I don't watch American Idol or any similar shows that appear on TV worldwide. And I know this is being linked all over the place and reported on the BBC, and CNN, and a myriad of other news agencies. But ... holy cow, I am just astonished by the video of Susan Boyle singing on Britain's Got Talent last Saturday night. YouTube has disabled video embedding for all clips of the video, so click here to see the video's YouTube page. It's worth watching just to see the flabbergasted expression on the face of professional snothead Simon Cowell.
Wow. I mean, it doesn't hurt that I absolutely love the song "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables, but her singing voice is gorgeous. It's not Patti Lupone, but it's gorgeous. She's definitely inspiring to nonglamorous fortysomething females everywhere!
Weird as this seems, she kinda reminds me of Jim Nabors. As Gomer Pyle, audiences were used to laughing at Jim Nabors and what a bumpkin he was. But when the man opened his mouth to sing, it was nothing short of amazing.
(Of course, we Hoosiers love Jim Nabors. No one sings "Back Home Again in Indiana" better than he does.)
Good for you, Susan Boyle! Well done!