Friday, April 17, 2009

Susan Boyle in 1999

I'll assume you've seen Susan Boyle's performance on "Britain's Got Talent". (If you haven't, or if you have only seen news clips, go watch it in its entirety on YouTube. The start is worth it just to see the skeptical audience before and after she starts singing. I can't begin to imagine what it was like to be in the audience and see that live.)

But it turns out that this is not all that she has recorded. Thanks to a BBC story today, I learned about a 1999 recording she made - as reported by a Scottish newspaper. It was cut number 12 on a privately-made charity fund-raising CD.

Take a listen. It is simply stunning.

I think it is better than the song from "Les Miserables" she did in the competition. She has soul.

1 comment:

Doctor Pion said...

Good followup story today: from the BBC.

The comments there make me wonder if this could change our "celebrity" culture. You never know.