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Susan Boyle performed her signature song I Dreamed a Dream on the Britain’s Got Talent finale.  Did her performance win the hearts of Britain?  Unfortunately, it did not.  The pumped up, innovative dance group Diversity blew the British viewers and judges away.  Wow!  What a performance.  Amazing choreography paired with great music selections.  My favorite performance, however, is Julian Smith, a music teacher.  He gave a very moving performance of Somewhere from West Side Story.  Although he finished third, I hope he gets his chance at fame one day.  Kenny G, watch out!

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Susan Boyle was a gracious contestant.

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Susan Boyle may be facing a tough competitor in this season’s Britain’s Got Talent. Hollie Steel, 10-year-old ballerina girl, has such a glowing presence that you can’t help but fall for her angelic voice. Unlike other stage parents, Steel’s parents actually look normal and are very supportive of her talent. I am not an American Idol fan but I will be keeping eyes out for both performances by Susan Boyle and Hollie Steel. Do you think the British will be swayed by Hollie’s innocent charm or Susan’s Cinderella/Ugly Duckling-to-Swan story?

Dreams do come true for Susan Boyle, 47 year-old unemployed woman, a contestant in this season’s Britain’s Got Talent. Susan who lives with her cat claims she has never been kissed – this made me feel so sad =(. She has always wanted to perform in front of a large audience and now her dream has come true. Don’t judge a book by its cover, she is an amazing singer. Here she sings “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. [Note: You need to double click the YouTube link below since embedding was disabled by user.]

Susan’s story reminds me so much of Paul Potts, who won as the finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Paul was just an ordinary cell phone salesman but blew away the judges and audience with his operatic voice. His second album, Passione, will be released in the US on May 5, 2009. I wish the same happy ending for Susan.