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Boyle's bubble burst as she comes up short on Britain's Got Talent

by John Scott Lewinski, posted May 31st 2009 9:41AM
Susan Boyle came up just short in her final appearance on Britain's Got Talent.She dreamed a dream, but Susan Boyle's rags to riches attempt to win the top prize on Britain's Got Talent came up just short this weekend.

Diversity, a dance troupe, edged out the Scot on the season's climactic episode. Her seemingly tragic and unjust end seems almost poetically concocted as Boyle sang "I Dream a Dream" for her final number on the show (the same song that stunned audiences the night she appeared on the scene).

But, Boyle was gracious in defeat, offering a nod to the young performers who beat her out: "They're very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best."

Her defeat comes after a week of controversy as Boyle allegedly laid into multiple reported victims with expletive laced tirades. Her behavior offered the British tabloid press the perfect opportunity to claim she was cracking under the pressure and was out of her depth as a performer. No one will ever know for sure if that bad press cost her the crown.

According to Judge Simon Cowell, Boyle's second place finish doesn't really matter: "A lot of people said you shouldn't even be in this competition, that you're not equipped to deal with it...Win or lose, you had the guts to come back here tonight, face your critics, and you beat them."

In the end , shed no tears for Boyle who will not have to skulk back to her Scottish village in disgrace. The woman became an international internet sensation over night, and concerts and recording deals are all but assured for her.

Put it this way: In a year, "Diversity" will be just another political buzzword -- while Boyle will be performing for thousands across the globe.

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Dave

Susan's moment was in the audition only. Beautifully edited to gain maximum 'aww gee' impact. I have been unable to find a recording of that song that didn't sound far superior to hers though.

I would've been so chuffed if Stavros Flattley had won - hilarious.

A Brit in San Diego (Thank you torrents:o)

June 01 2009 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
s

Brits are behind. WAY behind!

May 31 2009 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
s

Brits are losers. Very far behind the times.

May 31 2009 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Emma

Or maybe you guys just haven't cracked on to the fact that Boyle's bubble has burst yet. (Said in jest, no offence meant to anyone).

May 31 2009 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Buckley

So second place is a "tragic and unjust end". Really. That's a bit much don't you think. I guess if you can't win, why even try. Nice.

May 31 2009 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

"the American's drive pop culture..."

Heheheheh!!

Not entirely true. Otherwise country music would be massive outside of America, but it really isn't!

I think it's more apt to say that if someone makes it in America they might last longer, but it's a tough nut to crack as it's a big place

May 31 2009 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

~ Britain screwed that up, Susan Boyle comes in 2nd to Diversity, which is a bunch of guys jumping about, okay - whatever.

~ Diversity came across as a bunch of synchronized swimmers on a stage instead of in the water LOL.

~ Diversity, a cheap version of Canada's Cirque du Soleil LOL.

May 31 2009 at 5:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

No offense to the Brits, but the American's drive pop culture... so it really doesn't matter if she isn't popular in Britain... her immense popularity here in the states will give her career longevity even if she is dismissed at home.

May 31 2009 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

"In a year, "Diversity" will be just another political buzzword -- while Boyle will be performing for thousands across the globe."

You think???

I'd say you have it back to front - Diversity - or at least the main choreographer & some of the dancers will go on to have massive success doing stage shows. Their routines have all been top notch

Susan Boyle will have her bit of fame & gushing of support from Oprah and other random people who've just discovered that you don't have to be pretty so be able to sing above average (duh!)

(also from UK here)

May 31 2009 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Emma

I have to agree with Ashley, I am just not seeing the huge outpouring of support for Susan Boyle here in the UK. I, like so many, was impressed by her audition, but when it came to the live shows she brought nothing new to the table. She even rehashed her audition song for the final.

In fact I am going to go flat out and say I am disgusted at the scorn being directed at Diversity for winning. First of all, it was a public vote so clearly they were the public's favourite and on the night they were the best act. The choreography was amazing and I am sure they will do something fantastic for the Royal Variety Show. What was Susan Boyle going to do, trot out the same old song again?!

I didn't expect them to win, but I am glad that they did.

May 31 2009 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buddy

Nothing against Susan or Diversity. But I think it's funny that "Britain's Got Talent" got more exposure for a TV program not seen at all in the US.

Do "Survivor," "Celebrity Apprentice", "Amazing Race," and our own "America's Got Talent" are talked about that much on the internet or "Larry King Love" and "Oprah?"

It's amazing one of the networks (broadcast or cable) couldn't work out a deal to pickup the series and aired it concurrently. It became a worldwide sensation.

May 31 2009 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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