Britain Does Have Talent!
Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream is now her dream come true.
January 21st 2009 is the date that Susan stepped on stage at the Scottish Exhibition Center in Glasgow Scotland to audition for “Britain’s Got Talent “show.
I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserable is now Susan’s song. It seemed that all other recordings of that song faded into oblivion. Other artists such as Michael Crawford, Neil Diamond, David Essex, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clarke, and Mandy Patinkin to name a few, tried, but now to no avail. Susan Boyle took it away from them,
As she walked on stage that first day (now history) you could plainly see the audience and their reaction, especially the younger set who looked, laughed and snickered, even the Judges looked skeptical. Then Susan began to sing and you could see the change on the faces of the audience and Judges who looked as if someone had hit them on the side of the head with a 2×4. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and could have been singing Ring around the Roses and got away with it.
Susan’s first album Wild Horses & Silent Night that came out in November had the largest number of pre orders ever for a first album (Amazon) and has a sales certification of 1.7 million copies in just five English speaking countries alone. I Dreamed a Dream single has reached number one on most record album charts including Billboard. Wild Horses by the Stones never appealed to me but Susan’s rendition I like. All other tracks are top notch except for Daydream believer. This one I would rather hear at a faster tempo, but that’s my preference.
Does the apparent fever around the internet and music listeners as a whole indicate that they are tired of the cute blond girls who always seem to dominate the music scene; or are they now leaning to a more mature kind of artist who appeals to all music listeners of all ages and genres? Maybe so and what a great change that would be.
Well what is in the future for Susan Boyle, she has not called me lately so I am not sure. I do hope that she spreads her wings and opens herself up to other types of music with different arrangements, I think a Big Band would be great for her to front and sing some American standards like Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and Mercer wrote. Whatever she decides to do musically I am sure she will succeed, providing she has a good management team that will take care of her career and lead her down the correct path to stardom.