Susan Boyle – YouTube Star

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Susan Boyle

By Rebecca Jamieson

SHE melted the hearts of Saturday night TV viewers and won over the usually acerbic judges.

Now it seems Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle is proving a smash hit on YouTube too – racking up more than ONE MILLION views in the 48-hrs since he small screen appearance.

More than 8000 comments, mostly offering support, have also been left for the churchgoer from Blackburn in West Lothian suddenly dazzled by the limelight.

Yesterday drinking in the magnitude of the overnight success that has followed her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from West End hit Les Miserable has brought her, she candidly admitted yesterday to be somewhere between overwhelmed and overjoyed by the reaction.

One step at a time

Susan, 48, said: “I’m just taking it one step at a time. The phone’s never stopped ringing.

“Apparently even Australian radio want to talk to me too now.”

Grinning from ear to ear and waving to well-wishing neighbours, she said: “I just found out my video’s had one million hits – I can’t believe it.

“My brother lives in Australia and didn’t know about the show, but he just called me to say he’d seen me on YouTube.
“Everyone’s been so lovely and supportive, and I’ve had loads of well-wishers.

Local celebrity

“I’m just taking it one step at a time, but so far I’m enjoying it immensely”
Susan is now a huge celebrity in her hometown and said she’s been staggered by the reaction from ordinary people on the street.

Walking through her local shopping centre people shouted their congratulations.

She even attracted a few wolf whistles from teenage boys teasing her about never being kissed.
But when asked if her new celebrity status brought her any romantic attention she flustered: “No comment”.

Already she’s admitted to only having eyes for judge Piers Morgan.

And she said: “The judges are good at their job, very professional and fair.”

64 COMMENTS

  1. She amazingly talented. Can’t you just see her singing “Mama Rose” in Gypsy? She has the vocal range and power.

  2. I have just watched Susan Boyle’s YouTube video from Britian’s Got Talent, after being led there by my local Australian newspaper. Please pass on to her my sincerest congratulations for her future sucess. Like Paul Potts before her, she has proved that extraordinary talent resides in nooks and crannies all over the world.
    Go, Susan!! You have heaps of fans all over the world now and we will be watching your progress from afar. I am sure that a recording contract and tour are only a matter of time.
    Best wishes.

  3. Susan,
    I am one of your fan. Your divine voice and your life story made me cry. It is a great privilege to listen you sing my favorite song “Les Mis”.
    Susan, you have touched so million lives throughout the world, you kept smiling when the audiences were unkind to yo at first. I definitely will buy your Album and will see you in broadway Show in the US.

    GOD Bless you

    Beatrice

  4. My husband told me about Susan Boyle’s performance and I was overwhelmed seeing her appearance on the TV talent show in Britain. Susan has a great talent and without knowing, taught us all a lesson to never judge a book by its cover.

    Congratulations Susan Boyle! You’re up to 4 million viewers on Utube. I’m sure your drem will come true. And do not change! I love you just the way you are.

    My eyes fill with tears every time I hear you singing. LOVE TO YOU!

  5. Susan Boyle is amazing. The song she sang was amazing. The Judges comments were from the heart and expressed what everyone thought. I hope that Susan Boyle gets here wish and her dreams come true. Congratulations to an incredible woman.

  6. Susan, the Lord gave you this beautiful gift and I hope to hear it many times in the future. You are an inspiration to everyone who listens to you. Keep your eyes on the Lord and he will magnify your ability to influence others. This is what you were born to do. It was a long time coming but He knew His plans for you.

  7. What a wonderful heartwarming story – and WHAT A VOICE! The judges hid their feelings when she walked out a little better than the audience. Susan reminds you of that person at every karaoke party who you really hope won’t embarrass herself, you and the rest of the company – until she sings. Then her beauty is revealed.

    I’ve read a whisper that Susan might sing Whistle Down The Wind next. I hope whoever signs her up for a record deal looks after her well, she has a wonderfully innocent quality that makes you fear exploitation.

  8. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed her performance. It brought tears to my eyes.

    I wish her the greatest success in life!

  9. Ha sido una sorpresa la voz de esta mujer llena de dulzura e inocencia. Voz espectacular, que deseamos volver a oir en un CD en todas partes del mundo.
    Estoy segura de que pronto oiremos más de ella.
    Muchas felicidades a Susan.

