Friday, April 17, 2009

A really good example of "don't judge a book by its cover"

This is an amazing video that I have been watching over and over again today. Susan Boyle is 47-year-old ordinary woman with an extraordinary G-d given talent. That a talent like hers has not been discovered until now boggles the mind.

Ms. Boyle entered "Britian's Got Talent" competition recently, with life-changing results. Watch Simon Cowell's [of American Idol fame] eyebrows pop up the minute this woman opens her mouth. Listen to the words of this song and let yourself be moved by the beauty of her voice singing it. Susan Boyle will no longer be an unknown, that's for sure.

For some reason You Tube would not allow me to embed the video directly, so I am giving you the link. Please click on it if you haven't already. You won't be sorry.

I found this link at a new blog I've been reading. Mish Weiss is another extraordinary woman with a different kind of extraordinary voice. She is quite ill right now and I pray that she gets to live out her dreams as well.

Wishing you all a restful, inspired Shabbat.


SuperRaizy said...

I saw this video last night and it blew me away. That woman has a phenomenal voice. But I hated how cruel the judges and the audience were to her before she started singing. I could understand laughing at her if she was trying out for a modeling competition. But who ever said that singers have to be attractive? Was Luciano Pavarotti attractive? Janis Joplin? Aretha Franklin? David Bowie?

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Raizy. Shame on those judges and audience.

Anonymous said...

that was a great link, susan boyle was mentioned on the news this morning in reference to this video.


RivkA with a capital A said...

I don't think the disbelief only had to do with looks. The way Susan Boyle talks, including the way her voice sounds, is completely "normal." She does not have what one would call a sultry speaking voice.

That is what was so striking, that a rough talking voice could mask such a phenomenal singing voice!