Perhaps many of you have already seen this youtube video. I never visit youtube. Never. But so many people were talking and blogging about Susan Boyle's singing debut that I caved and decided to go see what all of the hoopla was about, expecting to be extremely underwhelmed.
It is a clip from Britain's Got Talent. You will see a rather frumpy 47 year old, unemployed woman step out on stage and claim she'd like to be a famous singer. The judges cast rude and doubtful glances amoungst themselves. The audience members roll their eyes as the music begins to play. And then this woman opens her mouth and begins to sing...and within seconds everyone in the room realizes they are in the presence of true greatness. You really do have to see and hear this to believe it. But you might want to grab a kleenix before you do, because it literally brought tears to my eyes. Wow.