Thursday, April 16, 2009, Nashville, TN., 3:28 a.m., D.S.T. (can't sleep)~
Bill Sandusky here. Just sitting here, still gobsmacked at a video that a friend sent to me in my e-mail box.
The video in question was this forty seven year old woman from Scotland who has turned the world around with her ability to sing. (She was auditioning for a spot to be on the show, "Britain's Got Talent".) Now, the woman in question isn't what I would call pretty: rather plain looking, a little on the chubby side, wearing a plain, simple dress, high heeled shoes, short, very wavy hair.
She also happens to be disabled and is an unemployed church worker.
When she opened her mouth to sing "I Dreamed A Dream" (from the musical, "Les Miserables"), it was like WOW! She had a voice!! An amazingly powerful, haunting, beautiful voice! The judges (as well as the audience) were drop-jawed; they soon went crazy as they listened to her perform.
The woman is named Susan Boyle; she's suddenly the biggest Internet sensation (not to mention, media darling). The video of her singing was on YouTube, and it's had something like over 6,000,000 hits. People can't seem to get enough out of watching this video or listening to Susan singing like an angel!
I know I can't. Every time I watch this video, I'm like, "WOW!!" I think she is here to teach the world a powerful lesson: "Don't judge a book by its cover", which is exactly what she is doing. She may not be your ideal image of what a celebrity should look like, but she has talent, pure, raw, God-given talent that is a force to be reckoned with.
I watch this video, and I don't see a frumpy middle-aged woman: I see beauty in her personality, her talent, her very soul. She is far prettier than these plastic, altered celebrities that are so prevelent in the entertainment industry nowadays, and I suddenly find myself rooting for the underdog. It is absolutely mind-boggling!
I don't know how far Susan Boyle will go in the competition; I pray she makes it all the way! What a shot in the arm it would be for people (such as myself) who live with disabilities (or for that matter, plain, unassuming people who aren't pretty or handsome)! She is truly an angel sent from God to teach the world not to judge others!
God bless Susan Boyle; may her star shine brightly for a very long time to come!!