of the stars 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.uglybettynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She almost abandoned her plan to enter Britain's Got Talent believing she was too old, but O'Neil persuaded her to audition nevertheless.^ O'Neil has said Boyle abandoned an audition for The X Factor because she believed people were being chosen for their looks, and that she almost abandoned her plan to enter Britain's Got Talent.

^ O'Neil persuaded her to go to the audition.

^ Her mother had always encouraged her to enter local singing competitions, which she won several times, and tried to persuade her daughter to enter Britain's Got Talent, urging her to take the risk of singing in front of an audience larger than her parish church.

[32] .Boyle said that she was motivated to seek a musical career to pay tribute to her mother.^ Boyle cared for her mother until the elder Boyle's passing in 2007 at the age of 91; her father passed away 10 years before.
  • City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Susan Boyle: Just Who Is The Singer Susan Boyle? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Susan Boyle, according to an article in The Times of London , is a volunteer caring for elderly members of her local church and has spent much of her adult life caring for her mother.
  • Susan Boyle Becomes Internet Sensation - Bright Hall 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC brighthall.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan wanted to make her mom smile, but in doing so made mothers all over the World smile -- my Mom called and said Boyle was the next Julie Andrews.
  • City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Susan Boyle: Just Who Is The Singer Susan Boyle? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

[13] .Her performance on the show was the first time she had sung in public since her mother died.^ Her performance on the show was the first time she had sung since then.

^ Was it as good a performance as her "I Dreamed A Dream" from the first show?
  • Susan Boyle falters, clutches stomach, and sings on | Technically Incorrect - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This will be the first public appearance for Jennifer since she recently gave birth to a baby boy… .
  • Susan Boyle | mjsbigblog 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC mjsbigblog.com [Source type: General]

[33][34]

Personal life

.Boyle still lives in the family home, a four-bedroom council house, with her 10-year-old cat, Pebbles.^ Boyle still lives in the family home, a four-bedroom council house, with her ten-year-old cat, Pebbles.

^ Now she lives alone with her cat, Pebbles.
  • Video: She who laughs last - songstress Susan Boyle - Times Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ She lives alone with her cat called Pebbles and is one of nine siblings .
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[13] .Her father died in the 1990s, and her siblings had left home.^ Boyle's father died in the 1990s, and her siblings had left home, leaving Boyle to look after her ageing mother, who died in 2007 at the age of 91.

Boyle never married, and she dedicated herself to care for her ageing mother until she died in 2007 at the age of 91. Boyle has a reputation for modesty and propriety, admitting during her first appearance on Britain's Got Talent that she had "never been married, never been kissed".[16] A neighbour reported that when Bridget Boyle died, her daughter "wouldn't come out for three or four days or answer the door or phone."[16]
.Boyle is Catholic, who sang in her church choir, at her church in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland.^ Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland Claim to fame : .
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^ SUSAN Boyle has been forced to step up security at her home in Blackburn, West Lothian — after catching intruders in her back garden.
  • Susan Boyle | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.showbizspy.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Background information Born 1961 (age 47–48) Origin Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland[1] Occupation(s) Unemployed; amateur singer Instrument(s) Vocals Years active 1999, 2009–present Associated acts Britain's Got Talent Susan Boyle (born 1961)[2] is a Scottish[3] amateur singer and church volunteer who came to public attention on 11 April 2009,[4] when she appeared as a contestant on the third series of Britain's Got Talent.

[35]. .Boyle remains active as a volunteer at her church, visiting elderly members of the congregation in their homes.^ Susan Boyle, according to an article in The Times of London , is a volunteer caring for elderly members of her local church and has spent much of her adult life caring for her mother.
  • Susan Boyle Becomes Internet Sensation - Bright Hall 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC brighthall.aol.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A devout Catholic, she was also a volunteer at her local church, Our Lady of Lourdes, where she’d entertain the elderly and disabled with her astonishing voice, continuing to harbour her dreams of singing professionally.
  • Susan Boyle: her fame, her breakdown, her only love and selling more records than Whitney Houston | MusicToob 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.musictoob.com [Source type: General]

^ At the time of her Britain's Got Talent audition, Boyle was unemployed, yet active as a volunteer with Our Lady of Lourdes, a Roman Catholic church in Blackburn.

[18]
.On a 2010 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Boyle summarised that her daily life was "mundane" and "routine" prior to stardom.^ Oprah Winfrey wants her on her show.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She has since made appearances on Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has even been referenced on The Simpsons.

^ Susan may very well dominate 2010 specially with this boost from the Oprah show in a few weeks.
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Britain's Got Talent

.In August 2008, Boyle applied for an audition for the third series of Britain's Got Talent and was accepted after a preliminary audition in Glasgow.^ Boyle, a 48-year-old Scottish charity worker, electrified viewers with her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables during Saturday's launch show of the third series of the ITV1 reality talent search.
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Libby Purves On Saturday night the shy Scotswoman Susan Boyle sang her last song on the ITV show Britain’s Got Talent , and didn’t quite win.
  • The fame dragon feasts on human sacrifice | Libby Purves - Times Online 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Susan Boyle (born 1961) is a Scottish amateur singer and church volunteer who came to public attention on 11 April 2009, when she appeared as a contestant on the third series of Britain's Got Talent.
  • Susan Boyle on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When Boyle first appeared on Britain's Got Talent at the city's Clyde Auditorium, she said that she aspired to become a musical theatre singer "as successful as" Elaine Paige.^ When Boyle first appeared on Britain's Got Talent, she said that she aspires to become a musical theatre singer "as successful as" Elaine Paige.

^ Susan Boyle (born 1961) is a Scottish amateur singer and church volunteer who came to public attention on 11 April 2009, when she appeared as a contestant on the third series of Britain's Got Talent.
  • Susan Boyle on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Afterwards Morgan, who had winced when Boyle said she wanted to a professional singer like Elaine Paige, admitted that she had been “my biggest surprise in three years of this show”.
  • Video: She who laughs last - songstress Susan Boyle - Times Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

[36] .Boyle sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables in the first round of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, which was watched by over 10 million viewers when it aired on 11 April 2009.[37] Amanda Holden remarked upon the audience's initially cynical attitude, and the subsequent "biggest wake-up call ever" upon hearing her performance.^ April 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM .
  • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

^ April 13th, 2009 at 5:08 am For the cynics: 1.
  • Susan Boyle’s Got Talent – Neatorama 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ On April 23rd, 2009 at 6:10 am Elizabeth Says: This performance was breathtaking .
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[38]
.I know what they were thinking, but why should it matter as long as I can sing?^ I don’t think they should be discouraged.
  • Susan Boyle: her fame, her breakdown, her only love and selling more records than Whitney Houston | MusicToob 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.musictoob.com [Source type: General]

^ Why were they surprised she can sing?
  • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.anglofille.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boyle is well aware that the audience on Britain's Got Talent was initially hostile to her because of her appearance, but she has refused to change her image: “ I know what they were thinking, but why should it matter as long as I can sing?

