Let’s hear it for Susan Boyle, the spinster from Scotland who blew away Simon Cowell and the other judges on “Britain’s Got Talent.”
The plump and disheveled Boyle took the stage Saturday to eye rolling from the “American Idol”-like show’s judges. Hoots and jeers from the audience. The 47-year-old said she wanted to be like British musical theater goddess Elaine Paige, bringing on another chorus of abuse. Then Susan Boyle opened her mouth to sing …
There are several versions of the segment on YouTube. This appears to be a monster online video event, with millions upon millions of views so far (did I actually count 20 million?).
Did it all really go down like that, with the judges truly stunned and their jaws dropping and all? I want to believe. But even if not, this is extraordinary online video, as viral as it comes. Too bad we can only see it for the first time once.