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 surely im shirley
Joined: 6/14/2008
Msg: 44
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Ok....I've watched the video at least 4 times now. Still crying every time. I would have liked her without the voice...how could you not, but that was truly a shock!
 ankkka
Joined: 8/29/2007
Msg: 45
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 6:11:00 AM
Susan Boyle...what is so special you cry ?
She is natural ...talented and she knows what she's worth.Anyway...she's happy person.

This was an example...how much we are shallow to value people we see first time.
At her age...she looks very nice...and I think as young girl she was beautiful.
 Scottish_Goddess
Joined: 12/14/2008
Msg: 46
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 6:49:00 AM
The only reason people judged her before hearing her was because she is crazy.....and you can tell that, if she walked up and acted normal people would have been different, I dont think its about looks......
 DivineBovine
Joined: 5/13/2005
Msg: 48
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 7:58:13 AM

The only reason people judged her before hearing her was because she is crazy.....


and since you just happen to live in the same town she does you know her personally and know this is true, right?

*sheesh*

are you going into every thread about her you can find here on PoF just to tell people this?



she's very talented, and in every interview i've seen with her (and there are now dozens), she comes across as sweet and genuine and a bit naive, but not remotely "crazy". your post smacks of petty sour grapes.
 rearguard*2
Joined: 2/8/2008
Msg: 52
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 9:42:01 AM
Susan is a fantastic talent, and far from being crazy, I found her to be refreshingly down to earth in her approach to things like the question about her age, as if age had anything to do with her musical talents.

I do think it true, however, that the talents of professional groomers associated with the music business would likely transform her appearance, and that in the end, should she follow a career, she will do well to accept their ministrations. I have previously seen the effects of this type of attention on a woman of similar presentation who became a TV personality, and while the person herself did not change, her career was enhances by a good wardrobe, hair style and makeup.

I personally doubt that she would progress too far as a professional singer with her current presentation, but it will certainly be interesting to see how things develop. She certainly delivered one of the most moving performances I have ever seen.
 DivineBovine
Joined: 5/13/2005
Msg: 54
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 10:01:06 AM
our friend Ren posted this on another forum -

listen to THIS, mes amies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2DxkrgpgQ

whoa!

Susan Boyle is the real deal!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 55
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 10:32:30 AM
Don ~~ Our catty commenter is young, and very pretty. . . . She kind of *has* to believe all the attention she's getting is because of her great personality, smarts, and general goodness. With luck, she'll grow into wisdom. If not, she's got one long hard road ahead. Wish her luck!

 OldFolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
Msg: 56
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Posted: 4/17/2009 10:38:27 AM
Thank you, Divine! She is indeed the "real deal". It's incredible how fast this "newly discovered" song of hers is spreading around the world.
 OldFolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
Msg: 58
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 10:44:16 AM
I don't think you're alone, FrauBlucher. I got a bit misty eyed listening to that song too. What a gift she has! And what an inspiration she is becoming to all of us.
 ringo17
Joined: 3/22/2009
Msg: 60
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 1:55:13 PM
I think Miss Boyle is just fine emotionally. I get the feeling that she has faced her demons and made peace with herself. We all have sanguine moments in thinking of our lives in total, but Boyle strikes me as a doer who got herself up,entered the arena and knew all along that she was going to knock em' dead. She summoned her courage, stood in the fray unyielding and happy to be alive.

That's why I cried.
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 61
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/17/2009 5:44:22 PM
WoW..."Cry Me A River"....I am a big fan ...even bigger now!

I'm looking forward to her future recordings

Her voice is crystal!
 Scottish_Goddess
Joined: 12/14/2008
Msg: 64
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 5:09:51 AM
Haha,

*Don* I dont need or want your respect, but thanks anyway.

And I also dont live in West Lothian, I live in East Lothian....

I am not disputing the fact she has talent, she clearly does....but I was trying to say is that people were shocked because of the way she acted before she sang.........

I personally dont think she is the bee's knees, any one who lives of state benefit and my hard earned taxes isnt very respected in my eyes dispite having talent or not.........

P.s This is the only thread I posted MY opinions.......And if im catty well it takes one to know one.........
 DivineBovine
Joined: 5/13/2005
Msg: 65
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Posted: 4/18/2009 6:14:16 AM
^^^child, you deliberately came into a forum for people in Ms. Boyle's age range - people who are more than twice your age - and you did it only for the purpose of slagging off Ms. Boyle.

you might want to consider learning proper grammar and spelling before trash-talking someone who lives on what is called "welfare" in this part of the world. and it's obvious you aren't familiar with the life stories of some of the winners/finalists of American Idol, or you'd know that, in the United States in particular, people love "The Underdog".

that Ms. Boyle perseveres despite reduced circumstances makes her appearance on Britain's Got Talent even more compelling.

and, for the record, there are millions of people all over the world who are currently unemployed due to the economic crisis of the past year. there's no shame in not having a job.

would you be so cavalier next week, if suddenly you found yourself unemployed?

and since you live on the other side of Edinburgh, how do you know Ms. Boyle is "crazy"? is that how young people in the UK feel about people with learning disabilities?

your two posts on this thread indicate that Ms. Boyle has more grace and class in her little finger than you probably do in that pretty head.
 TryAgan
Joined: 4/4/2008
Msg: 66
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 6:35:15 AM
Another Out-Of-Ordinary Beauty over 45 - our Canadian treasure - Rita MacNeil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl9p_yDntfY
 Scottish_Goddess
Joined: 12/14/2008
Msg: 67
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 6:37:57 AM
I didnt "Deliberately" come into a forum to Slag of Susan boyle thats slightly exaggerated!

