If you don’t do anything else today, watch this video. It’s worth it.
Susan Boyle, a frumpyish, never-been-kissed 47-year old from a village in Scotland, shocks the judges and the crowd on Britain’s Got Talent with her incredible singing voice. She sings “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, and it’s priceless to watch a dream realized. It’s also priceless to watch looks change from disdain to awe.
Reminiscent of Paul Potts on the same show a couple years ago, it helps us look past appearances.
Embedding has been disabled, so you’ll have to click here to watch it on YouTube (it’s already over 2.7 million hits). Check it out. You won’t be sorry.
Update: got it embedded. Now over 35 million hits, thanks mostly to my blog. Ha.