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Top 10 Songs
Posted by SBFII Admin on June 19, 2009

According to reports it looks like Susan will be taking a rest from tonight's BGT Tour in Cardiff. We should not read the bad press reports regarding Susan taking any nights off from the tour as other acts have had various nights off too, we hope Susan takes as much rest as she needs.


 


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We thought we would take this opportunity to let members submit the top 10 songs they would most like to see on Susan's first CD. We did see a few members post their favourite songs on a previous blog post and thought this would be a great idea for a much needed new blog post.


Why not check out the 'Songs for Susan to sing' section of the fansite which has many songs that members would love to hear Susan sing in the future.


 



 

1170 comments
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 19, 2009
Look at this picture! The butterfly has emerged. Not that I didn't love her to bits before, but I'll bet she feels good when she looks in the mirror. All girls want to look good and she looks well - like a STAR!!! Love that Susan.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
Thanks for the new blog. I would like to hear her sing "Wishing You Were Somehow Here" from Phantom. I love watching Emma Rossum's karaoke version. I don't know if it's in Susan's range, but the words are so in keeping with her other songs. I'll leave the rest up to Susan except that I would like CD versions of Memory and IDAD, and her wish to do Whistle Down the Wind, and duets with Elaine Paige.
Posted by katladyd on June 19, 2009
My Top Ten for Susan's first CD:

1. What I Did For Love (from A Chorus Line)

2. Ave Maria

3. My Way

4 Cry Me A River

5. I Dreamed A Dream

6 Think of Me (from Phantom of the Opera)

7. This is the Moment (from Jeckyll and Hyde)

8. Last Night of the World (From Miss Saigon, possibly a duet with Paul Potts)

9. The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)

10. Both Sides Now
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Aside from the two that she does now, I'd like to hear her do "You Raise Me Up", and "The Impossible Dream". Of course I want Susan to do what SHE likes and wants first and foremost. I will love whatever she does and certainly look forward to hearing her. Mostly, I would love a DVD so I can see her while she's singing. She is beautiful and she glows when she sings.
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
Thanks, Paul...for everything!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
I like the idea of Susan doing a mix/because she does have a diverse fan base! A little of everything...I hope they call her first album (BLESSED) Because Susan is truly blessed/a gift from God to all!

Somewhere over the Rainbow - A classic

Crazy - Patsy Cline - A little country

Wind beneath my wing

Amazing Grace

Ave Maria

I Dreamed a Dream

Memory

Whistle down the Wind

Killing me softly

Cry me a River BLESSINGS SUSAN!! WE LOVE YOU!!
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 19, 2009
Thank you Paul!

Duet with Paul Potts would be nice..Time to say goodbye
Christmas Album..Oh Holy Night and Ave Maria, Walking in the Air
Whistle Down the Wind (because she wanted to sing that!)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (by the Mama's and the Papas_
Jerusalem, Amazing Grace
I see several albums (CD's)with "different sides of her"
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
I would like to hear Susan sing a new track for the next Bond movie that tops The Spy Who Loved Me by Carly Simon. Susan should try and do some original stuff, not just the traditional show songs.
Posted by tweek on June 19, 2009
Paul, you were great to change the subject...especially to the Songs, which are dear to heart. I'd kind of like to let Susan do it her way...so I'm not going to make any suggestions. But all of the ones mentioned here are very good...
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
I just want Susan on the CD - nobody else. I really have no interest in any other singer whatsoever since I've heard the lovely, intoxicating, enchanting, exquisite voice of Miss Susan Boyle.
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Cats, agreed. Every recording artist in history has performed the above listed entries. I would love to hear Susan record various show tunes and WDTW and whatever else she wants. Her voice is sooo lyrical! Many, many choices.
Posted by tweek on June 19, 2009
And, of course, as I have said before, pray ...I want a DVD...so I can visualize her singing the songs. That's what I want... it's probably what we all would like.
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
I really don't care what she sings, as long as it is a CD, preferably a DVD, of Susan Boyle SINGING!!!!! and sooner rather than later!!!!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
I bet Susan has some favorites of her own - maybe even some we've never heard of. Ooh, makes me excited just to even THINK of getting her CD, and please, someday, a DVD?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Hello, Susanation...

I can't stay but a moment but I am thrilled that the powers that be on this site, PAUL, heard my plea for submission of our "top 10 Songs" for Susan to Sing on her first CD! This will be a blast. Maybe, we could offer a prize for the top 2 people who guess closest to the selections on Susan's CD. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, Paul, for listening. Blowing a KISS to you in the UK!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
ME TOO LONNIROSE!!! SIMPLY SUSAN!!! THE BEST SINGING SENSATION....SUSAN BOYLE!!! Her first CD should be ONLY HER BEAUTIFUL VOICE!! Ok..now I'm getting excited again, can't wait to have it in my hands...I'm sure I will be playing it morning, noon and night!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!! I had to say that I have been holding it in for a day! :)
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
"You'll never walk alone" and 9 others of Susan's choice which will instantly become my all-time favorites in my long life (until she does another CD and another, and another...yea!)
Posted by SBFII Admin on June 19, 2009
Hi aroseblush,

Thanks for your idea, maybe we will offer some prizes as you said when it comes closer to the date of release. We could add a new blog post up to give away a few free CD's based on this idea.

Thanks again, Paul

Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
THANKS PAUL...HUGS AND KISSES!!! & ONE SUSAWIGGLE!! :)
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
I'm easy - whatever she chooses - I just want that CD/DVD pronto!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
SusanBoyleFan:

Did you receive my KISS? Splendid idea. A prize or two would make it, oh, so much more interesting, Paul. And, not to bring back bad vibes, but keep the interest up on the site, esp. when its a slow news day for the lovely Susan.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
A match between (1) superb songwriter + (2) superb singer = Dream song.
Who is the songwriter for Susan?
Posted by seaweed on June 19, 2009
Ave Maria
Memories
I had dream
God Bless America
Oh for the Wings of a dove.
The impossible dream
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
Yes of course a DVD. I want to watch her too. I still go back to the audition tape because of how she transforms during the singing, and again when she walks off stage and blows a kiss.
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
hi paul, thanks for the new block and everything else!!!

"memories" and "i dreamed a dream" in the original vision she sang the first time i would like them on the cd, otherwise i do not care she has her own favorite songs i think .......
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Yes Catsaloud!! SUSAN'S SONG!!! Someone write it for her to sing!!! Love that idea!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Paul, I would do ANYTHING for Susan's CD - whoops - well, not ANYTHING, since I am a very nice lady, but you know what I mean. Give us some contest rules and I'm there.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
A Polite Suggestion to the Members-

If you go the Home Page, and look down the left side of the page in the list of blogs on the site, you will see an entry, "SONGS WE WANT SUSAN TO SING". Click on the link, and up will pop over 200 songs(and growing)that the members have chosen for Susan to sing. You can click on the album cover and the song will play for you. You can choose your top 10 songs from here or add some of your own to the list.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Chirstmas album singing the favourites with Paul Potts would also be good.
Posted by susanwin on June 19, 2009
It really doesn't matter, what songs our Susan will record on her first CD, as soon, as the songs are those she loves!
As a professional musician, I have heard many outstanding contralto singers, but Susan's voice is of unique beauty and power, sweet,and soaring - without that heaviness, typical for the majority of contralto voices. I, as a classical musician, dream of Susan singing (and recording) some opera - hopefully, she will sing some operatic arias too!

But, no matter, what are the songs (sure, she should include in the CD her "signature" songs - I Dreamed a Dream, and Memory, and some Christmas songs) - we'll be delighted to have it and to listen to it!

All the best to everybody here,

susanwin
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@yourawesome - Susan needs her own song. In fact I read somewhere recently that some songwriters have been inspired by her to do so. I am sure Susan has (or will be getting) alot of new song scripts.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
CatsAloud

Yes, I believe there are 2 albums coming out. One is Show and Movie Tunes, the other, Christmas Songs!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Have ya'll seen the new pictures of Susan in the hotel window wearing her red blouse, and in one of them she's throwing us a kiss? Absolutely delightful!
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
I could not limit my list to only ten:

You'll Never Walk Alone

To Where You Are (for her mother)

Somewhere

Hold On

Not a Day Goes By

People

Climb Every Mountain

Amazing Grace

Something Wonderful

My Funny Valentine

As Long as He Needs Me

Wouldn't It Be Loverly

I Dreamed a Dream

Cry Me a River

Listen to My Heart

And I still have more I could list...
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
Anything she chooses will be fine...I do like "killing me softly". Also, the song from "Titanic" - she sang it in one of the inverviews. Later on someone on this site put it to music...was really nice.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 19, 2009
I wonder if Susan will ever sing an up-tempo song... I sure think she has the chops to do Satin Doll ala Ella Fitzgerald. Susan making it her own, of course.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Gotta run...have a great rest of the day in here. Love ya, Susan. Ciao
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
thanks Paul for the new update.

She looks 10 years younger in this photo. Soft features beautiful make up wonderful hair.

My top 10 songs.

1) cry me a river

2) The look of Love

3) Climb that Mountain

4) Misty

5) I dreamed a Dream

6) Memory

7) Little Girls (Annie)

8) Easy Street (annie)

9 Killing Me softly

10) Only Time (Enya) I would like to see her sing with her at sometime, but Enya doesn't do duets (and if she does I've not heard them)

I hope she takes as much time as she needs for a rest. This tour is crazy insane with the traveling back and forth. I wrote a letter to BGT officials and said she needs to do an interview on how she feels. This is insane that her voice isn't being heard.

I wish her luck in every thing she does. Will light a prayer candle for her tonight.

Love you all, take care and be good. :P

Dorina
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
@partriasart...Great Scrapbook!! Love it!! Kudos!!!

@catsaloud....??? Thanks for the headsup!! I can't wait to hear her sing "HER SONG" "SUSANS SONG"
You are so right, she has inspired everyone!

@lonnirose..lol ..Yes I know you are a lady, and wouldn't do anything outrageous!! lol

@susawin...Opera??? hmmmmmm well if Susan wanted to go that route...then yes!! by all means!! I love the idea of a separate Christmas CD....just for me!! lol kidding :)
Posted by cathymarch on June 19, 2009
Suggested songs for Susan Boyle CD:

"Climb Every Mountain"
"When You Walk Through A Storm"
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Definately cry me a river and some other jazz tune and of course it will be so interesting to see what susan choose to sing. I'll be also interested in if she puts one of her own songs and be interesting to see what she writes to her fans on the cover. I think it will be great.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
My top 10 for a CD: 1. I dreamed a dream, 2, Memory, 3, The Mayflower (Jon and Vangelis), 4, Only Love (Nana Mouskouri), 5, Apres Toi (Vicky Leandross), 6, I'll find my way home (Jon And Vangelis), 7, How Can I Keep From Singing (Enya), 8, Forever And Ever (Demis Roussos), 9, Horizon (Jon and Vangelis), 10 Silent Night. Horizon is a 22 minutes long song btw.
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
@patriciasart - Thanks for the re-post of your scrapbook link. What a good, peaceful time just letting Susan's "journey" flow across the screen.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
1.I Dreamed a Dream
2.Whistle down the Wind
3.My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic")
4.Don't Cry For Me Argentina
5.Cry Me A River
6.Think of Me (from Phantom of the Opera)
7Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again(from Phantom of the Opera)
8.With One Look... Andrew Lloyd Webber Sunset Boulevard
9.As If We Never Said Goodbye
10.Tomorrow
Posted by ca0911 on June 19, 2009
Anything she sings of course ill be wonderful. If I had my "druthers", I would love to hear her sing:
1. Here Again from Phantom
2. All I Want From You from Phantom with Paul Potts
3. I Know Him So Well from Chess with Elaine Paige
4. You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
5. Tell Me On A Sunday from Sunday In the Park With George
6. Whistle Down the Wind from Whistle Down the Wind
7. On My Own from Les Miz
8. Climb Every Mountain from Sound of Music
9. I Don't Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Super Sta
10.With One Look from Sunset Blvd
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, my gosh, whatever Susan's heart desires will be
fine... If I had to put together a list...

1. MY FAVORITE THINGS

2. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

3. DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

4. KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG

5. A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES

6. CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

7. TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

8. CRY ME A RIVER

9. MEMORY

10. I DREAMED A DREAM

11. WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

12. AMAZING GRACE

AND FOR HER HOLIDAY ALBUM:

1. SILENT NIGHT

2. OH HOLY NIGHT

3. TOYLAND

4. OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

5. WHITE CHRISTMAS

6. AWAY IN A MANGER

7. HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING

8. JOY TO THE WORLD

9. OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

10. IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR

11. THE CHRISTMAS SONG

12. WINTER WONDERLAND

Now, there are a few hundred others I think should be
added to her CD's over time...

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@281165. I'm sorry you are continuing to include HTML despite Paul's request. It really hurts my aging eyes glued to this website. I and probably others have serious eye problems (retinal issues) we must deal with and those jumping colors are a strain. I know it is hard to give up a fun new thing but please be thoughtful. Perhaps a blog could be dedicated to those who enjoy that. Then I could avoid it.
Posted by Frick on June 19, 2009
Many years ago my parents told me that when they visited New York's Radio City Music Hall one time and a Rachmaninoff Symphony was performed, there was a man who kneeled in the aisle and just wept over the beauty of the music.

For some reason two things happen whenever I listen to Susan Boyle's Memories or Dream - I have to turn the volume all the way up, and I weep.

What I want to say is thank you, Susan. You have already filled my cup with joy and you need never peform another song to please me. But it you do, may I suggest Maureen McGovern's "There's Got To Be A Morning After..." Here in America we like this song sung in a British voice with the kind of bravery I know you demonstrate.

My cat, Frick, is writing an account of his life and would like to share this with your cat, Susan. Here is the website.

http://frick01.choseit.com/
Posted by judyann on June 19, 2009
ditto When You Walk Through a Storm and a Christmas album with the traditional pieces, maybe a duet with Elaine Paige but not Potts please
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Agree with the musician re: her having a contralto voice- I hear her as a Mezzo Soprano, which is in between a soprano and a contralto.
Therefore, she could presumably sing many songs in between.
Here is my first pass:

1. IDAD
2. Memory
3. Cry Me a River
4. Killing me Softly
5. Theme from Titanic
6. The Greatest Love ( whitney houston-not sure if that is the right title)
7. Climb Every Mountain
8. People
9. The Impossible Dream
10. I Could have Danced All Night
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 19, 2009
I really like your list Patriciasart! I think it is my fav so far.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
Knowing the rules makes things easier. Thank you, Paul, and for warning us not to read the utter tosh out there about Susan right now. Avoid Huffington, people.

I want Susan to sing whatever she wants to give us and I'd also like a DVD someday because I love watching her as she sings. She's entrancing.

That said, I really hope she includes Cry Me A River and This Is The Moment but I'm happy with what she chooses and I'm anxiously awaiting getting that little CD in my hot little hands and playing it constantly!

Rest up, Susan, relax and recharge. We're here for you.
Posted by marikasister on June 19, 2009
♥ SUSAN ♥
can chose whatever she wants, but I will be happy if Amazing grace( just heard it with Nina Mouskouri on TOMMYUSA website, can recommend that site!)and also Time to say goodby(to BGT, hi,hi)and of caurse I dreamed a dream and Memories!
♥marikasister
Posted by Meggsy on June 19, 2009
If Susan would choose to sing AVE MARIA as one of her songs, that would be JUST AWESOME! SO my choice is ......

Ave Maria

Don't Cry for me Argentina

You Raise Me Up

I Don't Know How To Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Climb every Mountain

I Dreamed a Dream

Amazing Grace

You'll Never Walk Alone

The Lord's Prayer (Our Father)

Wind beneath my Wings
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
Thanks for the new blog, Paul, and also the comments about the site.
Now, I have already posted this list but, like so many, it is very difficult limiting the list to ten songs, so I shall add a few reserves -
IDAD; Memory(Duet with Elaine Paige); Climb Every Mountain; Cry Me A River; Crazy; Whistle Down The Wind; As If We Never Said Goodbye; Don't Cry For Me, Argentina; The Heart Will Go On; Thank You For The Music; Reserves: With One Look; Somewhere; Killing Me Softly + a duet with Paul Potts would be nice, too.
I know - there are more than 10 and some are not show songs, but one can dream, can't one?
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@maigret: sorry, but I did not read in the "rules" that smileys were not allowed anymore. When he refered to HTML codes I assumed he was talking about using other formats of texts
Posted by saoirse ciara on June 19, 2009
My sugggestion would be "Carrickfergus." I've only ever heard Charlotte Church sing it, but I think it would suit Susan's voice admirably.

Also if she ever decides to do an album of Scottish folk songs, there is a lovely one called "Song of the Seals" which is on an old Jean Redpath album that I have, courtsey of one of my interests in the 60s.
Posted by ChayoC on June 19, 2009
I'd like to hear her singing all her favorites and
"FRIENDS FOREVER", which has a very beautiful music and lyric.
Posted by delly on June 19, 2009
I really don't care what Susan sings as long as Susan sings. Whatever Susan wants to sing is fine with me. She "rocks" no matter what she does.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@terijay, The Greatest Love!! Oh, yes, Suan could bring that home. I hadn't thought of that but now that you mention it, she would give it the meaning I believe it truly has in the words.

@Carnegie, I'm so with you on Satin Doll or any of Ella's great songs. I love the jazzy side to Susan, too.

And Paul Potts singing Time To Say Goodbye with Susan would be killer and to drool over.

And Wild Dan, if there is really, truly really going to be a Christmas CD, that is one I would buy in a hot second. For some reason, I find most Christmas music kind of sad but I know Miss Susan could change that for me. And I love all the suggestions you made!

Posted by britgirl45 on June 19, 2009
@ saoirse ciara Carrickfergus would be a good choice too. Have heard Celtic Woman sing it and they do a fantastic job. I think most of the ones that first come to mind for me have already been mentioned. There are just so many songs to choose from. Since Susan has been singing since she was 12 years old, there must be so many that she is familiar with. I am sure she has a feel for those which she sings best and are best suited to her voice.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Oh yes, for the fans of this site a bonustrack Amazing Grace with choir and bagpipes. That is goosebumps all over your body.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Yes Reinder...I forgot about the choir and bagpipes!!! Yes just the thought gives me the shivers!! Thanks for the mind blowing update!! :)
WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Hi, everyone! It's a good thing Paul started the new blog this place was going to the dogs! Well I suppose it's all nerves after spending nights over our computers!... I just wanted to point out something. We all have limits. Susan has, her voice has if strained too much. What is really bouldless is the Love and Hope we sqhare with her. Being as good and respectful to her and to eachother as we can is the only way we can keep in our hearts the beauty she showed us. Whatever happens, that will remain.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Reinder, that would be awesome! Yeah, Amazing Grace with bagpipes! Still don't want any duets, etc., just Susan on this first one. She's a solo act, she doesn't need anyone else - too restricting - she likes to do it her way. Hey, how about that one: "I Did It My Way".
Descriptive, eh?
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Sorry for the typo, I meant the Love and Hope we share with her.
Posted by protectsusan on June 19, 2009
The Rose and Danny Boy.
I'd also like to think of a happyp, sexy song with some "wiggle" to it but havent' figured that out yet.
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Typo again "what is really boundless" but you understood that, didn't you?

10 songs I would like Susan to record:

I Dreamed a Dream

Memory

Somewhere (West Side Story)

This Is The Moment

The Rose

Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

Cry Me a River

The Impossible Dream

Amazing Grace

Ave Maria

Posted by Godscre on June 19, 2009
I like the songs already suggested. Would add, if not already suggested "The Lord's Prayer".
Posted by Muey on June 19, 2009
Wouldn't it be every composer's dream to write for Susan? That would be enough to float my own musical dream indefinitely. I don't know how feesible a composing competition would be, it's worth a mention. (I'd enter in a heartbeat!) Anyhow, here are some suggestions from a mezzo-soprano from "across the pond":

1. You're Still You (Josh Groban tune)
2. Cry Me A River
3. The Man That Got Away
4. What Wondrous Love Is This?
5. The Lord's Prayer
6. I Dreamed A Dream
7. Memory

Susan had such wonderful taste in what she selected to sing for BGT, she may well open up a new world for many of her listeners- songs we may never have heard! I'm really looking forward to that!

Hey, guys, I wonder if anyone here might know how much Susan plays the piano, herself? I thought I'd read once that she gave lessons briefly. There was a piano shown in her home during an interview, but I never saw an interview in which she played. If that's something she loves & is comfortable with, that would be a special treat to hear her play. Who knows? Maybe she composes, herself! (wouldn't that be neat!)- Meg, USA
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009

Susan DVDs to download.

Just incase you've missed it, I have been creating DVDs of Susan's live concert performances for those who are technically unable to do so for themselves. These DVDs have been turned into ISO files, that you can easily download yourself. Using some simple (and free) software, you can turn those ISO files straight into a DVD that you can then take away and play on your home DVD player/TV just like any other. All the DVDs are in NTSC format for use in the US (they should also work anywhere else). There are currently 7 DVDs available. The procedure for creating them is the same for each DVD:

1. Go get the ISO file for the DVD you require - see the list below for the links to each DVD download (choose the 'free download' option - don't use 'premium'
because it will cost. There is a 30 second delay before the download link will show for adverts to display).

2. Save it somewhere on your machine, and then unZIP (DVD 2 isn't ZIPped) the file (XP/Vista: right-click on the .zip file, then select 'Extract All'), which will create SUSANDVDx.ISO (where 'x' is the number of the DVD you've downloaded)

3. If you have your own ISO to DVD burner software (most versions of Nero, Roxio, Cyberlink should have this feature, or use ImgBurn again if you downloaded it before) then you can now use that to create your DVD from the ISO file

4. If you need an ISO to DVD burner (for free) then I would recommend ImgBurn: Click here to download
(Just click the blue 'Download' button, then save the .exe file, then run it to install)

5. To create your DVD with ImgBurn: Insert a blank DVD, run ImgBurn, Select 'Write Image File to Disc' option, click the folder image next to where it says 'Please select a file...' then browse to the SUSANDVDx.ISO file (where 'x' is the number of the DVD you've downloaded), then click the image at the bottom of the screen (with the green triangle in the middle of 2 pictures of a disc) to start creating the DVD. Let it do its stuff - it will tell you when it's done. (You may want to untick the 'Verify' tick box if you want your disc to be ready quickly).

6. Eject the disc, take it to your home DVD player and play it!


List of DVDs available with links (and file sizes):


DVD 1 - Birmingham: Click here to download (151Mb)

DVD 2 - Sheffield: Click here to download (this file isn't Zipped) (143Mb)

DVD 3 - Early Performances (Barrymore, Wedding, 2 in the Pub 1984): Click here to download (260Mb)

DVD 4 - Glasgow: Click here to download (160Mb)

DVD 5 - Edinburgh: Click here to download (143Mb)

DVD 6 - Edinburgh (Teesiel Videos): Click here to download (272Mb)

DVD 7 - Newcastle: Click here to download (140Mb)

Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Susanwin, I'd love to hea
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Susanwin, I'd love to hea
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Susanwin, I'd love to hea
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@281165. Thank you.

To whoever suggested Memory as a duet with Elaine Paige. Great idea. Memory by Susan and then a duet. WOW! But I think that should be a later album because I'd like to hear Susan do her whole range of vocal artistry from Cry Me... to belting out or finessing whatever song she wants.
Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
Please God let this BGT Circus be over for Susan. Get her to the Czech republic and record that CD. I don't care whats on it. I just want her to sing in a controlled environment where she calls the shots. Once the CD the trolls will be silenced once and for all. There are so many songs she could sing and will. Two CD's is just for starters.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
PWattis: Thank you so much for this most recent video "Listen To My Heart" !!! I would love to listen to Susan singing this song...I can almost hear her singing it just now...(for all, you can find it in Latest Videos Section) Ciao
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Sorry about that, now there really has to be something wrong with that computer of mine!....

Susanwin, I'd love to hear her sing opera,too! I suggested earlier on she could sing Sollweig's song, I think it is from Grieg's Peer Gynt, isn't it? What do you think?
Posted by geramsterdam on June 19, 2009
♪♫I don't mind what Susan will choose to sing,on her CD's.Anything *she* likes, is fine with me! Will buy CD's anyway!♪♫

Ger Amsterdam/The Netherlands

♪Ger Amsterdam/The Netherlands♫

Posted by beachgal122 on June 19, 2009
There are just so many songs I would love to hear Susan sing. (Lucky Pebbles) but these are my Top Ten choices for her 1st CD.

1. This is the Moment
2. Feeling Good
3. To Where You Are
4. Listen to My Heart
5. What I Did For Love
6. I Dreamed a Dream
7. Cry Me a River
8. Whistle Down the Wind
9..The Music of the Night
10.Mama (The IL Divo Version)
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 19, 2009
She could sing' I'll be down ta get ya in a wheel barrel honey cuz taxies cos to dern much money and with her voice it would be fantastic.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
She has such a range to her voice that I think she could sing just about anything! I would love to hear her sing IDAD in its original French, because it's a very different song in French. I know that's a stretch, and she'd probably have to learn in phonetically, but that really would shut all the critics up if she came out and sang it in French!
Posted by CanadianBill on June 19, 2009
Anything Susan sings would be GREAT. 'The Shadow Of Your Smile' is a favorite of mine I'd love to hear her do, she'd be splendid as she was with 'Cry Me a River'.



If the above worked, its an animation I did and tried submitting to the 'Pictures' section but it doesn't work as an animation there. It should show Susan 'morph' from her audition image to her semi-final appearance and then wink - just wanted to contribute in a small way :>)
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Anything Susan really wants to sing is fine with me and will be my first 10 top-priority choices ...Ciao
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Very well done CanadianBill! Loved it!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Susan frustrations - she doesn't know where she lives (she can't stay in her house anyn=more for the rest of her life - she has to live in several different flats and hotels in the meantime..and poor pebbles probably is confused as well), she wants to get off the BGT tour asap and record.
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Did you guys see the spoof someone did in the "early days" of Susan "dancing" to a Bette Mittler song? Reminded me of it when someone said they'd like to see her do one she could "wiggle" to... I saw it and thought it was really cute, I think Susan would see the humor, too. We have to allow for "all the sides of her"!!!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Now now Greenockguy...this is Susan's life!! lol just teasing you! Yes the trolls will be silenced!! Yippie! for that one!!

Bad joke for you..

What do you get when you cross Piers, Amanda and Simon before Susan's audition?? "A Mumbling idiot"......
What do you get when you cross Piers, Amanda and Simon after Susan's audition?? A "Light Bulb"!! teehee told you it was bad!!!
Actually I think they are BIG FANS NOW TOO!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I can picture Susan singing 'Cry Me A River' live with Jools Holland on this year's hootenanny! That would be a treat. If you don't live in the UK you'll not know what that is, but it's a big live televised music event that starts usually about 11pm on New Year's Eve and goes through into the New Year. Info:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008rqnv
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
CanadianBill!!! Love it..especially the WINK!!! :)

Dottie51...if you find a link ..please pass it onto us!! thanks!
Posted by soimpressed on June 19, 2009
Really looking forward to whatever Susan decides to record when she's ready and hope she really enjoys it. Thank you, Susan!
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Here's the link to the boyle/mittler spoof...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiZnZvvb5dE

P.S. We all know how to spell Susan Boyle... How do you spell Bette Mittler?
Posted by katladyd on June 19, 2009
I just have to add thi song, it was my son't high school song: Scotland the Brave! I would absoulutely love to hear this one!
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland..,Yes in French. I believe she could do it. I watched the performance by the original Fantine someone suggested in an earlier blog and do agree it's a different song. It really was stunning, just beautiful, and the woman had a gorgeous voice. Our Susan is a Mezzo? Hmmm...will the singers and musicians chime in? I loved all that talk some blogs way back. Very informative.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
I hope Susan and Pebbles are able to find a permanent happy residence that has protection from media, paparazzi etc. That must be distressing her alot at the moment knowing she can't move back to her life long house.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
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Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@maigret - the Rose Laurens version is the very original version. The French version I'm hoping for is the later version. A good version of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7qMSfAot0
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Speaking of spelling, the first time I saw Susan's audition video, and never having heard of Piers Morgan, when it came time for the judging, I thought Simon said, "Peers?" As in the "peers" do the judging... Took me a while because I had never heard of the name Piers.... I guess we know a LOT more about him now, between Susan and Burger King!!
Posted by misha on June 19, 2009
I think it would be nice if both CDs AND DVDs would be made for each album that she records. One of the joys of hearing Susan sing is watching the beauty that she expresses in her smile, eyes, and with her hands. Having the DVD would be nice when having the time to just sit and watch her perform. The CD alone, however, would be nice to listen to when we have to be doing other things but still want to listen to Susan sing. I know it would probably take more time to produce both of these items for each album she records--but it sure would be nice. My favorites: Anything by Andrew Lloyd Weber; Cry Me A River; I Don't Know How To Love Him; Wind Beneath My Wings; Ave Maria. Would enjoy having the show tune/lyrical album BEFORE the Christmas album. I hope they will include several songs that have the soft, intimate quality of "Cry Me A River". We enjoy Susan singing softly and expressively as well as hearing her lofty tones. She has the color and shading in her voice to sing some exquisite things. But--I would buy ANYTHING she records. Just want to hear her sing!!
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Well: first a recording CD and DVD formats , just Susan singing alone whatever She chooses..
Then, the same, but with Christmas music, just Susan , truely Susan singing alone...thi is her Moment !!!!
Posted by geramsterdam on June 19, 2009
@CanadianBill

Thx!like Susan's wink ☺

Ger Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Greenockguy- agree totally- this is a variety show of performers not really "artists" except the saxaphone guy- Susan is a SINGER, not a variety show performer....She is not used to traveling around, and it is difficult for her, obviously.
Can't they get a CLUE? @HAPPY yes, "Summertime"
More:
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
"Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine" ( Showboat)
"My Man I love him so" ( Funny Girl_
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland - Hi! Do you have the BGT show performances with DVD instructions?
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@yourawesome - Susan needs her own song. In fact I read somewhere recently that some songwriters have been inspired by her to do so. I am sure Susan has (or will be getting) alot of new song scripts.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Love the caviar for Pebbles Reinder- TOOO cute.
Posted by soimpressed on June 19, 2009
I find it funny when the MC says at the end of Susan's tour performances, "SUSAN BOYLE!" We know who she is!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@2SusanBFans - I won't be doing the BGT performances on DVD because I don't want to spend the rest of my life in court! Sorry!
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland - Sorry I'm asking about the BGT aduition, simi-final and final.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@2SusanBFans - yes, I know but they are owned by SyCo, Fremantle, Talkback, and ITV and they have much better lawyers than me!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Actually, I could do with a French speaker to properly translate the original French IDAD lyrics into English. I have a rough translation, but a better one would help!
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Very good point, djg
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
I see...you're right. I didn't think about those being on TV...NO, don't want you to spend any time there either. Thanks for what you have done so far. It's greatly appreciated.
Posted by katladyd on June 19, 2009
Here's one: What do you call all of us the first time we heard Susan sing? Gobsmacked!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Susan CDs - 1. Stage show hits (+/- Cry Me a River, Killing Me Softly), 2. Christmas CD, 3. New stuff.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
Gobsmacked! Is RIGHT!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
@katladvd...Yep that would be us!! JAWS Dropped and tears flowed!!
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
Alert, folks! I know that many of you don't look at the tabloids and I don't give any credence to what they say myself, but I was Googling again and spotted an enormous article in Saturday's Daily Mail. The writer - one Simon Cowell no less! Check it out. It makes very interesting reading.
Nice weekend, all, and let's hope that Susan socks it to them in Robin Hood country (Nottingham) tomorrow night!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
OK, here's my very rough translation of the French version of IDAD. You'll see the English version is very different to the French:

I had dreamed of another life, When my life passed as a dream. I was ready for all the madness, for all the
passions

I was so young, where is the evil? I wanted to laugh, Like and live, Dance until the end dance, Drunk of the happiness to be free.

