I was one of the many people who shed a tear watching Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent" on YouTube (links to come) giving us all a lesson in judging books by their covers. She sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables", one of my favorite songs. She is spunky and funny and has a lovely voice and doesn't seem to have gotten many breaks in her life.
She gets an honorable mention here for perservering when an average person would have bucked under the pressure a long time ago. Catapulting from local talented, but unknown woman to international star followed by paparazzi, singing on TV in front of millions of people in the space of 7 weeks is an experience not many people have had or would want to have. My hat is off to her for seemingly maintaining her sense of humor, her class when congratulating the team that beat her on the show.
I hope she gets to sing for the Queen afterall, somehow, since that was said to be her dream. I hope she gets enough exposure from this to have a comfortable and fulfilling life doing what she loves and entertaining audiences but not being harassed to death.