What if Susan Boyle Could Not Sing?



Following Susan Boyle video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PPlkOyaqaQ)  has become a new sensation…an overnight craze!

I found this link displayed as ‘status message’ on my friend’s profile – and out of curiosity checked it…

First and foremost, I must admit Susan Boyle has got a terrific voice! But her tacky clothes, seemingly, chubby – rather unattractive persona added to the surprise factor – because when she appeared on stage nobody, including judges, apparantly liked her. But her 3-minute singing performance changed it all!

Out of curiosity – I searched for review of her performance and found these two:

How talented Susan Boyle exposes our shallow side

and,

It wasn’t singer Susan Boyle who was ugly on Britain’s Got Talent so much as our reaction to her

Both articles criticise cynical mentality of people to judge a person based on appearance, looks, glamour etc. – and rightly so…

But my line of thinking was different…
This is not the first time some ‘unpleasant’ peronality has ‘suddenly’ diplayed extra-ordinary talent and has shaken the audience…in India as well, this has happened in a few reality shows/ talent hunt shows.

I am not saying all this was made up or artifical…

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>What I am saying is:

We just focus on such success stories – who go against people’s perception and win their hearts through talent.

But what about peope – who do have rather ‘unpleasant’, ‘unattractive’ looks, personality and also have no real extra-ordinary talent!

The life of such people would be unbearable, disappointing – considering the kind of feeling people must have towards them (think of the initial response Susan got when she appeared on the stage)

I thought:

“Yes, I did find Boyle’s performance incredible. And Surprisingly Excellent. And heartwarming etc. etc. She does, indeed, have impressive talent. But what if she didn’t? What if Susan Boyle couldn’t sing?”

So I tried to look on the net is anybody has cared to think about it…and to my surprise, I found this article:


What if Susan Boyle Couldn’t Sing?
A nice article…

I am sure nobody would be really interested in this question – especially discussing it publicly – but if we could think of it and answer it to ourselves…we might do ‘more justice’ (in our day-to-day behaviour) to so many other Susan’s who can’t sing.


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