But the wolves prowl in the night; And one of them smelled my track. I was filled with the appetite Of The
first thief that passes.

It accustomed my life to the heat of his presence, then one day it left having flown with my childhood.

Sometimes I dream of him again: It implores me and it regrets. The dream itself extinct at dawn, like the Chinese lanterns of an evening of party.

I had dreamed of another life. Scarcely begun, she finishes herself. I had dreamed of another life, But life killed My dreams
Posted by Kathy P on June 19, 2009
"The Prayer". Duet with Paul Potts would be unbelievabl!!
Go Susan!!! Kp
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
Daily Mail reference -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Great work Canadian Bill- now morph it one more time, to the glamorous Miss Boyle in Teeisel's video of Scotland shows- it really is a transformation at that point
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
After thinking very carefully I've come to a 12 songs list, I need about 200 more but let's
lets start with those.

Christmass album will come later have to think :))

1.- Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson - Midnight Cowboy

2.- Sing for you Tracy Chapman

3.- Hello Young Lovers - From the King and I

4.- I Dreamed a Dream - From Les Misérables

5.- Memory - From Cats

6.- Don't Cry for me Argentina - From Evita

7.- All that Jazz - Liza Mineli from Chicago

8.- Cry me a River

9.- I still Believe - Lea Salonga from Miss Saigon

10.- The Phantom of the Opera

11.- I Feel Pretty - West side Story

12.- Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba - From Mamma Mia
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
@stevieboy49- thanks for the new interview - looks like it was today with Simon, as he knows about the cancelled shows yesterday and tonight....I am "gobsmacked" that he first realized Susan did not know how to lose on the night she lost.
His remarks after her performance that night- and I cannot remember verbatim, were something like "Susan no matter what happens, you faced your critics and proved them wrong- he did not say, as Piers did that same night, that she deserved to win. All of them used the words, "critics, bad week presswise in some form or the other and Miss Boyle was remarkable in handling it all- she was most gracious when Diversity won....He must feel a little guilty, as he would not have given this interview....what he should do now is let miss boyle rest for her CD's...that is enough for her. And also, he says himself she only would do selected dates on the tour- so why is the stupid media so freaking surprised? I swear, I am now glad I ended my OWN singing acting career when I was 27 yrs old
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
WOW thanks Stevieboy for the link to Simon's article. I knew he had a heart!!

Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@stevieboy49. Thanks for the link and I just read the article. If the articvle quote is true (of course you never know any media which you can trust in the UK), all I can say is what a self serving pompous, fatuous conceited git is Simon Cowell. I hope his career gets destroyed from what he has said.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Sometimes the media can make or break you???

THIS TIME SUSAN WINS!!! SHE WILL GO ON TO MAKE THOSE CD'S!! SHE WILL GO ON AND ON!!! SHE ALREADY HAS HER FAN BASE...WE ARE JUST WAITING SUSAN!! WE ARE READY ANYTIME YOU ARE READY!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOO SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
susan can make right away 10 DC'S lol!!!

Posted by fudgemeister on June 19, 2009
As Piers would say, "without a doubt the song she should sing is Crying by Roy Orbison. Also would like to hear her sing Fever.

Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
SusanBoyleFan: Thank you so very much Paul for Our Susanation !!!
You are, for sure, quite a dedicated Fan of Susan, an Amazing Fan...we really needed this place...Ciao
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
iknow nobody takes me serious with my crazy writing here, i meant of course CD"s
Posted by vera on June 19, 2009
Whoever put together the BGT tour schedule should be shot.
A different city almost every night for more than 2 weeks, sometimes 2 performances a day, is a bit much to ask of new talent. Maybe ok when you are young, but Susan is 48! Also, I feel that she would not want to go out and give a bad performance so has chosen to take days off when she is not feeling 100%. Looking forward to the CD.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
Retired in Kalifornia's Not Lengthy Enough Wish List Of Songs For Susan To Sing:

1. "Flashdance" (What A Feeling") Theme From "Flashdance" Motion Picture (MY ABSOLUTE No.1 REQUEST!!!)

2. "Do You Want Somebody To Love" Jefferson Airplane

3. "A Piece Of My Heart" Janis Joplin/Big Brother & Holding Company

4. "Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers (Female Version; "Crying A River" on my part if she'd sung it!)

5. "Star Spangled Banner"

6. "America The Beautiful"

7. "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" (Sung in front of the Lincoln Memorial at night)

8. "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain" (Kate Smith Homage)

9. "Over The Rainbow" (Judy Garland homage)

10. "Crazy" Patsy Klein (Patsy Klein homage)

11. "Drive" The Cars (Female Version; haunting goosebumps all over on this one!)

13. "I'll Never Find Another You" The Seekers (Judith Durham b. Judith Mavis Cock homage)

14."Georgy Girl" The Seekers (ditto)

15. "Like A Prayer" Madonna ("Short version" with Black church choir)

16. "Vogue" Madonna (Ultra classy piece for Susan!)

17. "On The Radio" Donna Summers (Deeply ambiguous personal thing for me c.1980)

18. "Works Hard For The Money" Charli Baltimore (Fitting tribute to Susan considering how much grief she's currently going through on the BGT tour!)
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
Simon article: "Then after she sang, I thought she had come over well, but not sensationally." WHAT! She was fantastic! Simon you leave me speechless with your words and attitude.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Catsaloud...Any one can change at any time????

Mina...GOTCHA!!! Look at my post!!??? lol

ALL THAT JAZZ..!! Good one Kalua!! I like it!!

DJG...yes you wouldn't want to live the rest of your life in jail!! NOT FUNNY!!

WELCOME TO SUSANATION...GLOBAL VILLAGE...OF SUSANUTS!!!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Simon Cowell in that article comes across as being upset with Susan - I think because she chose someome else to be her manager. As to the reference to armchair critics...well alot of music journos take note.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Simon is as they say in the UK, "prat"
Piersy is in the USA obviously for the kickoff of AGT on the 23d- just four days away- here is his latest- he loves her. I just know he does.
At the time," Morgan says, "I was getting quite emotional, and that's never happened to me before on any of these shows."
more by Piers Morgan - 1 hour ago - Newsday (1 occurrences)
Posted by vernon on June 19, 2009
vernon from ny/usa
list of songs i hope will sing'
1.impossble dream
2.my way
3.strangers in the night
4.baby love
5.love hangover
6.stop in the name of love
7.alfie
8.broadway baby
9.touch me in the morning
10.never can say good bye
Any song Miss Susan Boyle put on an cd i will buy it.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
RETIRED IN KALI....I like your list!! Interesting variety..Did anyone mention "MOON RIVER"

If she sings every song we want her to sing...how many CD's will it take??? Poor girl would never get a rest!

Susan just do your favorites...I'm sure we will be wonderfully surprised/happy/giddy/screaming for joy..just to have that CD in our hands! WHEN YOUR READY...WE ARE HERE...waiting patiently...:)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
I guess I don't understand how people think Susan should sing,----or would feel comfortable recording,--- all these distinctly American songs. Why, for instance, would Scot Susan want to record "America the Beautiful"---or "The Star Spangled Banner"------or "The Battle Hymn of the Republic,"---a Civil War song, for Heaven's sake?? I can definitely see her recording her version of the Scottish Nat'l Anthem. She'd make it ROCK!!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, taint none of my business, I know, but I reckon
I've got a suggestion or two for Susan's "publicist".

Right now the security folks are doin' a mighty fine
job of keepin' the bad guys in the British Tabloids away
from Susan and I sure hope they'll continue to do that.

But, let's talk about all her loyal and true friends and fans and there are a mess of us scattered throughout the world. Those loyal and true friends and fans miss
somethin' right now...they miss Susan's speaking voice,
her smile, her sparkling personality, her natural joy and happiness. With the vacuum of accurate information right
now the tabloids are makin' up nonsense once again.

So, here's my suggestion, create a little discussion
video with Susan and Piers Morgan. Have Piers interview
her in an informal setting...asking her how she feels...
what she thinks of the wonderful response from arena
audiences where she has performed, what her dreams are for
her first album, what are the real reasons she needs to
rest occasionally on the tour, and other things.

I believe this would put to rest forever the nonsense
being made up by the tabloids...it would also give Susan
a chance to express her appreciation for the extremely warm reception she has been receiving, and, perhaps, give
her an opportunity to show the world that she is still focused on achieving her dreams for the future.

This could air on ITV or simply be put on the internet
for her legions of fans to see...perhaps on Pier's website
as well.

A little positive publicity could go a long, long way
to stopping the ridiculous rumors that are currently floating around and show Susan, once again, as the wonderful, bright eyed, lady that she is.

Just a thought. As I say, taint none of my business...
cept, ya see, I'm one of a couple hundred million loyal
fans of Miss Susan...and we need to hear directly from her
and see her wonderful smile once again.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Videoalert: Another video of Edinburgh uploaded!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
TERIJAY...AWWWWWwwwwwww we knew that from watching the audition!! :)

Vernon..Strangers in the night!! I like..I like!!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Simon Cowell is digging his own grave in that article imo.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@YourAwesome: Haven't seen "Moon River" on this website; thought about including it as well as "Moody River" by Pat Boone. "Riders On The Storm" by The Doors would be "interesting" as well.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@wild ol Dan

"Right now the security folks are doin' a mighty fine job of keepin' the bad guys in the British Tabloids away from Susan and I sure hope they'll continue to do that."

Well obviously not Wild Ol Dan. Even Simon Cowell is getting on her case.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@Canadian Bill, how very cute, I love it!

@Happy, oooh, yeah, Summertime! And what about Stormy Weather? Susan could do that Lena Horne torch song very well.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Oops! I don't know why but I had a heck of a time getting here. Things seem to have changed quickly since this morning. SOOOOO

@Wise 'Ol Dan I left comments to you and about you - ALL good of course, on the last blog....hey why don't I pop over and see if my newly learned computer skills are working...hang on in there pardner....
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Wild Ol'Dan...GREAT IDEA!!! A one on one interview with someone she trust, and happens to like!! :) lol

Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@Dottie51, Bette Middler. Two "d"s.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Wise'Ol Dan Hi, I popped in to check up on the latest....Very wise words Wise 'Ol Dan...love your comments re: the cow camp etc. Has me curious about who each of us really IS. D'you know what I mean? I think we have all made up little pictures and scenarious in our heads about the 'regulars'. Not having a picture of you, my imaginiation is running amock. But one thing I HAVE noticed, your words are always kind and uplifting. You don't appear to have a mean bone in your body....I'll keep the picture I have dreamed up of you....safely in my imagination until I find out otherwise.... :) Thanks 'friend', thanks so much.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@bibi, sorry I didn't comment on your comment way up there...I have been trying to keep up with conversations by just popping in. I most certainly WILL get my husband to take a picture of me with the little Susan doll when she arrives. I don't know which country she is travelling from, but its from Britain....mail is slow...I am so thankful for e.mail now...so I don't have to MAIL letter to my friends and family over ther. Hopefully, 'little' Susan will arrive soon.....I'll have to wait until Monday now tho...no mail over the weekends for us. :)
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Oops!!! YEAH I DID IT. Sorry everyone, I got too excited and obviously pressed Submit too many times...now I can't get rid of 3 of the above. Another lesson learned BE PATIENT AMMO LOL LOL SORRY AGAIN.
Posted by PapamoaFan on June 19, 2009
Re the Songs for Susans page, i looked a few time but maybe it it me I cd only see videos. a conversation there, a list of songs that you could add to an put votes both would be fantastic but the main thing is not to have to click a vid if you dont want to. I have gone well over the limit on mbs of my contract this month - now paying 56 cents a mb. Not that I am complaining - still a dam sight cheaper than getting to Edinburgh wd have been! I love readng others song choices. for exampl Moon river i never thought of it and now i think of it i think brillliant!!!
Posted by PapamoaFan on June 19, 2009
Re the Songs for Susans page, i looked a few time but maybe it it me I cd only see videos. a conversation there, a list of songs that you could add to an put votes both would be fantastic but the main thing is not to have to click a vid if you dont want to. I have gone well over the limit on mbs of my contract this month - now paying 56 cents a mb. Not that I am complaining - still a dam sight cheaper than getting to Edinburgh wd have been! I love readng others song choices. for exampl Moon river i never thought of it and now i think of it i think brillliant!!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Simon Cowell trying to put himself across as some sort of Saint! You've gotta be joking!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Here's a list I think Susan might enjoy recording:

1) I Dreamed A Dream

2) Memory

3) Whistle Down the Wind

4) Killing Me Softly

5) Cry Me A River

6) You'll Never Walk Alone

7) Climb Every Mountain

8) If I Loved You

9) What I Did For Love

10) Danny Boy

11) The Prayer (Duet with Josh Groban)

12) Scottish National Anthem

13) At Last (Etta James and Beyonce classic)

14) Ave Maria

Okay,---I know that's 14,---but I couldn't stop with only 10. I know at least SOME of these will be on a Susan CD one of these days!!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@ Wild Ol'Dan - completely agree with you about the need for Susan to do an interview for fans so that all can see she is well and coping. I am sick and tired of reading the negative press reports - the latest Simon Cowell comments do not help her at all. I think Simon is upset with her.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
Dan, you are completely right on this. She should give a nice interview to dispell all this junk being printed. Please listen to Dan, Susan's people!
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
Oh Simon! (sound familiar). Susan was BGT's major draw and the favorite to win all along. As to that emphathetic little chat with Susan, wherein he gave her the option to appear/not appear, you better believe he was frantic inside and breathed a major sigh of relief when Susan said she would go on (but then, of course, was humiliated by Piers/Simon with all that press/critics talk. In her mind, she truly believed she was going to win (as did we all) and was crushed, though gracious, when it didn't happen (as were we all). The breakdown came when she felt she had let all of her fans down (which wasn't the case) and saw her singing career going out the window. She now knows she was the major winner after all, the star of the BGT tour, with millions of adoring fans just waiting for that first CD and, if lucky, to see her in person (teesiel!) My take, of course.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan. I think the idea of an interview would be great, but not Piers. I'd rather have Amanda who is the only one of the three with performance experience do it. She would know how to draw her out about the kind of details I'm interested in. I think it should just be a short one, a little clip, because she's still in the process.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Got one! Danny Boy! Scottish song for Susan - what about it?
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
The funniest line in the Cowell article has to be "After that, I left the studio. I remember having a drink that night and trying to relax, but still feeling a bit strange. Something just didn't feel right. And sure enough, it wasn't." - Yeah you were driven back to one of your many mansions in your Bentley with your latest girlfriend thinking about how much you were going to add to your bank account as a result of all this! I very much doubt the feelings of any of the contestants was pressing heavily on his mind!
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009

@stevieboy49, thanks for posting the new interview with simon he has a heart too! susan went through a lot the last weeks and i do not know how i could cope with it and i am a strong person people say so........
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Another Scottish song: The Flower of Scotland. Susan is the flower of Scotland.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
DJG:---I imagine the "Ka-CHING, Ka-CHINGs" were the loudest sound in Simon's brain that night!
Posted by Jellie on June 19, 2009
The selections you have made are truly great and I can't
surpass them as top ten choices. I liked the idea of Susan
making a cd, some day, and as someone on here suggested the other day, that the cd would feature Susan in Scotland singing in various places around the country. Songs that come to mind would be "Scotland the Brave", "Mull of Kintyre" Over the Sea to Skye, Green Hills of Tyrol and others. So many Scottish immigrants all over the world who, along with everyone else, would enjoy Susan singing these songs.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Hi, just got all this figures out. But still have to go out and try and get back in again....Magic, 2 of the repetitious blogs I pasted are gone.....This computer stuff is surely blowing this little girl's mind away. Thank you for doing that for me mystery person.
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
may i would take much more breaks then susan in her position, lol!! (but can not sing anyway)
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Simon... is just trying to defend the existence of his show. And he's right, thanks to his show, the world found Susan. How else would she have reached us? And the struggles and disappoints... those are part of life and we all have to deal with them. Fairy tales are fairy tales, and even in them, cinderella goes through a lot of pain before marrying prince charming. Our Susan has had to deal with disappointment and exhaustion, but that does not diminish her talent, or her courage, or her future as a famous singer... Think of other performers, who spend years honing their talents and getting their stage legs at hole-in-the wall clubs and bars... By the time they are world famous, they know exactly how to perform in public and how to deal with the press and everything. Susan is trying to take "wee baby steps" but the world hasn't let her. She has yet to have a paid performance, yet she has millions of fans all over the world panting for her first CD... As her fans, we can let her take her "baby steps", make little mistakes, try out different ways of performing, give her time to figure out the wardrobe thing, feel overwhelmed and sometimes frightened by the crowds that mob her or crushed by the cruel tabloid jabs... We will continue to believe in her and trust in her. She is living her dream now, singing on stage at live venues to clamorous applause... And she will have a bright future singing around the world for her fans for as long as she chooses to do so....
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Simon Cowell - "Amid all the controversy over Susan Boyle, it's easy to forget that this year's Britain's Got Talent was won by a bunch of young guys who worked extraordinarily hard for months on end to get that coveted opportunity to perform in front of the Royal Family."
My comment: Well how long do you think Susan Boyle worked for to get a chance to perform and showcase her talent?
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
I read that article by Simon. He still doesn't get it. While doing some mea culpas about other performers and some small matters, he leaves the impression that Susan's problems are psychological in nature. Subtle but it's there. The article used a couple of good photos of Susan but shows Hollie in tears and that awful one of Susan after her loss.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Everyone seems to be selecting mostly stuff from musicals, but she could sing lots of other stuff too. I heard an Alison Moyet track on the radio earlier, and I thought 'Susan could sing that!'.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Lonninrose:---Both Danny Boy and The Flower of Scotland are on my list. Like minds, and all that.-------(c:
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@maigret - just to correct you there - she didn't lose she was ROBBED!
Posted by PapamoaFan on June 19, 2009
ooops sorry for double post. i read ages ago Susan does not like travelling and recently that some Broadway stars said she has the voice and - attitude - i think the words was that was used. I know its unlikely she will ever get to New Zealand and I have not been to New York since an unforgettable month holiday there late 80s. Projection but do ya not think she would love a season of singing plus being toasted and feted by the best that new York city has to offer. To back there has always been on my list. So I am going to save like mad so I can see her on Broadway.... its a nice dream and cd very well happen! Love all your posts and this site. Got my iso of edinburgh down and now need to org the next step. have a good weekend all.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Lonnirose...I bet she will include that one!! WANT TO MAKE A WAGER/BET...lol Just kidding..I don't gamble!

No more Simon is good/Simon is bad....Simon is just a man....SUSAN IS A STAR!!!!!! ***********
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Oh, sorry WAMcKinley. Guess I didn't scroll up far enough. And here I thought I was so clever! LO
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
Hi all :) .... just got in from work...101 degrees again today....heat index 111....anyway, here is my list: Hope I win a CD!!!:).... going to get cleaned up and eat a bite.....be back later...Blessings,Tommy

1. I Dreamed A Dream

2. Memory

3. You Raise Me Up

4. You Light Up My Life

5. Killing Me Softly

6. Cry Me A River

7. You'll Never Walk Alone

8. The Impossible Dream

9. When You Wish Upon A Star

10. Thank You For The Music
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose:---LOL!!! You ARE clever!! We BOTH are!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 19, 2009
to all the aussies and kiwis..I hope Susan sings at the Sydney Opera house for all you guys 'down under'
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
After we're done with the list of Songs for Susan to Sing, we can do the Ideal Singing Tour Program... How many tours will she need to do so all of her fans can see her at least once? And then, by then it will be time to start over...
Posted by PapamoaFan on June 19, 2009
Am just ignoring the cr*p that is out there and praying and toasting for Susan's good health and happiness, and a long and joyful life. Every thought and word has a little eternal life of its own. The more good ones we put out, the better off everyone is.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Doesn't Susan have a nephew or someone in Australia?? I would think it wouldn't take a lot of convincing to get her to perform there. She even commented, at one point back there sometime, that she'd like to make a trip there. So GO for it, Aussies and Kiwis!!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Hi Tommy...did you sweat off a couple of pounds today??? eeee that is hot!!!
"When you wish Upon a Star" I like that one too....I can't wait to find out which songs Susan is going to sing on that first CD!!
WAMckinley and Lonnirose!! Yes you two are CLEVER!!!

Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
I think they will need to publish her tour schedule at least a year in advance... so that we can combine a long-dreamed-of visit to Sydney with her performance there, for example!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
I don't see Simon squiring Perversity around in limos! I think he might be covering up his preference for Susan by publicly praising the dancers. He's either trying to rationalize their win or he's smitten with her just like everyone else - he knows Susan should have won.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@papamoafan - I think Susan will travel anywhere where she is loved and appreciated without exploitation. I think that is anywhere as far away from the UK tabloid press (and Simon Cowell) as possible.
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
Lonni,that's probably just because diversity is not being mobbed by the public... Simon has a job to do, his shows to run... And the show must go on. He has launched Susan and will help her get started with her CD's, but he can't be as "stuck" on her as we all are...
Posted by GritsT on June 19, 2009
Just a note, I agree with several of the posts here -- I care not what songs Susan sings, as long as they touch her heart in some way.........'cuz then they will touch ours also!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
PapamoaFan...WISE WORDS!!! WISE WORDS!!!
What adjectives can we use to describe Susan???
Witty....Charming....Smart....Cute....Angelic....
ADD TO MY LIST....
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
To DJG Scotland.

You asked for a translation of the French lyrics of IDAD, well, I'll give it a try:

I had dreamed of another life as my life went by like a dream / I was one for wild fun and passion / I was so young, no harm done/ I wanted to laugh, love and live/ Dance till the party ends / Drunk with the sheer happiness of being free / But wolves roam at night/ One of them was on my track / I fulfilled the lustful desires
of the first rogue I met on my way/ He filled my life with his warm presence/ And one day he was gone taking my childhood away/ There are times I still dream of him/ He besseeches me and says he regrets/ But the dream fades away when dawn comes/ Like Chinese lanterns on a party evening/ I had dreamed of another life/Here my life ends and it had hardly begun/ But life killed my dreams.

I hope this helps!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I can't put 10 together yet, but definitely IDAD (English and French), and certainly 'Here Again' from Phantom. That one will tug away at the heart strings!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@happy - thanks, that's great!
Posted by Mightylikely on June 19, 2009
Canadian Bill - very cool morphing graphic. It captures the fascinating transformation we're watching. Wild Dan, I'm with you - time for another interview with Susan speaking for herself. To my knowledge, we haven't heard her speak for herself since she left the clinic, which is worrisome. As for a song I'd like to hear her sing - I'm waiting for a new song composed specifically for her.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
Retired in Kalifornia's Not Lengthy Enough Wish List Of Songs For Susan To Sing - "Missing In Action":

12. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" The Eurythmics c.1983

Sung by fellow albeit "lefty" Scot Annie Lennox. Consider this tune apropos for Susan to strike back at vile "Trashoids" CONSTANTLY attacking her!

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Lonni:---You know why Simon goes out of his way for Susan, as opposed to the other acts,---and it has nothing to do with "being smitten."---Think a minute. It's called "protecting one's prime investment." It's "Ka-CHING--Ka-CHING!!"-----LOL!!!!!! Just my humble opinion.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@dottie51 - great, let's all congratulate Simon Cowell on 'finding' Susan Boyle and how Susan Boyle has quadrupled his business earnings in the last year.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@Retired in Kalifornia - I was thinking of Annie Lennox's 'Why?' for Susan to sing.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Lonnirose..good insight!

When I say Simon is just a man....I'm not putting him down...I just mean he puts on his underwear one leg at a time...just like anyone else. lol

Did everyone see Canadian Bills graphic!! Its so Cool!!! Susan is winking at us!!
Posted by deetrakt on June 19, 2009
Lots of great suggestions!

My impression was that the first CD is to be of "show tunes". Is that right...or just a rumor?

Anyway, five "show tunes" I'd like to hear Susan sing:

1. Till There Was You (Music Man)

2. Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music-Sondheim)

3. I'll Know (Guys & Dolls)

4. Hey There (Pajama Game)

5. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart)

I've posted YouTubes of #4 and 5. Not sure if the others have been submitted, but I know there are plenty of versions online.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Retired in Kali....You do have quite an ecclectic mix of songs for Susan!! Love the getum song SWEET DREAMS!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Unchained Melody. And no duets. Don't want anyone else contaminating my Susan CD and hitching a free ride onto her star. Well, maybe if Mario Lanza was around.

Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@Maigret: I have sent a PM to Paul with a suggestion to open two blogs per item. One blog totally flat texts and one blog where people can enjoy HTML, Smileys and other things.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland re. "Why?" Strong lyrics I'd say!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@ArielAZ - I agree - no duets. They've said Elaine Paige will duet on one track on the CD. I'll have to skip that track then. Elaine Paige sings like she's in pain!
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009

@Dottie51 just read your comment very wells said!! the one you explaind susans situation!!
Posted by protectsusan on June 19, 2009
I just read Simon's article and did not find it offensive. He seems to be taking care of Susan to the point that other performers may even see as favoritism. Susan is a wonderful singer but may not be cut out for tours or too many concerts. Her manager needs to help her figure this out and what lifestyle can she handle. Simon could not have predicted this or be expected to do a full scale psychological work up on every contestant. From what I've read about Simon, he treats his ex-girlfriends well and keeps them as friends. It is my take he is a loyal person once he lets you in. I think he's let Susan in. If I'm wrong, his name is MUD!!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan: I am a devoted, lifelong Hoppy fan. My first love. Any time you want to talk Hoppy, let me know. Wish the family would release more of his films so I could jog my memory. Can't really talk Hoppy movies with any precision anymore. So long ago. Saw him in the Macy's parade when I was about 5. Went crazy, like I do for Susan.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
@Wild ol Dan: Yep, we definitely need to hear from Susan herself - but does Piers have to do the interviewing - I would see that as just more publicity for himself.
Posted by Muey on June 19, 2009
Maigret, that's my humble opinion. I'm a mezzo-soprano and I believe Susan to be a mezzo, as well. Someone else (sorry, don't remember which fan), said he/she thought Susan was an alto. Maybe that's true. Voice type is determined not only by your range, but the timber and where you are most comfortable and at your best in your range. Susan can soar in the higher register of her voice. But she also has wonderfully rich tones as low as an F below middle C in performance (I'm sure she can go lower in practice). But then my voice coach, who is a 58-year-old retired Dramatic soprano (used to handle the heavy Wagner roles every night on the opera stage) can easily hit a D below middle C as well as 2 Es above middle C. So, maybe I'm wrong. Other singers and musicians, what voice type do you think Susan is?
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Thank you, Paul, for getting rid of those HTML thingees. Thought I was going to have a seizure yesterday.

Isn't there a written list of Songs We Want Susan to Sing? Just video form?
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
The big point I took out of that article is "SUSAN WILL HAVE A CONTRACT" If he helps make Susan's dreams come true as far as the singing contract/CD. Then I am perfectly ok with everthing...as long as Susan is happy!!!
I do believe she was having fun on stage...with the tour too! She sure looked happy to me!
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009

@wild ol dan it is true it would be nice if we could hear something form susan herself....miss that too
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
@Dottie51, I also agree you spoke well in your post regarding Simon. A lesser talent/reality show would never have brought Susan to where she deserved to go. I remember with fondness Simon's statement that "...I've gotten to know the real Susan Boyle..not the one presented by the media.." He wasn't afraid to stand up to the media garbage for her and still isn't.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland and Happy: very very interesting to read IDAD sog words in the french version ...
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
Retired in Kalifornia's Not Lengthy Enough Wish List Of Songs For Susan To Sing - The Obvious Appendage, At Least To Me:

19. "Simply The Best" Tina Turner

"You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I've ever met!"

"I'm stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart no, no, baby, I would rather be dead!"

Posted by Csk8stoo on June 19, 2009
Thank you Wild 'ol Dan..you're not so "wild", but you've got alot something that seems to be missing elswhere...common sense!
I take Simon at his word. He's got a "spin" to his comments. Its his production company. He's certainly made stars of Il Divo and Paul Potts, and I see an interesting future for the violin performers whose name escapes me at the moment. He knows real talent when he sees it and he's been more than generous thus far with the cost of bringing Susan on tour.
Perhaps what he has lost sight of is that people who aren't used to the rigors of touring have trouble readjusting their mental and physical clocks to deal with it. Let's just see who, after the tour is done, remains a "household word" among the group.

I put my list in already for Susasongs but I need to add "Bridge Over Troubled Waters!"
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@protectsusan - read between the lines. I am not sure what Simon's love life has to do with Susan Boyle; Simon Cowell is considered to be a snake.
Posted by pottedferne on June 19, 2009
the idea of singing IDAD in both English and French is a FABulous idea...(but not necessarily by Susan for the French version). the CD for the Devine Secrets of the YAYA Sisterhood soundtrack has blind Uncle Gaspard singing Assi Dans la Fenetre de ma Chambre and Allison Krause singing it in English as "Sitting in the Window of my Room". It is beautiful.
Posted by pretty@55 on June 19, 2009
Glad to hear Susan's getting more rest. She should not even have to finish that tour. She is already a professional. She should preserve her beautiful voice for her upcoming CD's. Susan doesn't need any help from Elaine Page. LOL to Susan and all of you.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 19, 2009
@Muey, Susan is the rare and perfect Mezzo. Not many good ones out there..Rene' Flemming...perhaps?
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Hi guys I don't post here very often (I prefer reading your comments), but today I think I have to say HOW MAD I am, after reading some "news"....I just keeping ask myself...What is wrong with Britain's press? Britain should be soooo proud for having, after many decades since Beatles, someone so good as Susan Boyle. And ...what they do? They treat her as if she was the worst thing that happened in the Country? Why is that? You know what? One thing is BAD PRESS, other thing is TRASH press...and people who believes in those press. Sorry for the Scottish people and for all the others in Britain who support her. Why can't anybody do something about that? Or maybe she'll have to choose another country to be able to live her life, in peace, after this tour? Come to Canada Susan, or USA...we love you... (My apologies for any mistakes on my grammar & spelling)
And...Simon, Thanks for your words...
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
DJG--I don't know Elaine Paige from a hole in the wall. I have always avoided Weber and several times even turned down invitations to go to one of his shows (I'm in Arizona now, but via Manhattan). Although I do love Susan's two picks. I'll take my Phantom straight, via Lon Chaney, and homeless cats in the street upset me to no end, even singing Memory. I want Susan's CDs for when I'm tooling around in the car on desert drives (or going to the supermarket) and I don't want to be bothered skipping songs while I'm driving, even though I have a control right on the steering wheel. And I would HAVE to skip them.
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Susan, whatever you wanna sing it's ok...love you
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Mightylikely How did you get the picture to morph..? I went off Blog to look at new photos etc. and I saw that...but then the explanation of why it WOULDN'T morph. Is it ok now? I don't understand ALL the computer lingo but would love to see that happen before my eyes.. I just got the 'still' photo of Susan at the audition..... :)
Posted by pretty@55 on June 19, 2009
I agree with CatsAloud. Simon is all about Simon. I would advise him to take excellant care of Lady Susan because she is very loved by so many around the world. She is a precious jewel and should be treated as such.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Actually, Alain Boublil did say in an interview about Susan that if she needed any help with IDAD to just call him and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Perhaps he could coach her on the French version?
Posted by Darcey K on June 19, 2009
I agree w/you Grace, any song she sings is cool w/me. I did read early on in this meteoric rise to fame that 'you should hear her belt out 'My Heart Will Go On' from Titanic. I would love to hear that and have it on the album. I wish she would stop the tour, rest and then do her CD, and come here to be on AGT!!! So we can tape her and watch her on TV here!!!!
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@281165 Hi there, again ....good idea ....the two blogs would be great...I love the fun stuff, as you know...but as we are all allowed to have our own opinions on things...I understand how the others are feeling. This way, 2 blogs, we could flip between the 2.....Hope Paul says YES .
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Right all, if you want to know just why Susan is so brilliant, and Elaine Paige just isn't, take a look at Elaine Paige murdering IDAD (it'll hurt your ears - beware!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZKKNwiltX0
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Photobucket

Brilliant Susan
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@grace portier. Isn't that the truth. Susan cannot live in her own house anymore and has to live in hotels and flats. The UK trash tabloid press has practically forced her to leave her home land. What a national disgrace. Susan needs to find somewhere to live in peace and quiet. Wherever that is only she will know and she should keep it a secret.
Posted by AngelPrecious on June 19, 2009
Definitely "Ave Maria"!!!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy ArielAZ,

My gosh, don't get me goin' on Hoppy. I own every one
of his movies and TV shows and his radio programs too for
that matter. Let's see he did 66 movies, 52 television programs, and 104 radio shows. I sure envy you gettin' to
see him in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, though.

