Yes. Reality tv or no, ratings are ratings and this is just the type of story that will get people to watch. Funny how the camera knew just whose face to capture in reaction to her responses and the two lackeys backstage putting on a show on cue, etc. The editing was perfect, songs evoke just the right mood about her. Also she demonstrates a knowlege of vocal dynamics and technique that shows she's definitley had some sort of vocal training and is practiced at it. I hate to be a cynic but I'm certain there is some staging and set up happening here to appeal to the broad audience. Be that as it may I still believe this is the wonderful break for Susan we all know it to be, depite the set up the network is deliberatley propping up around it. The central story of Susan Boyle is real even with the technicolor flourises. I'm very very happy for her just the same.She has a lovely singing voice.
But, I'm just a bit jaded against reality TV. (It's not really real.) They do casting calls, plots are scripted and winners and losers are decided ahead of time. It just seemed like a set up to me. Parade her out as a frumpy old woman for the audience to mock and then "shock" them with her amazing voice.
That being said, she is a genuine talent and I hope she has a successful career ahead of her.
Agreed.Also she demonstrates a knowlege of vocal dynamics and technique that shows she's definitley had some sort of vocal training and is practiced at it. I hate to be a cynic but I'm certain there is some staging and set up happening here to appeal to the broad audience.
I didn't recognize her accent at first as being Scottish. My 8 year old nephew knew it thought, and I said, "nahhh" and then they said she's a Scot. My nephew laughed at me and said, "how did you think I knew that she was from Scotland?"One thing.. seeing i am from scotland and there are only 5 and a half million of us.. i know all scottish people personally and this..'Jackie Russell'.. she is 'ruff'. muwahahahahahahahahaha!!
Celisa! You have chattered to me before, You should know scottish!!.. mind you, i dont really sound like her at all, so .. erm..thats ok ..lol but cool that your nephew knew!I didn't recognize her accent at first as being Scottish. My 8 year old nephew knew it thought, and I said, "nahhh" and then they said she's a Scot. My nephew laughed at me and said, "how did you think I knew that she was from Scotland?"
I answered, "ummm, was it Shrek's accent?"
He said, "nope, I could just tell!"
Wow thanks for posting that. That kid has pipes!Hope this isn't off topic in any way, but she's got some competition.
I saw some mention of it while flipping channels last night on one of the gossip shows. She was quite frumpy but had a very beautiful voice. I hated how the audience was snickering at her when she said she wanted to be a professional singer. Another lesson on not to judge a person on their outside appearance!
She actually said on stage that she did have voice training to be a professional singer, so that's not anything that's been hidden. She put it right out there. But yeah, another one here who is not a reality show fan, or a fan of watching television at all any more. If I like a show enough to want to see it, I watch the DVDs.Agreed.
Yes, she has some amazing natural talent. But her singing ability went beyond that. Like you said, it was obvious she had some professional vocal training. Natural talent can honestly only go so far. She was very technically skilled as well.
I really don't see the problem with that because it sounded like something she wanted to do for herself when the show just wants to play off her "frump" look for ratings and exploitation. I mean she is only 47. If she wants to look a little more her age or a bit more professional, that's her business. It's not like she is trying to sex herself up or look like a supermodel.