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Friday, April 17, 2009


By now, you’ve seen, or at the very least heard of, Susan Boyle from Scotland. She found her way to the center of the stage on Simon Cowell’s other hit show Britain’s Got Talent.

When the forty-seven-year old unemployed admitted spinster came out looking rather dowdy, rumpled and in WAY over her head, the snickering was downright audible.

Cowell did a fairly nice job of not making fun of this poor woman, but the same can’t be said for the audience.

Then she opened her mouth to sing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

Look, we’ve seen this clip five times and still get chills when this woman starts to sing. It’s simply magnificent. The look on Cowell’s face is priceless. If he was in on “the fix,” he’s got a damn good poker face.

If you don’t smile when this woman starts singing, your face is broken.

Even after she finishes her amazing performance, it seems she doesn’t realize how good she was until all the judges vote “yes.”

If you haven’t seen this, watch it. If you have, watch it again – it's a nice addition to your weekend!

There’s a short version (2:52)
…and a long version (7:07)

Hey look, we’re full service around here. We recommend the long version, the set-up is priceless.

So, noting that she will probably win the competition and become the next Paul Potts, we figured we better invite her over to the good old U.S. of A. to sing the National Anthem at this year’s Virginia Gold Cup. Our guess is she’ll be so flattered she’ll race right across the pond and do it for free. All in.

*Items in italics may not be true.

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