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Who is Susan Boyle, and why is there so much sudden hype over her?

Asked by BBSDTfamily (6824points) April 29th, 2009

Just wondering! I see her name everywhere all of the sudden…

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Likeradar's avatar

Google her, BBSDTfamily… and I have no idea why there’s so much hype. An average looking person can have a good voice?!?! Alert the media…

seekingwolf's avatar

YouTube her name and you’ll find out why she’s so popular…and justifiably so.
Even if she was beautiful looking, I’d still love her! She has the voice of an angel.

SeventhSense's avatar

It’s amazing it’s like if Shrek could sing! And she has the accent and everything.

Likeradar's avatar

@SeventhSense And unplucked brows! And she wears sensible shoes! And she can… sing?! So confusing! ~

seekingwolf's avatar

I just re-watched it and I cried a little. :’ )
Her voice gives me tears and goosebumps…it’s just so beautiful!
I hope she goes really, really far!

Ivan's avatar

Psh. you’re behind the times. The new buzz is over is over Hollie Steel, although there are rumors that she’s a fake.

seekingwolf's avatar

@Ivan

I found Hollie’s voice to be gaudy and kind of weird when I heard it. I much prefer Susan.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Hollie turned out to be a fake.

Ivan's avatar

@seekingwolf

Yeah, I don’t know what to make of Hollie. The bit at the beginning of her act was obviously stupid, but I think purposefully so. If she’s real though, she’s fantastic.

BBSDTfamily's avatar

Dang okay I am about to check out these videos and check out this enthusiasm you all seem to have! Ha ha thanks!

seekingwolf's avatar

@Ivan

Yeah she definitely has talent, but she sounded like she was trying too hard to be good!
I dunno, I can’t describe it…but something rubbed me the wrong way with her voice.

BBSDTfamily's avatar

Are we sure that is her real voice guys?

Ivan's avatar

@BBSDTfamily

Who are you talking about? No one is really questioning Susan Boyle; they found an old recording of her from 10 years ago and she was equally as fantastic. People are sceptical of Hollie, though. So no, we aren’t sure.

BBSDTfamily's avatar

Okay gotcha… wow well good for her!

SeventhSense's avatar

@Likeradar
sensible shoes..tee hee
I guess the surprising thing is that there are far more people who can’t sing so to have someone who can sing is the exception and to be unattractive and have a beautiful voice seems so counterintuitive. We mostly think that beautiful voices look like this and have wings but sometimes they look like this. Sometimes when someone sings exceptional it seems even more profound when the person is not textbook “attractive”.
I still love Simply Red’s Holding back the Years and here’s Corrine Bailey Rae’s homage to Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds to be fair and balanced- Put Your Records On

augustlan's avatar

Just watched Susan Boyle again. Yep. Still gives me goosebumps!

knitfroggy's avatar

I saw on the news where she got a makeover she got those eyebrows plucked. I wish she’d stayed the same-so she is plain looking…BFD! She still has a beautiful voice!

sandystrachan's avatar

You just started to hear about her and see her everywhere, where have you been for the few weeks she has been in the news. ? ?
Its a shame they have gave her a make over, and that she is still in the show . She has everything now the chance to make millions she shouldn’t be on the show anymore .

tiffyandthewall's avatar

because the public is shocked that not only can we have pretty girls like miley cyrus who can’t sing like shit and pretty girls like christina aguleira who can sing, but also average/‘unattractive’ people who can sing even better.

i think it’s insulting the way everyone is acting so shocked that this lady can sing. she probably wouldn’t have received as much recognition if she was prettier. it would just be another talented lady, but now she’s treated as if she’s a miracle. she is obviously very talented, but should be praised for her talent, not for being ‘talented despite her looks….’

sandystrachan's avatar

She was spotted in 1999 look it up on youtube

philosopher's avatar

She was second in Britain’s got talent. She is not young or beautiful but she is talented .

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