It's not a beauty contest.
.This performance was widely reported and tens of millions of people viewed the video on YouTube.^ The YouTube video of Susan's performance has, so far, received nearly 100 million views.
  • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle and how millions of people have watched her performance on Youtube.
  • Susan Boyle’s Got Talent – Neatorama 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ This performance was widely reported, and millions of people viewed a video of her singing on YouTube.

[37] .Boyle was "absolutely gobsmacked" by the strength of this reaction.^ One can be angered at the surprised reaction of those who obviously don't identify with Ms. Boyle, and still commend her and be pleased that she will give strength to those who identify with her.
  • Susan Boyle | rabble.ca 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The strength of this reaction reportedly shocked and amazed Boyle, who later says she was "gobsmacked".

[39] .Boyle is aware that the audience on Britain's Got Talent was initially hostile to her because of her appearance, but she has refused to change her image.^ Boyle is well aware that the audience on Britain's Got Talent was initially hostile to her because of her appearance, but she has refused to change her image: “ I know what they were thinking, but why should it matter as long as I can sing?

^ Libby Purves On Saturday night the shy Scotswoman Susan Boyle sang her last song on the ITV show Britain’s Got Talent , and didn’t quite win.
  • The fame dragon feasts on human sacrifice | Libby Purves - Times Online 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Boyle ultimately lost the final of Britain's Got Talent to a dance team, and she was afterward briefly admitted to a private British clinic for exhaustion.
  • Susan Boyle breaks Amazon.com presale records 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[13] .Since the appearance, Paige has expressed interest in singing a duet with Boyle,[36] and has called her "a role model for everyone who has a dream".[40] Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" has been credited with causing a surge in ticket sales in the Vancouver production of Les Misérables.^ Maybe sing a duet with Susan Boyle.
  • triphow.com » Blackburn, Scotland - Susan Boyle’s Hometown Tour 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC triphow.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the appearance, Paige has expressed an interest in singing a duet with Boyle,[55] and has called her "a role model for everyone who has a dream".

^ Boyle, a 48-year-old Scottish charity worker, electrified viewers with her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables during Saturday's launch show of the third series of the ITV1 reality talent search.
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[41][42] Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the Les Misérables musical, also praised the performance, as "heart-touching, thrilling and uplifting".[37]
.She was one of 40 acts that were put through to the semi-finals.^ The live final — with 10 acts culled from five semi-finals — airs tomorrow night in Britain.
  • Susan Boyle no longer sure thing to win 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Fans at home voted Boyle the best in her semifinal group of eight acts, and the judges put her through to next week's finale.

^ On Saturday 23rd May, it was announced that only 40 out of the 200 would make it onto the live semi-finals.

[43] .She appeared last on the first semi-final on 24 May 2009, performing "Memory" from the musical Cats.^ Susan Boyle won the first semi-final last Sunday with her pitchy performance of "Memory."
  • Susan Boyle no longer sure thing to win 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ UPDATE – Susan Boyle Memory video – Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finals Video May 24, 2009 .
  • Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent) | Shallow Nation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.shallownation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She appeared last, performing “Memory” from the musical Cats.

[44] .In the public vote she was the act to receive the highest number of votes and go through to the final.^ In the public vote, she recieved the highest number of votes which secured herself a place in the final.

^ Fans at home voted Boyle the best in her semifinal group of eight acts, and the judges put her through to next week's finale.

^ As the public has to spend money to vote in "Britain's Got Talent," the winning act has to earn their respect.
  • Susan Boyle no longer sure thing to win 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

[45][46] .She was the clear favourite to win the final,[47] but ended up in second place to Diversity; the UK TV audience was a record of 17.3 million viewers.^ But the point is that if she ends up with any kind of recording career, it has been totally manufactured and marketed by the producers of the show/future albums.
  • Is Susan Boyle The Real Thing? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PERSONALLY to the dynamics of all that she has accomplished in a matter of minutes, which will end up being how many millions of people worldwide in realtime, "right now".
  • Susan Boyle: Bigger Than the Super Bowl? - Tuned In - TIME.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC tunedin.blogs.time.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He wowed audiences with his rendition of the aria "Nessun Dorma" and has become a global recording star since winning the series _ and signing to Cowell's record label _ in 2007.
  • Susan Boyle VIDEO: Britain's Singing YouTube Sensation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[48]

Post Talent

Hospital stay and BGT tour

.I didn't pick up on any unduly troubling signs.^ But seeing as he isn't really the type to pick up proteges and especially not women....there've been rumors that they kind of hooked up and thats how he signed her up .
  • Susan Boyle Is Tired Again | Dlisted 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She was nervous, yes, but no more nervous than Paul Potts had been before his live final two years previously.^ No we have more people on government dole than ever before.
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel Susan Boyle turned down invite to Correspondents Dinner where she would have met President Barack Obama. | News Of The World 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I would guess the producers had been looking for a female Paul Potts (the pudgy little guy who knocked everybody out with the Puccini aria) for a couple of years.
  • Susan Boyle | Culture | The American Scene 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC theamericanscene.com [Source type: General]

^ The nearest comparison is with Potts, who is described as the most successful British reality TV star, with his debut album One Chance selling more than 3.5m copies and hitting the No 1 spot in 15 countries.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

She understood the significance of the night.
.Then, during the final show, at the crucial point when the dance group Diversity won, I looked over at her face and thought: 'Christ, she doesn't know how to deal with not winning.'^ On Saturday, Susan Boyle lost Britain’s Got Talent big title to dance troupe Diversity, despite all odds pointing to her as the favorite winner.
  • Susan Boyle - news tag - Softpedia 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Kerblah Thu 12/10/09 1:50 AM It would suck because she doesn’t know how to write music.
  • Susan Boyle tops the albums chart again with blockbuster sales | EW.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC music-mix.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Wedding Dance" – and other indications pointing to what we're about to experience, we never quite know what's coming.
  • susan boyle | The Viral Video Research Blog | Visible Measures 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC corp.visiblemeasures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Simon Cowell, Daily Mail[49]
.The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) became concerned by press reports about Boyle's erratic behaviour and speculation about her mental condition and wrote to remind editors about clause 3 (privacy) of their code of press conduct.^ The Press Complaints Comission were contacted by Syco, Simon Cowell’s record label, and asked them to remind newspaper editors about clause 3 of their code of conduct.

^ If you find a bad forum post or account name that violates the Forums Code Of Conduct , you can report it here .

^ That final paragraph is the killer in the article, repeating stories about Susan Boyle’s “fragile mental health” which are not borne out by what has actually happened.
  • Susan Boyle: the story continues – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

[47] The day after the final, Boyle was admitted to The Priory, a private psychiatric clinic in London,[48] TalkbackThames explained "Following Saturday night's show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained." Her stay in hospital attracted widespread attention, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown wishing her well.[50] .Cowell has offered to waive Boyle's contractual obligation to take part in the BGT tour.^ Last night, Boyle took the stage as part of the BGT live tour and showed audiences...
  • Susan Boyle - news tag - Softpedia 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The BGT tour is awesome without Susan Boyle.

