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Thursday, April 16, 2009

beauty, so unexpected and so true

I'm sure you've watched this as many times as I have. I'm still crying though. I love this entire surprising fairy tale--that moment of incredible outpouring of adulation by every person in that theatre and me here at home getting sucked into the feeling too--and this brave woman, and her voice is singing constantly at Casa Tangobaby.

Bless her heart, can't they just declare her the winner and give her the prize?!


Bill Stankus April 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

This was the first I head of her (and the show) ... I guess that's the lightening the bottle this type of show always hopes for. She has a terrific Broadway/show tune voice - I hope she gets her dream to come true. Nice.

shabby girl April 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

I keep playing that over, and over, and over again! So freaking sweet!!! It fills me! So inspiring!!!
And, I think there's a little bit of, what...I knew it all the time(!) to it. I love it!

The Rambler April 16, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

Damn you tangobaby for pulling me in (again).

I loved this lady and cried myself.

Seriously, give her the #1 spot already.

J9 April 16, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

I cry every time too!

Anonymous April 17, 2009 at 2:46 AM  

Absolutely brilliant. I love it. I love it when the perceived underdog comes out on top to shock and challenge people. But at the same time, it's worrying that people are automatically judged upon their appearance and the idea that because they look a certain way it means they're without talent.

I wish Susan all the best and I do hope that she wins.

a painter April 17, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

I cried, too. I have watched it many times--and then cried again. I was struck the same way by Paul Potts a few years ago. It is amazing how this performance has touched so many people. Most of the people I know who saw this were brought to tears, too.

smith kaich jones April 17, 2009 at 5:52 AM  

Fairy tales can come true, I so agree, but this fairy tale has a princess with a voice & some shy chutzpah - a princess/woman who made something happen for herself; no waiting around for a magical toad to find her. So incredibly wonderful!

:) Debi

Bossy Betty April 17, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

Thanks! I am starting my day with this in my heart and feel like I can tackle anything!

smith kaich jones April 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

I just heard her version of Cry Me a River. A 10 year old recording. Man. Google it up. You will be crying also. This woman is incredible.

Char April 17, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

she is very inspiring and talented.

~K April 17, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Hey Jules I wrote a blog about this called The Face of Ugly

If you get a chance there is also a link on there to Paul Potts singing nessum Dorma from the the Puccini Opera Turnadot.
If you like Nessum Dorma it is worht a view as well

It's Just Me April 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

You know, I am so happy I saved this for Friday - I needed that heart ache tear jerk, throat hurt feeling to start the weekend!

What I love, and bothers me on a daily basis: I love that she stood there with her head held high on that stage when people rolled their eyes and laughed at her before she began and went on to wow, amaze, and do what SHE knew she could do

bothers me- that we as humans instantly judge. What part of her looks predicts who she is or what she can do? Why do we do that (and I use "we" loosely here). People can be so unkind and unfair.

I am just thrilled that someone has reminded us all to look deeper. Cuz I liked her from the hip swing ;)

Cartooncharacter April 17, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

I don't have TV reception; I had seen someone post something on FB about voting for her or not voting for her, but no indication about why she and her story were so special... So I was totally clueless about this until I logged onto your site this morning. Just unbelievable and totally inspiring and wonderful. Thank you so much for posting this, TB!

flawsnall April 17, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

reminds me of one of my recent posts: a homeless guy in the library who left several of us in a fantastic state of AWE...i'm still reeling in amazement...he sat down at a piano and played like you'd never expect and shame on me for assuming...my Dad used to tell me "don't assume anything because it makes an 'ass' out of 'u' you and 'me' -- i hope all this woman's dreams continue to come true -- i hope they leave her appearance alone, or at least let her go with it...that's what worked in the first place

great post...

Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

I think at 1 million of the reported 5+ million hits on this video are from me. I play it at least once a day since I discovered it when it first aired. I agree: they should just hand her the damn prize already. But then, we'd be denied any more of her glorious singing.

Anonymous April 20, 2009 at 5:00 AM  

i also cried! i was completely moved by her beautiful voice.