  10. Oh my gosh! I was watching the nightly news w/ Brian Williams when he spoke of her and how to listen to Susan on their link and now I cant stop!! Some things do work as they are intended. Treat her well she is special.

  11. She would absolutely steal the show as “Ruth” in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” ! It is as if the role was written for her! She is 47 just like the character . . .
    Best Wishes!

  12. What a beautiful voice! I just loved her performance. My wish is that Susan’s dreams come true. She’s an inspiration to us all to go for dreams.

  13. Dear Susan,

    I am absolutely astonished by your singing voice. I had to play the video time and time again on YouTube. Through my tears, I cannot thank you enough. Your sweet innocence and good-natured personality is so refreshing. I needed to see your video and it will carry with me for the rest of my life. I am still crying.
    I wish you the best of luck and happiness for you and your mother. She is smiling and crying with me right now. Thank you!

  14. This was a great lesson on never judging a book by it’s cover! I am so blessed to have seen this, a great reminder that we must give others a chance, and beauty is strongest from within!

  15. Spectacular! Spectacular! Count me in as one of Susan Boyle’s fan. While initially watching her, I thought she was going to make a fool of herself! NOW I CRY EVERY TIME I WATCH HER PERFORMANCE. It is s STUPENDOUS!

  16. Your performance brought my mother and I to tears. You are my new hero! Thank you for such an inspiring performance. I watched it over and over again just sobbing tears of happiness for you. congratulations. We love you!

  17. Susan you are just the sweetest lady! You have the voice of an angel! You go girl, knock them off their feet.
    Stay sweet and inlist the help of someone you trust.
    I really think Simon will be the frist to offer you a contract.
    God Bless You and keep you safe.

  18. Absolutely amazing…
    Thank you for believing in yourself Susan, this performance and story will forever shine a bright light on my day!

  19. I congratulate Susan for having the confidence to leave her small village and step up to perform. It seems previously she has sacrificed her own life to look after others. Her time has now come.

    We really must stop judging people by their appearance. I can think of a few well known and respected “stars” who aren’t “classically” beautiful, but love them for who they are and how they may enrich our lives, not what they look like.

    Without shows like Britain’s Got Talent these unknown gems would never get a chance, and we would all be the poorer.

  20. I can’t stop watching her sing. Her voice is both refreshing and healing. Let everyone know that intangible assets are not packaged in some designer suit. She is natural and a real woman. I will be rooting for you Susan.

  21. Susan my husband and I saw your performance on U tube.
    We cried. We can not get enough of your voice. Your voice is that of an angle.
    Your mother must be filled with joy and pride to here your voice sing.
    We are so proud of you. Please publish an alblum as soon as possible.
    Do you have any other songs that we can hear?

    Love Bob and Linda
    Saugus, MA

  22. Susan’s voice alone could cure the woes of the world. She exudes a contagiously optimistic innocence that is so refreshing to experience in these extremely challenging times.

    With her spunky personality and her gift as a natural born performer with the rare ability to instantly captivate her audience, she steals their collective hearts and wrings the emotions out of even the most stoic individuals. She has and will continue to inspire people near and far who have given up their hopes and dreams because they think that it is too late in life to start or continue pursuing their dreams.

    This is Susan’s big break, and a well-deserved one. She became a worldwide sensation overnight, and will continue to bring hope and joy to countless people in the future. Susan’s story is a metaphor for what could actually happen to any person or society…drastically change for the better…with hard work, good timing and some good luck. She lends us all hope.

    I hope that Susan does not become tainted or jaded by media hype as she launches her quick start career…and hope that Simon signs her up for a big fat record deal. Many fans are just chomping at the bit to hear more of her singing, and I am one of them.

    Thank you, Susan, for lifting my spirits and sharing your beautiful voice with the world.

  23. Susan Boyle, you are blessed with a gift beyond reproach. I’m not speaking of your singling, which only comes along once in a blue moon. It is your grace, dignity and beauty which stunned me. We see so few human beings like you in these times. It’s just like God to send us an angel when we need one most.

    God bless you and keep you as you are.

  24. Susan, you have a beautiful gifted voice. I do hope to see you on Broadway in the near future as I hope a theater producer will give you a lead part since you overwhelmingly deserve it.

