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Simplicity and Talent Discovered

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

There are some developments that you can’t stop – it has a universal appeal. Music is one. In recent times if there has been a development ( the word “development” is not correct), call it “sensation”, a “phenomenon” the world over, it is the discovery of a 47-year-old unemployed lady Susan Boyle, in the Britain’s Got Talent.

“I am so thrilled because I know everybody was against you I honestly think that we were all being very cynical and it was a wake up call…” said Amanda Holden after hearing Susan Boyle, who like anyone in audience went by her unattractive look.

"I'm going to rock that audience", she said before her performance. She didn't imagine in her wildest dream that after her first introductory song “I Dreamed a Dream” it would be the whole world. Audiences, who were skeptical about her before the act, later stood up, cried, and were happy to the marrow, Susan being given three “Yes” by the judges.

You Tube – the rendezvous of music lovers the world over, as soon as the video of the Susan Boyle surfaced in the video-sharing site, they were all asking, “Why the world took so much time to discover her talent?” It was her simplicity and feeling of “being”, with no starry ambitions that the whole world fall upon her.

The Google’s video sharing site, You Tube, got 75, 968, 746 views and 420, 130 comments in the Susan Boyle’s first performance video in the Britain’s Got Talent. It brought Google infrastructure susceptible to broke down with ever-increasing streaming demand, forcing Google and the producer of the Britain’s Got Talent to discuss and come to a solution.

Solution besides monetary: It has stopped the Embedding option that comes with every video uploaded in the You Tube of the Susan Boyle first singing stint. It was not Google, but media all across the world started penning down about her. Whether it is The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, or it is print media of India. Journalists got a new story, a new icon, to follow upon.

However, Susan Boyle success reminds all of us that we shouldn’t go by the cover of a book, a face of a person, but we should go by the content of the book, talent of a person.

Video: Susan Boyle in the Britain's Got Talent

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  • Comments

    1. Nice article. It has enlivened the admirer inside me for this 47 year old lady.
      When I watched her video in 'You tube', I was overwhelmed, felt choked out of exhilaration. Her firm confidence in self with no superficial aura made me her admirer.
      Thanks for this article.

    2. It is really an inspiring article and information. 47 yrs old Susan Boyle is a great example for encouraging the young talents who loose heart and step back from going ahead with their ambitions on their first 2-3 failures.

      Confidence and determination never betrays if we possess the real talents along with honesty and sincerity towards self and the task we are concerned.

      Time may be a bar but Age is not a bar to show our talent we possess.

      Pratibha Sinha


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