Thursday, 16 April 2009


Britain's Got Talent, the UK edition of the Got Talent franchise conceived by producer Simon Cowell, and adapted in more than 20 countries, justified its title in beauty last saturday on ITV1, when a Scottish lady named Susan Boyle, 47 (and unemployed), came in front of the panel of judges: the journalist Piers Morgan - supposed villain of the show (and your humble servant's favourite GT judge), actress Amanda Holden (Wild at Heart, one of ITV's worst tv series even if Primeval will probably beat Wild soon), and Cowell.

The public and the judges were at first skeptical, if not cynical, when Susan Boyle said she would like to be another Elaine Paige. But she mesmerized the audience and the trio with her wonderful rendition of I dreamed a dream, from the musical Les Miserables. After the song, Morgan aptly summed up the general atmosphere: « When you stood there with that cheeky grin and said, 'I want to be like Elaine Paige', everyone was laughing at you. No one is laughing now ».

Now Susan Boyle is a global sensation, and the video of her performance is a hit for ITV website ( and You Tube. When you give up cynicism a single minute it's easy to understand why Susan Boyle moves this troubled world with her angel voice. You can find the video here: - should the clip disappear for a reason or another search "Susan Boyle + Britain's Got Talent".

Thank you, Susan Boyle.

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