If you ever needed to see a poster child for The Law of Attraction at work Susan Boyle is it. As April 11th started, the world outside of Susan’s hometown of Bathgate, a rapidly growing town in West Lothian in Scotland had no knowledge of Susan Boyle. By the end of the day all of Britain was a buzz with Susan Boyle and within days, the world is all a buzz with Susan. In less than a week’s time she’s gone from an unemployed, lonely woman with a cat named Pebbles, to instant celebrity even rumored to have been invited to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in talks for a record deal with Simon Cowell’s record label all thanks to a song from the musical, “Les Misérables” called “I Dreamed A Dream”, Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” program on ITV, and the magic of YouTube.
Neil Midgley of Britain’s Telegraph described Susan’s unassuming appearance as a “podgy woman with a frumpy frock, a wiry hairdo and heavy brows” leaving the audience and probably the judges to assume Britain was about to be treated to a performance to be mocked much like William Hung‘s appearance on “American Idol” in 2004. With the audience snickering and the judges barely able to hold back their laughter at the notion this woman who wants to sound like Elaine Paige. Well perhaps it’s just better to watch what happened. Play the video below and witness for yourself what happened in seven minutes on “Britain’s Got Talent.”
Special thanks to Yahoo! Video for hosting the video as YouTube has blocked all embedding of the video.
I will admit I did not have high expectations when I saw the clip. Bear in mind I knew she had to have done something special for this clip to even be shown to me as I don’t live in Britain, and I had just seen a clip of Susan being interviewed on an American television program before seeing the the actual performance. I personally thought Susan’s hair is reminiscent of the Breakfast danish look of Princess Leia in the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope for those obsessive Star Wars fans). It seems the desire to be like Elaine Paige is a very apt comparison for Susan Boyle as Elaine Paige is also defies expectation. Elaine Paige stands at 4 foot 11 & 1/2 inches tall and yet possesses a voice you’d never expect from someone so small. Susan Boyle, you just never expected her voice to blow you away! The song choice is incredibly appropriate as well. Here is a chance to check out Susan’s idol Elaine Paige singing “I Dreamed A Dream”, the same song Susan did:
I imagine Susan Boyle is about to have an amazing change to her life. Even though the contest that is “Britain’s Got Talent” has just begun, it’s already as if Susan has won. I imagine it won’t be long before she’s appearing on Elaine Paige’s radio program to talk with her idol. I’m looking forward to buying an album by Susan Boyle not only because she’s got talent, I’m inspired by her story that proves, the Law of Attraction works.
Everyone can be a success if they put their mind to it and find an avenue to showcase that talent to the world. Thank you Susan Boyle for your inspiration.