Last weekend, Susan Boyle was just another unknown face in the shadows living alone with her cat - Today, she's a worldwide sensation, as a clip of her singing on the TV show Britain's Got Talent exploded onto the Youtube scene. Not only did Susan Boyle's amazing voice manage to win over the usually cranky American Idol judge Simon Cowell - She touched the hearts of millions everywhere. Susan Boyle's singing is truly a sound to behold.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Susan Boyle On Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finals: Video

It looks like Susan Boyle has done it again - Her highly anticipated performance in the semi-finals of the Britain's Got Talent TV show aired last night, and hit Youtube moments later. In case you missed it, here's the video

This time Susan Boyle sang the song "Memory" from the Broadway musical Cats (perhaps as an ode to her cat, Pebbles?). After getting off to a shaky start, Susan soon pulled it together and came through with a powerful performance that wowed both the audience and judges once again. Expectations were high, and for the most part it seems Boyle delivered. If Susan makes it through this round of voting, she will go on to the finals of the competition where she will have to prove herself once again.

Although reviews are mixed, Susan Boyle definitely gave it her all and put all her heart into it. What did you think of her perfomance? Did you love it, hate it, or think it was just OK? Do you think she'll make it to the finals or even win the whole thing? Leave a comment and let the world know!

Here's hoping that Susan Boyle advances to the Finals and gets the chance to treat us all to her vocal talents once more. What song would you like her to sing? Leave a comment and I'll try to see if I can't pass it along to Susan.

The new Youtube video of Susan Boyle singing on the show has already become a smashing success, receiving over 300,000 views in less than 24 hours (and counting). Regardless of what you think of her latest performance, one thing's for certain - Susan Boyle is here to stay!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Susan Boyle To Appear On Oprah!

Get ready, people - Susan Boyle will be appearing on Oprah on Monday, May 11th! She will also be joined by the man who made her a star, the world's favorite pithy Englishman Simon Cowell, who will tell Oprah about his alleged departure from "American Idol."

Oprah's cameras will be following Susan Boyle to her Scotland home for this very special show. Sounds like something that would make a great episode for MTV's Cribs! I'm sure we will learn a lot about Susan that we didn't know before from this cool new episode - it will be really cool to see Susan Boyle take us on a tour of her home!

Susan Boyle first started all of this commotion in April, when she auditioned for the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" with a gut-wrenchingly exquisite rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," from Les Misérables. Her beautiful singing touched the hearts of everyone, and even left the typically cynical judge of the show, Simon Cowell, wordless and stirred.

Since then, Boyle has become a genuine sensation, with videos of her performance racking up record numbers of views on the Internet. So of course, she decided to get a makeover (which really looks great by the way!). Nevertheless Cowell says that she needs to focus on her next appearance on the show now and not her looks.

Susan Boyle's New Look!

“I am tired now of hearing about the way she looks or the kissing or this or that," Cowell said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "Get yourself together, sweetheart, for the big one, which is the semifinals. Chose the right song. Focus yourself. Shut your front door and maybe take a holiday and come back as the person you want to be, not the person you think you should be.” Wise and heartfelt words from the usually cranky Simon Cowell - He seems generally concerned about her and hopefully Susan will take his advice as he really does know what he's talking about when it comes to the music business! In fact, it's been reported that Simon will be signing Susan Boyle for a record deal regardless of whether or not she wins the Britain's Got Talent competition! Awesome!

So don't forget to tune in tomorrow (Monday, May 11th) to see what Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell will have to say on Oprah's show! And if you like this original Susan Boyle blog, please link to us to help get the word out!

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Susan Boyle Video Surfaces

Susan Boyle Singing "The Way We Were" at a pub in 1984

Check it out folks - A new video of Susan Boyle from over 20 years ago has just surfaced on the internet:

Wow! With a voice like hers it's surprising that Susan wasn't discovered earlier.

The video was taken at a local singing competition (it's been reported elsewhere that Susan Boyle didn't win). She was just 22 at the time in the video, just released by Scotland's Daily Record newspaper. Boyle is featured prominently, singing Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were."

"I can consider that she was a shy young girl, but also very attractive back then – she turned a few heads when she came into the casino," a school caretaker named Gerry McGuinness told the Daily Record of Susan Boyle's appearance, a complete decade before she started taking professional singing lessons.

McGuinness said that he was in the audience during the performance and decided to dig up an old video after seeing Boyle on her singing on "Britain's Got Talent", the show which made her an overnight international star. He said he was very happy about the fact that she is now receiving the attention she deserves for her amazing talent. I wholeheartedly agree...