^ Washington Post ’s Mary Jordan takes us on a tour of Susan Boyle’s hometown of Blackburn.
  • triphow.com » Blackburn, Scotland - Susan Boyle’s Hometown Tour 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC triphow.com [Source type: General]

.Her family said "she's been battered non-stop for the last seven weeks and it has taken its toll [...but...] her dream is very much alive," as she had been invited to the Independence Day celebrations at the White House.^ Susan, thank you so very much for not giving up on your dream.
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

^ On last week’s chart the continued success of “I Dreamed a Dream” pushed Alicia Keys ’s latest album, “The Element of Freedom” (J), to No.

^ So, you all think Obama will be distressed for a whole week now since Susan Boyle has turned down the offer to visit with the president in the white house.
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel Susan Boyle turned down invite to Correspondents Dinner where she would have met President Barack Obama. | News Of The World 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

[48]
.Boyle left the clinic five days after her admission[51] and said she would participate in the BGT tour.^ Britain's Got Talent " judge Piers Morgan told the BBC that Susan Boyle was feeling "physically and mentally drained" prior to her admission to the Priory clinic.
  • Susan Boyle hospitalized after losing 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I heard today that Susan Boyle had been admitted to the Priory Clinic, which isn't so good, but you can't wonder at it after all how would any of us deal with that amount of publicity after living a day to day existance...
  • Never Judge a Book By It's Cover 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic the day after she lost on the TV show, she also dropped out of many of the dates on the live tour that followed.
  • Jim DeRogatis: Jim DeRogatis: December 2009 Archives 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

.Despite health worries, she appeared in 20 of the 24 dates of the tour,[52] and was well received in cities such as Aberdeen,[53] Edinburgh,[54] Dublin,[55] Sheffield,[56] Coventry,[57] Birmingham[58] and London.^ She is not a leading lady as despite having a strong voice it does not seem well controlled enough to perform such a role.

^ Dance group Diversity bested her in the public vote, receiving 24.9% to her 20.2% of the nearly 4 million votes cast.
  • Susan Boyle hospitalized after losing 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ From: Suibhne O'Piobaireachd Date: 20 Apr 09 - 05:54 AM The sensible thing would be to give up right now.
  • What should Susan Boyle sing next? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.mudcat.org [Source type: General]

[59] .The Belfast Telegraph said "Despite reports of crumbling under the pressure..., she exuded a confidence resembling that of a veteran who has been performing for years..."^ In a video interview a day after the final, the 47-year-old said with a laugh that she was "feeling good" despite the unexpected result.
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Scottish woman who became an Internet singing sensation after her performance on a British talent show said Friday she doesn't want fame to change her.
  • Susan Boyle: News & Videos about Susan Boyle - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60]

Album and promotional tour

.Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released on 23 November 2009.[61] The album includes covers of "Wild Horses" (scheduled to be her first single) and "You'll See" as well as "I Dreamed a Dream", and "Cry Me a River".[62] I Dreamed a Dream became Amazon.com's best-selling album in pre-sales on 4 September 2009, three months before the scheduled release.^ Today you are going to see the best performance Susan Boyle has ever done.
  • Susan Boyle no longer sure thing to win 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ll eagerlly await you first album.
  • Susan Boyle’s Got Talent – Neatorama 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!
  • Susan Boyle cries me a river (again!) | A+E Interactive 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

[63] .In Britain, Susan's debut album was recognised as the fastest selling UK debut album of all time selling 411,820 copies, beating the previous fastest selling debut of all time, Spirit by Leona Lewis.^ Susan Boyle’s debut was 2009’s top-selling album.
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Britain it was an estimated 500,000 - eclipsing Leona Lewis's Spirit, the previous fastest selling UK debut album, which sold 375,000 in its first week.
  • Susan Boyle on life, fame & thumb sucking | Subo exclusive interview | News Of The World 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By BEN SISARIO Andrew Milligan/PA, via Associated Press Susan Boyle, a television and Internet celebrity, has sold more than 700,000 copies of her debut album in its first week of release.
  • SUSAN BOYLE - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[64] .I Dreamed a Dream also outsold the rest of the top 5 albums combined in its first week.^ Most of the top selling albums in history had low first week sells.
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her debut album I Dreamed A Dream, topped Amazon’s bestseller list, where it could be pre-ordered, three months before its release date on 23 November.
  • Susan Boyle: her fame, her breakdown, her only love and selling more records than Whitney Houston | MusicToob 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.musictoob.com [Source type: General]

^ Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle , Lil Wayne Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" and Ke$ha's debut album "Animal" are expected to vie for the Billboard 200's top spot next week, so it's unlikely that ...
  • Never Judge a Book By It's Cover 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[65]
.In the U.S., the album sold 701,000 copies in its first week, the best opening week for a debut artist in over a decade.^ Susan Boyle Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200 with 701,000 Copies 4 .
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan — the best sales week for an album in the U.S. this year.
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billboard 200 with 701,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan .
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66]. .It topped the Billboard chart for six straight weeks and although it narrowly failed to become the best-selling album of 2009, with sales of 3,104,000 compared to 3,217,000 for Taylor Swift's Fearless, it was one of only two albums to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S., and was also the top selling "physical" album of 2009, with only 86,000 of its sales coming from digital downloads.^ Most of the top selling albums in history had low first week sells.
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Boyle has sold a total of 2,982,000 albums, trailing Taylor Swift ’s “Fearless” (Big Machine) by only 175,000 as best-selling title of 2009, with one week of sales left for the year.

^ The number makes "I Dreamed a Dream" become one of the albums to sell at least 500,000 copies in each of its first three weeks of release.
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[67] .This has in turn garnered more media attention, as mentioned by People Magazine.^ Reply liusimy (URL) on Jun 25, 12:24 AM said: 0 0 The public people will be with more attention than us.
  • Is Susan Boyle The Real Thing? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Presidential Media Bias Debate Campaigns & Elections Iraq Economy Liberals & Democrats more tags People in News .
  • Obama Press Conference Bumped By Britain's Susan Boyle | NewsBusters.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

[68]
.In Italy, it was the first album of the month in the Italian #1 Account by a non-Italian artist ever.^ Her album I Dreamed a Dream also marks the best first week for a female artist’s debut since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In only a week, it already sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, becoming the fastest selling global female debut album.^ GGGB has now sold 7 million copies worldwide and 2.5 million in the U.S. and only debuted with 162,000 copies.
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By BEN SISARIO Andrew Milligan/PA, via Associated Press Susan Boyle, a television and Internet celebrity, has sold more than 700,000 copies of her debut album in its first week of release.
  • SUSAN BOYLE - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ When she received the coveted first gold record Pierce Morgan said, “Your first CD has sold over four million copies.” .
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

[65]
.Boyle gave a U.S. concert tour in November as a lead-up to the album release.^ It has only been days since the release of Boyle’s album was announced, and already thousands of fans have pre-ordered the record on sites like Amazon.com.
  • Susan Boyle | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New albums from Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Shakira, and Birdman were all released last week, but they were no competition for Susan Boyle.
  • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She moved from her modest home in Blackburn, West Lothian to an apartment in London, and has been working on her first record album, due to be released in the U.S. on November 24.
  • Amazon.com: Susan Boyle: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Susan Boyle: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC amzn.com [Source type: General]