  25. Great, fantastic, Susan, just go on like this, just as you are. Your personality is 1000 x more beautiful than what people want to turn you into now. I wish you lot of happiness, succes and a good choice of friends, now the world is knocking on your door. I hope to see and hear you sing many songs in the future! Most of all, have fun & enjoy! Warm regards from The Netherlands, Marguerite

  26. The Scottish Daily Record (a daily tabloid) has posted on their website a previously recorded track from a 1999 charity CD. Susan Boyle sings “Cry Me A River” and whilst not perfect (it was an amateur recording in a school sports hall!) I think Julie London would have been proud.

    Have a listen and see what you think..

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/04/16/exclusive-susan-boyle-s-first-ever-song-release-revealed-listen-to-it-here-86908-21283564/

    P.S. YouTube now shows well over 15 million views.

  27. when we see beauty from the insde out , we are amazed..inner beauty never wrinkles, fades or grows old…susan, you are that beauty..never change……stand tall and proud….you are beautiful

  28. Susan,

    I am still wiping the tears from my eyes having heard you sing. I’m so happy for you and wish you all the best. May God Bless You!

  29. Susan,
    You make me proud to be a Scot! What a voice and what a wonderful, unaffected person.
    I wish you well for a fantastic future.

  30. proof if ever it was needed that indeed here in britain we do have talent bvut here in this lovely woman we have real quality talent a voice that imo has surpassed anyhing that has ever been shown on b y g t , what a slap in the eye for those who laughed &jeered her wonderful simply wonderful may susan go on to have a great career her beautiful voice enchanted me i cant wait to buy her recordings &believe me i very rarly but any music unless its of this quality ,susan you have been blessed with a natural talent use it well ,blessyou imstill in tearsfrom your performance

  31. Susan: You’ve got fans in Montana! What a lovely voice. What a lovely woman. Be sure to sign a great record deal. I’ll be waiting to buy your first album, I’m sure it will be a big hit.

  32. Ms. Boyle doesn’t need to have her ‘eyebrows’ done or her ‘hair done’……….. why should she? Because *you* think she should look different?

    YOU are exactly what’s wrong with this world, my friend.

    Makes you wonder how many other beautifully talented singers have been
    denied due to their looks alone.

    G’luck to Ms. Boyle………. and please don’t change one thing about yourself, my dear. You simply rock !

  33. Well, Susan, Simon called you dahling ahem ahem. His eyebrows kept rising when you were singing.You deserved a kiss. looking forward to hear you sing for the queen You are beautifulSusan and sweet.

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  35. Susan,
    My sister and brother-in-law told me to see your performance on U-Tube. It was the very first I ever chedcked out U-Tube. Iv’e read many other commnents from people that have written in. I so agree with so much of what has already been said. Your voice is incredibly beautiful, but even more so is the way you sing – from your heart – pure and genuine. Your courage to reach for your dream is so inspiring – especially at at an age when many people feel they’ve missed their chance. You’ve just shown us that you only miss your chance if you don’t try. Your stage presence is so natural and warm – like so many others, I wish you all the best, that you achieve type of success that you desirte, that no one does you wrong, and I can’t wait for your first CD! You go girl!

  36. Susan,
    My sister and brother-in-law told me to see your performance on U-Tube. It was the very first I ever chedcked out U-Tube. Iv’e read many other commnents from people that have written in. I so agree with so much of what has already been said. Your voice is incredibly beautiful, but even more so is the way you sing – from your heart – pure and genuine. Your courage to reach for your dream is so inspiring – especially at at an age when many people feel they’ve missed their chance. You’ve just shown us that you only miss your chance if you don’t try. Your stage presence is so natural and warm – like so many others, I wish you all the best, that you achieve type of success that you desirte, that no one does you wrong, and I can’t wait for your first CD! You go girl!

  37. Susan,
    My sister and brother-in-law told me to see your performance on U-Tube. It was the very first I ever chedcked out U-Tube. Iv’e read many other commnents from people that have written in. I so agree with so much of what has already been said. Your voice is incredibly beautiful, but even more so is the way you sing – from your heart – pure and genuine. Your courage to reach for your dream is so inspiring – especially at at an age when many people feel they’ve missed their chance. You’ve just shown us that you only miss your chance if you don’t try. Your stage presence is so natural and warm – like so many others, I wish you all the best, that you achieve type of success that you desirte, that no one does you wrong, and I can’t wait for your first CD! You go girl!