I've had the pleasure of interviewing his wife Grace.
She's a wonderful lady, born back in September of 1913 and
still with us. She has millions of wonderful stories to
tell...they were married on his Birthday (June 5th) back in 1937 and she was by his side always till he rode on ahead in September of '72. Hoppy was a hero to millions of us both on and off screen. Was he ridin' Topper when
you saw him that Thanksgiving?

Well gosh, like I said, don't me going on my ol' cowboy hero. If you read my profile you'll know that a
few years back I wrote the first Hopalong Cassidy novel to
come along in well over 50 years. It was based on an original motion picture manuscript by a good friend of mine out Californy way. It's called HOPALONG CASSIDY RIDES AGAIN. And, it's still available from that Sagebrush outfit out thar in Californy. Gosh, it's always
great to meet up with a lifelong Hoppy fan...I've met a
good many of 'em over the years. It's good to know there
are folks who remember Hoppy still around.

Sorry for the off topic discussion fellers, but ArielAZ started it! Reckon I'm just a lifelong fan of
Hopalong Cassidy, William Lawrence Boyd...just like I spect I'm gonna be a lifelong fan of Susan Boyle.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Lonnirose: I think Simon is finally impressed. It took a Susan to humble him. I think he is totally cognizant of the enormity of her professional future and talent and realizes he has finally been outdone as a media star. But it is to his credit that he is pleased about it, and I don't mean just because she'll make him twice as rich. You can see respect in his facial expression for Susan. Although I've never been a fan of American Idol, I've seen a minute or two here and there over the years when there was absolutely nothing else on TV. Never have I seen him truly impressed, until now.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
@muey- Susan is a Mezzo Soprano with at least a 2.5 octave ramge - so far heard. Not a contralto as some have written.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
I hope too Ammo! Then we don't step on toes.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Grace Portier - fellow Canadian (by 2nd citizenship via England - I am)... Having gone through MAJOR homesickness in the early 80's and having had to take the $1,000 cure, as they called it....I wonder how Susan would react to touring outside of Britain...? I know she'd eventually be returning to her homeland...but it is very difficult for a lot of people...especially when you are older (I was 34) children, very young ones, adapt easily.....I am not saying she won't travel...I guess I am just trying to do what I said I would never do here, speculate on how she feels....just a thought :)
Posted by seedo on June 19, 2009
Susan has a wonderful voice, and I am sure there will be songs chosen for her CD, which will be just perfect for such a talented lady.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
she is so beautiful in the picture above. Wonder if this lassie from Scotland is like thinking - hey, I am so beautfiul now- what is going on? who knows? Miss Boyle is certainly an enigma- NO ONE says what she is thinking about it all.. no one...we will know soon. In the meantime, get rid of this freaking tour!
over and out
Teri, Redondo Beach, cA
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Grace...we just ignore the press now! That is best. Its ok that you spoke your mind! We are all protective of Susan on this site.
Anyone adding to Susan's list of songs??
How about ...."There's no Business like Show Business!"
I could see her dancing around while singing it! She is a natural actress!!!
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Wise 'Ol Dan..."Hoppalong Cassidy, clippity, clippity clop..." I have to research that book.....I loved the old westerns (black and white..) 'Ol Dan...hope you got to read the comments I wrote to you. You are definetly WISE to the nth degree. Talk to you soon. I popped 'off Blog' to look at some of the wonderful new photos...and leave my comments and ratings.....Wow...some great stuff over there...
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland Agree with you that is really murder, sounds like a rat in pain beurkkkkk

If you want to hear the french version sung by Rose Laurens here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icr05D_8ANk
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@281165:

Ave formosissima!- Hail, most beautiful one!

Gemma pretiosa! - Precious jewel!

Ave decus virginum! - Hail, pride among virgins!

Virgo gloriosa! - Glorious virgin!

Ave mundi luminar! - Hail. light of the world!

Ave mundi Rosa! - Hail, Rose of the world!

Blanziflor et Helena - Blanchefleur and Helen,

Blanziflor et Helena - Blanchefleur and Helen,

Venus, Venus, Venus generosa! - Noble Venus!

- Blanziflor et Helena,Stanza 24 Ave formosissima (Hail, most beautiful one)

Carmina Burana Carl Orff 1936
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@Ammo: and the two blogs could be completely easily being labled (HTML Allowed), (HTML Not Allowed). I know that there are more of you that like extra fun on blogs.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@Kalua - the Louise Pitre version is the better one for direct comparison though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7qMSfAot0
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
And here are the lyrics:

rose laurens "j'avais rêvé d'une autre vie"

J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie
Mais la vie a tué mes rêves
Comme on étouffe les derniers cris
D'un animal que l'on achève
J'avais rêvé d'un coeur si grand
Que le mien puisse y trouver place
Mais mon premier prince charmant
Fut l'assassin de mon enfance
J'ai payé de toute mes larmes
La rançon d'un petit bonheur
À une société qui désarme
La victime, et pas le voleur
J'avais rêvé d'un seul amour
Durant jusqu'à la fin du monde
Dont on ne fait jamais le tour
Aussi vrai que la terre est ronde
J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie
Mais la vie a tué mes rêves
À peine commencée, elle finit
Comme un court printemps qui s'achève
J'avais rêvé d'une autre vie
Mais la vie a tué mes rêves
À peine commencée, elle finit
Comme un court printemps qui s'achève
La nuit, la nuit, je sombre en mon corps
Et je m'abondonne à des sinistres corps à corps
La nuit, la nuit, pour deux pièces d'or
Quand ils font jaillir en moi leur pitoyable effort
Ils ne savent pas qu'ils font l'amour avec la mort
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Wild Ol'Dan, I agree we need Susan to set records straight, now. But don't you think BGT might be afraid of letting her do that? Maybe they would fear she might spill the beans...

Songs for Susan: What a Feeling! seems a really great idea to me! Thank You For the Music, too! These are both highly dynamic and positive songs! I wouldn't be sure about Wishing You Were Here Again from the Phantom. That might be too emotional for a woman who's still grieving over the loss of her mother.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@281165 Yes I hope so too. We, and I know you want to be included in the "We", don't like to upset people....we just wanna have fun and follow Susan all the way. No heavy stuff at the moment. Oh my gosh..I accidentally got into blog page from months ago...it was through this site....but I didn't recognize ONE name on it....is that a separate site....or did all those people drop off into a ditch somewhere....it was a wierd feeling until I figured out how to find you all tonight....
Posted by judyann on June 19, 2009
281165---I like the idea too of having separate blogs so that you can have some fun with the pictures, etc. I enjoy them. It sets things apart a little.
Posted by CanadianBill on June 19, 2009
Thanks re the morphing animation comments :>) @ toterijay - I chose to morph Susan to her semi-final because I was AMAZED at how little she did (she said she wanted to 'smarten herself up like any woman would) - a change of hairstyle and color, some eyebrow shaping and a bit of makeup and WOW. On tour she's wearing full heavy stage makeup so she can be seen from a distance, and while I agree she looks very glamorous and every inch a Star, much of it also comes from within, which was already visible to us. Thanks again. PS I used PaintShopPro to create it.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@pretty@55 - The recent impression I get (from several sources) is that Susan is p***ed off with Simon Cowell. Susan is running the show, not Simon and he knows it.
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Ammo, I also think it will not be easy for her. I think she is that kind of person who enjoys the peace and quiet with some moments of maddly "action" here and there , but at her own pace, always having her comfort zone to come back to.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@Kalua - those are different lyrics too! I think I read somewhere that the musical was developed on, so I think she sings what was the very first version in 1980, rather than the version that HAPPY kindly posted the English translation of earlier. You'll need to listen to the Louise Pitre version for the version HAPPY translated earlier.
Posted by susanwin on June 19, 2009
Dear @happy!

Yes, this aria is from Peer Gynt, you are right!

Are you a professional musician too? If yes, what instrument do you play? Or are you a singer?

I am a composer and pianist( both - classical), a college professor from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, I teach composition and music theory. Are you an American too?

It is so wonderful - to be able to contact people, whom you wouldn't be able to contact without our website!!!

Please,@happy, answer, when you have time!

And I would like so much to be in contact with other professional musicians on our website here!

I think, that Susan also will sing amazingly some Neapolitan songs, besides operatic arias,songs from musicals and traditional Christmas pieces, and just now it occured to me, that she will sing marvelously some arias for alto in Bach's cantatas, oratorios and Passions, and Handel's oratorios, I would love to have her CD with all this.

God bless everyone here,

All the best and much love to all,

susanwin
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Betfair latest bet offers - Susan Boyle to be Britains Got Talent host next year
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@happy - I think 'here again' was on her list of possible songs to sing in the semi-finals. It would be emotional for her, but it would add a lot to the performance.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Ammo,

My gosh, Ma'am, you sure you got the right feller? Taint nuthin' wise about me...I'm just an ol' cowhand.
But I sure do appreciate your kindness. Look closer though at my name now...it says Wild Ol' Dan...say I might
help ya some with that book research...try headin' over to
hopalong.com then click on "what's new"...whole mess of
Hoppy memories on that site...you might just enjoy it.

Well thanks again for your kindness Ammo...I sure do appreciate it...and let us know when that there Susan doll you won arrives will ya?

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by mdillow31 on June 19, 2009
Songs For Susan:

1. Wind Beneath My Wings

2. You Raise Me Up

3. Misty

4. Cry Me A River

5. Killing Me Softly

6. My Heart Will Go On From Titantic

7. Crying.. Roy Orbison, K. D. Lang

8. You'll never Walk Alone

9. Something From Pavarotti

Marianne
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I was watching Susan's finals performance again the other day, and apart from one smile Cowell was giving her the evil eye all the way through. You could have cut the atmosphere with a knife! There was definitely more going on there than we've been told.
Posted by BJG on June 19, 2009
Songs for Susan to sing: First of all,each song would fit her Voice with all of its power and grace. Here are a few -- in no predetermined order:
Funny Valentine
My Favorite Things
Bring in the Clowns
You Light Up My Life
I Did it My Way
Strangers in the Night
The Hills are Alive With the Sound of Music
(and 3 more....)
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Happy,

Well, the folks over at BGT might just be a little jittery about Susan, but truth is, I don't think they did
nuthin' wrong...I don't think Susan has got anything to hide either. She's a mighty special lady with a wonderful
twinkle in her eye and a dream in her heart. I know a
mess of us just long to hear her voice and see that smile
once again...and throughout all this Piers, I believe, has
tried his absolute best to stand beside her and protect her from the real bad guys...the British Tabloids.

It's kinda obvious to this ol' cowhand that Susan likes
Piers and Pier likes Susan. I believe the Piers can be
trusted to help Susan tell her story the way it had oughta
be told.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by pottedferne on June 19, 2009
oh my goodness Kalua...that was awesome by Louise Pitre!!! imagine it followed by Susan as she sang it in the finals on a CD Wow!!!
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
agree wild old dan- no one as heard a word from Miss Boyle herself for at least three weeks- she is a jewel in a crown and her performances of such greatness are so minimized by the time she takes rest days- i never saw anything like it- 'cept when John Lennon said that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus....I was a kid and i hd my mom call all the radio stations- here, we are in email la-la land- and what elevated Miss Boyle on one day, can bring her down the next...one thing I do know- she has the best voice I have EVER heard- and she needs to know this
see ya down the trail
Teri
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland - I speak french fluently and yes both french versions are different; Rose Laurens did the opening in 1980 and then the song was modified when Luise Pitre started to sing in the musical.
Posted by ca0911 on June 19, 2009
DarcyKerr, this may be a repetition but you can hear Susan sing part of My Heart Will Go On on the Larry King interview. Just sitting in her living room, no music, just her and it is amazing.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
OK, will anybody who likes the idea of two seperated Blogs per update where in one blog HTML is allowed and another Blog where HTML is not allowed PM to Paul? Thanks!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
Although not on "my list" of favorites for Susan to sing THIS for those Susan-Boyle.com members - number of which I CERTAINLY know are! - who remember the World War II years:

"White Cliffs Of Dover" - Vera Lynn
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
agree wild ol dan- amazing that a MAN can see that Piers Morgan is Miss Boyle's best man friend perhaps she ever had. thanks!
It's kinda obvious to this ol' cowhand that Susan likes Piers and Pier likes Susan. I believe the Piers can be trusted to help Susan tell her story the way it had oughta be told.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
agree wild ol dan- amazing that a MAN can see that Piers Morgan is Miss Boyle's best man friend perhaps she ever had. thanks!
It's kinda obvious to this ol' cowhand that Susan likes Piers and Pier likes Susan. I believe the Piers can be trusted to help Susan tell her story the way it had oughta be told.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by dmichael on June 19, 2009
cd one: title : i dreamed a dream
tracks:

memory the way we were cry me a river starting here starting now whistle in the wind over the rainbow the impossible dream close to you mama
smile autumn leaves fly me to the moon i dreamed a dream

white christmas ava maria o holy night the christmas song happy holidays silent night winter wonderland baby its cold outside jingle bells away in a manger joy to the world
Posted by pottedferne on June 19, 2009
@RIK..what about a whole CD of WWII music? Betcha she would knock Lilli Marlene out of the stadium!!!
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
Well if Wild O' Dan agrees he could send his comment to
Susan's rep, this max wachamakolit character. I'm sure he will learn a bit what PR means :-)
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Oh, my God, my birthday is June 5th too!!!! No wonder I feel Hoppy is family. I had my first crush on him (and Lucky), but at the same time he was a father figure to me. I learned how to behave properly from Hoppy and how to be emotionally honest. I won't say he would be too proud of me in the 60s or of some of the wicked things I have done since, but he taught me to be a straight shooter.

Yes, of course, he was on Topper and he rode down Central Park West, in his own space, without any retinue. He waved to both sides of the street, and, of course, he was smiling all the time. He really seemed to enjoy it. Searching my long-term memory, I seem to remember being disappointed that he wore his gray outfit. I always liked him in deep navy. I will have to check that out online and see if my memory is accurate. Anyway, the kids went insane.

I've caught a couple of his silent movies on TCM. What a handsome man. And his wife is a beauty too. I saw some film of them in the late 50s. Well, as you can see, I could go on and on, too. I'll check out the book.

Apologies to Susan fans for this intrusion, but someone just mentioned yesterday that Wild Ol' Dan wrote a book about Hoppy.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@pottedferne; BRILLIANT idea! Susan's dad I think was a W.W.II vet so would be fitting tribute to him. Time IS short for those who'd served like my 90 year old dad who was a U.S.N.R. Seaman II aboard the U.S.S. HONOLULU CL-48 during its 2nd wartime tour, IF Susan did one she'd have to do it REAL soon!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@Kalua - could we have an English translation of the Rose Laurens version?
Posted by Debp on June 19, 2009
The Impossible Dream, my #1 pick for Susan. You'll Never Walk Alone, Memory, I Dreamed a Dream. Climb Every Mountain, Somewhere....
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
To Susanwin,

No, I'm not a professional musician! I did sing in chorals when I was a teenager(I remember we did Bartok songs and Francis Poulenc's Little Voices when I was in Highschool). I was also part of a choral when I was studying Italian at University (we did the famous Va Pensiero and traditional Sicilian folksongs). I'm just generally keen on music as I was brought up by a very musical mother. So I got acquainted with classical music and opera as a child. But I also like the type of music Susan seems to relish. I've always loved musicals. I have a video of Les Miserables 10th Anniversary, and I Dreamed a Dream had been my favourite long before I heard Susan sing it. I reckon I could never bear anybody singing it now I heard her version...

No, I'm not American, I'm French!... I, too think it's a real priviledge to get such an opportunity to interact with so many different and interesting people!

PS: Are you the Susan fan who emailed me a few days ago? I was so surprised I really didn't know what to answer!... If it was you, I'm really sorry about that!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@281165 - one blog is enough to scan through! I don't think we need two versions. Like I said last night, if we stick to just simple text formatting (like changing to bold, underline, italics, and colour changes except red) then we won't offend or annoy anyone.
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland Of course, I'll do it over the weekend but no guarantees with my english its only my third language,
but i'll do my best
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
Original 1980 version of I DREAMED A DREAM by Rose Laurens

..................................................
WHEN THE PAGE LOADS, SCROLL DOWN TO THE 20TH VIDEO
Posted by Annia3 on June 19, 2009
I wish Ms. Boyle would sing WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD by Louis Armstrong.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
muey, I have also wanted to hear susan sing while playing the piano. I am surprised that is not caught in any interviews. I bet she is very good at tickling those ivories too.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@protectsusan. In Simon's article he doesn't recognize that he may have some internal production problems or administrative ones if people who have been successful on his show feel they have been mishandled. He probably has a production team with an assembly line mentality about certain standards they want. I want to know why Susan's voice coach wasn't with her even as they were changing her style and delivery, not to mention her looks. I'd also like to know if it was true she was pressured to give up the 3rd song in the trilogy she had in mind. Not to mention a PR team that didn't grasp her meteoric worldwide fame wasn't going to bring out the hounds. Is this his first job or what? Or didn't he recognize the media urge to tear down any woman in the spotlight? While he may be protective - I think Dr. Lotzof may have been a good move. But have you googled her credentials? Her clients are the corporate world and performers - and I assume Syco is a corporate entity that is paying her. Her interests for Susan's welfare may be genuine but her boss's interests are simply to keep Susan out there as much as possible.

I wonder if he isn't disappointed that he will not be her financial advisor. Given how badly his PR team has handled this, and BGT senseless schedule, I'm glad he's not. Maybe the family recognized that. His talking to them about Susan continuing or not sounds solicitous but why was it either/or? Maybe they demanded the support she is receiving.

You would think he'd realize his inept PR team has been costing him money - the flat, security, Dr. Lotzof 24/7. Instead he subtly suggests Susan has problems by talking about psychological testing of applicants. I doubt that any testing would have predicted her normal response to an abnormal situation (to quote a poster's psychiatrist husband many blogs back). His people need a performance evaluation about this year's production Instead he whined all the way through the article about participants' lack of gratitude. His apologies were for remarks and a lack of sensitivity to individual children, not about his responsibility for the current situation.

Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
annia3 what a great suggestion, I think some Holiday could be great too. She is so versitile.
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@TommyUSA In this site you have also the spanish version by Nacha Guevara when the musical was played in Buenos Aires.

Or the spanish version made in Madrid here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzCai4H6BvI

I'm quite a collector since April 14th when I discovered Susan LOL
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
aliz,---what a great idea!! I don't think anyone else has suggested that,---but it would be GREAT to hear her singing to her own piano accompaniment! Good suggestion!!
Posted by Mathman on June 19, 2009
I would love to hear these songs on Susan's first CD (in addition to the famous two):

1. Cry me a river
2. Some enchanted evening
3. Stormy weather
5. Autumn leaves
6. Chances are
7. Both sides now
8. Love is the sweetest thing
9. Easy come, easy go (the orchestral version in the movie 13th Floor)
10. The look of love
11. Snowbird
12. Bali hai
13. Theme from Black Orpheus
14. Besame mucho
15. Crazy
16. It's not for me to say
17. At last

I know this is more than ten but these are all great songs (maybe she could release a double album?).
Posted by susanwin on June 19, 2009
Dear @terijay,

Allow me, please, to slightly disagree with you on the question, what is Susan's voice. You wrote, that it is not contralto, but mezzo-soprano. But,the lowest pitch she sang in IDAD at her BGT audition when the world for the first time heard and saw her - was G flat below middle C! And mezzo-soprano's usual lowest note is A,rarer A flat,very rarely G, but not G flat! By timbre Susan's voice is nearer to mezzo-soprano - it doesn't have the heaviness and dark tinge of contralto, but by range - it is contralto,mezzo soprano doesn't go so low, as G flat below middle C.

All the best,

susanwin
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@Everybody, ANYBODY Curious Why Simon Cowell Et.Al. Hasn't Bought It Yet: Susanboyle.com is STILL for sale and has gone to "Make Offer" status rather than the $25,000 Sedo.com had posted for weeks.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Hello, hello,hello, Susanation:

TGIF!
What a happy group in here tonight. Yeah!
Thanks to all the members who sent me email (ArielAZ, Teesiel, CaseysMom). I will respond in kind this weekend.

Now about this contest for Susan's new CD. I think 12 songs would fit nicely on her CD. Tell me how you feel about this. There will be prizes awarded for the members that come closest to guessing the highest number. Paul has suggested Susan's new CD. I would like to get Susan to sign those CD prizes. So someone has to get in touch with Susan's publicist. Also, I feel we need a seaparate blog to place everyone's choices. I would appreciate members feedback on this. Also, I remind you that her CD's arn't coming out till Christmas. And there may be more info on their release in days to come. Probably should have a cut-off date for accepting membership's CD choices.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Wamckinley, muey asked that about the piano, but I have wondered myself since her first few interviews.
i want to hear her play too. How's the pottery coming?
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
I forgot to ask the music professionals whether singing the same songs every night is damaging to someone who has not been trained to do that as in musicals. I notice she's varying her interpretations and wondered if she's trying new stuff or is protecting it. Could the rest days be about that? I know some opera singers have ended their careers early (ljuba Wellitch in Salome) by limiting their roles to one kind of vocal performance, but that's over a professional career. Could it be true here? Fred O'Neil talked about protecting her voice.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@Mathman; BIG vote for your No.10 ala Dusty Springfield's 1967 version.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@Kalua .... Wow! That was beautiful!! I am going to embed that on my Susan page....thank you for the link...:)
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: There are others who like the HTML, smileys and the like, why not offer them a place as well?
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@TommyUSA - you could do with the Louise Pitre version on there too. The Rose Laurens version isn't strictly the same song.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@281165 - folks would be forced to read both to stay up-to-date, and that just wouldn't really be fair.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland....do you have a link for that one?
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Anyone could please post Louise Pitre version here ??? or where can I find it ??
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@TommyUSA - Louise Pitre version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7qMSfAot0
Posted by Meme on June 19, 2009
Hello all. I thought of another song I'd like to have Susan add to her CD. I love most of the ones you've all suggested. How about "Someone to Watch Over Me." I agree with those who prefer at least her first and maybe second CD's be strictly Susan (Hey, is there a title there???) Duets could come later.
I had this wonderful brainstorm earlier, but it was squashed. Around here in Pennsylvania it's not unheard of to move a house...done not frequently, but it's done.
I thought..oh, how great if she could have her house but move it someplace where the press can't get to her. Then, I saw it was semi-detached. Bummer.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@ Marie-Fan......here is the link for Louise Pitre....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP7qMSfAot0
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@TommyUSA - perhaps you could put the English translation (provided by HAPPY earlier in the blog) underneath the clip because the words are very different to the English version.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland.....lol....I just found it....thank you :)
Posted by dyebat on June 19, 2009
terijay, where's the source for the most recent article by Piers Morgan on Newsday?
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Susan's house should remain where it is and as it is. Eventually, it will become a landmark and the house attached will be a Susan museum, where we can buy Susan clocks and tea caddies and placemats and whatnot. It will bring much needed cash to Blackburn and a tourist bus route will follow the other Susan landmarks. Just leave it as it is for now.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Now you've all listened to Louise Pitre in French, you can hopefully see why I'm so eager for Susan to sing it in French too!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
@ArielAZ..

LOL...You are thinking like a business manager. Love it!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland......great idea!!! Thank you....
Posted by Clarren on June 19, 2009
There are 2 songs I've been thinking of for her album:
"Je ne regrette rien"
During her semi final one of the camera angles was from the front and down on Susan, Susan had her arms out, and it reminded me of footage of Edith Piaf on stage...that made me think of this song.

The second one is:
"I know him so well"
The Elaine Paige/Barbara Dickson duet - but with Susan singing both parts.

I can see there could be real problems with both these choices, one being so iconic of someone else and the other being a duet, but if they worked I'd love to hear them!

For my perfect album I would love Track 1 to be Susan's first round version of "I dreamed a dream" and the last track to be the complete version she's now singing on the tour...... polished, refined, modified in whichever way Susan likes. Somewhere inbetween would have to be "Memories" and "Cry me a river".

So many songs, so much choice. It'll be fantastic to see what does appear on it!

Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@TommyUSA The one which was on this site has been removed, but I found the original from Argentina here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0AALRwrehU&NR=1
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland....Louise Pitre.....BEAUTIFUL VERSION!!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Clarren

I ahve often thought of Piaf when I think of Susan. That is a beautiful song. 'Je ne regrette rien'.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@Kalua......like this one from Argentina even better!....thank you...:)
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
It is said that Simon Cowell said the following ? "I thought she had come over well, but not sensationally." Im sorry but if Simon Cowell said that in Susans audition piece that she came across well but not sensational then he needs to be told he's a big fat liar right to his face. Didn't we all see how his faced just beamed when Susan did her audition and then right after it the tape shows Piers exclaiming "What A Voice !!!" With Holden saying "incredible" with Simon raising up his eyebrows in agreement and nodding his head up and down MEANING YES. I don't know where Cowell is coming from trying to dish this out but he has to be judged as being less then sincere.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: You can open both Blogs and just one clicking on the refresh or F5 button and you are up to date on both blogs. What is the problem?
Posted by Mathman on June 19, 2009
I ould love to hear these songs on Susan's first CD (in addition to the famous two):

1. Cry Me a River

2. Some Enchanted Evening

3. Stormy Weather

5. Autumn Leaves

6. Chances Are

7. Both Sides Now

8. Love Is the Sweetest Thing

10. The Look of Love

11. Snowbird

12. Bali Hai

13. Theme from Black Orpheus

14. People Will Say We're In Love

15. Crazy

16. It's Not For Me To Say

17. If I Loved You

18. At Last

I know this is more than ten but these are all great songs (maybe she could release a double album?).
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Aroseblush: me too...very often thought about Edith Piaf since finding out about Susan....
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Mathman et al:

ONLY 12 SONGS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM EACH MEMBER!!!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Marie-Fan:

Hi. Piaf was the first person I thought about when I heard Susan's voice. Piaf is a French National hero. Susan is the English equivalent.
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
@281165 I'm with you on the two blogs. We have a very small regular "family" posting (out of 23,000)and a different atmosphere for the graphic artsy and comical folks might encourage more participation. We don't HAVE to read both to be putting in plenty of time here. We can pop in once in awhile...Ctrl F for "find" and type a name to follow our favorite bloggers. Their notes lead to someone else on the topic. Such fun and the non-graphic site would be easy for the speed-challenged connections. Thanks for working for this idea.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@Aroseblush......are we going to wait till the blog for that is posted before we submit our list? I might have missed that if you already said it....sorry, my eyes have been out in the sun all day, and kinda blurry right now..lol
Posted by pagepage on June 19, 2009
Hi all. Just wanted to post a thought. Remember when we were going to send Susan each a rose, which would have been a lot of roses? When I saw Lisa's videos and she explained that the red dots we saw behind Susan on the stage during the tour were actually rose petals. (I couldn't see that on the other videos.) I wonder if some BGT people might be reading this site and gave her all the rose wishes we had been virtually sending her. I'd like to think so. <happy smile>
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
281165, whuuut? Open both blogs? I'm a computer moron and don't understand.
Posted by gardenator on June 19, 2009
TGIF SusaFolks !

It is clear from the song suggestions that people here think Susan could do a good turn by just about any song.
I agree. There were some new suggestions in this blog that
appeal to me, such as Send In The Clowns, Fever, Crying, Satin Doll, Stormy Weather, I Did It My Way, and What A Wonderful World. To these I would add:

Walkin' After Midnight

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

I Believe I Can Fly

Every one of the next seven comes right off the WWOZ jazz show playlist, PottedFerne:

The Best Is Yet To Come

Summertime

Come Rain or Come Shine

Oh Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Nature Boy

I'm Beginning to See the Light

You Go To My Head

Susan can choose from any genre, and I would like to hear her interpret more songs in the blues and jazz idiom, as she did with Cry Me A River. But then, any song will do.
Maybe just her own favorite songs that she has probably been working on for decades...an overnight success after more than 30 years, she is.

Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Right Ponylady: There are people here who like that stuff and then we don't step on toes.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
TommyUSA:

I spoke with Paul earlier today. I will email him about a separate blog to post each members songs.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Yes, Kate Smith, Piaf and Billie Holliday. Susan understands the blues.
Posted by BoyleFan on June 19, 2009
@susanwin - You write: "By timbre Susan's voice is nearer to mezzo-soprano - it doesn't have the heaviness and dark tinge of contralto, but by range - it is contralto..." I read a review where the author, agreeing with you, put it succinctly: "Susan Boyle is a contralto who sounds like a mezzo!"

Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
There are versions of IDAD in most languages to be found on YouTube. The Norwegian version sounds brutal - I've no idea what they're actually saying of course!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@Aroseblush....okie dokie....lol...thanks..:)
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
@281165 Sorry to admit I really don't like "that stuff" and really felt bad for the slow computer folks. But I's like to see those who do like it have a dedicated place to show it off.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
TommyUSA:

I also need help in contacting Susan's publicist. Can you work with me on this. My connections only go as far as the US.
Posted by Mathman on June 19, 2009
aroseblush: Okay, then I shorten my list to

1. Cry Me a River

2. Some Enchanted Evening

3. Autumn Leaves

4. Chances Are

5. Both Sides Now

6. Bali Hai

7. Theme from Black Orpheus

8. People Will Say We're In Love

9. Crazy

10. It's Not For Me To Say

11. If I Loved You

12. At Last
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose: You can open IE or another browser more than 10 times. They will show up right to your START button. Any time you open IE again you can put a different page there. In this case a different Blog.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
Gotta leave for a bit..will be back later folks...
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Byeeee, Tommy
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@281165 - splitting blogs into two and switching? Heck, some of us have got lives you know! Why do you have to have GIFs anyway? We did without them for long enough. We had our fun experimenting with what the site would allow, but I think we're through with that now.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
Many of you fine people are naming great songs....I have two I'd really like to see....the song Jerusalem considered by many to be an unoffical British national athem, and Climb Every Mountain...I think she likes the joyous song Whistle Down The Wind so she should have one like that on her new CD.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Whistle Down The Wind is actually a duet with a man, so it would be an odd choice for her to sing alone?
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
a couple of brand new songs would be good. and of course You Raise Me Up and You are the Wind Beneath My Wings, for her mother. and for us, her loyal fans, lol! now this may seem crazy and I sure wouldn't ask it even if I could but---
last night I was searching youtube and listening to our (US) national anthem and none of the versions from famous singers suited me. how do you think Susan could do with the song?? oh say can you see? yep, she could do it!
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
OK, DJG Scotland, here is my translation of the IDAD French version 2! I hope Kalua will bear me no grudge for beating him to it! These lyrics are much more violent and quite tricky! Well I did my best. Here goes...