[69] .On 13 December 2009 she appeared in her own television special "I Dreamed a Dream: the Susan Boyle Story", featuring a duet with Elaine Paige.^ Susan Boyle: the story continues .
  • Susan Boyle: the story continues – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Then again, the network scored big with "I Dreamed A Dream: the Susan Boyle Story," a one-hour special...
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Next » Susan Boyle dreams her dream .
  • BBC - Will & Testament: Susan Boyle dreams her dream 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[70] .It got ratings of 10 million viewers in the United Kingdom[71] and in America was the TV Guide Network's highest rated television special in its history.^ TV overnights: Reality show records its second highest ratings in weekend after Susan Boyle became a global sensation.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ On December thirteenth on the TV Guide channel I saw the Susan Boyle Special.
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

[72]
In November 2009 it was reported[73] that Boyle's rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream' would be the theme song of the anime movie Eagle Talon The Movie 3, that was released in Japan on 16 January 2010.[74]

Media impact

.Web sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have been crucial in facilitating Boyle's rapid rise to fame:[17] The most popular YouTube video submission of her audition garnered nearly 2.5 million views in the first 72 hours.^ The YouTube video of Susan's performance has, so far, received nearly 100 million views.
  • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

^ Boyle is not on Facebook and has never heard of Twitter.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Visible Measures , a company that tracks such things, says various forms of the You Tube video of her debut have been viewed more than 300 million times.
  • Susan Boyle pipes up for the overlooked: Connie Schultz | Connie Schultz - cleveland.com - - cleveland.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75] .On the day following the performance, the YouTube video was the most popular article on Digg.^ Categories: Miscellaneous Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent video is on track to become the most popular video in the history of YouTube, amassing nearly 100 million views in its first nine days and earning the producers of the program a serendipitous, potential windfall that should already be in the millions.
  • Susan Boyle YouTube Video: 100 Million Hits, So Where’s the Money? [Updated] | Epicenter | Wired.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While the video is certainly getting a lot of views, doesn’t it have a very long way to go to become the most watch Youtube video?
  • Susan Boyle YouTube Video: 100 Million Hits, So Where’s the Money? [Updated] | Epicenter | Wired.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People have been asking us about how popular this performance has become over the past couple days.
  • susan boyle | The Viral Video Research Blog | Visible Measures 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC corp.visiblemeasures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] .The same video was judged so popular on Reddit that it was put on the site's main page.^ Index page Biography News Picture Gallery Trivia Profile Filmography Discography Awards Wallpaper Video Fan Sites Contact TOP STORIES .
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77] .Within a week, the audition performance had been viewed more than 66 million times, setting an online record, while on Wikipedia her biographical article attracted nearly half a million page views.^ These clips have generated more than 47.7 million views (!!
  • susan boyle | The Viral Video Research Blog | Visible Measures 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC corp.visiblemeasures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Visible Measures, Boyle’s performance has been viewed more than 47 million times.
  • susan boyle | The Viral Video Research Blog | Visible Measures 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC corp.visiblemeasures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If she truly was that great she would have sold millions of records years ago by producing something in a studio and releasing the music on CD. Like this Reply to this comment by pentest May 26, 2009 8:25 AM PDT Yeah, this is more idiotic than the article you are commenting under.
  • Susan Boyle falters, clutches stomach, and sings on | Technically Incorrect - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A total of 103 million video views on 20 different Web sites was reached within nine days.^ She uplifted millions of people and if ever anyone is having a bad day, just turn on the video of Susan’s audition and it will make you smile.
  • Susan Boyle!!!!!!!! 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC gossipplaza.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Categories: Miscellaneous Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent video is on track to become the most popular video in the history of YouTube, amassing nearly 100 million views in its first nine days and earning the producers of the program a serendipitous, potential windfall that should already be in the millions.
  • Susan Boyle YouTube Video: 100 Million Hits, So Where’s the Money? [Updated] | Epicenter | Wired.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Social networking was what made the 100 million views possible in a matter of days while others took years, was because of the wild fire of social networking and mainstream publicity.
  • Susan Boyle YouTube Video: 100 Million Hits, So Where’s the Money? [Updated] | Epicenter | Wired.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .The Los Angeles Times wrote that her popularity on YouTube may in part be due to the broad range of emotion packed into a short clip which was "perfect for the Internet".[78] In December 2009 her audition was named the most watched Youtube video of the year with over 120 million viewings, more than three times higher than the second most popular video.^ I watched the Susan Boyle audition live and many more times on video.
  • Things That Go Pop!: Dreaming of I Dreamed A Dream: a track by track overview of Susan Boyle's debut album 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ Watch the ten most outrageous celeb videos on the internet .
  • Susan Boyle on life, fame & thumb sucking | Subo exclusive interview | News Of The World 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel Susan Boyle turned down invite to Correspondents Dinner where she would have met President Barack Obama. | News Of The World 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ So far, assorted clips of Boyle's performance have been watched more than 20 million times on YouTube.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[79]
.Many newspapers around the world[80][81] (including China,[82] Brazil[83] and the Middle East[84][85]) carried articles on Boyle's performance.^ Susan Boyle's performance will go down as one of the greats in TV history as she turned and entire world on it's head in 15 seconds...quite remarkable.
  • What should Susan Boyle sing next? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.mudcat.org [Source type: General]

^ Wonderful lyrics, and many wonderful performances as evidenced by the videos above …HOWEVER …Susan Boyle’s rendition of this amazing song is by far the best, the very best, I would say!
  • A Herd of “Wild Horses”: Susan Boyle and More Cover the Classic : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ The world has shrunk in so many ways, but the near instant communications around the world is truly a wonder.
  • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

.British tabloid The Sun gave her the nickname "Paula Potts" in reference to the first series' winner Paul Potts.^ Opera snobs gave previous winner Paul Potts a snotty review but it is down to 'what God has put in the throat' - and the soul.
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ How does the story of Susan compare with that of Paul Potts, last year's winner.
  • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

^ Paul Potts, the mobile-phone salesman who won the first series of Britain's Got Talent and went on to become a global opera star, was her inspiration.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[86] .Later, the British press took to referring to her by a short-form of her name, 'SuBo'.[87] In the U.S., several commentators also drew parallels between Boyle's performance and that of Potts.^ Miss Boyle’s performance was nothing short of awesome, inspirational and magnificent.
  • Susan Boyle | Culture | The American Scene 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC theamericanscene.com [Source type: General]

^ I do admit though, that I commented on this blog on the understanding it was a blog for commenting on the performance and effect of Susan Boyle.
  • Susan Boyle falters, clutches stomach, and sings on | Technically Incorrect - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the week leading up to Saturday's final, Susan Boyle's behavior came under fire by the notorious British press .
  • Susan Boyle hospitalized after losing 'Britain's Got Talent' | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