You are correct im not aware of any life stories of any American Idol winners/Finalists. But good for Susan (being the underdog), I hope she does win, as Britains got talent never let Scotland audition at one point. And she is now representing our country......But excuse me, I obtained my jobs during the recession.....why cant SUSAN?

And as it happens I have more qualifications in English Lit than you have had HOT dinners! And I am an Adult not a child.

"despite reduced circumstances" Awww come on! I think some one who had been working hard all there life bring up children on thier own ect would be far more compelling than Susan Boyle....???

I realise you are just arguing with me for the sake of it.....but good luck...I always get the last word
 *topchef*
Joined: 8/2/2008
Msg: 68
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 6:47:17 AM
Susan Boyle is a gift. She personifies grace, dignity and an inner beauty and humility far greater than we are accustomed to. In these times of instant gratification, media darlings and pop culture icons, she is a breath of fresh air. Her confidence is not bolstered by legions of adoring fans, but by her inner strength and character, knowing who she is, and a lack of reluctance to admit her truths. The fact that she so charmingly reveals her self effacing truths is more evidence of how ingenuous she truly is.

Anyone who doesnt stop to consider how they project to the world through their thin fabricated veneer, an image of who they think they should be, has missed the point. What a lesson for all of us.

You go Girl!

^^^^Whatever circumstances have led to Miss Boyle being unemployed, I'm sure it is not her desire to be on the dole. I hope Miss Goddess you never have to be a victim of unemployment yourself. A little compassion would go a long way and would wear on you so much better than your unbenevolent criticism.
 surely im shirley
Joined: 6/14/2008
Msg: 69
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 7:38:31 AM
We based our expectations on appearance and perception, and Susan so totally surpassed those expectations and humbled us all! In a world where appearance is so overrated, we learned a valuable lesson. Thank you Susan! Although people will help you to change your appearance, please don't let it change the cute, quirky and genuine person that you so obviously are.
 outlawtomboy
Joined: 12/19/2007
Msg: 71
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 10:07:45 AM
op, thanks for sharing this. ms. boyle's performance made me want to stand from my chair and join the ovation!
 onlyfootprints
Joined: 8/22/2008
Msg: 72
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Posted: 4/18/2009 11:40:14 AM
ringo.
I envy you for having had the chance to see Eva Cassady perform before she passed away. A friend turned me on to one of her CDs when I was going through chemo. She told me how inspiring she found Eva to be. Her voice and performances inspired hope in me so many times when I had lost all hope, especially her version of Over the Rainbow. It's such a shame that Eva's music is known by so few.
 ringo17
Joined: 3/22/2009
Msg: 73
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Posted: 4/18/2009 1:28:17 PM
"If happy little bluebirds fly... above the rainbow... why.. Oh.. why... can't... I...", It is a wonderful world because of people like her and Susan. Eva took her bitter pill with great dignity.
 SueCat51
Joined: 8/11/2007
Msg: 74
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Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 2:44:30 PM
I've got deep admiration for Susan. I've posted on this before about her. What I like so much about her is her attitude, she's not letting age, looks, or money get her down. In a world that trashes middle aged & old people, in particular women, I find the water cooler talk about Susan a breath of fresh air. One other note, it has given people hope, even if it is for a few minutes, because it has taken millions of minds of the dire straits of the economy.
 lynaudio
Joined: 2/11/2007
Msg: 75
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 3:17:53 PM
She is quite a talented vocalist. And her spunk is to be admired. Making it in the music business depends on lucrative record sales. She is like many of us, kind of has been as far as sex appeal is concerned and…. the record buying public is largely made up of teens. Not likely that her choice of material, or her appearance is going to have the youngans running out to purchase her album. So mega star would be a far stretch for her. She could however make a comfortable living if we who respect her talent and spunk pay fair market value for her albums when they come on the market. So will all you admirers pay full price for her work when it becomes available? Will you pay the going rate for concert tickets?
 lynaudio
Joined: 2/11/2007
Msg: 77
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 9:43:08 PM
^^^ nothing, but the buying power of the public makes a difference. Do you have the power to convince our children to buy music based on its integrity? My children have and will, but they are the exception. Because we are a musical family. We discuss these merits. However those of us who have the integrity do not represent the buying power. Such is life. Artistic endeavors are better kept as personal goals and expectation. Find other means of profit. Just my opinion of course.
 OldFolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
Msg: 78
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Posted: 4/18/2009 10:06:01 PM
In other words, Lyn...

"Don't Quit Your Day Job".

The mantra of singers everywhere.

Been there, and I even have the T-shirt.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 79
Beauty over 45 - Susan Boyle
Posted: 4/18/2009 10:42:14 PM

ringo.
I envy you for having had the chance to see Eva Cassady perform before she passed away. A friend turned me on to one of her CDs when I was going through chemo. She told me how inspiring she found Eva to be. Her voice and performances inspired hope in me so many times when I had lost all hope, especially her version of Over the Rainbow. It's such a shame that Eva's music is known by so few.


...I would have loved to see/hear her perform . One of my favourites of hers is 'Songbird' and of course 'Over the Rainbow'

btw onlyfootprints, sorry to hear you've been ill, hope all is well.

...maeflowers
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