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Title: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Teddy on April 21, 2009, 07:51:53 PM
Everyone has been talking about Susan Boyle who's performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges with her fabulous singing voice.  She's already become very popular in the media. 

Has anyone heard her sing?  Do you think she'll win the contest? 


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Coultrane on April 21, 2009, 07:54:49 PM
I heard about her performance on the news.  I went online to hear her sing and I was pleasently surprised to hear her voice.  Some people were brought to tears when they heard her singing. 

To me she sounds like an angel in heaven.  She should definately win the contest.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on April 22, 2009, 11:16:19 AM
I was quite cynical about this story. That is until I saw the clip on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk). If you haven't seen it yet please follow that link. People in the audience were so against her because of how she looked. Doesn't that say everything about the fickle culture in which we live? I thought it was like watching 8 Mile or Rocky. Talk about an uplifting experience. Good for her. They reported it on the NBC Nightly News last week and she's already been on Larry King. I think Oprah's to follow. People need these kinds of feel good "a nobody beating all the odds" kind of stories especially in this depressing financial and economic climate. Good for her I say.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Spinner on April 22, 2009, 02:50:32 PM
I agree Robin,

Her performance was like a story book event.  Everyone was laughing at her, but the minute she started singing, they were all amazed by her lovely voice. 

I have heard their is another contestant who also sang great.  This person is a young boy.  I heard him sing.  He's good, but I think Susan is better. 

Did anyone else hear the little boy?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on April 23, 2009, 12:22:19 PM
I saw a boy on the news. He sounded a bit like a young Michael Jackson. He was good I agree but I think every week the producers of the show will hype up somebody as "the next Susan Boyle" to try and grab extra ratings and a bit of worldwide "buzz". I too thought he was just ok. Plus his voice will change when it breaks anyway so they'd better get him in a recording studio and milk him all they can while the proverbial iron's hot. I bet his first single is a cover of Michael Jackson's 'Ben'. Not that I'm cynical or anything, I mean I'm sure Cowell and the judges aren't really in this to make a quick buck?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Coultrane on April 23, 2009, 10:33:45 PM
I agree Robin, the show will try to get the most money out of their contestsants.  It's the nature of the business.

What I like about Susan verses the young boy is more people can relate to Susan.  She is a grown up who keeps trying to fulfill her dream.  The young boy on the other hand is young and hasn't endured any struggles in life.  If he doesn't win on British Idol, he has several years to keep trying.  Do you know what I mean?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on April 24, 2009, 10:59:08 AM
I know what you mean. But talent is talent surely?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Coultrane on April 24, 2009, 11:27:04 PM
Has anyone seen Susan's new make over?  She has a new hair cut, her eye brows were trimmed, and she's wearing fashionable clothing.

Some people are upset that she is changing her style for the cameras.  Does anyone thing she is better off staying the way she was?  Or is she better of changing her style?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Sunny on April 24, 2009, 11:30:42 PM
sad to say, but I think she should have a make over.  She is a very pretty woman and once you start dressing better, your confidence increases. 

I say, Go For It Susan!


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on April 25, 2009, 12:28:06 PM
This makes me sad actually.

As soon as I saw her I thought this would happen but then after seeing her on Larry King looking pretty much the same I figured perhaps not.

If it's her that's initiating this make over fine, I fear however that it's the shows producers.

Personally I think it sucks.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Betty on April 26, 2009, 09:35:19 PM
I think she looks great.  I realize some people wish she kept her same style, but her make over enhances her beauty.

Her make over is also very simple.  Meaning she hasn't had plastic surgery or become super skinny.  She only had her hair styled and is wearing stylish cloths.  That's okay with me....for now.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on April 26, 2009, 11:35:32 PM
I was talking to my wife about this earlier and she read that the producers of 'Britain's Got Talent' didn't want her to have a make over...they wanted her to stay herself...though if this make over is her choice then she surely is being herself? It's ok with me if this fickle culture we live in hasn't somehow pushed her into it.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Timber on April 29, 2009, 10:34:52 PM
People should be themselves regradless of what producers and the entertainment industry want. 

