Christopher Gardner: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?
Christopher: All right.
Christopher Gardner: You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.

I am in tears now. I have heard about Susan Boyle prior but that’s for a laugh until I decided to check YOUTUBE for her performance at Britains Got Talent 2009. I tried watching it over again and again and I still get all the tear-jerking moments. You know what? Now I know that YOU CAN NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! True indeed!

This was a performance that made my cry. Not just because she was so good but because she was laughed at in the beginning of the show as an underdog judged by her appearance and age. At 47, she seem to be out of place standing in the middle of a stage competing with other equally good performers.

The audience was a bit cynical initially. They laughed at her and even made faces. Well, they must have been wondering why an old unmarried Scottish lady was in front of them looking less serious trying to dream of being a professional singer as successful as Elaine Paige. Everyone was waiting for her to squawk like a duck. They failed!

Amidst the contrast between her powerful voice and her plain appearance on stage, Susan Boyle never stopped dreaming. From the audience’s not-so-good first impression of her until the standing ovation she received after her performance, she gave us the “biggest wake-up call ever”.

Boyle’s performance was a victory for talent and artistry in a culture obsessed with physical attractiveness and presentation. No wonder she has been topping the charts passing all other famous singers in UK and US. Indeed, SHE DREAMED A DREAM THAT WAS MEANT A REALITY FOR HER. No more LES MISERABLES for SUSAN BOYLE!



Note: Read more about SUSAN BOYLE at WIKIPEDIA.