Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Don't judge a book by its cover!

Here's the best example on why you can't judge a book by its cover. 47 year old Susan Boyle tried out for Britain's Got Talent, and when she walked onto that stage, she looked the exact opposite of a person who generally tries out for these kind of shows. A bit frumpy, a bit of a cat lady, a real-life never-been-kissed case, you can see people (including judge Simon Cowell) rolling their eyes at the first sight of her. Boy, does she prove them wrong. This video has spread like WILDFIRE in the past couple of days, and if you're not one of the 9 million who has already seen it, well watch it. She takes on one of my favorite songs- I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, which is not an easy song to sing. I think it's pretty inspiring. I know this is so cliche to say, but it really feels like a story for everyone who's felt judged and underestimated for any reason, especially on the merit of one's appearance. I hope Susan Boyle becomes a big star, even if it's 30 years ish late into her life.