Monday, November 23, 2009

Susan Boyle, a Refreshingly Real Singer

I don't watch morning television, so I rarely ever see performances on the morning shows, but occasionally I catch one while I'm clearing away the breakfast and morning mess. I think the last performance I saw was Mariah Carey. Today I'm so thankful I tuned in as Susan Boyle was about to perform.

I smiled through every song, and I can only think of one way to describe her singing: Honest.

True and pure talent and honest singing that can't really be called a performance, because she doesn't put on any airs or try to be anything she's not. Nor does she have to. No psychotic runs of notes that stretch a syllable into infinity. No spandex or cleavage or bling or sparkles or prancing around. No glam coaching. Just a real woman with an incredible gift, and the HONESTY to clear her throat before she goes for a high note. Breathtakingly beautiful.

People flew from California to hear Susan sing in Rockefeller Center.
Her I Dreamed A Dream album holds the record for the most amazon pre-orders ever.
I ordered one.
The album contains:

1. “Wild Horses” Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones 4:55
2. “I Dreamed a Dream” Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer Patti LuPone, from Les MisĂ©rables 3:11
3. “Cry Me a River” Arthur Hamilton Julie London 2:43
4. “How Great Thou Art” Carl Boberg Christian Hymn 3:13
5. “You’ll See” Madonna, David Foster Madonna 4:43
6. “Daydream Believer” John Stewart The Monkees 3:20
7. “Up to the Mountain” Patty Griffin Patty Griffin 3:32
8. “Amazing Grace” John Newton Christian Hymn 3:35
9. “Who I Was Born to Be” Original composition 4:10
10. “Proud” Steve Mac,Wayne Hector, Andy Hill Matthew Thomas (Britannia High) 3:22
11. “The End of the World” Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee Skeeter Davis 3:16
12. “Silent Night” Josef Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber Christian Christmas Hymn 3:00

Order your copy:


  1. I have my copy. It is wonderful. It is from the heart. And it is her voice that speaks rather than her story.
    She deserves to live her dream!

  2. I'm sure I'll add her to my playlist! She is... an inspiration!

  3. Cheryl,

    I agree with you. I love Susan Boyle. You speak from your heart Cheryl and you will go far

    Walk in harmony,


  4. My house is a wreck and my spirit is here but working and taking hubby to dr for treatments I just don't want to fool with a tree we still have decorations sitting around from 2 years ago that were never put away. I'll skip this year and see what the New Year brings myself. I work full time in a convenience store and have to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and again for New Years so just bring in 2010 for me.

  5. Kathy, love and prayers for you and your husband.