Friday, June 5, 2009

who says susan boyle lost?

i don't understand it. people who think susan boyle "lost" the other night - including poor miss boyle herself, apparently - aren't focused on what she did, undisputably and undeniably, win.

sure, she may have lost the competition, but so what? first of all, she lost to a dance troupe. that's like a losing a cooking competition to a rendition of pate d'foi gras when you're entering chocolate torte. how could a singer and a dance troupe - not even an individual dancer - possibly be judged on the same criteria for performance? it's absurd to even consider the show a "competition" if that's the case.

and who doesn't think the queen isn't going to ask miss boyle to sing for her?

because, in my opinion, susan boyle won the moment she opened her mouth that very first evening and the voice of an angel poured out of her throat. she WON the moment simon's jaw dropped and the smarmy smile got wiped off his face, when piersy started to grin and the lady judge started to cry. she WON in that moment and the fact that it was captured on camera and broadcast around the globe via internet means that that moment of unadulterated triumph of joy over judgement will live for a very long time. it will continue to evoke tears and cheers. miss boyle's name will become a synonym for the Light that shines within us all, cloaked as it may be in the most ordinary of skin.

i hope miss boyle is feeling better and i hope she is able to understand that for me, and for just about everyone i know, she didn't lose a competition - she lit up an entire world.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

11 comments:

Stacie said...

very powerful post annie! gives me goose bumps.

i only saw susan boyle sing once, via internet, but i cried all the way through it. she is amazing, definitely a winner, and she will forever be etched in my memory.

in fact, i think i'm going to go watch that video again! :-)

Granny Annie said...

Susan Boyle made the powers-that-be angry and they set her up for failure. It is sad that she is naive and will probably be damaged by this mess.

NJDecorator said...

That is so lovely....

April said...

I love Susan Boyle and I think she has a huge career ahead of her!

Lynette said...

Susan Boyle's has an amazing talent. I know she will have a recording contract in her hands now via Simon. Also pray she will be doing theater really soon. She has a voice made for the stage!

Maritzia said...

I agree entirely. We are so fixated on the win/lose binary in our society. Out ideas of success are so limited. I think Susan Boyle if fabulous, and if she makes a record, you can bet your booty I'm going to go out there and buy it. I need to find a contact address for her so I can tell her that. I spent a lot of my life feeling like a failure because society told me I wasn't successful. It took me a long time to realize that I'm only a failure if *I* think I am.

Kat said...

I do hope that she will realize that no matter what anyone says - she IS a WINNER.

Lets face it, how many "unknowns" would have the guts to get in front of hundreds of people or thousands of people if you count U-tube/TV etc, and sing the way she did?

Yes she did wipe that "smile" off Simon's face and made us all realize that what is WITHIN is many times more powerful that what can be seen on the OUTSIDE. The outside can falter with age or consequence what is within is what matters. When the "inside" shines through, as it did with Ms Boyle, we all get to see the beauty of God's creations.

Clara said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Our culture is far too focused on youth and outward beauty. When I heard Susan sing I wanted to jump up and down and cheer. She showed the world that it's what's inside that counts. And I agree, too, that the Queen is sure to invite her to sing.

adiaha said...

I totally agree! What a lovely person with a wonderful voice. May God bless her and you for reminding her that she did indeed WIN! Love your perspective!

Stepping off the edge said...

Here Here! Well put!
and to this day- everytime I replay that first night, tears come to my eyes. Inspiration indeed!

Kim said...

i wish she could read this post
she definately Won