[88] ABC News hailed "Britain's newest pop sensation", and its Entertainment section headlined Boyle as "The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell".[89]
.Within the week following her performance on Britain's Got Talent, Boyle was a guest on STV's The Five Thirty Show.^ Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website .
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Britain's Got Talent is a show for amateurs.
  • Steamed for Susan Boyle - lies like truth 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ The online video of Boyle's performance in the reality show "Britain's Got Talent" has set the record...
  • Steve Rosenbaum: The Untold Susan Boyle Story 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90] .She was interviewed via satellite on CBS's Early Show,[25] Good Morning America,[91] NBC's Today, FOX's America's Newsroom.^ Susan was also interviewed on the American breakfast show Good Morning America.
  • 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now | Mail Online 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A team from US television broadcaster CBS has been interviewing drinkers in her local pub while a CNN crew travelled to the town to talk to Boyle for the prestigious Larry King Live show, which airs today.
  • Susan Boyle: a dream come true | Music | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This blog is not affiliated in any way with FOX, American Idol, 19 TV Ltd, FremantleMedia, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW or Bravo.
  • Susan Boyle : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[91][92] and .The Oprah Winfrey Show.^ Susan Boyle's Makeover Confession on 'Oprah Winfrey Show' .
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell Coming to 'Oprah Winfrey Show' .
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May 08, 2009 11:05:56 Coming to " The Oprah Winfrey Show " on Monday, May 11 are two icons of " Britain's Got Talent ".
  • Susan Boyle news and articles 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Via satellite on Larry King Live,[93] Boyle performed an a cappella verse of "My Heart Will Go On".[94] She was also portrayed in drag by Jay Leno, who joked that they were related through his mother's Scottish heritage.^ Boyle, My name is Nick Hodges and I am 21 years old and live in California.
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle's performance will go down as one of the greats in TV history as she turned and entire world on it's head in 15 seconds...quite remarkable.
  • What should Susan Boyle sing next? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.mudcat.org [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle has lived that dream for me, and watching her sing, I felt her joy as my own.
  • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

[95]
.At the invitation of NHK, Boyle appeared as a guest singer for the 2009 edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen, annual songfest on 31 December at the NHK Hall.^ The unexpected rise of Susan Boyle, an unassuming aspiring singer from the Scottish town of Blackburn, is 2009's most spectacular underdog success story.
  • Things That Go Pop!: Dreaming of I Dreamed A Dream: a track by track overview of Susan Boyle's debut album 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ Iloet@ BBC #News - Boyle fails to capture US chart: Singer Susan Boyle misses out on becoming the best seller of 2009 but...
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Singer Susan Boyle has narrowly missed out on topping the best seller list of 2009 but has spent a sixth week on top of the US album chart..
  • Susan Boyle | Related Topics | National Post 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[96][97] She was introduced as the ouen kashu (応援歌手 lit. "cheering singer"?) by the MCs and appeared on the stage escorted by Takuya Kimura, and sang "I Dreamed a Dream".[98]
Although not eligible for the 2010 Grammy Awards,[99] its host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Boyle at the ceremony, telling its audience "you may be the coolest people in the world, but this year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes."[100] There was also earlier controversy, when Boyle was failed to be nominated in any of the categories for the 2010 Brit Awards.[101]

Social analyses

Judging by appearance

.The Huffington Post noted that the producers of the show would have anticipated the potential of this story arc, by deliberately presenting Boyle in a manner that would enhance this initial reaction.^ Of course Susan Boyle isn’t great---she has the potential to be great with training and work, just like the other unknowns who appear on these shows.
  • Steamed for Susan Boyle - lies like truth 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ The story of her life, as it is carefully presented in specific scripted detail and presentation to show the poignant crushing details of human struggle will be the focus of her "career", not whatever singing ability she has.
  • Is Susan Boyle The Real Thing? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to congratulate susan boyle for her wonderful singing on Britains got talent, This is what the show is about and more power to her.
  • Susan Boyle | Culture | The American Scene 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC theamericanscene.com [Source type: General]

[102] .The Herald described Boyle's story as a modern parable and a rebuke to people's tendency to judge others based on their physical appearance.^ The difference is that the other people have the physical appearance to match the talent.
  • Susan Boyle Reveals Society's Enduring Bigotry - Feministing 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People need to learn not to judge others.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On what basis are you all presuming that people were surprised at what came out of her mouth based on her appearance and not based on what they knew about her lack of experience?
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[103] .Similarly, Entertainment Weekly said that Boyle's performance was a victory for talent and artistry in a culture obsessed with physical attractiveness and presentation.^ Article comments /static/all/img ce23813d439c3210VgnVCM100000a0c1a8c0RCRD /entertainment/2009/05/30/susan-boyle-places-second-british-talent Updated May 30, 2009 .
  • FOXNews.com - Susan Boyle Places Second in British 'Talent' Show 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ That said, I was not impressed with Susan Boyles' performance of "Memories", but she still got a well-deserved ovation because of her first performance.
  • Steamed for Susan Boyle - lies like truth 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

^ Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan looks back over the year and reckons in terms of entertainment 2009 was all about Susan Boyle .
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[104]
.Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances.^ Amanda was right, people are too quick to judge.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After watching twice, I truly have come to understand a truth: people truly cannot be judged by their appearances!
  • Susan Boyle Sings “I Dreamed A Dream”, Chinese Reactions | chinaSMACK 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.chinasmack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She knew how people would judge her at her first appearance but she just stayed calm and showed her talent elegantly with confidence.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[...] .There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are.^ How can you find anything startling or controversial about that, when, even today, there are women who are brainwashed into promoting patriarchy and indoctrinate their daughters with it?
  • Susan Boyle | rabble.ca 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ She isn't Will Young, she isn't Leona Lewis - you can generalise about the techniques of selling being the same, but there remain differences of style & emphasis.
  • What should Susan Boyle sing next? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.mudcat.org [Source type: General]

^ On what basis are you all presuming that people were surprised at what came out of her mouth based on her appearance and not based on what they knew about her lack of experience?
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.
.The Washington Post believed that her initial demeanour and homely appearance caused the judges and audience to be "waiting for her to squawk like a duck".[106] New York's Daily News said that an underdog being ridiculed or humiliated but then enjoying an unexpected triumph is a common trope in literature, and the stark contrast between the audience's low expectations and the quality of her singing made Boyle's performance such an engaging piece of television.^ More » Unlikely UK sensation Boyle sings rousing 'Memory' AP - May 24, 2009 Surprise singing sensation Susan Boyle made a new television appearance Sunday, showcasing once again her soaring voice — but refusing to compromise on the frumpy look that made her an Internet sensation...
  • Susan Boyle on Yahoo! Music 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Singing sensation Susan Boyle — whose dowdy image contrasted so greatly with her angelic voice that she became an instant Internet celebrity — has gone in for a makeover.
  • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Come on!’ Such is the quick nature of today’s star system, in September, just four months after her TV debut, Susan Boyle made her live TV comeback.
  • Sony Music UK | Artists | Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sonymusic.co.uk [Source type: General]

[107]

