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I am basically the only one on the planet that was not blown away by Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent last week. She has a lovely voice, but a lot of people do, and the only thing I thought was impressive is that she looked like a nutter, then sang so lovely. I listened to her sing "Cry Me A River" at this link and NOW I think she has artistry.(Still not anywhere near as good as Diana Krall or anything)

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and why is it such a damn shock when an unfortunate looking woman is talented? What the hell is wrong with people. There are ugly men all over the place being talented and great, but you get one damn woman without makeup and Spanx on the effing television showing some talent and all of a sudden she is Helen Goddamn Keller???!?! I read about her brain injury at birth. She was deprived of oxygen and is a bit slow. She isn't mentally retarded and we should be amazed that she can form words and read music. This is a grown woman that worked in a church and took care of her dying mother. Obviously, she is pretty capable.

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Date: 2009-04-21 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blot.livejournal.com
she was born with brain damage, I think that is why so many people are "blown away".

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Date: 2009-04-21 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
You are the first person I have seen mention it, so I don't think that is why they are blown away.

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meowvatar.livejournal.com
Yeah, she is. And it's really, really not fair, but she is. Why? Because we have been brainwashed into believing that, if you are truly talented, you will also look like some species of a Barbie Doll. So that when a woman comes along and proves that isn't TRUE, she's treated like the Second Coming.

I didn't think of using Susan Boyle as an outstanding example for one of my Hollywood/fashion/body image rants, but that's a splendid idea. :)

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glowy-lovers.livejournal.com
And now she is considering a film role with Tippi Hedren and Cyndi Lauper and they haven't even met her............hysteria?

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Date: 2009-04-22 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaenhoushaki.livejournal.com
yea... I see that's going too far.

I mean she's talented...but not the best thing EVER known. The hysteria has become such a turn-off.

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glowy-lovers.livejournal.com
The same thing happened with last years winner Paul Potts and he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth now as most of Simon Cowell's clients do :(

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
the one's from American Idol seem to do okay.

However, it is a bit harder to become an opera superstar. I only saw paul sing that one song and I did really like it. Might have had something to do with how much I love the song.

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Date: 2009-04-22 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glowy-lovers.livejournal.com
We have Pop Idol, The X Factor and Britain's got Talent here I think out of all these shows there are only 2 still with recording contracts and that is Will Young and Leona Lewis the others have faded into obscurity. Classical singers here never seem to be short of work due to the West End.

Paul Potts is obv doing better than he was before TV as he worked in a mobile phone shop but looking at Wiki most of it is out of the country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Potts

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mehnaravenstar.livejournal.com
THAT'S A WOMAN!?! (j/k... being mean)...

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
*shakes her head at you*
Shame on you!

and did you know she can SING?!?! OMG!!! She wakes up ugly and can do something other than lure little lost children into her gingerbread house!!!

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mehnaravenstar.livejournal.com
What are you talking about? Ugly people can't sing! Didn't you know that if you have wacky frizzy hair and the face of a man your vocal chord are automatically deformed and if you sing a note they'll crack and you'll never speak again let alone sing! Silly girl! What's the matter with you!?!

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:52 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-04-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrkamikaze.livejournal.com
What I liked about it was watching the reactions. Everyone expected her to fail and they had to do a complete 180 after she started singing. It was empowering to watch so many people get the expectations ripped right out from under them.

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antonchigurh.livejournal.com
You already know my thoughts on her, but I didn't know she had brain damage. More points.

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
pttthhhht.

*I* have a neurological disorder.

My sister has brain damage. She also has a master's degree. There are lots of different kinds of damage that can be done

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Date: 2009-04-22 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antonchigurh.livejournal.com
We're all a bunch of sick-os.

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Date: 2009-04-22 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
oh... that is sweet of you to include us, but I don't think we can hold a candle to you, friend-o

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antonchigurh.livejournal.com
Actually, I wasn't including myself.

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:20 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-04-22 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walkertxkitty.livejournal.com
It's impressive because she has no voice training whatsoever. She just sings.

I used to carry a double major in music and English before I went partially deaf. When I heard the voice, I thought she might have had similar training. A friend who lives in the UK later told me that she had no training at all. For someone to have that degree of talent and ability without any formal training at all is absolutely amazing.

That, not the social trivia, is what impressed me.

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Date: 2009-04-23 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antonchigurh.livejournal.com
I've read her whole family is musical. If this is true she's had some kind of training or lessons.

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Date: 2009-04-23 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
meh you would think. My mother sings and plays instruments as well. She didn't really give me any training. I got it from school and private teachers.

however, she did sing around the house, and we would sing some things together, so there was the benefit of having a talented example.

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Date: 2009-05-01 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calience.livejournal.com
I'm not familiar with the song, but I like it. Has sort of a James Bond feel to it. And she sings it lovely.

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Date: 2009-05-01 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serene-orange.livejournal.com
I really like Diana Krall's version

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