June 21, 2009
One wonders why he is admitting to this now and yet previous was adamant he didn’t?
What about Ms Boyle’s present condition has prompted him to come forward with a disclaimer that her “fears for her well-being”? And that no matter what happens in the next few weeks he will stick by her? He promised to stick by her until she made two albums.
And why are they letting her continue on the tour? It makes absolutely no sense as far as her own future. It’s a major headline alert when she sits out a performance when everyone knew that going in. How long before he admits they used her just to sell tickets? That they are still using her?
It’s all very sad.
And why isn’t Pebbles traveling with her? It’s impossible for them to be “looking out for her well-being” and “putting her interests first” if she does not get to see Pebbles every day. Pebbles is the one and only thing that ties her to her previous life.
Here’s an interview Cowell had with GARETH BEBB of the UK Daily Express.
He admits he may not have handled Ms Boyle as optimally as possibly but what was he to do? Who was he to stop her? And her family concurred as recently as last week when they as a group discussed her continuing on the BGT Tour. Was she present? Did she have a say? Is she rational enough to make a decision? How much contact does her family actually have with her and how much did they have with her prior to the audition? And who needs a
After Susan had become a global sensation, we were on a satellite link to the Oprah show together. She seemed fine with all the attention – I thought she was utterly charming and thrilled with what had happened. I thought – perhaps naively – that she was in control. Looking back it has become clear that we didn’t handle the situation with Susan as well as we could have.
Yet, when I analyse what happened I don’t know that I could have done any of it differently.
So the question remains: should we have done things differently? Perhaps the ones who can best answer that are Susan Boyle’s family.
Last week I met them and I asked, ‘Tell me honestly, did we do right or did we do wrong?’
I meant was, was it right to allow Susan to carry on performing in the show once it became clear that she was finding it stressful. And they said unanimously, we did the right thing. They said Susan has always wanted to sing and had sat at home for years wishing she had a chance. We had given her that opportunity.
Ok that’s the show – but what about now?
There is no easy way of achieving fame and no guaranteed way of dealing with it. Facing a series of public votes on a talent show is psychologically tough. Yet who has the right to ban Susan Boyle – or anyone like her – from trying to sing her way out of one life and into another.
“anyone like her?”
Yes, there have been problems, but overall I think it is a positive experience for her. I’m glad we gave her this opportunity and – more importantly – I think Susan is as well.
Why doesn’t he know for sure?