Feminist view

R.M. Campbell, music critic for The Gathering Note compared her to Ella Fitzgerald, in that "[... it is] really, really hard to make a career if a woman isn't attractive."[108] .In another Huffington Post article, Letty Cottin Pogrebin wrote that although people may "weep for the years of wasted talent", Boyle's performance was a triumph for "women of a certain age" over a youth culture that often dismisses middle-aged women.^ The debut album of Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to fame on TV talent show Britain's Got Talent, has become the fastest selling album in Britain this year.
  • Susan Boyle | Related Topics | National Post 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Boyle cared for her mother until the elder Boyle's passing in 2007 at the age of 91; her father passed away 10 years before.
  • City Brights: Zennie Abraham : Susan Boyle: Just Who Is The Singer Susan Boyle? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ I think the fact that she is employed may have played a significant factor in her getting up the nerve to perform on Britain's Got Talent.
  • Is Susan Boyle The Real Thing? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[109] .Tanya Gold wrote in The Guardian that the difference between Boyle's hostile reception and the more neutral response to Paul Potts in his first audition reflected society's expectation that women be both good-looking and talented, with no such expectation existing for men.^ Men AND women are stifled based on looks.
  • Susan Boyle’s Got Talent – Neatorama 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ She’s a moderately talented amateur; no more.
  • A Herd of “Wild Horses”: Susan Boyle and More Cover the Classic : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Men and women are judged based on their looks.
  • Susan Boyle’s Got Talent – Neatorama 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

[110] .Los Angeles vocal coach Eric Vetro stated "She's an everywoman as opposed to an untouchable fantasy goddess, so maybe that's why people react to her."^ I have a certain amount of contact with people who coach and perform vocals on a professional level (I’m talking classical music, opera, etc.
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[111]

'American Dream'

.Several media sources have commented that Boyle's success seemed to have particular resonance in the United States.^ Amazon said that Boyle's album was not only the top CD pre-order in the United States, but also the biggest around the world in the 14-year history of it's website.
  • Susan Boyle breaks Amazon.com presale records 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Steve Barnett, chairman of Columbia Records, said only about 39,000 of Ms. Boyle’s total in the United States were sold through iTunes.
  • Susan Boyle Tops Music Charts With Record-Setting Debut - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Miss Boyle, Thank you for not embarrasing the United States.
  • Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel Susan Boyle turned down invite to Correspondents Dinner where she would have met President Barack Obama. | News Of The World 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

.An American entertainment correspondent was quoted in The Scotsman comparing Boyle's story to the American Dream, as representing talent overcoming adversity and poverty.^ As to how she compares to the singers who come out of American Idol … Ms. Boyle has as much talent as you’re likely to find in that show.
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Topping the list is "Britain's Got Talent" runner-up Susan Boyle, who stunned the world in April with her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables."
  • Susan Boyle tops YouTube's most-watched videos for 2009 | Flint Entertainment - - MLive.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.mlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ April 14th, 2009 I’m finding the story about Susan Boyle, a “Britain’s Got Talent” contestant whose audition video has been very popular on Youtube, interesting.
  • Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Susan Boyle, Class, Age, and Prettiness 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[112] .The Associated Press described this as Boyle's "hardscrabble story", dwelling on her modest lifestyle and what they characterised as urban deprivation in her home town.^ The unexpected rise of Susan Boyle, an unassuming aspiring singer from the Scottish town of Blackburn, is 2009's most spectacular underdog success story.
  • Things That Go Pop!: Dreaming of I Dreamed A Dream: a track by track overview of Susan Boyle's debut album 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ In some ways, Ms Boyle’s story is just the same as any woman with a voice in any choir up and down the UK. In her home town of Blackburn, she had been schooled in singing in churches and choral societies.
  • Sony Music UK | Artists | Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sonymusic.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ So anyways I tried my own experiment with two people who hadn't heard of Boyle or the story.  When they got home I had the Cry Me a River song just playing in the background without comment.
  • Susan Boyle | rabble.ca 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[34] Similarly, The Independent's New York correspondent David Usborne wrote that the United States will always respond to "the fairy tale where the apparently unprepossessing suddenly becomes pretty, from Shrek to My Fair Lady".[113]

Cultural references

Pastel portrait of Susan Boyle, 2009
.The American cartoon show South Park made a reference to Susan Boyle in the episode "Fatbeard", which aired on 22 April 2009;[114][115] the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show aired a comedy sketch showing the "feel good" effect that Susan Boyle's performance has had on people;[116] The Simpsons aired a new commercial for its 20th-anniversary show "Springfield's Got Talent", in which Homer Simpson talks about his dreams "to be a great singer like Boyle".[117][118] A European trailer for the video game The Sims 3 includes a character mocked up as Boyle.^ April 22 Here is an amazing video of Susan Boyle on Britans Got Talent.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you add up her story and her talent you get a good show.
  • Susan Boyle falters, clutches stomach, and sings on | Technically Incorrect - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ April 22, 2009 2:01 PM [ 0 + Will people still like her when she's been to the hairdresser's?
  • Susan Boyle Reveals Society's Enduring Bigotry - Feministing 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[119] .In June 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a short story called "I Dreamed a Dream" that was based on a combination of Boyle's appearances on Britain's Got Talent and the political difficulties of Gordon Brown.^ The unspoken message of this whole episode is that, since Susan Boyle has a wonderful talent, we were wrong to judge her based on her looks and demeanor.
  • Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent performance a hit for ITV website | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ On April 22nd, 2009 at 2:52 pm Annette Says: GREAT! Truly talented and unafraid to follow her dream.
  • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Susan Boyle misses out on US number one of 2009 – BBC News ...
  • Susan Boyle | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[120] .The 5 November 2009 episode of the show 30 Rock showed recurring character Kathy Geiss (Marceline Hugot) - who has a shabby appearance - singing in the style of Susan Boyle as Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy teared up.^ Hello, I cried when I saw Susan Boyle sing on the show.
  • Susan Boyle Contact Information, Email, mailing address 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.susanboylefanclub.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle showed up the hypocrisy of many people with her voice.
  • Susan Boyle Reveals Society's Enduring Bigotry - Feministing 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Subject: What should Susan Boyle sing?
  • What should Susan Boyle sing next? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.mudcat.org [Source type: General]

[121]

Discography

Studio album


Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
UK
[122]
IRE
[123]
US
[124]
GRE
[125]
AUS
[126]
NZ
[127]
CAN
[128]
SWI
[129]
NL
[129]
JPN
[130]
2009 I Dreamed a Dream 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
  • NZ: 9× Platinum
  • AUS: 8× Platinum
  • UK: 7× Platinum
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
  • FRA: Platinum
  • JPN: Gold
  • US: 3,300,000
  • UK: 1,600,000
  • NZ 135,000
  • AUS: 560,000
  • CAN: 319,000
  • FRA: 100,000
  • JPN: 183,929
  • WW: 8,000,000[131]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[132]
IRL
[132]
SWI
[133]
US
[134]
CAN
[134]
AUS NL BEL FRA
2009 "Wild Horses" 9 11 98 95 93 99 31 I Dreamed a Dream
"I Dreamed a Dream" 37 20 43 62 65 66 27 37
As featured artist
2010 "Everybody Hurts" (as part of Helping Haiti)[135] 1 1 28 Charity Single
"—" denotes that the record has not yet charted in that region.

