Posted by: anglopole | April 17, 2009

Brits need to be wowed to see the TRUE talent among them!

I am not going to be very original writing about the last episode of Britain’s Got Talent show!  It’s been in the centre of media and general attention not just in Britian but around the world, really! All the amazement millions of people are under at the moment is due to one stunning performance of a very nice Scottish lady named Susan Boyle.

Here’s the video clip of the performance:

As you have surely noticed Susan was welcomed by both the audience and the judges by scornful laughter and giggles, which were becoming worse as she lost her words while introducing herself! Hey, I know I know…. in Britain hardly anybody gets nervous and becomes gobsmacked when under stress, right? It is a nation of superheroes, after all! 😉 I am being cycnical, yes, as the ubiquitous sarcasm and cynicism here simply get my goat! I loved what one of the judges, Amanda Holden, said when making comments on Ms Boyle’s superb performance: “I am so thrilled as I know everybody was against you! I honestly think we were all very cynical and this is the biggest wake-up call!… I just want to say that it was a complete privilege listening to that!”

We all know the proverb: don’t judge the book by its cover, don’t we? Yet, the opposite is so common here, in the UK, when it comes to perceiving others, hence such an extreme surprise of the audience of the show mentioned above to hear such an angelic voice coming out from a woman most people would consider hardly attractive, to use a politically correct expression!

I did write about sarcasm and cynicism before. Now, it is the Brits themselves that see how both can blind our eyes and make it impossible to see all the gems around us = people who have so much to offer but are never given a chance to present their talents and personality assets. When you have time and desire just read the thousands of comments left under the video of Susan Boyle’s audition. Just in the past few days over 20 million people have watched her perform and the number of viewers is growing.

Britain definitely has got talent – all we need is to become more humble and open to notice it in  the common people around! 🙂

You go Susan! I too am under the spell of the unquestionable beauty of your voice and your great sense of humour, all dressed in pure humility!


  1. It was quite stunning, wasn’t it? And I must admit I was among the ones who giggled. I was expecting Susan Boyle to be one of those “performers” who are so funny they get to be shown on TV. I was wrong, like most people. This was a real lesson in humility.


    • I missed having a spontaneous reaction when seeing Susan come out to perform as I watched the video after a friend of mine had sent a link to me explaining the whole story. I’d like to think I’d have been less prejudiced than most people were, but I’ll never know now, will I? Anyway, I’m sure Susan is going to see her dream of a singing career realized, regardless her success or failure in winning ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ 🙂
      Thanks for your comment Londynka!


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