Susan Boyle Becomes Scotland’s New Internet Sensation

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Susan with kids in the neighbourhood
Susan with kids in the neighbourhood

By Cara Sulieman

SUSAN BOYLE-MANIA is gripping the Internet with millions of fans desperate to find out all they can about the Scots singing sensation.

Her shock popularity is growing bigger by the day with at least three dedicated new fans sites and more 70 groups on Facebook being set up in her honour in under a week.

And her “musician” profile on Facebook, set up by an ardent fan, has over 10,000 fans already just days after she appeared in hit TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

That’s on top of the 5.5 MILLION views she’s had on YouTube.

Global sensation

With messages of support pouring in from around the world for the 47-year-old virgin, it is apparent that she has become a global sensation.

One Facebook user from Ohio wrote: “What a delight! People all over the world shedding tears of joy at your wonderful voice – wishing that all your dreams come true.”

Susan’s popularity across the world has been secured by the success of her YouTube clip and wall to wall attention by the international press from as far afield as Estonia, New York and Australia.

She has now even secured herself a Wikipedia entry – although this is under consideration as some users of the site feel she is not “notable” enough to warrant an entry.

An inspiration

But one of the fans who have set up a website in honour of Susan, William Henderson, explained that he felt she was an inspiration and worthy of all the attention.

He said: “I thought that Susan was incredible and so just had to set up a fan site for her.

“It’s the fact that when she came out on stage, she didn’t look like Beyoncé or Rihanna, so people thought she was going to fail the auditions.

“But when she came out with her voice, everyone was shocked and loved her.

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”

“It is a case of learning not to judge a book by its cover.

“I think she can make it right to the end. If not, she will still be as famous and no one will forget her at all.”

Susan wowed judges with her performance on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night when she sung I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserable.

Initially sceptical of the songstress, both the audience and the judges were laughing at her as she told them she wanted to be just like Elaine Page.

But they were quickly won over by her wonderful voice.

Susan is now through to the next round of the talent show, were she will be singing Whistle Down the Wind.