References

  1. ^ a b c Interview with Susan's brother Gerry Boyle on RadioLive NZ
  2. ^ Susan Boyle: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos from Amazon.com with middle name spelling 'Magdalane'.
  3. ^ The Correct Spelling of Susan's Middle Name email from Gerry Boyle on forum.susan-boyle.com
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  5. ^ Scottish genealogist Caroline Gerard found her official birth entry at New Register House in Edinburgh Susan Boyle's Astrology Horoscope
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I'm trying to be a professional singer.
^ Susan Boyle : I’m trying to be a professional singer Simon Cowell : And why hasn’t it worked out so far?
  • Must See: Dream A Dream With Susan Boyle : TipNut.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC tipnut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She wants to be a professional singer, and she’s out there doing it, putting her heart on the line, daring to try this out right in front of us.

... .I've never been given the chance before.^ "I've never been given the chance before, but here's hoping it'll change," she said then.
  • Susan Boyle Smashes British Charts History With No. 1 Debut Album 'I Dreamed A Dream' - cbs5.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs5.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs2chicago.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs2chicago.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle Smashes British Charts History With No. 1 Debut Album 'I Dreamed A Dream' - wbztv.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC wbztv.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs3.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs3.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs5.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC cbs5.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyles debut album tops Britains charts - Road Runner 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ve been singing since I was 12 and have just never had this chance before.
  • Exclusive: Susan Boyle's first ever song release revealed - listen to it here - The Daily Record 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.dailyrecord.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I've never seen any of these people before.
  • Discovery News: Friday News Feed Blog: Susan Boyle sings! What's the science? 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.discovery.com [Source type: General]

But here's hoping it'll change.
.Susan Boyle (born 1961) is a Scottish church volunteer and amateur singer who leapt to almost immediate global fame when she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical play Les Misérables on the third series of Britain's Got Talent in the competition's first round.^ Susan Boyle: A plus for homely singers .

^ Boyle became known when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables in the competition's first round, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2009.
  • Susan Boyle | ajc.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]
  • Susan Boyle | ajc.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

^ Susan Boyle won over the hearts of millions and became an instant YouTube celebrity when she first sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain's Got Talent this summer.
  • Susan Boyle dreams about a boyfriend - Celebrity Gossip 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Susan Boyle's Record Dominates the Best-Selling Album Chart in U.K. - Beyoncé Knowles, Music 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Sourced

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  • I'm trying to be a professional singer.^ Susan Boyle : I’m trying to be a professional singer Simon Cowell : And why hasn’t it worked out so far?
    • Must See: Dream A Dream With Susan Boyle : TipNut.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC tipnut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... .I've never been given the chance before.^ "I've never been given the chance before, but here's hoping it'll change," she said then.
    • Susan Boyle's debut album tops Britain's charts 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs2chicago.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs2chicago.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - wjz.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC wjz.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs13.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs13.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs3.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cbs3.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - cbs5.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC cbs5.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops British Charts - wbztv.com 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC wbztv.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyles debut album tops Britains charts - Road Runner 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ve been singing since I was 12 and have just never had this chance before.
    • Exclusive: Susan Boyle's first ever song release revealed - listen to it here - The Daily Record 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.dailyrecord.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Susan Boyle : I’ve never been given the chance before but here’s hoping it will change “I Dreamed A Dream” Les Miserables – Susan Boyle Video .
    • Must See: Dream A Dream With Susan Boyle : TipNut.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC tipnut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But here's hoping it'll change.
  • Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances.^ April 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM .
    • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Amanda was right, people are too quick to judge.
    • Susan Boyle – True Underdog Story | Inspiration Manifestation 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC inspirationmanifestation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances," she said.
    • Susan Boyle Earlier Recording Uncovered | momlogic.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.momlogic.com [Source type: General]

    .There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are.^ There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are.
    • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.groovymid.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent) | Shallow Nation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.shallownation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC applaudwomen.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle Has Come To Save Us From Our Shallowness! - Susan Boyle - Jezebel 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC jezebel.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle - Lester Hunt - Open Salon 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are.
    • Susan Boyle Earlier Recording Uncovered | momlogic.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.momlogic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Chill, she not thinking about YOU that hard is she?!?
    • Rap-Up.com || Susan Boyle Crushes the Competition 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rap-up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.^ But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.” .
    • Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent) | Shallow Nation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.shallownation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example."
    • Susan Boyle Has Come To Save Us From Our Shallowness! - Susan Boyle - Jezebel 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC jezebel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.
    • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.groovymid.com [Source type: General]
    • Susan Boyle - Lester Hunt - Open Salon 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • It was nerve-racking to begin with but once I started and the audience accepted it I relaxed.^ April 18, 2009 at 03:18 PM .
    • Susan Boyle gets a $1-million 'Indecent Proposal' | The Big Picture | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ April 18, 2009 9:19 AM .
    • Susan Boyle: Makeovers and modesty: The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ April 18, 2009 4:11 PM .
    • Susan Boyle: Makeovers and modesty: The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .It has been surreal.
    I didn’t realise this would be the reaction I just got on with it.^ I didn't realize this would be the reaction, I just went onstage and got on with it."
    • Susan Boyle the Scot heard 'round the world - thestar.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I didn’t realize this would be the reaction.
    • SUSAN BOYLE: SCOTTISH SINGER EXTRAORDINAIRE « CINEMATIC PASSIONS BY MIRANDA WILDING 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cinematicpassions.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I can hardly remember what happened.^ "I can hardly remember what happened on the night as I had my eyes closed most of the time," Boyle said.
    • AmpedOut: Susan Boyle Lives The Dream 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC music.gay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can hardly remember what happened on the night as I had my eyes closed most of the time,” SUSAN recalled.
    • SUSAN BOYLE: SCOTTISH SINGER EXTRAORDINAIRE « CINEMATIC PASSIONS BY MIRANDA WILDING 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cinematicpassions.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I had my eyes closed most of the time.^ I couldnt have - cos I had my eyes closed half the time.
    • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As one patient put it, “I’ve spent most of my life trying to be so good, to do the right thing, to be perfect and it’s been such a waste of time, a waste of life.
    • We Love Susan Boyle - Susan's devoted fansite. 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC welovesusanboyle.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh, and by the way, I listened to the best performances of “Dreamed the Dream” on youtube and Susan’s (with or without my eyes closed) was equal, if not better, than the best.
    • http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2009/04/20/susan-boyle-breaks-past-100-million-online-views/ 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blogs.reuters.com [Source type: General]

