April 17, 2009
Newly-discovered talent Susan Boyle, appeared on The Early Show. Fortunately we now have a video to embed. Here’s the original post. The judges (sans Simon) apologized to Boyle. She really is quite refreshing. She said that the folks who made fun of her are now being nice to her. She said she “won the over”. Sad that that is what it takes.
She finally put Simon Cowell in his place. His face was priceless but he couldn’t admit to his rudeness or give her a well-earned standing ovation.
Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan apologizes to Susan Boyle.
From The Early Show
told Chen they were simply amazed when Boyle began to sing — especially considering how they’d prejudged her by her looks.
HOLDEN: I mean, it’s a very shallow thing to say but, obviously, the minute she walked onstage we all, and the audience, completely judged her on her appearance and everything else. And I hate saying that. But, you know, that true cliche, we judged a book by its cover, unfortunately, and we’re all very cynical. The audience was jeering and booing and it was just really uncomfortable, wasn’t it? And we were, ‘Oh, just please be good or just get off. Because it’s just — we just need you to do something here,’ because we were so dying for her.
MORGAN: I would just like to apologize to Susan Boyle, because I think it’s long overdue, because, from the clip, you know, (millions of) people could see that Simon Cowell (the third judge that night — he of “American Idol” fame) and I — we don’t have the best reputations, I think, for courtesy in America. I think we owe her on apology because it was an amazing performance. As I said, we were all laughing at her when she started, and by the end, the last laugh was on her.
I don’t know if Simon Cowell has publicly apologized. Don’t know why he couldn’t have been on with them.
Dear Queen Elizabeth:
Please invite Ms Susan Boyle for an individual singing engagement. It would do much for you popularity and Ms Boyle deserves the acknowledgment. Then you can add it to your presidential ipod.
ps. I apologize for our President and First Lady’s lack of etiquette.
Susan Boyle: “I Dreamed a Dream” ( BGT audition 2009)
Susan Boyle: “Cry Me a River” (First recording – charity CD, 1999)
Susan Boyle: “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” (My Kind of People, 1995)
Susan Boyle: “The Way We Were” (1984)
Susan Boyle: “Killing Me Softly” (1998)
Susan Boyle: “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (Jesus Christ Superstar -1986)