I had dreamed of another life/ But life killed my dreams/ As you smother the last screams/ Of an animal you finish off/ I had dreamed of a
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
OK DJG-Scotland: your point well taken. It has to be one way and not two ways.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
I really can't see Susan singing anything in French,---unless she's already fluent in the language. It's awfully difficult to learn a song in another language---and would add unnecessary stress, IMO. In addition, something like that wouldn't really be Susan. I just don't think that's something she would choose to do. I could be wrong, though, definitely.
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Muey, Susawin, and others, I think Susan is most likely a mezzo-soprano. In her audition the low notes were difficult for her, you could hardly hear them. She had obviously worked on them for the finals where they could be heard beautifully. Though she probably sang alto in 4 part choirs.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 19, 2009
I have some YouTubes of Pavarotti. How about something from his songs?
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley - I had to sing something in German once and that was tricky! I had no idea what the heck I was singing, I basically learnt it phonetically.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
I would kind of agree WAMcKinley. I feel we may be stretching here. Each song has to flow into the next one.I would stick to Broadway, West End, and Film.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@HAPPY - your translation cut off. Can you post again?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Of course, I would love a CD of jazz and the Blues.
Posted by protectsusan on June 19, 2009
OK, OK....I tend to fluctuate between distrust, suspician and trust. I felt both ways about Simon and Piers, for that matter. I do think the judges' expressions were quite odd during the final. I could read several things into that. On the other hand I see Susan given a Mercedes to ride in, handlers and at least one plane ride and it seems a flat in London. My instincts are that leaving Susan in one place for awhile to work on an album might be prudent. My reference to how Simon treats his ex's was some hint to me that he is capable at least of being mature and loyal. Just my take. I'd love to know the WHOLE behind-the-scenes story but can only go by bits and pieces.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
DJG: Yeah,---Phonetically would be the only way to go. My husband sings in a four part quartet that sometimes tackles music in other languages. They worry that people who are fluent in those languages would easily detect many imperfections. It's just not comfortable singing in other languages unless you have the chance to perfect the song over many repetitions.
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
(Sorry, my computer again!)

I had dreamed of a heart so big/ As mine could find a place within/ But my Prince Charming murdered my childhood/ For this shortlived happiness/ I paid a ransom with my tears/ To a society that disarms the victim instead of the thief/ I had dreamed of a one and only love/ That would last till the end of time/ A love noone could ever encompass/ As true as the earth is round/ I had dreamed of another life/ But life killed my dreams/ Here my life ends and it hardly began/ Like a short spring coming to its end/ When the night comes/ I sink into my body/ And give myself away in gruesome intercourse for a dime/ When the night comes/ As they hit me in a pathetic effort/ They don't know they're making love to Death!
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 19, 2009
"On My Own" from Les Miserables.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley - yes, I was actually singing it in front of visiting Germans, and you could tell they could easily see I didn't really know what I was singing!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
No I don't see Susan singing in French and I don't want to hear her in French, unless she decides to tackle "Carmen." Now, that's a thought, with her wiggle. Anyway, I don't think the U.S. Congress could take it if she went French.

Well, another afternoon gone, work-wise. Here I am spending the afternoon having fun posting and not working (a no-no), then I'm drinking a Coke float (another no-no; how did that vanilla ice cream get in the house anyway?) and now, instead of work, I'm going to watch the Nadal-Federer 2008 Wimbledon final on the Tennis Channel. Next two weeks will be Wimbledon mania in this house.

Happy Trails.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland wrote: "@281165 - splitting blogs into two and switching? Heck, some of us have got lives you know!"

As if I don't have a life?
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Thank you for the link DJG-Scotland and Tommy-USA !!! This french version with Louise Pitre is very very interesting...
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ

We will miss you. Pop in here between matches!
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
Interesting response from Reuters after my complaint. Had no idea it was put out there. I like the responses after as well
http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/16/susan-boyle-story/#comments
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@Happy - thanks! I can see why they changed the lyrics! A bit brutal sounding to me!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Reinder

We are going to need to put you to work organizing this new blog.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Happy: Oy!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Yikes, Happy!! That is one dark song,--isn't it?!! It was sad enough in English,---but absolutely devastating in French!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@281165 - Not for me to say!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Aroseblush: I didn't make it into the bedroom with the big set. Am watching on my 13" Sony by the desk. Pathetic.
Posted by lildinks on June 19, 2009
hi i found this song by nana Mouskouri on you tube called "I have a dream". I dont knwo how to post the video. Tommy if you read this -maybe you can for me thx I think susan would do well with this song.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ:

I have the same problem in my kitchen right now. Laptop is settled on kitchen table. TV is same size, 4' away on the counter.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Photobucket

I like this picture!
Posted by dyebat on June 19, 2009
A question on Susan's vocal range. Is she singing in a higher key during the tour performances than she was during her audition, the semi-finals and the finals? I get a shiver now every time she sings the low notes, because it is so full and rich, but is her lowest still a G flat below middle C? or is it higher because the key has changed?
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
Does anyone here have Susan dreams? I had one last night that we're in Blackburn, in her garden planting flowers, seeds and having tea with crumpets. We talked about Piersy baby and she said she was over him in my dream. And that was that. she wouldn't go on about him.

So, if you dream about her what's it about?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
lildinks:

You can post from "Songs for Susan to sing " on the home page. Hit that link. Then type in the name of your song. It will take you to You Tube. Find the cut that you like, and click on submit.
Posted by Piggy on June 19, 2009
Remember that TV series "FAME"? With the awesome theme song and the cast dancing in the streets? They ought to have 'Diversity' doing the dancing and Susan singing the theme song.
I think Susan can sing anything.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@ Wild 'Ol Dan...I have just returned from emailing Scrooge and some of my friends from 'hospital' a la Priory...sorry can't find the French accents to type above my words...I am sure they must be on this keyboard somewhere if one or two of the French speaking fans can help me out. It's a beatiful language, and I would like to give it my respect by putting on all those 'accents'...anyway...getting off the point...again.. I certainly will look up that site...I am about to cut and paste it as we speak...How's that for someone new to this stuff?

Posted by DANNYG. on June 19, 2009
maigret,

Several times you have expressed my exact feelings, and the post just above
is one of them. I have not looked up the Simon article to read, I am feeling too wimpy to deal with it, but thanks for saying all you did. I just feel grievously bad for Susan and what she goes through. Piers and Simon both in every interview they have have continually refused to accept any responsibility for what has happened with Susan or others. No, no, not me not me they cry as they wash their hands. I just don't want this to do any permanent harm to Susan's musical career. She deserves better than that from the whole world. And I don't want it to do permanent damage to her inner self. How lonely she must be feeling. Who among that mob of people, including the BGT paid doctor, stands for Susan, that's what I want to know, who stands for Susan?

Danny
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@281165 Hello again my friend...I totally agree with your comments re: 2 sites....what is the big deal here? I just don't get it. Whilst we are waiting for Susan's career to take off...as we ALL know it will...we are just trying to stay in touch with each other....until this tour is over.....We ARE all different..have different favourite foods etc. That's WHY restaurants have a MENU...so I think the fansite should have a MENU too...does that sound ok?
Posted by BoyleFan on June 19, 2009
If Susan were to tackle the classical music repertoire, I'd love to hear her solo in Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," a nostalgic piece (narrated mostly from a young child's point of view) which is rhapsodic, lyrical, and poignant -- just right for the heart-rending timbre of Susan's voice. But, she'd have to hit the second B-flat above middle C! She could tour American symphony orchestras with it to great acclaim.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
I know I don't say too much about Susan lately, but it's all been said many, many, many times...you don't need to hear it again from me. I do read the comments....I am trying so hard to hang on in here until this bloody BGT show is over (pardon the language :) ) It isn't easy to hang on in here when the same comments are regurgitated over and over....Sorry guys....Just my opinion....It's so hard to hang on...my fingers are tired....I want the FUN stuff whilst I am waiting....PLEASE give me SOMETHING to look forward to each morning until this bloody tour is over.....Thanks...:)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ponylady , I read your comments.Very nice defense of Susan.There were a lot of comments defending Susan. I added my comment too :

Susan Boyle needs Positive Press. So far all the reports on her start with the tabloids and get circulated into the main stream media ,even TV news. Susan has not been interviewed since the day after the semi final .There has never been any proof of a so called mental condition. Her family denies there is anything wrong ,yet everytime she takes a night off it is big news. And yet the other acts are getting days off too,but no one puts them in a bad light. Susan is being maligned and no one but her loyal fans seems to care. Yet when she does a show we see a lovely ,talented ,gracious LADY. The press is making good sport of her.
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
It's alright, Ammo, there are no accents on the words you typed, except on "à". As keyboards are not the same everywhere, I suppose you have no keys for accents on yours. You might have to look into the Word special character section.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
I fully agree Ammo! What is better than to have two blogs, one flat and another one where people can "educate" even, Susan Boyle fans, to make more fun out of internet.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
By, "something to look forward to" I mean - besides the same old critical stuff about crap tabloid stuff...we are better than that. OK I am going to upset someone if I rant on....so I will say goodnight to you all....The last thing I want tonight is to bring my Good mood Down...Night night everyone....
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 19, 2009
When they write the Susan Boyle Parody Movie I guess they won't have to dig too deep for material, Huh! A rest sounds like a good idea for me too right now. I was going to relax with a good book and probably will but I thought I'd check out the good reading here first. No HTML from me tonight I'm too tired, besides someone here said Elvis came on and made their computer crash. I think it's just the volume of entries, which has increased lately. Good taste and relavance should always be a cosideration with the fun stuff and the 'old text'. I enjoyed the new discovery and hope we don't over-do it so it remains a nice option here. Sometimes a picture can be worth a thousand words. Some people can paint a pretty good picture with words though. There are quite a few here, like Wild Ol' Dan for instance. I enjoyed it a few nights ago when he went toe to toe with a fan from the U.K. over what title to call Susan. The fan from the U.K. almost won by pointing out that there no longer was a Britsh Umpire, they had lost the Umpire and it made the newspapers, but Wild Ol' Dan won the debate when he pulled out that dictioary, I thought. Well I'm tired and I've already mentioned what song I'd like to hear so good night all, God Bless.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Whoever is handing Susan's publicity is doing a horrendous job. I just read a terrible article about Susan in the Mirror. What the heck is going on here?
Posted by lildinks on June 19, 2009
dont khttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCXIGJ9y9rknow wat im doing wrong but here is the url.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@281165...I was going to go...but saw your last post...Totally agree dear....

@HAPPY, thanks, I was wanting to put the accent on the a I probably DO have accents on this new keyboard...but will have to play around with it to find out. It is as an amazing keyboard but I haven't learned it's full potential yet....thanks for your input :)
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
What Susan's PR folks are providing the media is just not juicy enough for them and they make up stuff. What can the PR folks do about that?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/06/18/britain-s-got-talent-s-susan-boyle-misses-show-after-cat-screaming-fit-115875-21452608/
Posted by cindy on June 19, 2009
did susan ever find her cat ? i heard she flipped last night and couldnt find her cat ?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
They need to get Susan out for some interviews. This is not acceptable.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Goodnight everyone....'Heartbeat'is about to start. I'm in Canada, as many of you know....this is a British show...on TVO (T.V. Ontario)....filmed in the area I used to cycle through years ago....filmed to represent '60s...all songs played during the show are from that decade...gotta go....Husband's just back in time to watch it with me. You may remember, some of you, that I posted a comments about how much Susan's little town will definitely change in the future, as a direct result of Susan's celebrity status....that's what happened in the little Yorkshire village wher the show "Hearbeat" is filmed......Goodnight all....sweet dreams...
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ammo , I know what you mean. But everyday there is a fresh crop of tabloid garbage . I feel better when I ignore it.But sometimes someone will post a link on this blog and say its something good about Susan and I read it and its in a tabloid and I see it different and its hard not to get annoyed because these articles do not raise Susan up. Some are very condcending. Like the link above listed
Simon Cowell's interview in the dailymail,that is a tabloid. Why should he give interviews to tabloids about Susan? And he defends himself but he doesn't defend Susan. He doesn't deny the bad press. He almost gives the impression she is a mental case. I find this very annoying.The Susan we see on stage is normal,is lovely .The susan in all the interviews is lovely,funny ,gracious. The very next article after his is a story that she was screaming from the balcony yesterday.I don't believe it but why doesn't Simon deny it,she is his client afterall. Why does he give an interview to a paper who maligns his client. I'm disappointed with Simon and his PR team.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
sassyone: I haven't dreamed about Susan yet. But I think Susan is you in your dream (we all identify with her and she represents so much of our wish fulfillment). So you are turning away from a disappointment, perhaps, and starting anew. What was the emotional tone of the dream?
Posted by TommyUSA on June 19, 2009
@lildinks.....try this one........
It's Nana Mouskouri singing 'I Have A Dream'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_A2TOTfs_0

ABBA does this also....

Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Pards,

I would love for Susan to include on her album a tribute to her homeland of Scotland. Now, truth is, I'm
a purty fer distance away from Scotland and probably don't
know what that song is...but, I got a feelin' there is one...and I sure hope she will include it. We all have
Scotland to thank for the wee lassie that stole our hearts with her song. And I reckon we are all downright
grateful to Scotland for that wonderful gift to the world.

It would indeed be nice too if a song were included
where she played the music on her family's piano. Now, I
suspect that her mother had a favorite song, and that would be the one I would hope Susan would include...

The other thought I had was that we have heard that
Susan did indeed sing in her church chior...would it not
be nice to include her favorite song from there as well?

Ahhhh....the DVD idea grows stronger by the minute...
I can see her taking us to favorite places around home...
talking to friends and neighbors, singing once again in
that Pub of hers, for old time's sake... I can see her
once again up on that hill overlooking Scotland...sharing
memories of home and happy times with her family and
friends. My gosh I miss Scotland...and I've never been
there!

The DVD would be the treasure of a lifetime for true
Susan Boyle fans...something to be cherished for all time.
More than a few Susan Boyle fans would love finding that
under their Christmas Tree this year...

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by BoyleFan on June 19, 2009
Above, there are two quite different translations of "Dream" from the French. That's because there are two radically different versions of the song: one from the concept album and one from the theatrical production. The theatrical production version also contains an introduction (not yet translated here) in which Fantine reproaches God for not being forgiving! Heavy stuff! (I'd supply the translation but I don't trust my command of the French language.)
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
We had two hours, two blissful hours without talking about the tabloids, and now back to square one...!

I'm off for today, have a nice evening!!!
Posted by dyebat on June 19, 2009
2 questions I asked earlier, but no answers.

1. What's the link or the URL for the current Newsday article with Piers?

2. IIs "IDAG" on tour in a higher key than in the auditions, semi-finals & finals?
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
aroseblush I've said this from the beginning, after she got out of the Priory she should have done an interview. I think she should be set up (like the semi final interview) in a private room, where she can collect her thoughts and explain to us why she had a rocky beginning, no questions, no press in the way and for her to talk it out. Someone buy this lady a little digi cam so she can record her thoughts. ;)
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
If you really want the Nana Moukouri stuff try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkjvyFargw:
Posted by RosesRoses on June 19, 2009
10 favorites for Susan--all right, I know it's heavy on the Cole Porter, but his songs are right up her alley. Also some lively ones--Honeysuckle Rose--can't you just see her singing that one? And Hoagy Carmichael's Skylark-a small, light, lovely tune, I think she'd make it shine.

1. Love for Sale (Cole Porter)
2. Summertime (Gershwin)
3. Honeysuckle Rose
4. Every Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter)
5. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
6. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)
7. Stormy Weather
8. La Mer (Somewhere Beyond the Sea)
9. It's All Right with Me (Cole Porter)
10.Somebody Loves Me
Posted by lildinks on June 19, 2009
thx Tommy -cant seem to pull it up. hmmm
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@dyebat Is this the one you mean?

http://www.newsday.com/about/ny-ettel2212893739jun19,0,1916424.story
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
Has been a good evening, majoring on music education and praise for our super star, Susan. Gonna hit the hay with my 10 yr old "Kiki Puss" friend and think of Susan in the same privileged comfortable place with Pebbles. Last night's violent thunder storm (Chicago area) kept Kiki in my armpit for her comfort (not mine.) :)
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ it was a sunny day, she was laughing, I was also. She had her hands deep in the earth and kept turning the soil. I asked her what she will plant and she said "oh this and that" I watched her for a long time and smiled while she worked away at the garden.

I'm a people watcher, well duh, as I am a professional photographer. Really, she didn't seem angry, upset or even hardened by me being there. It was rather relaxing.

does that help?
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkjvyFargw, sorry folks!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
http://www.newsday.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Piers+Morgan&sortby=display_time+descending&subheader-search-button=Go&target=article
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Sassyone

I don't know what the answer is here, but for sure her publicity team isn't helping her cause at all. They need to stop this continual harrassment in the newspapers. Susan needs to speak out in a normal fashion to her fans. Its up to them to find the best venue for her to do it in. But doing nothing, and hiding her in a closet is not the answer.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
I don't think anyone is handling Susan's publicity. They are ignoring the whole thing. BGT is a real hick outfit. They're working out of a shack in a cornfield with no running water. It takes no control of and no responsibility for what the show generates. And its reaction time is about 3-4 days. And its reaction quality is gutless and does nothing to clear the air.
Posted by lildinks on June 19, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCXIGJ9y9rk
Posted by Ruth F on June 19, 2009
Fantastic song selections for Susan from so many.

The song I'd most like to hear has been mentioned by several others: "You'll Never Walk Alone, from Carousel." Seems just perfect for Susan.

I may have mentioned this before, but I'd also love to hear her do "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles. "I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses" seems like a perfect lyric to shut her critics up.

I don't know if any of you have every heard a fairly obscure piece performed by Ella Fitzgerald many years ago, called "The Secret of Christmas." If Susan were to record a Christmas CD (please, please, please), I'd love to hear her do this beautiful song.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ

She has a new publicist whose name I forget. A woman.Why was she hired?
Posted by Betz on June 19, 2009
CanadianBill ,Susan morphing and winking worked for me. Good job
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ArielAZ @aroseblush , I don't even think Susan knows about the media storm around her. She doesn't go online,they told her not to read the papers and there is not much on TV . I just hope it all is forgotten when the BGT tour is over. Hopefully she will have a happy ending like Paul Potts . I guess we only have 2 more weeks to go an the agony will be over!
Posted by Joly on June 19, 2009
I am so tired of the misrepresentations of Ms. Boyle, just emailed People online. Thought you might want to see it and help out. Here it is.
Dear Editor,

Re the misguided article "Susan Boyle Cancels Another Concert" by Simon Perry June 19, 2009, I am dismayed that People, which I used to think better of, is repeating tabloid smear tactics and failing to get facts quite right.

(1) All of the acts rotate days off, yet no other act is ever reported for it, let alone in a manner that suggests temperamental behavior.

(2) Factually, Ms. Boyle did not cancel a concert. She made a choice of her days off in the concert in which all of the acts rotate days off, and the concert itself took place. The arrangement Simon Cowell set up before the tour was that she would sing as often or little as she felt able. So when she is not appearing it is not the same as the People description implies. Ms. Boyle, at Simon Cowell's request, has a physician traveling with her to look after her interests, who sometimes counsels her to take time off even when Ms. Boyle would prefer not to. She has recording and performance contracts right on the heels of this tour, and needs to save her energies for those lucrative events.

(3) Repeating information from a smarmy source like the Mirror which you have already been told is incorrect--what a surprise--can only be in order to participate in its yellow journalism, and that is not the kind of journalism that will keep customers for People Magazine. If you want to go along with such as the Mirror by bringing its smear-tactic disinformation into your articles, I will not reach out to pick up your magazine nor bother to click on it online. So I hope your advertisers appreciate your journalistic "ethic".

By way of more facts of which you seem unconcerned, Ms. Boyle had no opportunity to build up her voice or her health for a schedule like this, since she had not sung for two years prior to deciding to audition on BGT, and for years before that had been primarily a care-taker. Touring, and schedules like BGT competition, tax the physical limits of even seasoned performers and much younger people. What kind of people have we become, that this is an object of criticism!

Since when does a wonderfully nice, historically talented person merit this kind of smear? I think People needs to take a hard look at yourselves before you go around spreading disinformation about one of the nicest people on the planet. Oh, and by the way, if Ms. Boyle were not deeply missing her cat, she would lose this fan. To think otherwise would truly be mentally ill, and there are some jounalists in this world that have a lot to answer for.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
WILL we hear original music written for Susan in her first CD OR will it just be all covers? I could go on AND on regarding covers I'd love to hear BUT it would be nice if she'd had her "own" music included!

@Those asking if I - we - "dream" about Susan:

Swimming around in my mind since 1994 is short tune loosely based on "Gettysburg" movie & TV mini-series main theme going up & down half a piano keyboard; since Susan's BTG finals performance have visualized her singing the melody but haven't "fitted" lyrics to it yet. By summer's end will get my sister to do musical notation so can get the melody down, ask around for a proficient pianist to expand on it. If that happened I'd be glad JUST to have the tune and "Dream On" about Susan singing it.

Which reminds me:

Retired in Kalifornia's Not Lengthy Enough Wish List Of Songs For Susan To Sing - Appendage No.2 (uh...Sort'a):

"Dream On!" Aerosmith:

Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears

Sing with me, if it's just for today

Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
Great New Article just posted and written by Simon Cowell about Susan:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html?ITO=1490
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Personally, I can't wait for this tour to be over.
Posted by Betz on June 19, 2009
All the songs listed for Susan are great. What ever she likes but the DVD is a must have. Love ya Susan
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
aroseblush I think she's been stripped of her personality. To them she's just $$$ and they don't care if they ruin her rep. She needs to talk to her niece who is a lawyer and to get something done about this big problem.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
The only sad thing is ,I read an interview by a person who was in another reality show (Big Brother) and he said the promblem with those shows is people act like you are public property after the show. He said he would go places,shops ect and some people would curse at him ,insult him ect. They couldn't separate the show from reality .Its like they saw him forever in that show. He said being in the show ruined his life.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
sassyone: sounds like a lovely, peaceful dream. Susan is you and you are Susan. The plantings are the future. You're both relaxed and optimistic about the future and have turned your backs on the past. That's how I see Susan, too, although I have no psychic abilities.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan. I really like that DVD with Susan singing favorite songs as she gives us a tour of the church, Pub, etc., each being the stimulus for a song. Ahhh!

Re: the movie: I wonder if they can work in the characters that post on these blogs. Maybe we'd be the commentary in between the action, our flashbacks to childhood etc.

I'm going to hear her again and get ready for the night stroll - and bed.
Posted by Ruth F on June 19, 2009
There is way too much armchair pyschoanalysis of Susan in the media. I've had more than my fill of amateurs suggesting that she's unable to handle pressure -- and incessantly mentioning her "hospitalization at a mental health clinic."

Enough. The woman was living in obscurity until a couple of months ago, and now she's known around the world. Her every movement, gesture, and comment is dissected. Seems to me that it's a sign of perfect emotional health to find this overwhelming and to need time to adjust.

I know we all want to hear about Susan -- I sure do. At the time time, we know that the much of the media thrives on the controversial and the scandalous, so they'll inevitably reshape Susan's story to fit within these parameters. I don't have much hope that they will, but I wish they'd practice the old maxim, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Joly, BRAVO!!!!! Wonderfully well stated. I for one will NEVER buy any magazine or newspaper that says one hurtful thing about Susan, will boycott ALL their advertisers and tell them why.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
This could happen to Susan. She has had so much bad press. I am constantly defending her in my area when her name comes up. A lot of people who only catch a bit of news here and there think she is a mental case who can sing. They haven't watched any of her interviews. I think its sad.This did not happen to Paul Potts. Just google his name at The Sun Newspaper. All the articles are positive. I'm beginning to think its because she is a middle aged woman and its still a mans world afterall.
Posted by julieoffutt on June 19, 2009
Ten Songs for Susan to Sing (lst Album)
(I have these listed in the order that I think tells a story, her story):

1. Send in the Clowns

2. Cry Me a River

3. Somewhere

4. I Dreamed a Dream

5. Once in a Lifetime

6. Memory

7. Listen to my Heart

8. Not A Day Goes By

9. This is The Moment

10. I Vow to Thee My Country

The last one is for the Queen and Great Britain! Most of the others are songs from musical stage. I had previously suggested "The Prayer" as a Solo and sent her the sheet music and translation, but decided to transpose the section after the bridge to a different key in her range. She'll receive it in a few weeks. I'm not lucky enough to have one of those computer programs that transposes everything automatically. I still do it the old fashioned way. Other songs: Not While I'm Around, Song from Titanic; there are so many. But you know, I'll bet Susan has several songs that she'd like to sing for us. If she picks #2, 3, 4 & 6 from my list, I'll be in heaven.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
One question: Where is this Kilkenny person who is supposed to be Susan's new manager?? Is that only after the BGT Tour is completed?? Seems he might be weighing in on some ideas concerning Susan. But again, maybe his hands are tied until after the BGT business.
Posted by HAPPY on June 19, 2009
Boylefan, here's a translation of the introduction to Fantine's song in the theatrical production of the musical:

Sweet Lord! What have I done to you?/ I have never been so low/ And yet you let me down/ I had dreamed of a heart so big/ As mine could find a place within/ Sweet Lord! What have I done to you?
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
I'm boycotting all advertisers in all mags that say anything derogatory about Susan and will write them and tell them why. I'm tired of this BS!!

I hope she stays in London with Pebbles, makes her recordings, and tells BGT to shove it. They are not protecting her.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Secret Love would be a great song for Susan. But she should sing it without the horse.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Simons defense in the article in the daily mail is that the world wide attention to Susan is unprecedented and he doesn't know how to handle it. He says the bad tabloid press is upsetting Susan and he doesn't know how to handle the situation because its never happened before. I say #1 .Is Susan really upset,we haven't seen an interview where she's been asked. She is a grown women,I'm sure she has some thoughts on it. #2 Why can't they just deny the tabloid lies. #3 .Why does Simon say she is upset when her brother said she is not upset. It doesn't add up.
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 19, 2009
Joly- I totally agree with you!!!!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Nibbana

Thanks for posting that article. I feel Simon is telling it like it is, or how he sees it. Yes, it was a sincere article. I still worry about Susan. Overnight fame, for someone not at all geared to the spotlight, can be mindblowing. It would be for me. She needs alot of proper guidance through this maze.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 19, 2009
Most of my favorite songs have been mentioned already. I would love her to also include songs that may have been her mother's favorite, what they may be.

Also wanted to mention that I read the Simon Cowell Newsday article. Actually, the line where he said that at the audition he thought Susan "had come over well, but not sensationally," doesn't surprise me a bit. Don't you all remember at the end of the audition, both Piers and Amanda stood up, but Simon sat on his big fat butt. Sorry, that has always bothered me!!!! He couldn't stand up too? She was freakin' amazing that night!
Posted by BoyleFan on June 19, 2009
@patriciasart - I share your disappointment in Simon et al. Susan's PR person works for the same organization that handles Simon's PR. Conflict of interest? There seems to be!

I think that the question of Susan's stamina is a delicate one which hasn't been handled at all well. The general public has been left with the impression that her "exhaustion" derives from a mental infirmity. The truth may be that Susan's overall health is not good. After all, when we first met her she was a poor, "low maintenance" lady. She may well have failed to take proper care of herself so that now, at 48, she's running mostly on sheer will power when she's touring. Her Priory doctors released her after only a few days. Would they have done so if she had serious mental issues? Instead, they discovered that she has manageable medical (rather than psychological) problems which require that she rest frequently. Why is she stigmatized for this?! The general state of Susan's health is none of the public's business, but Simon et al. must have been made aware by the Priory docs and by Susan's 24/7 GP of Susan's physical limitations. They could have come up with a cover story, early on, about restricting her performance schedule to protect her voice. Rather, they've let Susan be unjustly painted in the tabloid press as being a neurotic, prima donna shirker. Shame!
Posted by Janna55 on June 19, 2009
@aroseblush, Susan's publicist was listed as Nicola Phillips who is with Max Clifford Agency. A few days ago I was able to pull her profile up on their website, but now it's not there. I don't know if she's no longer with the firm or they're just not publishing the fact that she's her publicist. It's interesting that her name has not been mentioned the last few days.

Anyway, the website is www.maxclifford.com. There are also contact email addresses. Hope this helps!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose ,Right on !!!! I think BGT is playing all ends against the middle. I think they are misleading Susan into thinking they are on her side but they are doing nothing to protect her reputation and I think she is oblivious to it.
Posted by continuum on June 19, 2009
Here's an interesting article from "Mail Online':

After the Britain's Got Talent backlash, Simon Cowell finally admits: 'Sorry, I did make mistakes'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html
Posted by julieoffutt on June 19, 2009
Patriciasart I so agree with you on Cowell, etc., and the PR team. I hope her niece steps in to help. My problem is I'm too old-fashioned about things. I have a real problem, in today's environment, with someone who buys a 3rd Rolls-Royce. Morally, I have an issue with someone posing almost nude for a Burger King ad. I don't trust any of them to have Susan's best interests at heart. Money isn't everything! Susan, please, please look another way! I
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Janna55

Thanks for that info. It's bizarre to me that they have left Susan out there to twist in the wind by herself. A publicist is suppose to make her client look good with the media. These tabloids, and these stories are killing her. I would suspect that Nicola has been taken off Susan's case. If not, she should be fired.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@BoyleFan . Elaine Paige said she believed Susan couldn't handle being on a West End show because it was 2 times a day,8 days a week and you have to build up endurance for that and be in good health and recieve training. I am 51 and I know I couldn't be thrown into a show shcedule like this one. I couldn't even go to that many shows as a spectator ,it would be too much. And that is my concern,that they are blaming her missing shows on her mental state. And Simon not only didn't deny that in his article he practically repeated it as fact. But yet no proof is ever offered ,only claims made.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
patricasart: I agree with everything you just said, and the remark by Miss Paige about building up endurance was very sensible.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
This is probably the #1 fan site for Susan. She could be invited here to speak to her fans. It probably could be arranged by the powers that be! JokersUpdates does it all the time with their TV personalities. It could be a similar format to the chat where there is a moderator and we submit questions..the Susan answers by typing...( someone could type for her). Would be nice to hear what Susan has to say, instead of relying on the press!

Just a thought...perhaps aroseblush could speak to Paul.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart: I agree with you--I found myself defending her to 99% of the people I spoke with in Glasgow and Edinburgh this week. At the airport this morning there were 4 papers--Scottish Daily Record was the worst--very detailed about the events of the previous day. One thing I wanted to mention is that when Susan Boyle came out on Tuesday night at the Edinburgh Playhouse, it was unsettling to me because she didn't have the spring in her step that I had seen the previous night in Glasgow. I know we all have up and down days and her performance looks beautiful, but she really was a different person on Tuesday and I thought, Wow, if she declines a little each day like this then they will pull the plug for a while..and truly after one more show in Newcastle, she needed to take a break. I'm not taking about the performance (I love her voice!!) but you had to be there to feel the change in the air from the previous night--That's why on Monday I said it was truly like seeing Barbra Streisand--On Tuesday Susan seemed to me (and I was 3 ft away from her and she kept looking at my camera) like she was very stressed. Does anyone feel like she should be left to be a singer and not a performer? If she is struggling to sing 2 songs for 10 minutes and chauffeured to events in a private limo, how would she ever be able to do a show, Broadway, West End, whatever of 8 shows a week? I respect the fact that they know enough to give her mental health days, but you don't have that luxury with a show commitment. BTW, the same paper that got on Susan today wrote that "Britney Spears was in Manchester for her concert and came out and said How's it going London?" and they ragged on the poor girl for not knowing where she was--these papers are pathetic I would love to know other people's opinions..
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
@IvoryMist: 10-4 your comments above. Do hope we'll get even a two-paragraph "communiqué" from her at the VERY least before the summer's out.
Posted by Janna55 on June 19, 2009
aroseblush, I suspect she's been taken off. She seemed awfully young to me...mid 20's maybe...and was probably ill-equipped to handle the constant barrage from everywhere it seems...Susan needs a publicist who is more seasoned and better equipped to anticipate and respond to the negativity..imho
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Joly: Sounds like you got it all out there with your letter....You have just joined us, according to your profile...Welome! We have been going over those issues you mention - for months now....thanks for what you did....
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
patriciasart

I agree with your analogy of the situation, and everything that has been stated by others here. Susan's stamina and physical health may be playing a role here. This kind of pressure, instant fame, singing in front of thousands of people every night, has to take an enormous toll on the body, for a single person living a very quiet life in Blackburn. I cannot see Susan in Vegas at all. Cutting a few CD's should be okay for Susan, as she loves to sing. I feel they should take it very slowly from there to see how Susan copes. One small step at a time. However, it still doesn't excuse the lack of protecting her from these foul news stories. Yikes!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
aroseblush: I am also confused why the BGT people and Susan's own people aren't doing something to give her some good publicity in response to all the bs. As for Simon's interview, I was shocked by it honestly, yet I can't help thinking about the bit in "You've Got Mail" where Tom Hanks gives a long interview, and the TV station cuts it down to one sentence that makes him look bad. We know how the press has been acting; he may have said a lot more that we'll never know about that puts the words in better perspective.

