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Susan Boyle is the most powerful person in the world

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 21st 2009 6:02PM
Susan BoyleHow powerful? NBC originally refused to run President Obama's prime time press conference about his health care plan tomorrow night at 9PM because it would interfere with the highly-rated America's Got Talent and the show's interview with Britain singing sensation Susan Boyle. So what did the White House do?

They moved Obama's speech.

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Billie

I live in UK and most of Boyle hype here was bemusement that she had caused such a media storm in USA !!! - just for having and OK voice for show tunes when we have thousands far better on Westend Stages without the hype, and for having spent years trying to get a "career".And for having a mouth on her like Gordon Ramsay
She will ,no doubt ,be more successful in USA than anywhere else.Oddly

July 26 2009 at 7:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leonina

I am from australia so I will not comment about Obama or america politics. I am so happy to be able to see Susan again via internet. She looks beautiful and she is an adorable, clever, gatsy, humble, fanny and talented lady. To Emma: she knows and can sing a lot of song but BGT did not aloud her to do new songs on the tour.
It was not her desition to do only those 2 songs as it was not her desition to be everywhere or too much, we were the ones talking about her and looking for info about her. Susan has a mild disability, she is not a retardad, she seems to me more clever than you,who apparently think that only " normal" people can have a dream and fulfill it. She is what she is and never even try to hide any side of her. So, you don't like her? OK don't follow her news but don't be another bulli peacking on her like some idiot in her village did.

July 23 2009 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wulfn1

I'm just glad I have sattelite and can watch a non network show while the president drones on.
If I ever want to know what he said, all I have to do is read it in the news.

July 22 2009 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jenny K.

Many people still don't get cable news, or even all the networks, depending where they live. It doesn't matter who the president is; if the leader of the nation wants to address the nation, he should be able to do so. It's not like the preempted show disappears forever and will never be rerun.

And as far as the ad revenues, that's not how it works. The lost ads will show up on other programs.

July 22 2009 at 3:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Entropydecides

Obama and his staff made a decision that would appeal to everyone. The rising cost of healthcare and the plight of the uninsured needs to be exposed, the status quo is unsustainable and unjust.
Fortunately Obama recognized that timing is everything, and a Susan Boyle interview would leave him with very little.
Susan Boyle's talent is surpassed only by her clever remarks, gentle heart, and adorable quirkiness.
Obama's ascent to the presidency was earned by making smart decisions like the one above.

July 22 2009 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CC

She is brilliant, talented, and has more more class and authenticity than all of Hollywood put together. Leave her alone to glow... it's HER turn~ NOT yours. Just look at yourself in the mirror, minus your "yes" people, your paid off or compensated friends & family, and employee's. We all reap what we sow. Or call it "KARMA..." whatever! Susan B. is a beautiful soul and to those of you who cannot "see" her in that light, it's because you somehow can't even see past ... yourself.

July 22 2009 at 2:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carol

I agree that this is not the place to take any political sides. The sad thing is that I think Miss Boyle herself, , had nothing to do with the network's decision............this was made by the "suits" who did not want to lose advertising monies.
It is of course an ignorant statement to say someone "can only sing one song" kudos to whomever asked "how can someone "only sing one song". And it is grossly unfair to blame Susan for a network decision.
I also disagree, however with the title of this article. You knew it would create vehement responses when you wrote it.
Of course she is not "the most powerful person in the world" and nor does she want to be. She simply wants to be a successful singer. And that she is, in spades.

July 21 2009 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

I think the world is tired of the same ole bad news and political garbage anyway. Ms. Boyle's presence, talent, and lifestory is fascinating. Can't we have an hour where we're entertained and feel good for a change. Just post the presents notes on the website--I'll read about it later if something intertesting comes out of it. I'm very excited to see Ms. Boyle in America!!!!! Tom

July 21 2009 at 10:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Sassone

Max: there's no political opinion in this post, and I try to just post a story or a video with just the info and no slant. Just because something is in the political realm doesn't mean the post itself it political.

July 21 2009 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Max

In the other comment above, I never said that there's anything wrong about this post. I'm talking about the site as a whole. One of your worst offenders is Danny G. The best post on there was this one: http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/07/06/anderson-cooper-knows-nothing-about-sports/

In that video there was nothing entertaining, interesting or TV related(other than that it was on a news channel that's on TV). Yet, it's 5 minutes long, and were never told where the part where Anderson doesn't know sports. Yet, two days later your able to post the time for where the relevant part of the video applies to the article http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/07/08/craig-ferguson-says-farewell-to-michael-jackson/. Fishy, huh?

July 21 2009 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rtms

I agree with the move, why should the networks be held hostage with no compensation for the ads lost during these speeches? Summer has low enough ratings that the TV series are just struggling to get by. I don't see why they can't put these speeches on Sunday nights at 6 or 7 pm, when most people are going to be eating dinner/supper and therefore do not interfere with any prime time. If people want to listen to the Pres blab on and on, they will tune in.

July 21 2009 at 9:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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