As a general rule of thumb, I stay away from most forms reality tv in the US and overseas. But yesterday, I kept coming across this story from "Britain's Got Talent" about a forty seven year old spinster with an incredible voice that surprised everybody. Curiosity got the better of me so I went to YouTube to see what the fuss was all about. (I tried to embed it but it looks like everybody whom posted the footage had it disabled by request. Naughty BBC.) Her name is Susan Boyle and she sings "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables.
Speechless, seriously. Such a big, bold voice coming out of this matronly lady. I could feel the tears welling up as I listened to her sing. Why oh why hasn't this woman been in theatre? Why hasn't she tried acting lessons to help out too? That is a voice made for opera and dramatic musicals. I was so happy for her.