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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:47 PM
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In Digital Age, Angelic Voice Shines Through.
On Easter Sunday, the day after her television debut,(Susan) Boyle -- dubbed "the woman who shut up Simon Cowell" in one headline -- received a standing ovation when she went to Mass.

"We let out a wee bit of a cheer for her. We are quite proud of her," Boyle's parish priest, Ryszard Holuka, said in a telephone interview.

He added that Boyle is a "quiet soul" who doesn't "flaunt herself." He described her as "understated" and never "pushy." . . .

Many have said it was a poor reflection on both the live audience and others watching that they were surprised when a "frumpy woman" turned out to have the "voice of an angel."

Boyle herself has noted the issue but seems to be unfazed. In a British newspaper interview, she said she entered the contest at the behest of her late mother, who had urged her to "take the risk." She said it was "a bit of a shock" to see herself on television, and she thought she looked too fat -- "like a garage."

"Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances," she said. "There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:49 PM
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1. "Life is like a box of chocolates". I've watched the video at least 6 times today and
enjoy it more each time.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:56 PM
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2. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, elleng. :)
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:58 PM
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3. sometimes the Universe is just like that. It sends us a Susan Boyle or a Barack Obama
:)

Like sunshine on a cloudy day
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 05:01 PM
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4. More than 7.25 million views on youtube.
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