  38. Susan,
    My sister and brother-in-law told me to see your performance on U-Tube. It was the very first I ever chedcked out U-Tube. Iv’e read many other commnents from people that have written in. I so agree with so much of what has already been said. Your voice is incredibly beautiful, but even more so is the way you sing – from your heart – pure and genuine. Your courage to reach for your dream is so inspiring – especially at at an age when many people feel they’ve missed their chance. You’ve just shown us that you only miss your chance if you don’t try. Your stage presence is so natural and warm – like so many others, I wish you all the best, that you achieve type of success that you desirte, that no one does you wrong, and I can’t wait for your first CD! You go girl!

  39. Beautiful on the inside, and, beautiful on the outside. We had to wait until she had finished her work of caring for her mother.
    Watch the video and pay attention to when she gives a thumbs up to start the music. She may be shy and not excessively verbal; but she knows what she needs and wants.
    She may prove to be difficult to work with, as many musicians are, yet those who work with her will be thankful for the opportunity.

  40. Beautiful on the inside and beautiful on the outside.
    She is indeed a professional singer – one of the best!

  41. La belleza no es apariencia, sino algo mas que te atrapa de una persona.Susan es musica que endulza mis oidos y mueve hasta la fibra mas profunda de mi alma y de mi piel,escuchando su voz sientes que estas entre los angeles y se regocija el alma,Que leccion de vida ha dado para aquellas personas que solo juzgan por fuera a las demas, porque es humilde llena de ternura pero grande.Susan, que Dios bendiga tu voz.

  42. Susan Boyle’s riveting, other wordly performance, coupled with her dignity, innocence, humor and quiet self assurance – has wrecked my life for the past 4 days. I can’t stop watching the video. I’m getting nothing done. It’s a beautiful spring day and I’m inside writing this for some reason, instead of being outside where I should be. I keep thinking of her story: Living with a learning disability from lack of oxygen at birth. Laughed at and bullied as a child. Never experiencing a kiss. Taking care of her mother until her death at 91. A quiet and sad life. All that leading up to her entrance onto the stage. And then, as she walked out on stage, being laughed at by the judges and audience, in front of millions of people. But Susan, standing there with grit and clarity of purpose, knowing she belonged there. In spite of the jeers, with a courageous and loving smile, as if to say, “Forgive them, they know not what they do.” Then she sang. Her voice, her music, her spirit silenced and humbled the critical, the proud, the mean spirited, the ignorant, the patronizing. It was glorious to see. The bright and beautiful, victorious over the dark and ugly. Not a movie, but a real moment the whole world could witness as it unfolded.

    Against her, everything else looked silly. The pretty judge with the make up and hair and shiny gown? Just looked silly. Simon and his cynicism- silly. Such a stunning contrast between Susan, the judges, and the audience. Susan’s eyes so twinkly, her smile so sweet.

    Why is she such a phenomenon? Why do people watch the video over and over and over and over? Why are people moved to tears when they listen to Susan sing – even if they don’t understand the words, as in the case of one Pakistani man who has watched the video about 100 times? What is going on? It’s as if a Power is taking the whole world by our collective shoulders, giving us a mighty shake, looking into our eyes and saying, “THIS is what counts, THIS is what’s beautiful, THIS is what to aspire to.” Saying it very loudly, unmistakably, through a beautiful, simple woman and a powerful song.

    • I loved every word you wrote and agree with all of my heart as well. Do you know when the final contest is?

  43. So incredible that no words are adequate enough to describe how wonderful you are and how grateful those of us who heard you are as well. In one performance you have brought joy and wisdom to millions and made our lives the richer. Thank you, Susan Boyle! God bless you and keep on singing!

  44. I feel inspired by the story of Susan Boyle, it’s great when ‘the underdog’ emerges victorious.

    She certainly hasn’t had the easiest of life, being bullied and laughed at when she was young. Even when she came on stage at BGT the audience (and judges) were ready to buzz her away. Until she opened her mouth. What a fantastic voice.

    I am happy that her life is now on the up and up.

    Well done Susan Boyle!

  45. God just ended the recession by gifting us Susan Boyle. This wonderfull and truely touching lady has blessed ours lives when we need it most …thanks mi lord ..your timing is perfect. don reedman

  46. when I’m feeling blue, I come to my computer and watch and listen to Susan Boyle on U Tube, Britain’s Got Talent. She always cheers me up and puts a warm smile in my heart. I pray she wins the contest.

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