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.