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'The biggest wake-up call ever'

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Simon Cowel''s other show -- one of several -- is an "American Idol"-like singing contest in the U.K. called "Britain's Got Talent." Like "Idol," many of the contestants are fresh-faced youngsters who could double as catalog models. Until this week.

A woman named Susan Boyle strolls in -- she's 47, she's frumpy, she's dowdy, and she lives with her cat, Pebbles. The show sets her up to be a sad sack. And then she opens her mouth to sing ...

Watch the audience's faces before. Then watch them jump to their feet when she sings and absolutely nails it. Watch Simon's eyebrows and his wistful -- yes, wistful -- smile. Watch Susan win one for the rest of the world. And hear the other judge, Amanda Holden, say, "That was the biggest wake-up call ever!" It is, after all, a show about finding undiscovered talent. Go, girl.

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SUSAN BOYLE - you are a phenomenon!! We can say all the superlatives with your voice. Just "fantarific"!!!

Thank you Lord for the gift that is Susan Boyle. Just goes to show we are all beautiful in our own special way.

I never thought I would live to see a miracle.

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HER SING THE "IMPOSSIBLE DREAM" THIS LADY IS DYNAMIC!

I love her voice, after listening to Susan sings now 120 times, I still get teary eyes. GOD BLESS her and may all her dreams come true. Never to late to make your wishes come true. Congratulations may you soar high than the clouds.

Congratulations Susan! You make me proud to to be Scottish. You are so kind, so generous, so caring and so warm. I know so many people in Scotland who are in your situation, looking after elderly parents, through desire not obligation, then comes the angt, the deprivation, the depths of despair and anguish, born of devotion, thoughtfulness and love. I hope all your siblings are saying a big thank you to you now! You have done one job very well; now it's time for a career change - enjoy the career change, but don't change your lovely personality... Be proud to be Scottish - I know you and every Scot in the world will know exactly what I mean! So will your proud parents watching you from Heaven. Scots across the globe are praying for you - quietly and reverendly, fuss-free yet full of admiration, gratitude and genuine appreciation and care for you, your family, your past life and your new life to come.

I'd heard she did the show as a promise to her mother, now deceased, I'm am so happy for Ms. Boyle may her dreams be realized and may God watchover her and keep her from all hurt, harm, and danger in her new found celebrity life.

this woman is wonderful ---- never judge a book by it's cover .... angels walk amongst us ..... would you know? Thank you my lord!

That woman is just amazing!... My friend got an alert through Trackle (http://www.trackle.com) and she mailed me saying that I just had to listen to her. I dint know what it was till I watched the video and listened to her. She touched my heart and soul. According to me, she is the winner.

Thank you God! Your mercy is brand new every morning.

A comment on another site put it best in saying Susan Boyle is the ideal illustration of "the meek shall inherit the earth."

Yes, but what if she hadn't had a beautiful voice? Would we still be saying these same things? Makes one think.

The actual producer of Les Miserables said the following:

In a press statement, producer Cameron Mackintosh has echoed the comments of judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden, saying, "Just like the judges and audience I was gob-smacked by the emotional powerhouse performance of Susan Boyle's show stopping rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream.' Vocally it is one of the best versions of the song I've ever heard. Touching, thrilling and uplifting. I do hope she gets to sing it for the Queen."


http://www.playbill.com/news/article/128284.html

I have to admit that I too judged her alittle based on her appearance before she sang.
I apologise Susan, you have an amazing voice that brought tears to my eyes.

She and her singing brought us all to tears.

Why? Because not only a voice that sank deep into your heart, but with it she presented to us that all hopes and dreams, however far away, are reachable.

She has provided into what is a dreary world, a ray of sunshine and a warmth that everyone needed.

Sometimes God sends an angel to earth to give hope, sometimes he uses one already here.

For years, I've heard the statement, "one can never judge a book by it's cover." LISTENING TO THIS WOMAN, SUSAN BOYLE, SING SO BEAUTIFULLY, ONLY CRYSTALIZES THAT STATEMENT FOR ME AND SO MANY OTHERS I'M SURE! HALF WAY THROUGH THE SONG, I WAS NEARLY DRIVEN TO TEARS AND MY ATTITUDE TOWARD HER BEGAN TO CHANGE AND I THOUGHT QUIETLY TO MYSELF; WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN! 2 DOZ. RED ROSES AND A KISS FROM ME TO SUSAN BOYLE!....GOD BLESS YOU MY DEAR! I SEE A RECORDING CONTRACT IN THE WORKS.

MR. CHUCK JONES RETIRED IN NEVADA USA

Susan Boyle you are an amazing talent and I look forward to buying your first release

"Britain's Got Talent" (BGT) seems to be a treasure trove of undiscovered talent. This is not the first book to be misjudged by its cover on BGT; Paul Potts was also similarly unassuming in personality, but also possessed a powerful voice (his specialty was opera). His renditions of a Pavarotti signature aria ("Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot") and Andreas Boceli's signature "Time to Say Goodbye" won Season 1 in 2007. He has since released an album that went #1 in 15 countries - the first to ever do so (or perhaps the first DEBUT album ever to do so).

I think another star is born. I thought I saw where Simon wasted NO time in signing her to Sony BMG - and I can't say I blame him for moving so swiftly to secure her, regardless of the outcome of BGT.

This woman is beautiful outside and inside there is not need to change her; enjoy - relish in her

What an amazing treat the world has gotten. This lady has captured the world with her voice. It truly is incredible, the reaction to a little unknown lady singing a song that has brought millions to tears. There is still hope for the human race.

This woman belongs on Broadway!

Yes - we all felt it! Amanda couldn't have put it better. Ask your children how many diamonds in the rough they walk past every week, or perhaps trample on, because something or someone isn't what the world considers pleasingly acceptable. Thank you God for that heart warming surprise!

I'm showing this to my kids first thing tonight as a lesson in why you should never give up. I'm 6'4", 250 lbs, and still shaking from it...

Like so many others, this woman brought me to tears..... EVERY time I watched the video. THANK YOU SUSAN BOYLE!!

I am driven to Tears! Wow. And I dont like anything. She is awesome and I would wait in line to hear her again and pay dearly for the ticket.

We kept thinking "What's the Big Deal?" until we watched the video. Wow! It almost seems like a ventriloquist trick or something.

We kept thinking "What's the Big Deal?" until we watched the video. Wow! It almost seems like a ventriloquist trick or something.

My tears running,when i hear her voice.It is like a angel that singing.I hope that she come to the usa and let sing here.
It is a joye to hear her.
God blessed her.
Gaston

This woman made me cry. What a beautiful person with the voice of an angel. World wake up and look around you, beautiful people come in so many packages

"Britian's Got Talent" is not like American Idol, it is like "America's Got Talent" which is a talent show, not just a SINGING competition. Writers should really do their research.

Regardless, this woman is incredibly talented. Feel bad for her that everyone's focusing on how unfortunate looking she is.


And God said "HA"! The entire world watching this video has been taught a collective lesson...

I am in tears omg what an amazing voice she has. See you never know what gift someone might have inside them. Its beautiful.

She just won the show. The rest of the series doesn't matter.

They might as well start with next year's show at this point.

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