Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rip My Heart Out!

My friend L sent me this much-viewed link of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old wonder woman that got up on Britain's Got Talent and belted out an amazing version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Mis. Ironically, I was listening to the sound track on my ipod when she sent it, which I often do when I'm programming at work. All that said, I'm a pretty solid expert of Les Mis tracks, and a pretty demanding listener, if I do say so myself, when it comes to musicals.

Susan Boyle, you are my heart. Seriously, this woman got up and told about her life in Scotland and how she's never had a chance to sing then she drops this amazing track leaving the entire audience stunned. I cried three times and got chills twice. Among other things, this should tell you how many times I've clicked "replay" this morning!

I'm not one to be moved by music, but I am one to be taken by unintentional irony. Here was this woman who never had the chance to follow her dreams singing lyrics like "I had a dream my life would be so different from this life I'm living." Break my heart! Then when she said in her preroll that she'd never been kissed? Stacy, Clinton-- give this lady a makeover and get her on stage somewhere. Anywhere.

Feel like being moved and inspired today? Don't miss Susan Boyle. She's my Thursday favorite.


~Z~ said...

I saw this video yesterday too and now she is EVERYWHERE!! An internet sensation. You can even become a fan of her on FB (she has almost 81,000 fans) How awesome for her! ~;o)

Ashley Crocks said...

I have to agree. She was amazing and I cried/got chills as well. Gives you the warm fuzzies doesn't it.

-Ashley Willingham Crockett

Anna said...

A big DITTO. I saw it yesterday. The never-been-kissed thing got me. She lives quietly at home with her cat, Pebbles. And now life is going to change...!

The look on Simon's face was priceless, too.

Anonymous said...

Susan Boyle is Scottish.
Scotland isn't in England.

A said...

Oops. I'll be honest, didn't even pay any attention to where she said she was from. Way to interested in her cat Pebbles and clicking replay as many times as possible. I don't think she'll mind...