God bless you, Susan Boyle
What a rare and wonderful gift. Let the disparaging girl at 1:23 eat crow for the rest of her life. And just look at the "My stars, I'm blown away!" expression on Simon Cowell's face throughout the entire performance!
I don't particularly care for most "Britain's Got Talent" performances I've seen on YouTube. They range from the mediocre (and I'm not kidding when I say most of the contestants) to the highly overrated Connie Talbot. BGT needs to stop accepting these young children with thin, undeveloped voices (apparently the judges and viewers overlook that because the children are "cute") and instead try to discover more unknowns like Susan Boyle.
Susan could teach a lot to the incredibly overrated Filipina "Charice," who evidently has yet to hire a good vocal coach. She may be only 16, but after all this time in the limelight, there's no excuse for her lack of control and poor tones, or for her limited repertoire of the same Celine and Whitney songs. I bring this up because tonight my wife found Charice's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Dodger's Stadium a few nights ago. For crying out loud, Americans are bad enough, but this was as atrocious as I've ever heard: off-key, slower than a dirge, and "ghettoed up" (meaning sustained notes are turned into the "ay-ay-ay" that so many black "singers" do).
Update, 4/20: here's a typical "rebuttal" to me over at charicediva.com:
ppl lyk that should be ignored...y should we argue w/ that guy or anyone who r not impressed w/ charice? taste can't be quantified...that's a thousand year old fact...Good lord. Can I be expected to engage in any sort of intellectual reasoning with such illiterate nitwits?