I didn't like Simon until he met Susan, but the way he looked at her during the audition was amazing and made me think she got to him like she got to us. I just hate to think it was all an act.
Posted by CathyUSA on June 19, 2009
My song suggestion is "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel: I have been saying this alot, but not gettnig any responses. I find myself constantly defending Susan, because only her rabid fans (like us here) are digging in to all the reports, separating fact from fiction. Everyone else who may have been awed by her audition, but not followed her afterwards the way we do, just reads the headline of all these articles. And most of them ARE NOT VERY GOOD. While I agree that Susan (nor most people!) could stand the rigor of Broadway or West End performances. I know I couldn't. But even the fact that as you say, she seemed more tired the next day, well, still. Susan has just been through so much more than the average performer. That kind of stress (good and bad) takes a huge toll on people, she is probably NOT sleeping at all well. She's got all the adrenaline going for the performance, then can't sleep, and then the tiredness really kicks in the next day. Adrenaline only keeps you going for so long. I wonder how often Susan has ever even been away from home? Just sleeping in different beds, different surroundings, away from all that is familiar. We can't compare Susan to any of the other performers in terms of what they have had to deal with and in the support they are getting from family.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel: Oh, and THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES for all the videos and trip reports!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel ,Thank you for your insight. I think Susan looks tired. There is a weariness about her. I hope she ignores the tabloids and goes at her own pace. Its not just the 10mins.she is on stage. Its the traveling,all the dressing up,make ect. lack of privacy . I think it all adds up. Paul Potts said it was very hard on him and he is a man in his 30's. Big difference in strength there.
I'm not saying she can't get through it.I just wish BGT PR would try more to give Susan postive press. Say something like all our acts are rotating and taking regular breaks. And also make a plan for Susan. set a schedule she can live with,instead of this day to day lets see how she is stuff. So all eyes are on Susan,will she or won't she?
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
Obviously I couldn't get Kikki Puss to hit the hay, or was it me...? Whatever, glad I got to see Teesiel's post. Kind of like the next best thing from hearing from Susan..someone who has been that near her and seen and heard her live. Hope they let the Lassie recover and sing when she wants to. She'll be great and successful whenever that is. So we suffer withdrawal..consider it being for her sake and her's alone.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Teesiel, I'm so grateful for your perspective, gleaned from your personal experience. It means so much to those of us who don't have that advantage and must rely on reports that are suspect, at best. Thank you so much for taking the time to enlighten us this way. You've had a vantage point that the rest of us can only dream of having,---and I trust your judgement. I wish I knew what the best course of action might be. I think Susan will need a lot of very close support. Not just someone down the corridor in the same hotel---or at the other end of the phone line, even if it IS available 24/7. I think she needs a constant presence and someone she can rely on to be RIGHT THERE with her. Others have been saying this all along,---and I agree. It's when she's alone that the insecurities begin to take over and she loses her confidence. Rest,---LOTS of it,--is essential. And a close, ever-present someone she can rely on to be there at all times.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Lonnirose wrote: "I'm boycotting all advertisers in all mags that say anything derogatory about Susan and will write them and tell them why. I'm tired of this BS!!

I hope she stays in London with Pebbles, makes her recordings, and tells BGT to shove it. They are not protecting her. "

That is the best thing you can do, Don't read Trashbloids.
Even responding to them they say "we've got your attention" and the add blah blah blah. If anyone stopped reading those, they were out of bussiness.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel: re my comment above, typo, I meant "could NOT stand the rigor of Broadway.."
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
Ty Teesiel...for your thoughts regarding Susan. I agree. She could just record and not tour...just make guest appearances here and there, but not be obligated to perform many days at a time!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
I'd glad JUST to get studio recordings of Susan if it means extending her singing career; do seem to recall a few early 1960s U.S. "artists" being nothing more than studio creations so we DO know Susan ain't one of those!

Susan's "live" performances should be "banked " for those "precious times" when she'd have the most international impact; she'd do better giving TV perfomances in front of small "polite" audiences under the most favorable circumstances possible for her that Simon Cowell et.al. COULD indeed arrange!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@piggie; You are so right. Susan's head must be spinning. She just wants to make a record. She has such charisma-it's just wild but when you're near her-- the word she used in the finals---electrifying is what comes to mind. She's lovable and the real deal. Like the guy in her pub said "Susan just wants to sing-that was the dream and she can't stand all of the whooping and hollering that is coming with it because of the tour." Fingers crossed that it turns out the way Susan wants it to~
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@piggie--you're so welcome. enjoy!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
It's the same treatment Diana got. Diana was also thrown to the wolves by Buckingham Palace, which did nothing to train her or support her in her new position. She got no protection. She also had a big, open heart like Susan. The press was ravenous for both. I see it as a manifestation of the British class system, which is still thriving in the information age, despite Thatcher's England. Humiliation is part of growing up in Britain. It is condoned to make someone feel lower than you. As long as people have titles and rank, this will persist. Not for nothing do the majority of British actors not move their eyes or show expression in their eyes while acting. Their acting is all in their facial muscles and voices. They have learned early to deaden their eyes for protection. Well, Susan, and Diana, are brave souls who won't live that kind of restricted emotional life. Diana has won out in terms of history. Her fame will live throughout British history. Susan's will too.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Teesiel, glad to see you made it home safely and thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us and for the gorgeous videos. After you told us where you were sitting, then we saw the video, it seemed as though Susan was looking at you a couple times. Think she was?

Now, back to the discussion. I know Susan loves performing, but for Heavens sake not every day or twice a day. That's too much. Quite a few of us mentioned that she looked either tired or sad in Edinburgh, but it's hard to tell from a video and we decided she was just feeling her song.

I know she's tired - who wouldn't be! She's not used to this, and frankly probably shouldn't be trying to continue this dumb tour, even though she always gives a brilliant performance and we all love seeing her. She's doing it for her fans, and carries on no matter how she feels and that is so endearing. But it may be catching up with her and we don't want that.

I don't know where her protectors are! I thought she would have someone with her at all times to make sure she's all right. Where the heck is Simon?

Her publicists are doing a p***-poor job in my estimation, or they'd have diffused this situation before it became one, and many of us have told them so.

What I'm most afraid of is that people might believe the stupid press and boo her if she takes the stage tomorrow night. My Lord, she'd be devastated.

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I agree I hope she gets to set her own pace. But already they are talking about putting her on AGT next week I think.Then Vegas. I wonder if she is up to all that. I hope she doesn't resort to pills to keep her awake and pills to put her to sleep .That is the trap of that busineess.
Posted by Foodhistorian on June 19, 2009
Songs I think our Susan can do justice to: "Climb Every Mountain" ( Perfect role on stage for her), "Wind Beneath my wings", Danny Boy ( But she needs to keep a touch of sadness in her voice-it's about a mom who sends her boy off to War), "Titanic's "Love will go on".
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
It might be fun to try to remember all the comparisions of great and or famous people Susan has been likened to in our blogs. I remember Mother Teresa, the Beatles, Princess Diana... I can just see Susan shaking her head in wonder. And she just wanted to see if she could sing in front of a "large audience" and "try to be a professional singer." Oh my goodness, yes!
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Teesiel

Thanks for your email. I will respond to you this weekend.

I am worried about Susan. For her to succeed in this climate, she is going to need alot of things she is not used to, starting with a nutritionist, physical fitness coach, and life coach. This is just for stamina. Her management team has to be fined tuned to her complete welfare, and plan accordingly. Her publicist should walk lock step beside her.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
@teesiel: you made us all do the Teesiel Wave: I'm boycotting all advertisers in all mags that say anything derogatory about Susan and will write them and tell them why. I'm tired of this BS!!

I hope she stays in London with Pebbles, makes her recordings, and tells BGT to shove it. They are not protecting her.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@aroseblush ,exactly!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
We must also remember that she is dieting during this, or else the weight is dropping off because of her increased activity. But she is in a deprived place physically. She needs a gym and Gillian McKeith.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@ Lonnirose--yes Susan was looking at me during both videos I was doing of her songs--when she did Memory I realized she was doing that. Actually I had the side viewer opened on my camera to film but I was looking directly at her not through my lens and I have a little white back light that faced her unlike the cell phones whose lights face the audience- I think she needed to focus on people located near her and then she threw her view back out to the big crowd and then she focused to those closer and then out again and I felt like she got comfort from having people nearby to connect with. I really feel that Susan Boyle is very sincere and what you see is what you get. IMO she is feeling lost right now. Being surrounded by people who are paid to be with you as opposed to those who choose to be with you is a whole different ball game. Anyway, I think the window is small for her CD's because the press is hammering her and people are fickle. They move on. We are a self selected group but most believe what they read.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
She looks like she has lost a lot of weight in a short period of time. Teesiel ,did she look thinner to you than when she was on the finals?
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
I just want to make one more comment. I do believe that if she were in Hollywood, an instant star like Susan, would be treated a lot differently. From my perspective in the biz, they know how to deal with stars much better than how Susan is being treated. A Hollywood publicist would have damage control going immediately. Not this slow drip, drip, of malicious negativity from the press.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ:---I wonder if she's purposely dieting,-----or if the weight is coming off due to stress and lack of rest.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Hmm, something went wrong there: The Teesiel wave! A wave of you where we in gratitude award your contribution to this site
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 19, 2009
Hello All,

Just my take on what's happening here. Some have already hit on some of the points, but how I see this is that a woman from a quiet village in Scotland with a huge amount of talent, simply wanted a chance. She got the chance to sing as she wished; not to win a talent competition, but only to sing.

Realizing what was happening, 'the tigers came at night.' Although I do think that some of these well-placed people do like Susan as a person, all they see are dollar (or pound) signs. There is no one for *Susan*-just handlers who seem to want to push her beyond her limits. Think of how you all would feel; one day you're singing at church or karaoke and going home to your pet-a few months later you're thrust into the international spotlight. I truly don't know how ANYONE could adjust to that, especially if the people around you who seem to care are only out to line their own pockets.

Sorry for the negativity, but I see a stressed out superstar who's not being treated like a human being. Sure, the flat, security and limos are nice, but it takes more than that to foster a contented soul whose only dream is to sing.

I just don't like what's happening here. Susan's wonderful personality has been squashed and it seems to be a stretch for her to even muster a smile. Rewind to the audition where we saw a woman (shy, they say) with personality to spare; now, we see someone who's not giving interviews, doesn't look happy, and seems 'programmed' by her 'staff.'

I'm very worried.
Posted by Sandra Frank on June 19, 2009
Go ahead, Susan! You're simply fantastic!!!

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Watching your video of her performance just made me want to hug her. She looks so sweet when she smiles and her gestures were so endearing. My only comfort is her family must care even more for her than we do and they are looking out for her. Teesiel was her family there that night,do you know?
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
The travel must create more fatigue than the performance.
I think Edith Piaf's songs would be ideal and that Susan would have no difficulty with the language.
I think it would also allow her to introduce her fans to other types of music.
I hate to see her premier in "Sin City" Vegas. Vegas is more of a mecca for gamblers, and boozers. I'd rather see in her in New York. Vegas is touristy, superficial, chintzy, and oversold as an entertainment destination.

Top of my list would be "Do you Wanna Dance?" because no one has really performed it well. Also on the list would be 2. Cry Me a River

3. Killing Me Softly,
4. Do you want somebody to love. (Great suggestion)by Jefferson Airplane
5. Memory
6. Beautiful Child Stevie Nicks
7. Darkness, Darkness Robert Plant
8. Je cherche un homme (no snickers..this is a great little humorous song)
9. Crazy Patsy Cline
10. Crying Roy Orbison
11. La vie en Rose, Edith Piaf

I guess i'm looking at more soulful than inspiring. Inspiring songs can become cloying in large doses.
Posted by dyebat on June 19, 2009
Thanks, patriciasart, for the link.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
I just e-mailed Gillian McKeith (I'm on her e-mail list) and begged her to do a Susan Boyle Intervention. If any of you guys are familiar with Gillian (You Are What You Eat, BBC-America), then you know she's the gal for the job. I mentioned our fan site. Will let you know if I actually get a reply.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
@Tesiel...do you know if she was able to talk to her relatives after the show was over...or was she whisked away? I know she threw a kiss to them. It would have been sad for her if she were not allowed contact with her siblings!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Patriciasart, I think I remember Teesiel saying that they were seated to her (Teesiel's) left. If you look at the picture at the top of the page, it looks like she's smiling in that direction.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose - the problem is that there are apparently a lot of gullible people over there who absolutely do believe everything they read in the stupid press (tabloids) and that's what she's up against. And we, her fans, are all having a horrible time struggling with that fact. Goes without saying, her PR folks have really dropped the ball on this one - for Gods sake, where are the pros??
Posted by zskiberry on June 19, 2009
I would like to hear her sing "Wonderful, Wonderful Day" that was sang by Jane Powell in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, glad you are back safely. I just sat down to see what the current topic(s) are. Your obversations regarding the difference in Susan's demeanor between Glasglow and Edinburgh are distressing to hear. Several of us commented on the blog that night that she did not look very happy. Others said it was because she was just staying in character. Do you have any thoughts about that?
Posted by Nbreese on June 19, 2009
10 songs no particular order:

1. I Dreamed a Dream
2. Both Sides Now
3. Easy terms (from Blood Brothers)
4. I know Him so Well (duet with Elaine Paige)
5. Danny Boy
6. Cry me a River
7. Unexpected Song
8. Ave Maria
9. Memory
10. You'll Never Walk Alone
Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
I truly believe once this BGT Circus is over Susan will have time to relax and review her options. Its not just the show, its the tension of going out there and not knowing how the audience is going to react after the BS in the tabloids. Once its a Susan Boyle tour,only Susan, she will know she is surrounded by loyal fans who pay to see her.There are many dynamics going on here. Hence again I say quit BGT Tour and go into the studio in Prague, end of.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
Patriciasart: Gerry Boyle, wife and 2 people (don't know who) were the ones she was playing with to her right. I bought a sweater (who can resist Scottish cashmere at those prices) and it's always where u from, what brings u to Scotland, etc and the owner of the store said, "Oh, she's dating Susan's nephew" and a sales girl around maybe 22 or 23 came over-she was totally intrigued that I came to Scotland to see Susan's show (how lucky did I get that she appeared at both?), but anyway she said Oh we were with Susan last night. We all went backstage for a while and she was so nice--she's always nice, but she looks so tired now". That's coming from someone who obviously has relationship with her. One of you said it best--she had such a spunky twinkle about her prior to all of this. She still has that beautiful voice!

@281165: thanks--very cute!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
Also, Simon Cowell was at the SECC in Glasgow on Monday when he performed. He was there with Alexandra Burke from X Factor. Susan gave a fabulous show for Simon that night back where she did her first audition.
Posted by SouthernILSusanAdmirer on June 19, 2009
Susan seems to be enjoying every moment of the BGT tour. Since this is all so new to her though, it's only natural for her to pace herself and sit out a performance now and then. She needs time to get used to her new life and career. Here are some songs I would love to hear Susan sing on her album.

1.) Ave Maria
2.) Whistle Down The Wind
3.) I Dreamed a Dream
4.) Memory
5.) The Lord's Prayer
6.) Wind Beneath My Wings
7.) You'll Never Walk Alone
8.) Climb Every Mountain
9.) Over The Rainbow
10.) Amazing Grace

God bless you Susan! Keep up the good work and don't be afraid to take a day off now and then. If God rested on the seventh day, that should tell us all something!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
WAMcKinley: I think both. But I don't think she is doing the purposeful dieting in a wise way. But what do I know? I do know that Gillian McKeith (check out the BBC-America schedule for You Are What You Eat) is the real deal and would be just the ticket for our Susan's health and stamina. I learned a lot from Gillian when I moved to AZ, slowly dropped 10 pounds and reorganized my diet to include more veggies, fresh fruits, beans, wild-caught fish, nuts, organic foods when possible. She is also one tough lady. Who knows if she'll respond.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
meant to say where Susan performed
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
What I'm afraid of is that all this bad press - although untrue - is going to hurt her progress in achieving her dream. And I am SO ticked off at the people who are supposed to be looking after her career - where are they and why don't they stop this? Those b****** tabloids are trying to make Susan look like something she isn't, and I guess what I really don't understand is WHY? What has she ever done to be so poorly treated?
Hasn't she had enough of that? Just makes me so darn mad! Why doesn't her press agent hold a conference and diffuse the situation? They're all just sitting back and letting it happen without saying a word. Perhaps they think nobody reads those tabloids, but we all know they are read, even though the whole world knows they're garbage.

I'm sorry, I know I'm going on and on, but I just can't stand for Susan to be hurt any more. She deserves so much better - she deserves the world at her feet.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Greenochguy

I agree with you. Quit the tour now. Get some rest, relax. I am convinced the weight loss is because of stress, and the tour. Bring in a nutritionist. Work with Susan on physical fitness, and insert a life coach. Then, in about 6 weeks, head to Prague to record.
Posted by Revolution09 on June 19, 2009
oh my my my..here we go again.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/06/susan-boyle-is-catdependent-give-this-woman-her-pebbles.html

Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
Teesiel I share your thoughts on the Scottish public being fickle. Hence Simon and Piers have said the CD would be released here. Simon also said she has been signed to a 2 cd deal. Hopefully they will release them soon. Waiting until Christmas will be a major mistake. I just hope Susan is a happier person after this BGT nonsense. She needs to just quit now and stop all those folks using her as a pawn in chess game.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 19, 2009
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Well I'll just have to join this FanSite if Mommie's gonna be gone so long, at least I can watch all these nice videos till she gets back.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Yikes!! Now we're back with the flippin', jumping graphics!!! OW!! OW!!!
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
Okay, the graphics didn't bother me last night. Tonight, however, I feel very worried about Susan and am irritated by them.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
A Big WAVE for Teesiel: Photobucket
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I love this picture ,she has such a cute smile and dimples.


Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
Ok...lock up your toys!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Oh, THANKS, Patriciasart!! MUUUUUUUCH better!!
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
Somebody mentioned a way to block them last night but I can't remember it.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
That's one of my favorite photos of Susan! She's just found out she made it into the semis. LOOOOVE that smile!!
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Reinder...my you are pushing it all the way my friend....Best wishes...signing off...night night dear...
Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
Folks I actually think the LATIMES blog is rather positive. The author gets it. Allow Pebbles to travel with Susan during this exhausting tour. Pebbles is a therapy pet and keeps Susan focused..That's the bloggers word and I agree.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@DannyRamone...how are you still able to do all this FUN stuff that I love...I thought you were censored :) lol
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Them dancing things is my cue--night folks. Spent the whole day here, didn't earn a penny, but it was loverly. Got an e-mail confirmation from Gillian McKeith, but that doesn't mean much. We'll see.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@DannyRamone...that is TOO, TOO FUNNY love it..
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
I have to take a break to feed myself, and my adorable precocious little Pom. I will be back on later this evening. This conversation tonight has really upset me beginning with that horrible article in the Mirror. Somebody email Simon Cowell, and tell him to start protecting his newest protege. Get Susan a top notch publicist, NOW!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
I bet Susan Boyle has lost 20 lbs--and I don't know any more than anyone else, but it doesn't seem to me like she was into diet or exercise prior to all of this, so seems like this would be stress related weight loss. I came down the steps at Edinburgh this morning (all departures are down the same set of steps and I thought Wow this is where Susan was when those fans hounded her and the first XXX rants emerged in the paper and from then on it's just been a circus. I get that they wait until people show up at the tour show before letting you know who is performing so as not to lose revenue, so it worried me that they cut off the Cardiff show in so far as how she's doing. PS I had to bring home tubes of Smarties to the US--couldn't resist!
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 19, 2009
@Revolution09, I just clicked on the link, and nailed 'em, too. 'Journalism?' HA!!!!!

Looks as if the bloggers are giving 'em what for.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Posted by Joly on June 19, 2009
I am so tired of the misrepresentations of Ms. Boyle, just emailed People online. Thought you might want to see it and help out. Here it is. Dear Editor,

Re the misguided article "Susan Boyle Cancels Another Concert" by Simon Perry June 19, 2009, I am dismayed that People, which I used to think better of, is repeating tabloid smear tactics and failing to get facts quite right.

great doll. I love it...I could not avesidit any better- you are the best- email me- i won't reply tonight,Buti will tomorrow terijay7@a0l.com
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel ,thank you so much for your report. I will think about Susan looking over at her brother when I watch it. I have watched it so many times. I love it ,its so darn cute. I guess he is her big brother. We have to remember she was the baby of the family so she had lots of caregivers while growing up. Having 4 big brothers is special. I have one big brother and he was my hero !
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
YAY, Lisa!!! So it's true, then:---Smarties aren't to be found in the US?? Well, that's too bad. Guess we'll have to be content with M&Ms. Are the chocolate ones just like M&Ms?? I know there are supposedly several flavors.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 19, 2009
@ammo Hi ammo ,, did you get my reply? I don't know why it bothers some people so. Actually I'd like to see some children's artwork about Susan, if any Mommies and Daddies have a scanner and want to share.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@aroseblush...don't mean to be rude but Hollywood...isn't that the most fake (or fakest)place in the Universe...How can we believe that Susan would be better off there. Not all Brits. are morons....
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
patriciasart: Gerry is closest in age to Susan. I believe he's 55. She has two other brothers: John and James. Sometimes John is quoted in interviews,---but we rarely hear about James.
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
Just thought of another song that would be excellent,
bit of a country cross over...."Black Coffee" K.D. Lang
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Seems to me that now everybody "knows" what is good or not for Susan....oh my...
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
Smarties are just M@M's but the shell is thinner. A lighter coat of chocolate. I also picked up a bottle of Irn Bru (I might be spelling it wrong) because remember when the truck stopped and the guy gave Susan a bottle?? If you haven't tried it before it tastes like a melted creamsicle--just a little FYI. :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Not to get of the topic,but I completely understand Susan's concern for her cat. The last trip my daughter and I took to Maine (for a month)to visit my mom we left our 3 cats in the care of my husband. Now I wish I left them with my girlfriend because he totally let me down. #1 THEY ARE INDOOR CATS,AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE LITTERBOX AND LET THEM OUT! When I came home one had an injured paw swollen 3 times it size,the female (who I hadn't gotten spade yet) was pregnant and the other one was missing. I cried over the poor injured kitty. I walked our streets and never found the missing cat. My daughter and I were so upset with him. He is totally insensitive to pets. Thats why when Simon belittled having a cat,I resented his remark because I love my cats, you do bond with your pets. And you want to know they are cared for if you can't be there. You just don't get up and leave your pet of 10 years like its no big deal.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@ ALL fans: I am assuming most of you have travelled...and are more broadminded than some....Britain may not be Hollywood...but, my goodness, from what I have witnessed...most DO take care of their 'treasures' they don't just use them and throw them aside when they are finshed a-la- Hollywood. I hope against hope that Susan NEVER has to go to Hollywood.
Posted by Abby on June 19, 2009
its late, just one quick comment - I would buy her CD if she sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the ABC Song - love love love love her! Nite all.
Posted by fano123 on June 19, 2009
Why doesn't Simon Cowell simply take a mulligan (golf term for a do over) on this.

Susan Boyle is a phenomenon. Think of it, who else do you know who has gone from complete obscurity to worldwide fame as fast as her? There hasn't been a model for them to follow. Susan wasn't prepared for this. Simon has admitted that he wasn't prepared for it.

So why not just come out and say we need a "do over". We're going to ask Susan to step out of the BGT tour, then sit down with her and her advisors to work out a more reasonable plan to help Susan realize her dream.

Step 1. Have Susan take some time off. Get healthy, get rested. As someone above suggested, get her a nutritionist and personal trainer. Good food, excersize and rest can do wonders.

Step 2. Get in the recording studio and get her first CD done.

Step 3. Develop and execute a REAL PR and media plan, including working with Susan to help her to be more comfortable in dealing with the media.

Step 4. If (and only if) she wants to perform live again, come up with realistic tour plan. Non of this 26 dates in 20 cities in 30 days. Fewer cities, fewer performances and a reduced travel schedule.

Every once in a while we all need a "do over". Simon its time for you to take one with Susan
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@DannyRamone...I am with you all the way my friend...:) I totally agree....But which reply do you mean? Do I have mail that I missed...? Or is it on the Blog. Either way...you do know My opinions about the fun stuff lol :)
Posted by julieoffutt on June 19, 2009
I feel so much better that I'm not the only person thinking that Susan is still being abused by her handlers. I believe when she was asked "who do you want to be as successful as" she did say Elaine Paige. But she didn't say she wanted to be Elaine Paige. There's a difference. I agree with Elaine Paige somewhat about West End and I'm sure she's paid a great deal personally during the 40 years she's performed there. When Susan has made all the CDs, DVDs she wants to, when she sings everywhere she wants to sing, then maybe consider a GUEST appearance on West End. But, a USA tour, Las Vegas, and this BGT tour are Cowell's methods of cashing in. This routine does nothing for Susan! She doesn't need to TEST her limits. She doesn't need to prove anything to lovers of song around the world. She just has to realize that she's not 25.

Ask any trained professional singer and you will get the same answer. Touring is hard on the system and the vocal cords. Look what happens to many of those who do it. Susan doesn't need that kind of publicity or the hectic life that comes from it. I'm sure she'll be invited to sing at the White House, Kennedy Center, pray Carneige Hall, and several other halls, Oprah, and other shows. But touring? I don't think that needs to be Susan's style. And just the thought of glitzy Las Vegas gives me that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. Susan, please make the first CD for us. Go back to Blackburn and figure out what kind of professional singer you really want to be. I think you can do what you want to do. You have an advantage that not many singers have gotten in their careers: you've already garnered a huge mass of fans by way of the internet. Just please let it be a decision you make with your eyes wide open and consider just you. Then, PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Thanks, Lisa, for the Smarties update,----and also about Irn Bru (Yes, I'm pretty sure that's how it's spelled. I looked it up not long ago.)---Always wondered what it tasted like. Someone said it came in several flavors,---though Susan had the orangy looking kind. Melted creamsicle??---YUMMY!!!
Posted by Gail Marie on June 19, 2009
She looks so pretty in the photo above, and in the video on previous page (close-up). Brows shaped, eye-shadow, a lovely necklace with that pretty, shimmery gown - VERY pretty.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart - I live alone with my cat, JayJay, whom I adopted from a Humane Society two years ago right after I retired. We'll totally devoted to each other!
Posted by Revolution09 on June 19, 2009
@focusonsusan..yeah,thanks.One thought, what's the big deal about a person looking for her beloved pet? isn't it just a normal behavior to feel worried? This is another crap to instill negative image about Susan Boyle. But no matter what they say about her, cats, elephants,they can't change her beautiful voice. Peace.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
You know what may help with regards to simon and how they are handling susan, I think we all need to go to his web site and tell him we are boycotting watching AGT and tell him what a shame that he has not quieted the tabloids and keeps perpetuating the bad press regarding susan. Also tell him he needs to pay big and let susan record her two cds.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, I am glad you are safely back, too, and thank you so much for the videos and your discussions with us.

I am worried for Susan, too. I think that kind of pace is just too much to expect for those of us past our 30s. And it isn't a bad thing; we just slow down and it shouldn't be held against Susan. And what if they did find out she has high blood pressure or something else? I want her to be healthy and happy, not stressed to the point of unhappiness.

If she recorded for us and maybe was on a PBS special from time to time, I know she would want for nothin financially, she has a huge fan base. But all the negative press is not fair and she doesn't deserve it.

The internet made her famous, it can support her. If she had a website, she could chat to us when she wanted to, we could buy her CDs and let her know how much we love her.

She IS loved and her personality and cheeky ways were what made us fall in love with her along with her fabulous voice. If there were some way for her to KNOW she has a career without touring or being torn apart by all those sharks, maybe that would reassure her. I just keep coming back to the fact she was made famous by the internet and she could use it to stay in touch with her fanbase and to sell her works.

I am longing to hear her speaking voice again, to hear her giggle and to know she is happy. Of course, I'd love to see her live one day, but if she is not able to do this physically, I think we who love her would be happy to buy her CDs and DVDs and to go to her website where she could leave little messages. It could work, I know it.

And @ RosesRoses, one of my absolute favorite songs is La Mer or Beyond the Sea!

Be safe, Susan, and sweet dreams, you are loved more than you could possibly know.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 19, 2009
@ammo. The email you sent me has a reply. When they come from this site they are joined together. There is a number that shows up and tells you how many. If you don't find it I'll send you a separate copy.
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Hey WAMcKinley baby, you want Smarties? Susa's favorite?
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Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Gosh, ammo,----I don't think anyone was disparaging England. If so, I must have missed it. Why the comment about "people take care of their treasures and don't just use them and throw them aside??" When did anyone suggest that?? Must have missed a lot of posts, I guess,---because I didn't pick up on any of that.

patriciasart, I totally agree about pets. People who don't have them will never understand what they mean to those who do. They become your family. Our cats were our babies,---and when they were gone,---I was devastated.
Posted by treesmary on June 19, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan, I also like your suggestion that Piers interview Susan. He would know what questions would be comfortable for her and satisfying for us and would show the word what stuff she is really made of.

About a Scottish song, Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon is a lovely old song. Words can be seen at http://www.bartelby.net/106/139.html. A wee lassie sings it on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZdFhG9anY8.
Posted by whisper1 on June 19, 2009

It is obvious that the tabloids do not know what they are talking about; as a contemplative, I can assure you I only can be so long around screaming people and very loud noise and then I need to pull back. When I lead a two or three day spiritual retreat I feel drained, but exhilarated at the same time. Some of us are so open that we get sensory overload. I also have a need, not only to be alone for a period every day, but also to hug a tree. Hugging a tree is only an expression to be out in nature. I have five cats and a dog. Any time a person is different or has other values that do not conform to society people like to pin something on them. Susan needs space alone time and be out commune with nature and church I believe.
Blessings on Susan
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart, I totally get what you're saying about your cats. I am more devoted to my fur babies than to just about anything and the few times I've been separated from them, it just stresses me out incredibly. People try to make us seem weird because of this, but they are the ones missing out on the love.
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 19, 2009
Revolution09, nothing at all wrong with it! I think I'd feel differently about Susan (or anyone, for that matter) who *wasn't* concerned about their pet(s).