    .It really didn’t dawn on me what was happening.^ "It really didn't dawn on me what was happening."
    • AmpedOut: Susan Boyle Lives The Dream 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC music.gay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It really didn’t dawn on me what was happening.” .
    • SUSAN BOYLE: SCOTTISH SINGER EXTRAORDINAIRE « CINEMATIC PASSIONS BY MIRANDA WILDING 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cinematicpassions.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .I did it all for my late mum.^ But look at me now - I've got the last laugh...Mum loved the show and used to tell me I should put my name down and that I'd win it if I did.
    • Susan Boyle, Curing Cynicism Since 2009 | Mother Jones 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mum loved the show and used to tell me I should put my name down and that I’d win it if I did.
    • Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent) | Shallow Nation 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.shallownation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I did this for my late mother," the unemployed Boyle told AP at her home in this scruffy Scottish village Thursday.
    • AmpedOut: Susan Boyle Lives The Dream 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC music.gay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I wanted to show I could do something with my life.^ Basically I wanted to fulfil a wish to my mother, I wanted to do something with my life.
    • Susan Boyle 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I wanted to show her I could do something with my life.” .
    • SUSAN BOYLE: SCOTTISH SINGER EXTRAORDINAIRE « CINEMATIC PASSIONS BY MIRANDA WILDING 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC cinematicpassions.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boyle is "an elevator — we want to believe in something higher, that there's meaning in life and that the ugly duckling can become the beautiful swan."
    • Why Susan Boyle inspires us: A story like 'a Disney movie' - USATODAY.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

Quotes about Boyle

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  • I am so thrilled — because I know that every-body was against you.^ How Susan Boyle won over the world .
    • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | How Susan Boyle won over the world 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Singing sensation Susan Boyle has a makeover .

    ^ Thank you, Susan Boyle.

    .I honestly think that we were all being very cynical — and I think that's the biggest wake up call ever — and I just want to say that it was a complete privilege listening to that.
    • Amanda Holden, after Boyle's first performance on Britain’s Got Talent (11 April 2009)
  • Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise I've had in three years on the show.
    • Piers Morgan, after Boyle's first performance on Britain’s Got Talent (11 April 2009)
  • I can remember the moment she first opened her lips perfectly.^ "Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise I've ever had," said one.
    • Steamed for Susan Boyle - lies like truth 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.artsjournal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ April 18, 2009 4:11 PM .
    • Susan Boyle: Makeovers and modesty: The Swamp 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just listened to Susan Boyle’s cover.
    • A Herd of “Wild Horses”: Susan Boyle and More Cover the Classic : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

    .We were at a big theatre in Glasgow, 3000 people were laughing their heads off, Simon and Amanda were stifling a chuckle, and then she started to sing.^ She says, "I have watched the clip of her singing on BGT a thousand times and every time I see Simon Cowell's face it makes me laugh out loud.
    • Susan Boyle Music - Latest Music News, Susan Boyle Music Videos 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.hollyscoop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But WOW. The look on Simon's face was priceless, as were those on the audience who seconds before she started to sing were extremely critical/mocking of her.
    • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even though she was very gracous about coming in second, you know she ran backstage and starting biting off heads!
    • Susan Boyle | Dlisted 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .And I can honestly say it was one of the most extraordinary moments in my perhaps equally unlikely career as a talent show judge.^ I can honestly say it was one of the most extraordinary moments in my perhaps equally unlikely career as a talent-show judge.
    • How Susan Boyle Won My Heart - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As one of the three judges on that show (I also judge America’s Got Talent ), I can remember the moment like it was yesterday.
    • How Susan Boyle Won My Heart - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Her name was mentioned in an episode of the sitcom where character Homer Simpson auditions for the talent show's judge Simon Cowell in Springfield's Got Talent - a parody of the US version of the show.
    • Susan Boyle in hospital after defeat 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC movies.ndtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Because Susan Boyle is not just a good singer, she’s a fantastic singer.^ A delighted Susan Boyle said "It's fantastic".
    • Susan Boyle Anteckningar | Facebook 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC sv-se.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Susan Boyle just continues to amaze.
    • Susan Boyle secures a spot on 'Britain's Got Talent' finals*UPDATED | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Susan Boyle's song was just that.
    • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

    .Someone whose stunning range, tone and delivery is worthy of comparison to anyone — Elaine Paige included.^ Someone whose stunning range, tone and delivery is worthy of comparison to anyone," Morgan said.
    • The Scot Heard Round the World - washingtonpost.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Someone whose stunning range, tone, and delivery is worthy of comparison to anyone—the great Elaine Paige included.
    • How Susan Boyle Won My Heart - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .As I watched her performance back again last night, I texted Simon in Hollywood: ‘My god, Susan was even better than I remembered — she’s unbelievable.’ He agreed, and I could almost feel his beady little eyes going ‘KERCHING!’ down the line from his new Beverly Hills mansion.^ Go back to watching Fox news and listening to Rusbo.
    • Britain’s Got Talent’s Hairy Angel Susan Boyle turned down invite to Correspondents Dinner where she would have met President Barack Obama. | News Of The World 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.newsoftheworld.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Susan Boyle is my new heroine.
    • Susan Boyle: Why Dreams Matter 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As I watched your performance, I, too, had goosebumps and tears in my eyes.

    .
  • Susan Boyle is the ugly duckling who didn't need to turn into a swan; she has fulfilled the dreams of millions who, downtrodden by the cruelty of a culture that judges them on their appearance, have settled for life without looking in the mirror.^ I don’t need another Susan Boyle.
    • America’s Got Talent: The Next Susan Boyle? - PEOPLE TV Watch 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC tvwatch.people.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Susan Boyle 's I Dreamed a Dream sold more than 3 million copies in 2009.
    • Susan Boyle, Musician - News - Evri 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britain...
    • Susan Boyle Videos - Metacafe 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    This is a huge constituency, and it is weary of being disparaged. .Women need an avenging force like Susan Boyle.^ I don’t need another Susan Boyle.
    • America’s Got Talent: The Next Susan Boyle? - PEOPLE TV Watch 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC tvwatch.people.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What's wrong with looking like Susan Boyle?
    • Susan Boyle | Dlisted 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What’s wrong with looking like Susan Boyle?
    • Susan Boyle Update II | PhatGuru.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.phatguru.com [Source type: General]
    • News Day Tuesday: Susan Boyle 14 January 2010 17:42 UTC girlsbydesign.com [Source type: General]

    .No matter how brave, strong or resourceful they are, they get punished for not being glamorous; for being ordinary; careworn.^ Does it matter how they did it?.
    • Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC blogs.harvardbusiness.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I am so glad that the whole world has heard an ordinary person and the talent that they have with no training, no funds to futher their talent.
    • How Susan Boyle's YouTube Star Turn Is Helping Revive Interest In Les Mis | Techdirt 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC techdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is no denying that they are talented, and I have no clue how anyone fling their body around like the little girl does.

    At best they are treated as if they are invisible, at worst they are regarded as freaks. .Which is what the TV audience did with Ms Boyle until she started to sing.^ Commenting on the audience's reactions before she started singing, Boyle stated: .

    ^ Until she started to sing.
    • Talent trumps all for YouTube sensation Susan Boyle - latimes.com 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The TV Guide Network has announced that it will broadcast a documentary based on the Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle , the Associated Press...
    • Susan Boyle at The Insider 28 January 2010 0:57 UTC www.theinsider.com [Source type: General]

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Susan Boyle is a singer from Britain's Got Talent. She has a cat named Pebbles and she lives in West Lothian, Scotland. Her version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables has many video views on YouTube. She recently appeared on America's Got Talent. She has had a no. 1 hit in the us .


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