The problem is people who watch actors and celebrities get as faulse idea of what beauty is and everyone wants to look like a movie star, when in actulality, they can't.  When this happens, people become depressed and feel insecure.  Someone needs to change this and many people were hoping Susan Boyle would be the one.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on April 30, 2009, 02:24:34 PM
I agree Timber 100%. People are definitely judged (by many people) by how they look and that's just sad. I'm even guilty of it but not people who look normal (whatever that is) but people who are really trying not to look normal. I remember when I went to see Kings Of Leon a couple of years ago. I just stood around and actually laughed before the gig started. Never have I seen so many insecure men in one place trying hard to look cool. I mean men with relatively short hair and bits of it were straightened and bits made to look messy. It just looked so desperate. 


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 01, 2009, 01:07:29 PM
Hey what's wrong with hair straighteners for blokes? Women have been using them for years.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 02, 2009, 02:57:51 PM
Personally I dislike (hate is a strong word) hair straighteners whether men or women use them.

I blame Jennifer Anniston myself.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Jenna on May 02, 2009, 07:32:31 PM
I don't like hair straighteners either.  I don't understand why anyone would want to have straight hair? 

Yes, Jennifer Anniston started it, but it seems as though it's getting "old".  Isn't there a new trend coming around the corner?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Spinner on May 02, 2009, 07:48:25 PM
Hey everyone, I found an old video of Susan Boyle when she was 22 years old singing in a local talent show.  Check it out.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/musictoob/11054/susan-boyle-as-you-have-never-seen-her-before/


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 03, 2009, 11:18:00 PM
That's cool I enjoyed that thank you. Also on YouTube there's audio of her singing Cry Me A River from an amateur CD about ten years ago. That's fantastic.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Betty on May 05, 2009, 06:09:28 PM
I saw the video of her when she was 22 years old.  I think she sings much better now.  I suppose she has had voice lessons.

Did anyone see the new male contestant Jamie Pugh who sang recently.  This is another contestant who might win.  He sounded good too.



Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Teddy on May 05, 2009, 06:54:24 PM
I think the show is much better than the American version of Idol.  I notice that the British show allows contestants of all ages.  In America, the contestants are very young, some in their teens.  No one in their 40's or older are on the show.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 06, 2009, 12:15:59 AM
This show is called Britians Got Talent and although the manipulative editing (cynical, me?) is almost identical......did they get through let's see...if Coldplay are playing a dirgey piano ballad in the background they probably didn't......it's not the same format. In the UK they did a couple of seasons of Pop Idol (basically the same as American Idol) and now do a show called The X Factor. That's the closest now to American Idol. Britians Got Talent doesn't even need you to sing. Some women were on it Saturday trying to teach an audience how to knit.

How very quaint and lovely...would somebody please pass the sick bucket?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 06, 2009, 02:07:28 PM
I thought that was hilarious.

They weren't serious I don't think...just trying to get on TV.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 07, 2009, 01:58:44 PM
Which is kind of my point about that show.

Just because somebody or something can get on TV that doesn't mean they should be on TV.

To me Britain's Got Talent is on the same level as the "I'd do anything to get on TV" section from The Word a few years ago. Does anybody remember that? It was re-created recently when Terry Christian was in Celebrity Big Brother.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 08, 2009, 04:02:32 PM
But that stuff is good on a Saturday night for just chilling out and not having to think. Pizza and beer TV I call it.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Timber on May 08, 2009, 09:39:00 PM
Does anyone here have a talent they'd perform on any one of these reality shows?  Like singing or dancing?


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 10, 2009, 11:41:24 AM
I can play the spoons  :o. "I'd do anything to get on TV."  ;D


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 10, 2009, 03:10:05 PM
Based on some of the rubbish they have on that show you should have probably auditioned. I'd rather see somebody playing the spoons than three lady's trying to teach the audience how to knit.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 12, 2009, 04:08:22 PM
Maybe next year then  :o.


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Robin Tetley on May 13, 2009, 01:53:01 PM
As Ben Stiller said in 'Starsky & Hutch', "Do it, do it, do it, do it...go on do it."


Title: Re: Has anyone seen Susan Boyle on "British Idol"?
Post by: Bob on May 14, 2009, 04:23:52 PM
I love that movie  ;D. They should make a sequel.