You're right-more trash written to make her look 'abnormal.' I'm starting to feel that others are terribly jealous because of her meteoric rise to fame, while they have to be content writing trash for some tabloid or in this case, a somewhat well-known newspaper. All I can say is what I posted to them: 'Shame on you!'
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
Fano123...agree with you completely. As much as I would like to see Susan live, I'd prefer she take her time and make something everlasting...CD/DVD, get healthy reconnect with her cat.
Posted by GritsT on June 19, 2009
Teesiel -- glad to see you are back -- Welcome Home! and another big THANK YOU for sharing your trip with us. I'm still jealous, but I'll get over it someday!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@aliz ,hey good idea! I've been posting on Piers website. Telling him I thought Paul Potts got better treatment than Susan. I was surprised my post got approved. Some of my rants didn't get through.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
I tell you what I have done much worse than susan when my ferret went missing. He got suuck between the bedroom wall and bathroom wall. Yes in the wall. Talking to him throught the wall. Listening for his scratch and collard bell jingling. I was crying my eyes out. I was so afraid. Had to cut a hole in the wall to get him out. We can laugh about it now. I would be so so upset just like susan.
Posted by dmichael on June 19, 2009
i don't know if anyone is listening or reading all these post. in reveiwing susan's previous interviews when she was at home she felt very comfortable. not so lately. from the beginning even the first audition i thought ( how strange? no one with her. so i am so concerned for her. one she needs to tell bgt to stick it. they need her and owe her big time.
she needs a management team to tell the press the rude fans and the rag mags to be SUED!! as her personal i would make a press announcement: susan boyle is a person who choose a career to sing, as of now 1 no interviews 2 no touring 3 no vegas ( that is not in her league ) and again LIKE STREISAND!!!!! IF YOU WANT TO HEAR ME SIGN BUY MY NEXT CD!!! END OF DISCUSSION!!!!!!!! BARBRA DID IT THAT WAY BECAUSE SHE TO HAD TO DEAL WITH THE CRAPY PRESS AND wild fans. oh well. if things do not change ( as a professional ) this will end a la judy garland!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel,how many hours were you on the plane?
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
I'm so upset about Susan I can hardly breath. Why would this happen? She has do nothing to deserve this kind of treatment. Why did the press suddenly turn...who caused it?

First she was loved and all over TV with great stories and now nothing...only negative tabloids.

I discuss Susan with a lot of different people (every where I go) and have not found anyone that does not think she is fantastic. What's going on here?

Teesiel's report scares me...I'm very worried for Susan. It's all so odd.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
You know the way susan is being treated is very bad for simon too. It is bad poblisisty. I think he will and already has gotten reprocussions from his handling of her.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
patriciasart - I love the photo you posted.
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Julieoffut, I agree she definitely needs to pace herself. This tour is absolutely nuts. I just hope that she doesn't give up performing live entirely. You can't get that special connection with an audience in the recording studio. In her own concert she would have much more opportunity to interact with the audience and I think we would again see that witty charming lady that we love. Selfishly, I really want to see her perform live some day. I think she would be marvelous in theatre (West End or Broadway), but you're right, it might be too much.
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@GritsT, did you get my e-mail that I grew up just across the field from where you lived?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ML ,thats what I keep telling my husband because he teases me for talking to my cats and says they don't know what I am saying but they do. All I have to say is you want some kitty cat food in a high pitched voice and they run to the kitchen ,its so cute. They also give me hugs ,they are very interactive .
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@patriciasart: Going to scotland was direct--left Phila 6:45 pm on Fri and arrived 6:45 am Sat (7hr flight plus 5 hrs for time change). Today we left scotland 8:40 am connected through Heathrow so it became a 10 hr 45 min flight--got home at 1:45 though!! Now my body is on scot time of 4:40 am but of course it is only 11:40 here--I am catching up on all of the mail as I enjoy my S Boyle convos!!! My intelligent family members hit the sack long ago.

@2SusanBFans: Don't be scared for Susan--we are sending great Karma her way!
Posted by someone who cares on June 19, 2009
I think all of the absolutely terrific songs suggested and more should be written on a scroll and rolled out onto a red velvet carpet at Susan's feet and let her decide. Susan has the gift of a powerful voice, but the ability to still sing softly and sustain the importance and beauty of the melodies. Among the songs I've already suggested, Listen To My Heart and Climb Every Mountain, there are limitless possibilities, but Susan must sing songs of inspiration among her other choices for her CD. That is what Susan brings us, inspiration and joy.
Posted by fano123 on June 19, 2009
Entropydecides... The real problem, as I see it, is they are stuck in this rat trap called the BGT Tour. They need a graceful way to get Susan out of it. Simon needs to step up and provide that way out, but in a way that also allows him to save face.

My dear old dad's definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
agree with you Dmicheal--- sadly, i think the tabs, perez hilton (he means well) huffington post, the sun, mirror- even People Mag are creating drama or even just writing it, maybe because Miss Boyle is such a superstar.. ummm she needs to drop the BGT tour- major star now as big as she can be. Come to Beverly Hills Hon.. you will be taken care of.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@PWattis I read your comment on that ragsheet about Susan and her cat. Great defense for Susan!There were a lot of good comments defending Susan.That was good to see.
Posted by GritsT on June 19, 2009
@PWattis -- yes, I did get your email -- just hadn't had time to reply yet -- but I will -- keep watching your mail!
Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
I hope you are right Teesiel and our Karma/prayers reach her. I would hate for her to go through all of this for naught. Pls let those CD's get released. I too am aching right now for Susan. As a Scot its bothersome but I have faith it must all end well. Your insights and observations Lisa have been awesome and I sincerely Thank you all that you have done...David
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel ,thanx for all your imput. Did you get a feel for how the people who know her in Blackburn feel about this. Do they see any bad tabloid news? Did you see any on the newsstands? Is it just online or is it in print too? Are her friends at home concerned about her? Do they think it bothers her?
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Patricisart, I left several disparaging comments at various places today. I think at every one I saw at least one other similar comment from another member of this site.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@ Teesiel - Thank you for the great video and all the reports. I hope all our Karma can help Susan. There's defiantly something wrong.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
@Dmichael, exactly.

@Ammo, you have mail and I don't want to hear anymore about it, ever, grow up.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I spoke my mind in the comments on Simon's article .I wonder if they will post it. I have spoken my mind on the huffington post.They always post everything I say. But some places don't. I guess I get too close to the truth!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
Had enough, good night and may God bless.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
It's funny you ask that because at the pub (now mind you if you look at the photos I took --all of those signs on the place say the same thing "NO one under 18 permitted", so this is a bar "bar" so to speak no food--my daughter had to sit over in the corner (happened to be Susan's corner for lack of any other one" due to age" and the guys are drinking, some were drunk and it's mid day. 2 guys talked for a while and they were articulate and said "Oh if anyone in the village was saying anything about Susan to the press that was bad, ohhh we'd be on them. We are all behind her." The guy said "We all knew Susan could sing"--he's the guy who showed me her pic with him on the cell phone and then he said "but you know we have a lot of good singers here There are a lot of people with really good voices."
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Teeseil, I have wanted to ask you since you came back form seeing susan, please describe her voice. I bet it is so strong.I bet it could break glass . I bet the videos really don't do it justice with regards to her power in her singing. Patti Lapone and Elaine Paige say it it much stronger than whatcomes throught on the videos.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Lisa,---Doesn't the sign on the "Happy Valley Hotel" say "Bed & Breakfast??"---But there's no food?? Maybe I'm thinking about another place--------but I could swear it was the Happy Valley. Where DOES one get something to eat in town,---do you know??
Posted by delly on June 19, 2009
Tommy, I remember "I Have A Dream" by ABBA. I always loved that song. Anything by ABBA is still fantastic. I was listening to some ABBA music today at the office.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
Susan Boyle's voice is mesmerizing-honestly you just stop in your tracks. Hopefully, one day you all will see her in action and when simon Cowell said he could feel the audience turn her way I believe it was because she has real charisma. Either you have it or you don't and in that little bumdinkle village I don't think they 'd know it if it hit them in the face...and if anyone lives in Blackburn and is reading this, don't im me or pm me etc because obviously you all missed her talent for a looong time.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
Teesiel, I also share the same curiosity as Aliz but also I want to know what the "people on the street" think, ie. taxi drivers,waiters, people at the hotels, etc. think. Again, A GREAT BIG THANK YOU, for your videos and updates, they were the best.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
One other thing I Iook at the still photo at the top of this page and I remember zooming in on that expression because I thought she looked like a little angel there singing.
Posted by ML on June 19, 2009
@partriciasart, OF COURSE your kitties know what you're saying.

I have four of my own. Their mommy kitty was left inside the house we bought when the people moved out. She gave birth to her litter then something happened to her and she went missing. We nursed the little ones with doll bottles and when they were old enough, we had them neutered/spayed.

Since they are littermates, they sleep together, share their toys and groom each other even though they are four years old now.

They chatter to me in the morning; wait for me in the windows till I get home or come in from the gardens. They purr and cuddle with me and don't care if my butt looks fat in jeans or not. LOL

They hide in the bathtub behind the shower curtain to surprise me or scare me but they forget to hide their tails, too so I always know they are there. But I always act surprised. They're very kind to the dog, too, which is nice of them.

If I couldn't find one of them, believe me, I'd be more than upset or anxious. The tabloids could have a field day with me. I guess these journalists don't have pets because if they did, they would be much kinder people and less prone to make fun of Susan because she misses Pebbles.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I wrote Susan a letter and sent her some of my original art note cards. I thought she might like them since her mother was an artist. I ent them to her home address.I mailed them earler this week. Do you think she will get them? Is someone saving her mail?
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
I left a comment with Simon's article too. I said that I wanted to know the truth. Simon says(lol) that Susan couldn't deal with not winning. Piers says it was the press turning against her. Which was it? I tend to think it was the press harassment.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart: Speaking of Paul Potts, it will be interesting to see how well he does with the sales of his second CD. I just happen to catch him on a local TV shopping channel hawking same. UGH! (No, I am not addicted to shopping channels.) He's still under contract with Simon?? I'd certainly would never want that for Susan.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Somewhere back in time, I read that the next door neighbor, Margaret Smith, was holding mail for her. Then when Susan got home, she'd take the accumulation over to her. Don't know it that arrangement still holds,----but that's what was happening the,
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@WAM: That's what is so strange. I asked them how can this be a bed and breakfast if no children are allowed in the place? They gave Courtney a can of whatever and off she went to sit in the corner to the left of the door because it's the least visible place. They said they never had the question come up before "no one with kids ever booked there and it's not really a hotel". Trust me it's definitely not a hotel but it is where you go if you want to talk Susan Boyle and they were all very supportive, so kudos to them
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
@ patriciasart, right on, you are a great artist and I think she would totally appreciate you showing at her best. Thanks buddy and I'm sure all Susanites are behind me on this one.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Did I read that Paul Potts was being sent to shopping malls to promote his CDs. UGH!!! Just hate hearing stuff like that!! Would they DARE try that with Susan??-----Probably!
Posted by someone who cares on June 19, 2009
CanadianBill, Danny Ramone, patriciasart, and more. GREAT STUFF. LOVE IT.
I also love the sons suggested. I know virtually all of these songs and am thrilled others love them too.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Lisa,---isn't that strange??!! I thought that would be a potential place to stay (Rustic though it probably is!!) on a trip to Blackburn.---But I guess not! So it's really not even a hotel, either???-----Talk about your false advertising!!!-------HA!!!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
A Tommy, I know your not happy about yesterday, but today seems to be have been a good day, extract some. We love you and miss you.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Teeseil, thank you ever so much for the respons. I bet it does stop one in their tracks. . I just heard her on you tube and I was captivated then and there ar the first 2 notess sung by susan. Is it as powerful as I think it is. I hope to hear her live one day. can't wauit for the CD.WHen you wer in her village did you see her little church? Did you like the pub? What did you find that surprises you?
Posted by someone who cares on June 19, 2009
Oh, it must be getting late. I meant to say I also love the SONGS suggested, er not SONS. :) More coffee!!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@casey'smom: I was like a one man S Boyle cheerleading team. The Scottish people were so friendly and it was always where're you from and I'd say my usual, I'm from America, came to see Susan Boyle in 2 shows--(my kids heard it so many times they reserved a room for me at the Priory). but I can only remember one person who didn't say something to the effect of Ahhh, she's....you know..kind of well you know.. Those were the responses I got. At the show Stephen Mulhern did say to me America really has taken to Susan Boyle haven't and I hope I got the point across.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley: Catch my comment above re Paul Potts. We both said the same thing - UGH!.
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@WAM: No it is a "hotel". you can definitely book to stay there. They have experienced a huge boom based on interest in susan b. Sometimes are totally booked. There was no food in that bar though.
Posted by dmichael on June 19, 2009
281 ''would you stop with the graphics your are becoming obnoxious. get a life or better yet a job..

paul shut this thing down for one week...............please it is as bad as the star the mirror the globe etc
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, do you think that is because they believe what they read in the tabloids?
Posted by jordie on June 19, 2009
TommyUSA: (In my First Mind) Another beautiful video...like a love story...Our Susan is truly beautiful...Lovely sound-track. I have never heard that before...if is dreamy.
Teesiel: Your reports are very interesting and thought-provoking. I am so glad you enjoyed the experience of seeing Susan and seeing and photographing her village. I am very upset about all the garbage that is being spewed in the press about OurSusan. Why is it happening? I don't understand it, altho' I know Brits love theri tabloids...but really. Poor OurSusan. I wish she knew that we are trying to "lean on" her so-called publicists and the gang from the BGT to get them to put a stop to the bad press. She does not know what is happening and why. She is probably virtually cut off from the rest of the world except for the Performances.
IMHO, I think she should quite the damn circus, fulfil her contract with Simon, forget touring anywhere. The jet lag alone from racing around the world would just kill her. I have always had pets, dogs and cats, and I know how fond one can get and actually dependent on them to a degree. There is no way I would drag a 10 year old cat, who has been used to a certain lifestyle, around to tour dates. Cats like things to be quiet and comfortable., not changeable. AND this is not a criticism at all. We all are anxious to have a chance to see OurGirlSue, but at what expense to her? Oh I am so upset. Excuse me for sounding off, but I have been so worried about all this for days. Just "little me' has no influence over Susan, I know. But I wish she could be happy with the 2 CD's and some guest appearances now and then. She can't be all things to all pple. and I am afraid she is being rushed along by the PTB (powers that be)...sort of like being caught in a tidal wave.

I pray for Susan and hope she gets guidance from above. She is too precious to get destroyed in this journey she is on...exciting as it may be for her loyal fans.

Rant over....Nite all
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
donnola,---we apparently have the same apprehension!! Doesn't bode well for the future-----unless some BIIIIIIIIIIIIG changes are made.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@someone who cares ,LOL! I wondered what you meant ; ]
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Oh, sorry, Lisa. Guess I must have misunderstood. I thought you made the comment that the Happy Valley "wasn't even a hotel" or something to that affect.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ Teesiel ,what do you mean?"she's....you know..kind of well you know.. Those were the responses I got." Who is the she you are referring to? What are they implying?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, First of all, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for sharing with us your wonderful experience, you were thinking about us says a lot about you... Not to mention, of course, your videos were the cest, visually and soundwise. Your care for usy blows me away! You kept us on top of everything, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, First of all, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for sharing with us your wonderful experience, you were thinking about us says a lot about you... Not to mention, of course, your videos were the cest, visually and soundwise. Your care for usy blows me away! You kept us on top of everything, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@PWattis: I definitely believe it is. I find myself having to defend her in my suburban area--to the people who were the ones that sent me the original audition back in April.. What's the rule of sevens?--people repeat bad news to 7 people and good news to 1. Susan has that magnified by millions of newspaper readers.

Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
I have to say I knew the media distorted things, but I never realized just how much until following Susan so closely.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel - Did any of the town people you spoke with say anything about her family? Did they visit oftern?
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
@WAM--sorry I meant it isn't a hotel in the true sense. They have rooms available and it was very clean. It's a stark area.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 19, 2009
What's this seven thing? I don't like it.
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
My point is I guess I used to believe most of what I read about celebrities if I read it in a mainstream newspaper. I think its very scary that the media has this much influence and can make or break someone without feeling any sense of responsibility to report the truth.
Posted by jordie on June 19, 2009
I see I got so wound up, that I forgot to paragraph. Nite SusaFamily....
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@jordie ,I agree ,its no exaggeration! When I move across country ,I bought a huge dog carrier for our 2 cats and put a litter box and food and water in it too. We stop over night at a hotel that allows pets but our cats were very subdued. They looked at me like what are you doing to us.They huddle close in the carrier comforting each other. I was so glad when we got to our new place because they were frightened.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
'Night, jordie!
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
2SusanBFans: according to the girl in the store dating her nephew--she said the family all went backstage after the Edinburgh show--
Posted by Teesiel on June 19, 2009
nite all..
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
I agree. patriciasart. I think it's a rare cat that will acclimate well to travel. Most I've ever known HATE it-----and aren't shy about letting you know. My husband and I used to kid about living with "the Conservatives." They were very rigid in their expectations and their routine. Even going to the vet---or to any boarding kennel was a major, traumatic event! I can't imagine a 10 yr old cat could suddenly get used to a travel schedule----and enjoy it,----no matter if her owner WERE there with her. A dog, maybe,---but a cat??? Nuh uh!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
What I can't get over is how different Susan seemed in the finals compared to the home interviews.It was like a different person. Has this experienced changed the way she feels about the show now I wonder or was she acting the way they wanted her to act. She didn't even look like the same person.
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel, Just wanted to say thanks again so much for all your accounts and videos and letting us feel that we were there as well. With us all directing our q's to you, your fingers must be getting very tired!
I just wanted to say that here in Australia, I haven't heard anything negative about her in the papers since she came out of the Priory (and even before that most was positive and fairly supportive during her hospitalisation).The final was 7am Sydney time and it was televised and virtually half the country set their alarm clocks in the hope we'd see Susan win!
I've been trying to skim thru all the blogs and in one place, I think you said you were concerned that when her CD came out, people ,except us avid fans may not jump to buy it immediately due to bad press etc-(or did I get that wrong-half asleep!) To reassure you and everyone, 4 out of 5 people who I have spoken to here say they want to buy her CD when it comes out. No news of the tabloid press has reached here-really nothing about Susan for a few weeks. People just remember what they originally heard and like it. Yesterday a friend came over who I hadn't seen for a coule of months She hadn't seen the whole you tube vid-just bits on TV. She was crying like we all had been, but said even before that that she was looking forward to buying her CD to hear how great she really sounds sans background noise etc. So, that gives me hope!
I think it may be the same in other countries too- Britain's press is sOOOOO bad. Apologies from all Australia for having given birth here to Rupert Murdoch!!
Teesiel, I would love to hear any other tidbits you have on your journey and Susan. I loved reading where you saw her and the grandfather happy behind the curtains at Glsgow. I also could tell though, how tired she looked at Edinburgh- you could see it in her aura and body stance even in the poorer quality vids. Take care!
Posted by ca0911 on June 19, 2009
Susan has faced and conquered a lot in her life. Life is often what we consider unfair but her faith and courage have always sustained her and I have to believe the y will do so now. I have always believed the "reputable" papers didn't print trash like the tabloids but it seems this is not so as they are quoting what has been written in this garbage. My prayer is for courage and strength for Susan and hope and faith those who for those of us who have taken her into our hearts
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Certainly she must be totally overwhelmed with the extent of this whole fame thing. She couldn't have been prepared for the enormity of it. It's sort of like she's been in a daze ever since.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@Teesiel WOW! Thats good news! There's been no mention of them seeing her during all this. I'm sure they want to stay out of the spot light...but I was hoping they saw her afterwards that night. Maybe the next night's performance she missed them being there?

At the end of your video as the lights went down, just a breif moment as it went dark, It looked like she had a big smile and was looking your direction. I've looked at your video a lot of times, of course, just wondering if she did? Did you notice?
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart do you mean was she acting the way they wanted during the home interviews? She did seem very different at the finals. Even compared to the semi-finals. She seemed almost bitter at the finals, IMO. I think it was the media harassment.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Welcome back Teesiel! It is so good to hear your stories of Susan. It seems the only thing we can depend on is firsthand accounts from reliable sources like Susan fans.

About our fans site, when you google Susan Boyle it is now third on the list.

Also a positive news article from the Vancouver Sun. The address is http://www.vancouversun.com/Entertainment/Susan+Boyle+works+magic+Vancouver+sales+Miserables+soar+setting+record+Arts+Club+Theatre/1710284/story.html

The title of the article is: Susan Boyle works her magic: Vancouver sales for Les Miserables soar, setting record for Arts Club Theatre. They have the highest sales in 46 years and totally attribute it to Susan.

I love you Susan!

Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@patriciasart - I total agree qith what your saying. I keep seeing many differnt Susans.
@Teesiel - You saw her in person...is it just the make up? I'm sure she's trying to behave the way they want her to...no wiggle, etc.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Sorry, dont' know what happened there, here is the link
for the article:
http://www.vancouversun.com/Entertainment/Susan+Boyle+
works+magic+Vancouver+sales+Miserables+soar+setting+
record+Arts+Club+Theatre/1710284/story.html
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@PWattis , No ,I meant at the home interviews she seemed herself and happy and safe .At one point in one of the interviews she said "It seems like the whole world has fallen in love with me". And then that week in London and during the finals she sounded disenchanted ,like she loss trust . It was as if she was led to believe everyone loved her than she had all the bad press. Then when she said "I am among friends ,am I not ?" to me that said she had some bad feedback from the audience. So I am wondering if there is an untold story and if she was hurt by the way some people may have treated her. She may be coping with more than we realise .
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart, yes I agree there are probably things we don't know. Do you think she may have known she wasn't going to win?
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
Something terrible happened to change her so much...
Signing off for now.........
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@Patriciasart - Yes, I've thought that all along!
Posted by Ruth F on June 19, 2009
RE: cats and travel -- The writer Cleveland Amory once said, "All cats are Republicans; they detest change." (Apologies to Republicans on the blog. Amory's tongue, obviously, was firmly in cheek.)

Cat lovers: If you haven't read Amory's books about his beloved Polar Bear, you may want to check them out -- The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat and the Curmudgeon, and The Best Cat in the World. If you're in need of a smile, these will provide it.
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
I need to go to bed too. I hope you are right ca0911. I feel helpless. All I can do is keep commenting on the negative articles. Doesn't seem like much.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 19, 2009
@PWattis - Yes, I've thought that all along!
Goodnight
Posted by PWattis on June 19, 2009
Goodnight.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
To all REAL Canadians - I am so sorry for embarassing you all. I received an email tonight 'telling me off' sorry, sorry, sorry. I am really English...I suppose I went through the Citizenship process in the 80's for nothing.

Why this cme to me tonight..I have NO idea.

Stop embarassing the rest of us Canadians by saying your Canadian, your behavior is embarassing to the rest of us, please identify yourself as British. You are constantly ingratiaty yourself, as a Canadian, I am embarassed. Your childish, naive, unwordly unexperienced unworldly behaviour is an an embarassment to the rest of us Canadians. Please stop referring to yourself as a Canadian!

Oops...not naming who sent me it...but what the hell did I say to upset you.....???

Trolls amongst the fans? I think it's time I also left this site if this the type of e.mails I am receiving.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Okay not to go on but Simon says the people in the show are not pressured and the accounts coming out now by past contestants are not true. He plays it all down,Hollie crying ect. But I watched a clip from last year.I'll try and find it. It was of a young boy who was a stand up comdein (sp) and in the semi final he added a song to his act and Simon was very critical of him and said he ruined his act by adding the song ,and Simon told the boy he couldn't carry a tune,but the boy spoke up fast and said "but the producer told me to sing,I tried to tell him that I couldn't sing" and Simon was caught off guard and was speechless and gave a nervous laugh. So it looked to me like the boy was set up to fail. I will look for the clip on youtube. There are lots of reports like this from previous contestants.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
Don't leave...then the person who wrote you would have won! Stay...and you are the winner!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
ammo, I think it might have been something you said about how the British would never treat their treasures the way Hollywood does, or something like that,---use them up and then toss them out. And that "Brits are not morons." That may be it. I don't know for sure, but I remember that. Someone may have taken exception to that.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Sorry, enough is enough....goodnight.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Ammo, you should name who sent that to you!!! You are Canadian if you went through the citizenship process. That was acidic, atrocious and also cowardly not to post it publicly. This person knows they are wrong and we would all jump on him or her for saying that to you.

Show yourself coward who would dare to talk to ammo like that, so I can give you the tongue lashing you deserve.

Ammo, we love you. You are a kind soul and this is the worst sort of bully, (speaking of bullies). Please report this cowardly scum sucking slug to Paul. Sorry, I'm very protective of people who are attacked like this for no reason.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley....I am sorry if I offended anyone...but I didn't realize Casey'smom was so 'touchy'...oops...said I wouldn't mention names....but....oh well...foot in mouth is now going to bed WAM...night, night.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Ammo, you are a dear, sweet soul, much like Susan who wouldn't hurt a fly. That was a horrible thing to say.

You are a treasure and I can't believe someone would attack you like that. You take things so to hear, please don't get discourge. Please everyone stick up for Ammo too. We can't personally talk to Susan, but in honor of Susan please encourage Ammo.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Here it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSmBRj1OSZc
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
patriciasart,---I read that Susan was also coached in the auditions (Wish I could remember now where I read it)---to do something else in her audition like a little jig or something. She refused. I think it was supposedly Amanda who suggested it to her. Anyhow,---"supposedly" that was the reason she was so surprised that Amanda gave her a "yes" at the end. If you watch Susan's reaction to Amanda's decision, she seems surprised and asks,"Amanda,---You, too??" Of course the audition tape is all edited before viewing, so all of that stuff gets edited out. Anyone else remember hearing or reading that??
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
I meant to say that Ammo takes things very much to heart.
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
Ammo, that's awful that someone would send you hate mail.
don't leave, if you do, they win.
Hugs.

Dorina
Posted by Lorias on June 19, 2009
I never read the tabloids as they never get the truth in print just garbage.

I updated my blog with my own personal story of overcoming diversity (no pun inteneded) and why I love Susan.

You can read it here:
http://indianasusanboylefan.blogspot.com/

Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Casey'smon after your sweet comments to everyone on this site...yes...why did you attack me by private message?..if you want to say something...be a big person and say it HERE.....I don't come here to be insulted and if my comments about anything....offended anyone....I here and now OPENLY apologize...
Posted by Ruth F on June 19, 2009
Hi, WAMcKinley - I read the same thing. A couple of young women who were in the audience for Susan's audition said that, initially, Amanda was teasing Susan, trying to persuade her to do all manner of foolish things, including (and I'm not making this up) sing, as she reportedly put it, "a Britney Spears song" rather than "I Dreamed a Dream."
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley, I read that somewhere too. It was a report from someone who was there and they said a lot was edited out but that Susan had to put up with a lot of jeering before she sang .
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Ah, YES, Ruth,---THAT was it!! Two women from the audience reported that. Guess Amanda thought Susan should play the fool and do a Britny number!! Thank GOD, Susan had the good sense and the dignity to refuse! Can you imagine what would have happened if Susan had decided to comply!!?? Now THAT took some courage on Susan's part, too,---to defy a judge. OMG!!! You GO, Susan!!
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
@WAMckinley @Patriciasart@Ruth F: Those audience members also said Amanda tried to get Susan to dance like Britney as well!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
That poor, dear soul! What she's had to put up with to even get a chance at living her dream!! And it still goes on!! I'm crying as I write this!! Can't somebody make all this craziness stop for Susan??!! It's tragic!
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
I looked at your comments posted ammo and you have NOTHING to apologize for. I have seen Her attack other people in here for no reason. There is no need to attack other people. Mutual respect is the key here. We talked about that in the earlier blog yesterday.

But it has digressed back to this. Is this person trying to run people they don't like. This should NOT be tolerated. I have no tolerance for bullies. I'm sorry folks, but I am protective of people when they are picked on for no reason.

This is just not a misunderstanding, it is meanness, plain and simple. And all of you know Ammo has never had a bad word to say to anyone or about anyone.

Is'nt this similar to what Susan is experiencing. Being attacked for no reason?

Listen to the sentence directed to one of the kindest people in this fansite :

"Your childish, naive, unwordly unexperienced unworldly behaviour is an an embarassment to the rest of us Canadians. Please stop referring to yourself as a Canadian! "

Whoever said this should be ashamed of themselves. But I don't expect that to happend. This is despicable, deplorable and just downright mean!

Please Ammo do not get discourged.
Posted by Ruth F on June 19, 2009
WAMcKinley, patriciasart, and all - The thing that got me was the casual cruelty of it all. I wouldn't countenance that type of teasing and jeering of anybody, but here was this obviously unworldly woman who was taking a risk walking out on that stage. To gratuitously make her uncomfortable -- well, that's just cheap.

And, of course, Amanda is the one who said, "Everybody was against you," as if she had no part in it.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
@WAM..I read that too...about Amanda telling Susan to sing a Britanny Spears song. They said Amanda was really making fun of Susan...she was the worst to her of all the judges.

I believe a poster here (Scotland, I think) was looking over the videos again in high definition and noticed that 25 minutes (by Dez' watch) had elapsed from the time she started to sing, until she came to the side stage at the end.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
The backstory of what happened during Susan's audition, I think we will hear someday. I always wondered why she looked so surprised when Amanda gave her a yes. Amanda had to swallow crow and say that she misjudged Susan.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Texaslady...thank you so much. I must go to bed now...by the way...you have mail...and it is certainly NOT the type of mail I received myself. ;) Talk to you guys tomorrow....Night Night...sweet dreams...maybe of sweet Susan :)
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
Yes, after reading those reports then re-listening to that comment by Amanda, it really puts a different perspective on it, doesn't it?
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
That quote from Amanda still haunts me to this day. I don't know about you all,---but when she said,"everyone was against you,"---I remember thinking, "HUH??!" I know some of the audience members laughed---and the judges didn't take her seriously for a minute,---but---"Everyone was against you???" Talk about adding insult to injury to this poor woman! I sure didn't feel I had been against her. In fact, I can remember silently rooting for her when I first saw her,---especially when she started to display her spunk and cute little attitude. That she had the courage and dignity to stay there and face them after all of that is a true testament to her strength!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Goodnight ammo ,you belong here. Your one of the original fans ! As new ones join we will get all kinds. But we have to ignore the ones who just cuase trouble. I like you ammo and appreciate your imput! And Tommy USA likes you and he is a good judge of character as we all know !
Posted by Greenockguy on June 19, 2009
Ammo, PLEASE don't leave the fansite. We're all in this together. Lets not attack each other. Ironically we're angry when the media attacks Susan because she didn't say or do what they wanted. Yet we have members here doing exactly the same thing. We'll all say something that someone doesn't agree with, but it doesn't merit an attack.Ammo stay and express yourself freely and don't allow people to have power over you. Remember people only have control/power over you if you give it to them. Don't.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Sorry folks, I'm Irish by the way. I have the Mc in my last name so I'm stubborn and flare up at the injustices of the world.

Plus I was bullied as a child, 5 to 10 kids chasing me with big sticks after school. I could run like a rabbit though and when I got home, the kids calling my mother out to tell her to send me out so they could kick my @@@@.

When I was a young adult, I fixed that memory by training in martial arts for 15 years. But seeing people bullied still hits a sore spot for me.

Wish I could personally protect Susan too. Oh well, maybe she can get a team to protect her from the media. I sure hope so. Maybe if she just doesn't read the papers.

I'm off to sleep. Goodnight. I hope Susan is resting well.
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
Regarding a poster's comment on having paid companions not the same as friends/family. Going home now will give her a chance to reconnect. I don't think Simon is evil, I think he's just dong what he knows best. Unfortunately there's a cultural clash. She want's recognition (not fame) and he wants to maximize his investment. The two can come to terms with one another.
I understand her need to care for her cat,,,she has made a committment to care for Pebbles and the cat's sentiment toward her has not been biased by her sudden fame.
I like that she can establish and maintain her priorities
despite our clamor for more and Simon's agenda.

NO VEGAS NO VEGAS NO VEGAS NO VEGAS NO VEGAS NO VEGAS.

Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
@ammo: goodnight and please try not to take it to heart! I don't think we've ever really "talked" in the forum or the chatroom, but I always enjoy your comments, humour, and I'm glad you'll soon have"little Susan" to look after you and you her. Cheers.
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
"HOPPY" FANS: Wild Ol' Dan @ others:
When I was a youngster I had a mad crush on William Boyd- "hopalong Cassidy" He lived in Beverly Hills (or it its surroundings) and TWICE when my mom was out shopping (once in a restaurant) she ran into him; it was SO unfair- she winds up talking with him twice (about me, of course)- and all I wound up with was 2 Hoppy coins!(sob) LOL

Posted by fudgemeister on June 19, 2009
@dmichael--I totally agree with your comments. I said the same about a month ago when she went to the clinic. For her own sanity it would be best to follow the Streisand route-mostly albums and afew concerts. Streisand certainly has fared well following that routine! Ifeel that Susan is fragile( and I mean that in a good way!); Why should she go through all the crap that will come with travel-the press is everywhere now, with nothing better to do than tear people apart! We talk about how bad the British pressis, but lord knows we have the same scum tabloids and TMZ here in the US! If we all want whats best for Susan;then this is what she should do
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
And to think that Susan made Amanda famous...( remember and Piers on all those first interviews). Amanda Holden got a job in the states all because of Susan Boyle! And Amanda never even had the guts to give her a vote at the end...she picked the Flatleys.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I have watched all the interviews,then watched all the performances in order and something happened that last week. Not just the bad press. I don't know what.Its odd. At first Simon had only praise for Susan ,ketp saying he thought she was going to win.They were both on Oprah. Piers and Amanda constantly talking about Susan in the press. Than after she lost if you watch all the judges interviews on the BGT website ,Simon says the best act won . And its as if they just drop Susan ,thats it. It was anti- climatic. I know she has a contract and all that but its as if there is an untold story. They changed and Susan changed . Its just strange thats all. I really do believe Susan will get through this tour and make a record and do well. But I also think she will be glad to have that show behind her. Its been a gruling3 months for her.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
VERY interesting perspective, entropydecides. I appreciate the way you think! And you're right,---entropy DOES decide!----------(c:
Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
Enya just makes albums, Susan could, too!
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
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Posted by WAMcKinley on June 19, 2009
Very late for me. I'll take up the gauntlet again tomorrow. Rest well, everyone, as I hope our Susan is! Bye for now.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@WAMcKinley , goodnight, I always enjoy your insights
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Hi Back

Let's don't go backwards in here. Alot of us in here have had testy days, felted insulted, or misunderstood. Ammo and CaseysMom need to work this out in private. Tommorrow is a new day. Situations that were bad in the night, are often cleared up in the daylight. By the way, Ammo should have dealt with that off post, not here. Nobody should quit because of one email. We are all family.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I am so looking forward to July when the show ends and we will see what Susan does next. That will be interesting.
Posted by katladyd on June 19, 2009
Success has its own prices to be paid. No privacy, little down time, limited social life, no independence, and great pressure. If I were Susan,and I'm not knocking her, I would consider going back to the simple life she once knew. At least then she seemed happier. I want Susan to do what is best for her, and I have my doubts the poor girl could handle the hectic schedules that come with a B'way show or touring. It drains the life out of much younger performers. So what is left for her? Make a CD once in awhile? Unless you tour and keep your face in front of the public, your CDs won't sell very well, and then you lose your contract. It will be interesting to see what happens here. If it were me, I would say, "Good Riddance" and go back to my family, my home, and my beloved cat. I love Susan and love her voice, but I also care enough to say she should do what suits her most.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Well I am signing off ,got to get up early. I really enjoyed tonight's discussion. It was so nice to be able to ask teesiel questions. Its been very interesting. Bye for now ; )
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
IvoryMist Yes to this. Enya doesn't like to be watched up on a stage. She will make videos, and do the odd tv show live performance, but otherwise she will record her CDS in her castle and people buy them, I have every single one of her CDs. I will continue to buy them until she stops making music. Also, if you wanna know, she's not married, and a Catholic too, but the press doesn't seem to care...

Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
g'nite patriciasart...the discussion in here was most enlightening for me but caused me alot of concern for Susan.
Posted by pretty@55 on June 19, 2009
I read an article on Simon and he says he has acts lined up in Las Vegas for Susan. I dont think this is the right atmosphere for a sweet lady who has always lived a very peaceful serene life. If you just look at her face as she is singing on Edinburgh video. Someone said she sings with such passion. Listen to the words and you will see that she is not the same happy Susan who first sang "I Dreamed a Dream!" Watch how she drops her armshowing emotion as she sings the words,"My life has killed the dream I dreamed." All Susan said she wanted was to make a record album (CD); but now money dollars signs are in Simon's eyes and his about to stress poor Susan out. I hope and pray that someone hears what I am saying, because I know we all want the best for our Susan.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 19, 2009
@katladyd--totally agree-she should stay home with Pebbles and record cds. And to show our love for her we should give her another cat named Bam Bam!
Posted by entropydecides on June 19, 2009
Thanks for the comment WAMMcKinley
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Vegas is NOT the place for Susan Boyle. I posted a song today on the site (Songs for Susan To Sing). It's a song by Bette Midler called 'Stay With Me" from the film, 'The Rose'. Bette Midler is singing this on stage in Vegas. She used so much energy singing the song that I was exhausted when she finished. You can only imagine how exhausted she must have been. It was really a work of art. This takes amazing stamina to sing like this every night.
Posted by pretty@55 on June 19, 2009
I agree with you aroseblush. Susan's family should speak up for her. Don't trust this agents, managers and Simon. I pray for Susan's joy to return to her. I pray she does her 2 CD's and say Goodbye to Simon and Co. We'll all buy her CDs.
Posted by pretty@55 on June 19, 2009
LOL TO SUSAN AND FANS, SIGNING OFF. "HAVE A GOODNITE!"
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 19, 2009
Some people have been asking about the Happy Valley Hotel in Blackburn -- is it really a hotel, etc. Yes, we talked to Jackie and booked a room from June 26 through July 1. She asked if we wanted breakfast, too, and because Del usually does but I usually don't, we said no. So the room price is different with or without breakfast. Maybe they have a continental breakfast for guests, like a lot of places do. We'll see and let you all know!
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Dear Ammo, I am Canadian and I love you, sweetheart.
Posted by aroseblush on June 19, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings

What a wonderful trip. Please let us know all about your stay in Blackburn and Scotland on your return.
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings oh can't wait to see it from your point of view. I hope you get to see many great sites and have fun. Are you going to any shows while you're there?
Posted by sassyone on June 19, 2009
aroseblush gosh, I hope it's just a rumour. I don't want to see Susan on AGT because she needs a break after all of this. It's just simple exploitation to have her on the show.

Posted by sunny44 on June 19, 2009
Dear AMMO, I was born in England but my parents moved here to Canada when I was only 18 months old so I am a $15 Canadian as my husband says. I think of my self as more Canadian than English. I think you are a lovely person, please don't leave the site. I don't post very often but enjoy reading everyones different views. I think people should respect everyone's right to their own opinions. Sometimes that means they have to agree to disagree about something and leave it at that.
Posted by Nancee on June 20, 2009
Snipes and angry retorts have been hot and heavy on this fan site for two days now. I think everyone is stressed and need to go back to Wild ol' Dans post a few posts back and be kind to one another, and (per Paul) not bully/kick anyone off the site, period. Let things cool down... no one is happy about our Lady Susan getting the shaft from the press/tabloids or any of the BGT group all over again. But we are rehashing the same thing and repeating the same things as before, and seems to me we did a lot of good going to those sites and posting emails and telling them we were going to stop reading them and we were going to go after their advertisers, etc.

Only advise is to keep the emails short and to the point, as they will not read ones that go on indefinitely on the subject. Same with Piers and Simon --short and to the point, and from all over the world. It is their pocketbooks that will hurt them the most.

Love this site, love all the fans, and thanks everyone for the videos, pictures, and site addresses so we can keep the pressure on. 23,000+ ought to make them take notice!
Posted by ChayoC on June 20, 2009
Lonnirose, About Simon I strongly believe he really has a crush on Susan. Haven't you noticed he has changed a lot ever since the audition? As the owner of the show, yes he shows that brave face but in reality what happens is that he doesn't know how to handle his own feelings. Even Sinitta, his exgirlfriend thinks the same (he fell for Susan). So let's wait and see.
Posted by sunny44 on June 20, 2009
Just to let all of our members from the USA know if ever want to try smarties you don't have to fly across the pond you can get them here in Canada. My kids love them. Similar to your M&M's.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
Yeah, ours comes in a cardboard box, and we also get M&Ms
Posted by Aeolian on June 20, 2009
Well, this is clearly going to have to be a double CD.

I couldn't narrow these down to 10, and these are just the show/film tunes:

A dream is a wish your heart makes – Cinderella
As long as he needs me – Oliver
Evergreen – A Star Is Born
Home – The Wiz
It only takes a moment – Hello, Dolly!
Somewhere over the rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
The way he makes me feel - Yentl
The music that makes me dance – Funny Girl
This is the moment – Jekyll and Hyde
Till there was you – The Music Man
What I did for love – A Chorus Line
Posted by Aeolian on June 20, 2009
Arggh...I hope you can read that list -- it got all smooshed.
And now for the “standards”, both old ones and new.
Since I fell for you
Cry me a river
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
My funny valentine
I’ll be seeing you
Smile
Autumn leaves
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let the river run – Carly Simon (From “Working Girl.” Can you just imagine….?)
Scarborough fair (Paul Simon)
Both sides now (Joni Mitchell)
In my life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Only 12 SONGS PER CD. If she has a Christmas CD then we will ask for the same 12 songs per CD.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
I am working with Paul, the site administrator for a separate link for CD submissions
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Now I must get some sleep. G'nite all. Good Night, Susan. Sleep well.
Posted by katladyd on June 20, 2009
This one is for ammo: Hang in there! We want you to stay with us! Ignore people who would drive you away, just as Susan must ignore the media.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
By nature, I am a fairly suspicious person (should have been a detective! lol)

Looking back to the week when it all seemed to go wrong just before the finals and the media had a field day, I suspect that was when Susan’s family had discussions with Simon Cowell and laid their case before him, as to what they considered best for Susan. The way I see it is that Simon Cowell does not like to be challenged. He likes “ownership” of everything. As I read it, he now seems a little more detached from Susan, than he was in the early days, he is not speaking quite so positively as he once did.

To highlight this point, there is a young girl called Faryl Smith who appeared on BGT show last year, she has a massive and very mature voice for her age. Simon let it be known that he wanted her to win, but she didn’t. Simon Cowell offered her a record deal. This year Faryl was invited back to perform on a live BGT show and both Amanda and Piers gave her a standing ovation. Simon didn’t move, he just sat in his chair. My belief is that this was a bit of “sour grapes” on Simon’s part because her father didn’t want him to handle her music under SyCo. Her father chose Decca record label. I feel that it’s all gone wrong for Simon because Susan is in the limelight and not Diversity. How many times have I heard him say, “Let’s get the spotlight back on Diversity”. In most people’s eyes, Susan is the winner, not Diversity. Simon will be very upset about that. He doesn’t like how things have turned out.

I also think Susan’s family, like Faryl’s father, have chosen to go down a different route for the wellbeing of both Susan and Faryl. It is a known fact that Simon does have a habit of dropping performers if he finds they are not making him enough money or don’t go along with the way he wants things done.

I believe that Susan’s family are 100% behind her and became involved in negotiation because they didn’t want Susan to be taken advantage of. One of my favourite sayings is “Don’t put your eggs all in one basket”. By that, no-one should have full control over anybody. Susan’s family took the unprecedented step of engaging a Financial Manager for her, instead of using Simon Cowell’s team. Another blow to Simon I suggest, and I think it was at this point where Simon moved backwards a little.

For Simon to have a whole page spread in the Daily Mail is unheard of. In my opinion, he is on the defence now and a little worried as to the way things are going. There are now too many previous contestants speaking out against the way they were treated on BGT. Niki Evans, mentioned in the Daily Mail how she was told to cry in the middle of one of her songs to make the audience feel sorry for her. I’ve heard this before and I do believe what Niki is saying.

The only people Susan has to support her, is her family and her fans, US! And it is for us to protect her, albeit from a distance.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel good to have you back home. Thanks for taking the time to answer my message to you.

@Ammo, don't pay any attention to the bullies.

Isn't it a shame for a member or members to bullie Ammo when they say their a friend and supporter of Susan's ? That is exactly the same thing Susan has had to put up with all of her life and now a supposed fan of Susan's turns around and does it to Ammo. Shame, shame and shame again !!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@Meggsy, good points. Simon didn't get it his way and I am glad Ossie is representing Susan in contract negotiations, etc. I read the article of Simon's today. Looks like he is on the defensive but he is also in the same place with American Idol. But I guess that is show biz.
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone...got up to pay a visit (to the throne)...so many good wishes here and so many emails...I am blown away...no way will I leave...too many NICE people here. I'll go finish my sleep..Night Night to you all.....Susan will be getting UP about now or is already having her Breakfast :) zzzzzzzzzz Anne-Marie English-Canadian and proud of it :)
Posted by Joly on June 20, 2009
My thoughts about what’s going on re Subo, having spent a lot of time researching everything I can find online ever since her audition—bear with me, I’ve had to put a lot of facts together to understand this:

This has been a learning curve over that time. I have observed that Susan is a person of truth, without guile. Her brother said that one manifestation of her slight disability is that she thinks everyone is good and takes them at face value. Unfortunately I bet she doesn’t any longer, and I think that shock is part of what got her.

I observed Piers gaming her all the way through the competition, egging on her immature crush on him and publicly reporting every nuance, instead of answering her with gentlemanly charm and then ignoring it as a proper person would have. He must have confused her greatly, as he would say something as if he favored her and then turn it around, all in the same sentence. There is no way she was prepared for people like this. I don’t think she could have known he was causing her to embarrass herself, until too late. While Susan was still in the Priory, Amanda Holden was here on Larry King supposedly in sympathy, but brought up laughingly that she feared that Susan had a crush on Piers.

First off, Piers is the former editor of—THE MIRROR—and of a similar rag called around the world, or something, and before that was editor of another smarm sheet, the Sun—until he was fired for some sensitive false information he published, false pics (I don’t know if he knew or not) that seemed to show British soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners of war. So his character is revealed in his career path, is it not?

I have gradually observed that all three of these judges are mostly concerned about building up the ratings for their show, which is also their job to do. Their way of handling things is always geared to this. Keeping the media circus going is all to draw the public into watching by generating competition. Susan was flying away with the show, and they wanted to make sure it would be a competition. So before the semi finals when all the world was in love with Susan, they began to reframe the conversation. Susan got framed. They started by saying in every venue they could, every time, that oh, Susan might not win, because all these other contestants were so good they might beat her, so tune in and see. Well, Susan’s guileless mind believed them. Her brother said a manifestation of her condition is that she is easily influenced by others, but does not listen to her family. And that she just believed what was said. I think these remarks came from John.

Combine this with the fact that leaving the shelter of Blackburn, she was exposed to the media reports from around the world—remember, she did not have a computer at home, and had not seen all the stuff. So at the same time, she was reading/seeing/hearing everywhere how ugly she is, in the most cruel terms I have ever heard used. I have never seen anyone brutalized this way, including some performers who may be criminals. What is more hurtful, these cruel remarks were often in a guise of praise, as in “hairy angel”. How could it not gut her, even though she coped with it with the grace of a saint, as she always has!

So by the semis, you can already see a change in her. Her confidence and joy are already almost gone, and she is beginning to look fearful. After being told by the whole world that she is supremely ugly, of course she must have been desperate to change her appearance. I noticed that starting at the semis, her face seems too stiff to make as much expression as in her natural state, and I missed that expression which is part of what sells her. I guessed there might be one of those collagen treatments that plump wrinkles out of the skin because her face also began to look a bit swollen. God forbid that it should be botox, which Simon admittedly uses.

Then the context of her presentation was reframed further. BGT never released to the public the information I got from her hometown paper and one other place, that she’d had a bad cold the week of the semis, which is why her voice cracked when she began “Memory”. BGT let the media report that her voice cracked because she was cracking up, too nervous. I never believed it, because Susan uses nerves, and is not over nervous about singing, though I bet if anyone felt really, really ugly, they’d be nervous about even being seen. By this time maybe all her emotional attention was on her appearance instead of her singing, which would be very hard.

So the cracking up story began, and nothing factual about it. But a false lead can take on a life of its own when it is nurtured, and BGT nurtured it very well, all while pretending great friendship. Actually they may consider themselves great friends because their ethic is very different from Susan’s or ours, these are a different kind of people I have come to realize.

I see at least two lines of possibility. One is that the bookmakers stood to lose millions with Susan’s win. But how could she lose, she was a shoo-in. So she had to be re-framed in a way to make the public lose respect. Why did BGT go along? A matter for speculation…. Besides that, the youtube phone numbers for her were actually for two rivals, and people who tried to call in votes for her reported the lines were always jammed. The “reporters” who tortured her right before the final may have been paid to do that, to try to break her image. BGT let the media report that the police were called and that the pic showed the police questioning her about her behavior--when the truth was that the police were already nearby and came to see what was wrong, the pic was when she and her sister were telling the cop what happened, and then the cop made the reporters leave. That was never reported nor stated by BGT.

By the time Susan got to the finals, she had been confined in the BGT venue while all this was happening and people suddenly began to turn on her and treat her as if she had done something bad, was crazy, and all this after being told she is ugly, ugly, ugly. It must have been so traumatic and confusing, with Pier’s and the others’ betrayal as they brought up at her final performance right before the vote, every rotten thing that had been printed about her, before millions of viewers. Apparently the cheapskates didn’t even spring for a cell phone for her, after she brought them millions of viewers, because she couldn’t even make a call without borrowing another contestant’s mother’s cell phone, a mother who later used that to discredit Susan as crazy for wanting to call and talk to her cat. My heart breaks to think there is a good likelihood this is the kind of thing Susan was going through at what should have been a sweet, innocent and joyful time. Susan would never break down or become confused because she came in second. We saw her interviews repeatedly while she was still at home, and that is not in her nature.

There is another possibility, that like me she may be unused to medications, even over-the-counter, and may not react well to them. If she had to take something because of the cold maybe it made her feel bad. And she couldn’t sleep, and perhaps was given something to help but it may have backfired. Or, just that extreme exhaustion causes behavioral changes even without all the other things she had to deal with. I hate to say that I know this personally, but I do, that as a person ages, it becomes much harder to sleep in strange places like hotels unless you are used to it. A young person just sleeps anywhere. So maybe with any or all of these things, her behavior did make the judges think they did not want her representing them, but they still wanted to support her career. All I know is that I could take one look at them before the finals and know that Susan was not going to win.

What happened after the finals we don’t exactly know, but I’m pretty sure the normal thing would be to take a person to the hospital, where they could be sedated and given a thorough physical. Susan’s face was extremely swollen at the final, and I was worried about the possibility of something wrong, like kidneys, thyroid, or ??? Taking her to the Priory after a cursory physical examination sounds like more of tearing down her clean image, although perhaps they have some of the best medical care available there.

There is so much more that I could say, but the key is to understand the nature of the players. The worst thing that is going on right now is less the constant disinformation than it is the utter lack of proper information. Susan’s publicist works for Simon’s publicist, but she is not doing any good for Susan whatsoever. I doubt that Susan’s family knows what is being reported here. I would like to add, Piers wants her to appear on AGT, and I am terrified for her to do so. I watched it one time, and the audience was so horrid I was shocked and felt a deep embarrassment for my country. Piers’ article about it was followed by an obviously deliberate swarm of negative comments, and I do not feel Susan should be put in this position ever again. Piers is trying to use her to build audience for his unpopular show. These people are users. That could be ok up to a point, but I wish Subo would get away from them as soon as she can. However, I hope it will all come out well anyway. She is learning a great deal, I still think Vegas could be much easier, not harder, and it is prestigious—it is not all naked girls—and it’s a more relaxed place to be than NY could ever be. Go from Blackburn to New York? She’s only going to Vegas for a few performances, not for years. I hope she’ll be allowed to get in with Donny and Marie because they are so normal and will treat her right. No, I’m not Morman, I just think they are very decent and could make her feel good inside again.

One more thing: here is another article. Take a look, in case you want to respond to it.
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12649260, “People: Susan Boyle skips show after reported screaming fit” 6/19/2009, by Randy McMullen, Contra Costa Times. Thank you all, I promise I won’t always be lengthy. I’ve never been a fan of anyone before, but the first time I heard Susan she reached me in such a way that she has never been out of my mind since, and those blasted songs keep running through my head! I detest persecution and all the rest, so really want to help if any way I can. Hopefully all will be well and all this will blow away, but maybe we can be part of the wind.
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
@Joly - You've taken my thoughts, my concerns and presented them here clearly. I expressed similar thoughts in the previous blog and stated that this whole experience was in more likelihood a nightmare for her.

I also feel very strongly that this whole Piers "crush" episode was/is extremely demeaning to Susan. It seemed to me that they were playing with this sweet, innocent, trusting soul to get the public's interest and boost ratings.
Posted by YooperSue on June 20, 2009
My understanding was that her first CD was going to be Broadway show tunes. Like many others, I want to hear what SHE wants to sing. However, I hope they'll include some of these favorites of mine:
1) I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables) - CD title song
2) Camelot (Camelot)
3) The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
4) Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
5) Cabaret theme (Cabaret)
6) Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
7) Summer Nights (Grease)
8) The Impossible Dream (Man of LaMancha)
9) Climb Every Mountain (Sound of Music)
10) Eidelweiss (Sound of Music)
11) You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
12) Memory (Cats) - good final song
(or perhaps a song from Brigadoon!)
Posted by Yumfy on June 20, 2009
If you are on Facebook, join the Susan Boyle fan group there: http://www.facebook.com/Yumfy?ref=name#/group.php?gid=72212861218
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Joly, that's the way I see the situation too. As PWattis, I also think Susan might have known beforehand that she was set to loose the finals. Something really outrageous must have been going on for Susan to change that much in so little time. What's worse, none of the different strategies she usually resorts to for her own protection work here. She can never just be herself. Everybody is expecting her to behave as a star. She can't use her weird humour or she'll be considered "loco". If she takes it all seriously, then we start getting concerned about her wellbeing and happiness. If she seems to take it too lightheartedly, the papers will say she is immature or acts like a diva. She can never win this silly game. Except when she's on stage singing. That's were she belongs. The trouble is the whole situation has led her to become somewhat schyzophrenic. She, herself, must now be at a loss as to who she really is. The new born star shining bright who has the world at her feet? Or the sweet little Blackburn lady, acting silly at times but so endearing? We obviously love both. But does she?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
A@Joly, you got it right down to the crossing of the t and dotting of the i.....

I do not look upon Susan going to Las Vegas as a negative, Not in the least. Donnoe Osmond has been Susan's isol since childhood singing along with his music with a hairbrush and pictures of him all over her walls. Before the finals I have a copy of an interview where Donnie invited Susan to come to Las vegas todo a duett with him and Susan accepted.

I don't see a downside to this as I have been to Broadway plays and also Las Vegas shows. I think with the appropriate venue and proper control over Susan's appearances she will do just fine.

I think Susan is stronger than a lot of people think. I wish some would give her more credit and forget the tabloid trash. Susan's dream is coming true and I know her Mum would be very proud of her lovely daughter. :)
Posted by BoyleFan on June 20, 2009
@joly - Amen!
Posted by MisTia on June 20, 2009
Morning all!

Whoa, I go away for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose. Had to catch up quickly. Well, I don't read the tabbies, don't care about the tabbies, and generally have not so nice names for people who do, so they also are completely irrelevant. We should just ignore it. Any rational person in this world knows by now that tabbies equals made-up events so it really shouldn't bother us.

As for Susan, I've said it before and I will again - she is not a fragile wall flower; she'll be fine, singing when she feels like it. She needs to learn to deal with the reports coming from the tabbies or frankly, she won't have much of a career. It's a sad fact of life, but they haunt all celebrities and though I expect things to settle down after the Tour, they will never disappear. She should do what Jolie-Pitts do - ignore them completely and well, they have it worse than her. Let them make up whatever they want - who cares! Again, people who read them and believe them are so not worth it anyway.
Posted by BoyleFan on June 20, 2009
@Meggsy - Simon's Daily Mail article was so slickly written that I believe it was the work of his PR people, who also must have brokered its placement in the Mail. If only they would use as much slickness to protect our Susan! Suspect, with you, that Simon is a control freak. He also appears to be a "dog in the manger."
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
Hello Ammo, I think you're a very friendly lady, and no doubt you've contributed a great deal to this site for which most of us are grateful.

It's unfortunate that some of your words were such that they upset a paticular fan enough to vent her anger in a private mail. The keyword here, of course, is PRIVATE. What's said in private should remain private, wouldn't you agree?

I feel that to publicly name and shame someone over something that was said in a private mail is a very mean-spirited thing to do...sorry Ammo, but it is!
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 20, 2009
Hope Susan is doing well this fine day. I'm hoping she'll sing for the world again today. She's not a new star anymore. She's become a legend in the quickest time ever. Everybody wants to see her perform and everytime she does, she answers all her critics.

If she comes to Las Vegas, she'll be bigger than Simon. We allow cats in Las Vegas, Pebbles would be welcome too. There's many places in the States she could go and be in peace and not hounded by the press and screaming fans.
Posted by Anja edens on June 20, 2009
just want to let you know their is a very posetive storey about Susan in the daily expres.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
Good morning, its 6 am on the US East Coast and I've finally caught up on my blog patrol.

JOLY --right on, you've analyzed the situation right as far as I can tell. Somewhere there needs, no MUST be , someone there ONLY for Susan---where is her niece, the entertainment lawyer, can't she see what's happening??? Simon is taking care of Susan, but that care is mostly visible BLING---paying for the Priory, fancy flat in London, limos here there and everywhere, but he is not taking CARE of Susan, the person. I know its a tiny thing, but those newer pictures of Susan with new brown pants (jean?) with the legs so long that her shoes were hidden----they couldn't even get her pants hemmed up properly??? Susan needs a publicist that is NOT hired by Simon &Co---presently Max Clifford, Simon's publicist, is Susan's ---might there be a slight conflict of interest$$$ here?? Yesterday I sent Max Clifford an email and will copy it here for all to see.

18 June 2009
Max Clifford
Max Clifford Agency
London, England

As an avid fan of Susan Boyle, I am very concerned about the amount of negative press that has occurred and continues to appear about her, especially in the British Tabloids. As the agency handling her publicity, the job you have been doing is woefully inadequate. If your staff were doing an adequate job, then someone should be able to mute and/or discount some of the stupid reports that are out this morning about Susan “pulling out of the tour because of missing her cat”. This staffer should also be able to give the public a "head's up" about Susan not performing at a particular venue on the 2009 BGT Tour before the fans line up with tickets in hand. And, if your staffer is worth their salary, then they would begin to set the tone in the press and make sure the reports are factual. And they would begin to eliminate the words "h-angel", “virgin” (a word that has NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with singing ability and, as used by the tabloids, is an affront to all, whether male or female), brain damaged, oxygen-deprived, and other negative words that the scum-bag press delight in using in any press release featuring Susan Boyle.

With the universal fame that surrounds Susan certainly any information and/or picture opportunities are the currency to use in dealing with the press. Those in the media that cannot be positive don’t receive current information and/or picture opportunities. “Susan Boyle” sells and I would hope that not only do you use it to generate income and exposure for Britian’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell, but also to enhance the career of the person that we have come to love and respect as Susan Boyle.

Most Sincerely, Lucy B, Susan Boyle Fan Site
(name & address supplied if requested)
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 20, 2009
Does anyone know if Susan is performing in Nottingham today? Sorry if I missed it above, there are so many posts. Thanks.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
Joly, I think you summed up the situation very accurately and is just what I have thought all along and have mentioned from time to time. Don't agree with you about Vegas. But I don't think she needs to plan to go anywhere for months until she has an opportunity to come to absorb all that has happened and get over it to whatever extent she can. Do the cd, and then step back and get back in touch with herself.

Danny
Posted by DR on June 20, 2009
"somewhat schyzophrenic" "....must ... be at a loss as to who she really is" These are words about Susan I would expect to see in the tabloids everyone is complaining about. Not words written by a "Susafan" and posted on this site.

Paul tried to put up a new, positive topic for us, but did anyone listen? Not many! The posts become more and more negative as they go on.

Focusing on the tabloids and BGT judges is simply giving them the upper hand. Doesn't matter if you say good about them or bad - they are still the focus. Put your energy into positive thoughts about Susan and her dream. Let's stop writing articles for the tabloids.
Posted by MisTia on June 20, 2009
@DR - definitely. Forget the tabbies people - they are not worth one second of your time. Why waste it on them? Smile instead and delete them from your mind! I am sure Susan already has.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
Should anyone else want to express their thoughts to Max Clifford the contact information is:

http://www.maxclifford.com/Contact

max@maxclifford.com

On and by the way, Max is the silver haired fellow standing at the back end of the white car in the series of previous pictures posted with Susan in toooo-long brown pants. So he is on the scene and, if he wanted to, should be able to put a stop to all this negative nonsense about Susan. But isn't there something in the entertainment world about 'theres no such thing as BAD publicity"?? Well, there is in Susan's case. And how is it that everything that happens really is Susan's fault??? Simon this and Simon that, but its really Susan's "condition" ....give me a break, they are "little boys on the playground" NOT TAKING any responsibility for the events as they have unfolded!!
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
Speaking of too-long pants, I want to know why the bloody hell, with all the money BGT is pouring out, they can't find a tailor to take a half-hour to hem Susan's pants so she can look more dignified. Just a tiny thing, but, GAAAAAHHHH.
Posted by Lulunz on June 20, 2009
Hey y'all. Let's try to focus on the positives here. There have been a lot of silly people saying very silly things about Susan Boyle. Much has been said about and by Piers and Simon. I have been looking at the recent activities of these two- one posing nude in some bizarre Bruno impersonation on a BK ad, and the other gadding about at Ascot wearing silly period clothes. Are these individuals people whose opinions we should respect?
Posted by ca0911 on June 20, 2009
DR, I could not agree with you more. I suggest we deliberately discard all angry and negative thoughts about Simon or Piers or Amanda or the tabloids and focus on our prayers and positive thoughts for Susan.
Posted by youareloved on June 20, 2009
AN OPEN LETTER TO SUSAN BOYLE--- Dear Susan, We your fans love to hear you sing and see you perform. You, and even us, may never understand why and how you touch us so with your singing. Because we feel so much for you, Susan, we want you to know that it breaks our hearts when we hear that you want to push yourself just so you don't dissapoint us, your fans. Susan, we want you to know that we don't want you to overdo things; we don't want you to get tired by not just the singing, but more so with all the travelling that you have to do with the BGT team up and down the country. We also understand how uncomfortable it is to sleep in a strange room on a strange bed from day to day. We want to tell you, Susan, that it's OK to us if you don't turn up and perform in any coming BGT tour show, or in all the upcoming shows, for that matter. Yes, we will be dissapointed for after all, you are the reason why we bought tickets, but WE DO UNDSERSTAND, SUSAN and we really want you to be happy. There are so, so many things for you to learn, so many adjustments for you do to, so many decisions to make, and so many voices demanding your attention, it must be so overpowering for you! Rest in God, Susan. Rest in Him and He will give you the strength and wisdom you need from day to day. The best thing you can do for us, your fans, is to take good care of yourself and record for us as many memorable CDs as you can so we can listen to you anytime and we have something to pass on to the next generation. We know you have made a mark in history and for posterity's sake, we would really like to get hold of your CDs so that you can continue to touch our souls and the souls of our children's children. We pray that God would protect you and prosper you in spirit, soul and body. We pray that He will give you the wisdom and discernment that you need today and the days ahead. Dear Susan, may God's face shine upon you and give you 'shalom' - peace, wholeness and prosperity. When things get rough Susan, please remember that you are loved!
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 20, 2009
Morning all. Joly: great analysis of the situation and one that I heartily agree with. I do wish, sometimes, that Susan just pulled out of the tour altogether. I know that she is at her happiest on the stage singing, but she is in a no-win situation. When she sings brilliantly and 'rocks the house' it is reported almost as a matter-of-fact; when SHE (I hope that it is her decision alone, although we don't know that for sure!) decides not to perform and take a rest day or two she is heavily criticised. Other performers rest days are conveniently ignored or glossed over. WHY? I think that we all know the answer to that!
If she continues on the tour, I hope that it is because she WANTS to do it rather than because she feels that she HAS to do it.
I agree with lulunz above. Let's be as positive as we can and ignore the sleezoids and hope that Susan's publicists (if we can call the that?) really get their act together and counter all that garbage that continues to be written. I agree with others who have previously spoken about the possibility of an interview with Susan herself. It would be great to hear Susan again and to see her in a natural and relaxed mode. Unfortunately, I don't think that BGT will allow that to happen, for it is in their interests to keep 'the pot simmering' rather than get to the truth of what really has been happening through the medium of Susan's own words. Or, am I again being too cynical?
All I can do is pray that she sings again tonight and that her voice once again soars; that she is well rested and, as much as possible, inwardly at peace with herself and content myself with watching all her previous performances for my susifix.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@Joly - "Susan would never break down or become confused because she came in second. We saw her interviews repeatedly while she was still at home, and that is not in her nature."

That's the impression I get, too. Is there any real verification that she was crushed, or devastated, or whatever, by coming in second? Have we forgotten what we SAW when we were watching the finals? Her anxiety was all built up before the winners were announced. As soon as "Diversity!" was announced, it was as if a huge weight lifted off Susan, and as I said at the time, she looked RELIEVED. I think by that time she'd become disillusioned and seen the man behind the curtain, as it were. She still wanted to sing, but not the pressure and obligations of ongoing association with the show.

My humble opinion is that BGT et al are playing a damage-control PR game with Susan, and keeping her on a tight leash, because they know that Susan is the sort of woman who would speak her mind and speak the truth, given the opportunity. I don't know how far I would carry that scenario--I've seen some people go as far as speculating she's on some kind of sedative drugs to keep her subdued--but without a doubt she, and her image in the press, are being manipulated.

You said, "These people are users," and I agree. It brings to mind the image of Tom and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby:

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessnesss or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made....

Any parallels between the Buchanans and the people behind BGT, I leave to the reader to draw.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
Good morning to all,

Day before yesterady I had proposed that each one of us put up a litlle list with 12 songs and then, when Susan's CD would come out in the market we would compare and see how many of us got the maximum of songs.

Paul with his usual graciousness opened a new blog yesterday and we had 2 hours of fun, smiles, and laughter.

As usual then somebody came with an url and it was over, we went back to the same old story, back to square one: the analizing, the dissecting, the why's and the how's of things we aren't really sure they've happened.

I left then because I was very angry, I'm sorry if I've hurt somebody's feelings with my abruptness.

We are the fans, we have to give support to Susan, she counts on us for that.

What I did though was to send an email to Clifford telling him that if he would PR my company as he is PR' ing Susan's image he would be out of a job in 30 secs flat!!!

Let's get going with positive actions and keeping positive here!!!

P.S I never read those rags or open the posted URL's and it has worked fine with me.
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
To DR, I'm afraid there's a slight misunderstanding about my latest post... If you read all that I've posted so far, you'll see I'm in no way supporting any negative views about Susan. Maybe my choice of words was not the best in that case... I should have been contented with just saying Susan must feel divided between what her life used to be and what is has become. I think that anybody would be confused in the same situation... but rest assured I don't rely on trash papers' assumptions about her. I'm just trying to understand what's going on, using my own intuition, because I'm deeply concerned for Susan. Sorry if I offended anyone, I didn't mean to...
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@HAPPY - Ne vous en faites pas ! Nous avons tous eu des moments d’énervement à un moment ou l’autre. Tout cela est du à la frustration que nous ressentons à cause du manque d’un communique de presse officiel de la part des représentants de Susan.

J’espère vivement que cela ne tardera pas à venir.
Posted by DR on June 20, 2009
HAPPY - yes, I like your new choice of words much better. They are the words I have become accustomed to seeing from you. And they certainly suit the situation better.

I know I would be thinking a lot about my new world and my old one if I were in Susan's shoes. I am an American living in New Zealand for the last 17 years. My family still lives in the USA. I miss my children, my grandchildren, my mother and sisters. But, I love my husband who is Kiwi. He is better to stay in NZ and finish a job he started here for now. I do have many days when I remember my old life and wonder what if I hadn't made this choice. I always decide I would make the same choice. That is why I think Susan is continuing on of her own free will. It can be stressful living in a world that is different than the one you were comfortable in. But, the rewards are many. And stress doesn't always mean unhappy.

I have every faith that Susan is doing what she wants to do. She may require more down time to adjust to her new world, but that doesn't mean she doesn't want the change. The other performers will go back to their old world. Not our Susan - I believe she is in it for the long haul.

I haven't seen it mentioned here - so correct me if I'm wrong, but has there been any mention of Pebbles health? I am wondering if she needed to go to Pebbles because Pebbles became unwell. Lots of possibilities as to her abscense. I choose not to speculate.

God has given Susan her dream - He will see her through the trying times.
Posted by twells on June 20, 2009
My two cents as far as Susan is concerned - Tours are certainly grueling for performers. I think the problem is that Susan isn't in great physical shape, and you need stamina for touring. Why on earth hasn't that high pricd doctor set up an exercise and diet regime for her, so that she can feel her best? Coming from Blackburn, not the fitness capital of the world, she can't be expected to do it herself. Moreover, I believe her pr person, Nicola Phillips, who says that she'd perform every night if she could. It's obviously where she's happiest.
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Merci, Kalua. Et bravo pour votre Français!
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Kalua, I agree that some of the analysis has gotten out of hand, and I have been guilty of it myself. None of us can really know the truth no matter how much we have read and pieced together.

That said, I don't want people to feel censored on this site. I think, for some of us, the analysis and projections are cathartic and just a different way of supporting Susan.

@MisTia, I agree that we shouldn't worry about what the tabloids write. However, what I have discovered from following Susan so closely is that mainstream publications seem to use the tabloids as their sources and report the distorted info. I used to believe most of what I read about celebrities in the Chicago Tribune or the Chicago Sun-Times until I have read disturbing things written about Susan. The media really has way too much influence, IMO.

To whoever sent the nasty e-mail to ammo, you should be ashamed!

Now, if anyone cares, I have to break away and get other things done today!
Posted by twells on June 20, 2009
I'd also like to second the pleas to get Susan a tailor to hem her pants and also the sleeves of her leather jacket. Everything is too long. She's a small woman. By the way, I gather she has taken no money so far, being advised to stay on the dole until she can buy her council house, otherwise they'll take it away from her. Although, based on Teesiel's comments, why the hell she would want to go back to that awful place where they treated her so badly is beyond me. I suppose it's just because it's the only home she's ever known.
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
Can't imagine how Susan is torn, having lived for 48 years in one home and fearing she can never return. All the incredibly happy memories of her family and the constant music in that home and her dear parents and siblings, some gone on ahead. Just hope she can find a super nice place in time that will be "home" and that she be surrounded by her family and friends, old and new. I would not be surprised if she were thinking of some way to be able to go home where no one is pushing her to change so that she can fit in with the new "role." Hard to imagine what must be going through her mind. Hope she has her best friend in contact often to talk it out.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 20, 2009
@PWattis. I agree wholeheartedly. Perhaps, we do over-analyse, but, if we do, it is with the best intentions. We all love and care very much for Susan's welfare and wish her well at all times. I just worry about her so much - I know that she is a strong woman but all this media attention must be and is getting to her. I know that I would not have been able to cope with it, so God only knows how she is able to handle it all!
All we can do is continue to support her as best we can and hope that she comes out of all this stronger, fitter, and more wordly-wise than she was when all of this began those many months ago.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Morning all, it's almost 8 a.m. here in the Bluegrass state, sunny and hotter'n blue blazes. First thing I thought of when I awoke (after figuring out what day it is) was Susan and hoping she's feeling well today - rested up and smiling.

Spent almost an hour catching up on all the posts before commenting. We have some really good writers on here, many of whom have said what I would have only I'm not quite so eloquent. Well done!!!

I'm wondering if there's any news today of whether Susan is planning to sing tonight? It's 1 p.m. over there from my time so seems as though we should hear something shortly one way or another. Whatever she decides is fine, of course, as long as she is well.

You know what I've been wondering? Why isn't Susan giving any interviews herself? She comes across very well in interviews - sweet and unassuming - and her fans would all be thrilled to hear from her directly. Surely there's a trustworthy reporter from a reputable news agency somewhere who could do that. What do you all think?
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
From "spokesperson" per Walesonline(?)sorry, forgot the paper-Goggled Nottingham June 20.

“Unfortunately Susan won’t be performing in Nottingham today. She is taking another rest day but is scheduled to be back tomorrow for the London dates,” she said.

Boyle is due to join Diversity and the other finalists for two shows at Wembley Arena tomorrow.

She has been a huge hit with audiences when she has felt able to perform and wowed home fans in Glasgow on Monday as she belted out I Dreamed A Dream, the song which made her a global superstar
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 20, 2009
Hello, dear Susan fans. Began visiting this fine site about a week ago and came back when I found out that the blog was actually the place if you wanted to find the latest articles and videos. I was impressed how concerned people were about contributing to the fan blog, doing great services, among which Tessiel’s contribution is in a class of its own. (I cannot understand that anybody who has seen the two close-up videos of Susan’s performances in Scotland is not resting assured that she will be fine. If I may just refer to one moment: that between Susan blowing a quick kiss at the end of the interlude and going on with the song. Her presence during those few seconds shows perfect balance.) Things have changed here though. Now there are almost no interesting referrals, only bickering and blubbering. Of course it is a dilemma for all involved that Susan has by far outgrown the BGT tour format. She should not have to put up with audiences, where some, quite naturally, are not her fans. On the other hand, she feels that she would be letting her fans down by pulling out, also it would look calculating, so now, we see a great lady voluntarily fulfilling her contract the best she can with unforgettable performances in what we all know are ridiculous circumstances. What reserve of strength! In the next few months, I am sure, she will be happy getting both a show and a couple of CDs together, from her own lists. The extent to which Susan is underestimated on this blog is unbelievable. I do think two blogs would be a good idea. One for the bickering and blubbering; the other for quick exchanges of information and services.
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Good morning, you. Was glad to Teesiel caught up with everyone last nite and was able to bring her input into the situation. Now, the only headlines, I am getting on Google is that America needs to find their own Susan Boyle for AGT. At least it is not bad hype coming up. But, I do not like the way they are using her name now to promote another game. I wish that I could write Susan directly and let her know that she is still loved by so many people.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Everyone send a message to max@maxclifford.com. I just sent a message to him telling him how his reputation as well as simon's is going down hill due to their bad management of susan. and that her talents far out reach them and that her fans are there to support her. And we are going to continue to support her, but they need to get out there and do their jobs. They would be jumping through hoops if it were Strisand or Dolly they "handling".
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
Before I hit the trail, just a thot about an interview. Why not her very supportive voice coach who was quoted as saying Susan is a great conversationalist? How more positive an interview could that be, and she could probably trust him where she really is rightfully careful with strangers interviewing her.
Posted by Bree on June 20, 2009
I would like to hear her sing "Unexpected Song" I think it would suit her voice and the lyrics are apt
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
@PoulsanDK - Wow, you are a straight-shooter and so right on. Hope you stay as well as quite a few new names we see now. Maybe the "familiarity breeds contempt" syndrome had snuck (sneaked?) in here? Enough from me for the day. Can't wait to come back this evening and see how we are doing!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Hey tweek I just told whoever runs this site to get that off this site because there is never going to be another susan boyle and that I don't want to promote their behavior of susan since the tour started.
Posted by MisTia on June 20, 2009
@PWattis - true enough, and I admit I was more than a little surprised when I saw some reputable papers quoting the Sun. On the other hand, I am a mightily skeptical person when it comes to all media; I take any and all news with a grain of salt (or more) no matter what it concerns.

I agree about the influence it has; it is completely disproportionate but to me it speaks more about the people than the media. We can't change the world alas. We should just enjoy Susan's singing and hope that the people around her guide her through this minefield. Nothing else we can do.
Posted by soimpressed on June 20, 2009
I have just listened again to Susan performing in Edinburgh. Goodness, how beautiful is her voice and presence! Quite amazing! I love her singing and wish her every possible blessing and happiness in the future.
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
I just see a note where someone says, she won't be in Knottingham, but will be in London tomorrow. Maybe if someone could get me the address of the BGT tour show in London and once I know for sure she is there, I could send her a telegram for everyone. Usually, telegrams will get delivered. Just a thought. Some other tour dates I hope she will hit, are the ones in Ireland, I've heard her support is immense there because of her parents being originally from Ireland. Patriciasart, did an excellent job to stay on this blog yesterday and keep the morale up...I followed thru everyone's posts late last nite. Patricia has trully, like Teesiel been such a positive reinforcement for us, as well as for Susan. I hope that Patricia also gets to meet Susan some day. By the way, Patricia has four kittys and they are her joy, just like Pebbles is to Susan. (I hope that I got that right Patricia)...I was mighty tired when I read all this information.

Susan has surely been the light in so many of our lives and I keep reading over & over, that most of us have not been in a fan club, if ever, and certainly never sent out a fan letter before. The last club I belonged to was the Mickey Mouse Club, so I reckon Susan Boyle has as much clout as "Mickey" did back then...some 55 years ago.
Posted by DR on June 20, 2009
My thought about an interview:
Maybe Susan doesn't want to. She appears to be losing weight. Her doctor may have her on a weight loss program which includes a fitness program. Each performance looks different, which suggests to me Susan is rehearsing at each new venue. Add in travel and sleep and Susan could be saying no to interviews because there is no time. I don't find anywhere that suggest any of the other performers are doing interviews - even the winners, Diversity.

OR, maybe none of the rags have asked for interviews? Why send a reporter when they can sit at their desk and make up a story that sells.

My thoughts on interviews...........
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 20, 2009
http://www.irishcentral.com/advice/blogs/father_tim_blog/?plckPostId=Blog%3Ade7e28b6-7715-4f14-a67e-27662000e272Post%3A6dd3682c-31dd-45f2-a94c-bc467dbbf7ee&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckScript=blogScript&plckController=Blog&plckElementId=blogDest&UID=de7e28b6-7715-4f14-a67e-27662000e272

Here is a Catholic priests view on Susan.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@PoulsonDK, if you read Teesiel's blog posts from yesterday you will see that she noticed a big difference in Susan's demeanor between Glasgow and Edinburgh. She was sitting very close at both performances. Some of us are concerned, including myself, because of getting that firsthand information. I would like to rest assured, and I was until Teesiel's report last night. Also now Susan is taking a third day off. So I am a bit worried for her. I do think she is very very strong. I think we worry because we don't have information we can definitely rely on.
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 20, 2009
I for one will breathe a sign of relief when this rigorous tour is over. Hope Susan can then take a deep breath and see where she wants to go from there. I think the indicator of her career is how the audiences are reacting. They're not just sitting there and politely clapping at the end- they're jumpin 'n screamin 'n clappin 'n cheering. The people have spoken. We'll do all that over here in North America when she gets here too. Love and hugs and prayers to Susan where ever she is today. May she have joy that she's so appreciated.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Right on, aliz! A good press agent would have prevented any and all bad press for their star - it's done all the time. Plenty of us have complained to ole Max and hopefully they'll get the message.
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
PhyllisA, Thank you for sharing this article. It was very inspiring and there was a wonderful comment attached to it as well.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
I think the article by the Catholic priest has a lot of truth in it As much as we love Susan Boyle, perhaps this is too much for her. She can still make CDs and perform a live concert at her own pace. But right now it seems to be overwhelming for her. We all want the best for Susan.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
PhyllisA: Thank you for sharing this article...... the most moving I have read yet, with such sincere, and heartfelt words.
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Aliz, I saw your comment about if they had Partin or Streisand,etc..that was excellent.
Posted by patb on June 20, 2009
I don't know how to put recordings on the 'Songs for Susan to Sing' page. But sometimes I like to go back as far as recorded music goes, music tells so many stories about the lives of people in many different years. I'll bet Susan's mother taught her some of these 'old-timey' songs, and they take people back in time to what their parents, grand-parents and great grand-parents may have listened to. It's fun to kind of 'move through time' by listening to music through the ages and up to where we are now. I'll bet Susan could really interpret these classics in her own way, and they would really be outstanding. In fact the oldest song I've heard is located at http://www.archive.org/details/SophieTucker and it was 1911, Sophie Tucker singing her classic "Some of These Days". In fact this says that: Sophie Tucker began singing at the German Village at Broadway and 40th St. in 1906 for $15 a week. From that time until 1912, she played the Park Circuit, a well-known vaudeville circuit of the day. For five years from 1916 to 1921 she was singing at Reisenwebers, where she popularized her immortal theme..."Some of These Days." It was always grand fun when Sophie took the stage - risqué, gay, humorous and side shaking. By 1950, she was revered as a performing legend, a throwback from another era."
Next I like:
"10 cents a Dance" by Ruth Etting, "Daddy Won't You Please Come Home" by Annette Hanshaw, then "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" by Rudy Vallee.
Then in the 1930's Vera Lynn was huge! "White Cliffs of Dover" and "I'm in the Mood for Love".
I'll come up later with the songs I love to hear from the 1940's, and 1950's. Haven't been too interested in what has come out after that, but there might be a few goods ones. I would love to hear Susan all of the great classics.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@PhyllisIA, that is a very touching article, and I'm not even very religious.

BTW, I am originally from Iowa and my mother's name is Phyllis. So whenever I see your name I think of home and my mom.
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
@PhyllisIA - Many thanks for that link! It (again) echo's my own concerns which I've expressed here time and time again...usually ignored, sometimes derided with accusations of focusing on the negative.

I can assure you I do not believe the nonsense put out by the tabloids, nor do I seek out this garbage, but it's everywhere and hard to avoid totally...even local news coverage here reports on this garbage, so it's difficult to ignore.

I just wish fans who claim to love her so much cared more for her well-being and less about her fame.

The article by the Priest should be read by everyone!
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Linda Sharon, this was so well expressed by yourself:
" I for one will breathe a sign of relief when this rigorous tour is over. Hope Susan can then take a deep breath and see where she wants to go from there. I think the indicator of her career is how the audiences are reacting. They're not just sitting there and politely clapping at the end- they're jumpin 'n screamin 'n clappin 'n cheering. The people have spoken. We'll do all that over here in North America when she gets here too. Love and hugs and prayers to Susan where ever she is today. May she have joy that she's so appreciated."
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 20, 2009
Thanks to all who thanked for the article. I appreciate it. I too really loved it and think that Susan could do very well with making Cds and occassionally a guest appearance, while maintaing a quieter life style. Maybe even a periodical TV spot where she talks about her life. Some of us, myself include, need more quiet time. Being a professional singer doesn't have to me tours and performances. I'm not Catholic either, but a Christian who needs to return to my maker for renewal daily. I've wondered in all this turmoil if anyone's thought of helping her meet her spiritual needs. Susan renews me and I pray constantly for her renewal. PWattis, where did your mother live? There aren't a lot of Phyllis's around. :)
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Phyllis, my mom lives in Washington, IA, which is where I grew up.
Posted by vane on June 20, 2009
Susan,te escribo desde Argentina, perdón no se hablar ni escribir en ingles, ojala te puedan traducir mis palabras.
Me encanta tu voz, supistes darle una lección a todo ese publico BRITAINS GOT TALENT 2009 ...que no creia tus condiciones de artista y por sobre todo que nunca es tarde para poder cumplir nuestros sueños.
Me encantaria que vengas a la Argentina para dar un concierto.
Te admiro Vanesa
Posted by vane on June 20, 2009
Disculpe: No se ingles, busque en la web un traductor de idiomas para escribirle.

Forgive: Not English, a translator of languages searches in the web to write to him(her).

Susan, I write to you from Argentina, pardon not to speak to write in English, ojala my words could translate you. I am charmed with your voice, supistes giving a lesson to all this public BRITAINS GOT TALENT 2009 ... that not creia your artist's conditions and for especially that is never late to be able to fulfill our dreams. Me encantaria that you come to the Argentina to give a concert. I admire Vanesa
Posted by Meme on June 20, 2009
Teesiel..you've got mail!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, according to WALES ON LINE, Susan's agent said that Susan was scheduled to rejoin the tour in Nottingham's Trent FM Arena today.

Several other sources seem to be speculating that she
will not be performing today. Tis Saturday, which means
that there is probably a matinee performance scheduled.

I wonder if our Susan will be on stage today?

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by patb on June 20, 2009
Moving to the 1950's, just imagine the different take on these that SUSAN could do: JOHNNY MATHIS: "Impossible Dream" "Twelth of Never" "Chances Are" "Deep Purple" "It's Not for Me to Say". THE PLATTERS: "Only You" "Twilight Time" The Great Pretender" "Embraceable You". CONNIE FRANCIS: "Who's Sorry Now" "I'm Sorry" "My Souveniers". BOBBY DARIN: "Dream Lover". BOBBY VINTON: "Please Love Me Forever". CONWAY TWITTY: "It's Only Make Believe". BOBBY HELMS: "My Special Angel". TEMPTATIONS: "In the Still of the Night". JACKIE WILSON: "Lonely Teardrops". RAY CHARLES: "Yesterday". RONNIE MILSAP: "Lost in the 50's Tonight". PENQUINS: "Earth Angel", and of course ELVIS: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" "I Want You, I Nee You" "Heartbreak Hotel" "Treat Me Like a Fool" "Can't Help Falling in Love" "Love Me Tender".
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, I just found out that there is a matinee performance today at 2:30p.m.

Still unclear if Susan will be there...

Wild Ol' Dan

Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Retired in Kalifornia's Not Lengthy Enough Wish List Of Songs For Susan To Sing - Appendage No.3:

"One Fine Day" The Chiffons (Greatest Gal Group Of The 1960s)

One fine day
You'll look at me
And you will know our love was
Meant to be
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl
The arms I long for
Will open wide
And you'll be proud to have me
By your side
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl
Though I know you're the
Kind of boy
Who only wants to run around
I'll keep waiting and
Someday darling
You'll come to me when you want to settle down oh
One fine day
We'll meet once more
And then you'll want the love you
Threw away before
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl
One fine day
We'll meet once more
And then you'll want the love you
Threw away before
One fine day
You're gonna want me for your girl

Sweet heavenly Jesus, am back in 1963 again ;>)
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 20, 2009
I respect your concern, @PWattis, but those two shows were very close, and Susan has not tried this before. It takes time to build up the stamina for this. People, who have not tried it, have no idea how draining it is to perform in front of a large audience and having such high expectations to fulfil. Still, she has been outdoing herself every time, which is an incredible achievement. I was actually elated that Susan took the third day off. If she manages to put in ten performances in all, it will be more than could have been expected under these circumstances. Even this Hollywood fellow, who tore up the BGT contract, realised that these are impossible conditions. Still, Susan carries on.
Posted by patb on June 20, 2009
@Retired in Kalifornia: YES, "One Fine Day" Can you just imagine her singing some of thee songs like this? Maybe she will some day.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, just found an "updated" report that Susan will not be performing in either show in Nottingham today according to an unnamed "spokesperson".

Tomorrow's performances are scheduled for Wembley Arena
in Middlesex.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by patb on June 20, 2009
@Wild Ol'Dan: Thanks so much for the update..now we all won't be on pins and needles trying to find out. I just know she will eventually get through this tour, so that she can get down to some serious recording!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
Reading through these song lists I wonder - perhaps the better question would have been, "Is there any song you would NOT like Susan to sing?" Honestly, she could sing the phone book and I would listen. The clarity, tone, and expressiveness in her voice would make any song come alive. I'm sure when she cuts her CD she will sing many songs we haven't named, and we'll all go, "Oh my God, that was amazing!! That's now my favorite song!"
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Well, I'm just as glad she's taking a good long rest. The most important thing to me is that she is well and happy. So hopefully she's cuddling Pebbles, having a cuppa and enjoying a peaceful time in her posh flat. Maybe even having time to read her fan mail? I bet there's plenty of it! Wonder if she's seen Tommy's videos? Those will certainly make her feel loved.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@piggie!!! Yes funny funny..like I posted earlier...just how many CD's is Susan going to have to make to keep us happy!!??? I think 2 will keep us happy for awhile!!
One with her favorites...and One Christmas Cd!! Those are on my Christmas wish list! Please Santa Please!!

@Thanks Wild Ol'Dan....You always make me smile with your past post!!! Keep it up cowboy!! Thanks for updates!

@Retired in Kali...I like your thumbnail..A good album cover!!! Keep on remembering those great songs!! I was only a child when most were made, but always loved music!!! Keep it up!!

To all other GREAT SUSA FANS...MORNING/AFTERNOON/EVENING!
HAVE FUN ALL SUSANUTS!!! :)
Posted by Pookey-1 on June 20, 2009
Love hearing Susan sing, any song she chooses is great!! How about some new songs from her, and some new clothes!! She certainly deserves something new to wear, and we are ready for some new songs too!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Hmmm, recording. You know what folks? If she's back in London that may be exactly what she's doing!

Piggie, I feel the same way. Whatever she records, I would buy it. The songs may have already been selected for all we know. She's had meetings at the recording studio, we do know that.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Piggie: Gangsta Rap, beginning with Ice T's "Cold Wind Madness" back in 1983 and ever going downhill since. One hundred percent vile stull, not worthy to be even called music!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Piggie: Gangsta Rap, beginning with Ice T's "Cold Wind Madness" back in 1983 and ever going downhill since. One hundred percent vile stuff not worthy to be called music!
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 20, 2009
Whether or not you are a person of faith, the article by Father Tim posted by PhyllislA will touch your heart, it is so gentle and describes Susan to a "T"...made me cry to read it....Thanks PhyllislA......
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@YourAwesome; Thank you. Made just three "stand in" covers till Susan's CD comes out.

Dial-up connection pipe to Magnify.net servers now diameter of hair follicle so have to sign out - Chao!
Posted by patb on June 20, 2009
@piggie: I think you are absolutely right! Susan COULD probably sing the phone book, and we would hang on every name! It's because we love the sound of her voice, and boy can she interpret the words! Having only heard her sing a few songs, How we can know this? I don't know, but we DO know this... I put her vocals and interpretation above everyone I have EVER heard... It is truly amazing...
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Retired in Kali....I have an idea for Susan's album cover...one picture of her centered with faded angel wings..sun shining down to back light her!... She after all is our angel that has brought the world together!! Just an idea....and they should call it "BLESSED!!!"
I know Susan is not a saint, but she has truly blessed all of us!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Awesome, that would be so beautiful. Susan is a miracle, like an angel. We know she's human, but look how she has touched so many people with her sweet face and lovely voice. She means so much to me, and I just hope she is feeling well today and is happy.
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 20, 2009
Janet in Texas, your welcome. I returned and read the article again and it is moving. I took a nice walk and thought of Susan and oh how we all want to solve her situation. I can't believe she would quit singing, and I agree with others recording and occassional appearances would be wonderful. My thought this am was I'd love to see her have a spot on some site where she spoke. It could be daily, weekly, or occassionally. I think most of us have loved the interviews. There's money now, so it seems reasonable someone could record a spot where she'd talk about what ever. She'd be Susan -- dress how she wanted, say what she wanted, just be Susan. I'dd love that. As far as her songs, I will love what ever she sings. Imagine she could make Row row row your boat sound like an anthem. PWattis, we had friends who were in Washington. He was a physician (Shimp). Have a loving day all!
Posted by soimpressed on June 20, 2009
@Wild Ol'DanThanks for letting us know. Gosh, she's putting so much into each performance, I'm glad she's pacing herself. Maybe soon the media will be used to the idea of her doing selected shows and stop making a big deal out of it.Can't wait for the cd!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Just laughing about AGT "desperately seeking Susan" headline. Also stated that AGT's only problem is Susan Boyle - they can't find one in America!

Hey, AGT, there's only one Susan and the whole world has discovered her.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Yes Yes Yes PhylissIA...That was another one of my ideas ...Let SUSAN BE SUSAN!!!!

Simon are your listening!! Susan in her natural state and her angelic singing voice is why we fell in love with her. They could be taped at her leisure...nothing rushed...Like a great interview with Barbara Walters. I know Barbara loves her, and believe she could let Susan be Susan!!
We just love her to pieces and only want the best for her!!...BUT we would surely miss her if we never got to see her again.

Everyone who Prays....Pray!! Susan is supported through our love and prayers!!
Posted by Texaslady on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone, here is the schedule for BGT Love Tour:

Sat 20 Jun Nottingham

Sun 21 Jun London

Tue 23 Jun Aberdeen - SOLD OUT

Wed 24 Jun Birmingham – SOLD OUT

Thu 25 Jun Coventry

Fri 26 Jun Bournemouth

Sat 27 Jun London

Wed 1 Jul Belfast

Fri 3 Jul Birmingham

Sat 4 Jul Cardiff

Sat 4 Jul Cardiff

Sun 5 Jul Bournemouth
Posted by MickAmok on June 20, 2009
Part of what moved me so much about Susan's performances (besides her voice) is that she chose the perfect songs to convey her feelings. When she sings from the heart, it doesn't matter WHAT she sings.
Posted by ZOEY on June 20, 2009
Good morning all. Just read the posts that let us know Susan will not be performing today. Personally, I am so relieved to hear that. This tour must be grueling even for the very youngest among them. Any tour is grueling. Combine that with being away from one's home and known life style and friends and family, well, not a pretty picture. To be honest, I have not read all the posts (it would take much more time than I think any of us have :-)), from what I have read, I think many feel as I do. And that is that Susan's heart is in entertaining us with her god-given angelic voice. As for appearing live on stage, in front of hundreds/thousands of screaming fans, not for her. Would welcome Susan opting to leave the tour all together and concentrate on her recording career. I'd love to see her in person, but only if she is comfortable performing live. And, my sense is, she isn't. Am I disappointed? Maybe a little, but I much prefer Susan does what she is comfortable doing. As for my selfish desire to see her perform live, I can get over that one. I know she will be fine if given time to have some down time and reconnect with those she loves and those with whom she is comfortable. May she relax, rest, be surrounded by people whom she loves and who love her, and know how much she is cared for by so many round the world. That, in and of itself is healing, if we let it be.
Have a good day all. And again, thanks for all of your updates, information, videos and more. Much appreciated.
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
When you get a chance, check out MTV Unplugged with Tony Bennett. I would love to see Susan perform in this type of venue and format (although not necessarily on MTV).

But the idea of her performing some old jazz-blues songs with a small accoustic band, in front of a small audience of friends and family.

I think we would see a more relaxed performance and maybe a return to some of her unique humor.

Even better, this could all be done on-line via webcast.

Just a random thought
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
Comment to those talking about the length of her pants. In no way am I defending her "handlers", but this pants thing happens to me all the time. I buy a lovely pair, get them hemmed properly for the shoes I plan to wear with them (mid-heel perhaps) then later in the day my feet hurt and I change to comfy flat shoes, and voila - my pants are dragging on the floor now. I suspect that might be what happened to Susan. I notice in one case she was wearing sneakers (trainers) whereas she probably bought the slacks to wear with dressier shoes, but changed shoes later for walking around.
Posted by xeno on June 20, 2009
I read the article by the priest and find it deeply troubling that Susan is once again being diagnosed from afar by a so-called expert. So now she's being commanded to stop pursuing her dream, go back to that hell she lived for so many years with just her cat for company? All based merely on tabloid speculation and lies that she's crying for the cat and would be better off living the life of a shut-in.

This site has become just as depressing as the tabloids themselves. Everyone here knows that the tabloids print nonsense, yet most seem to believe every word. We've known all along that Susan would only be doing some of the tour dates, and we also know that's best for her well-being. The gutter press knows it, too, but that doesn't stop them making up lies about the reasons for Susan's schedule. But time and again, instead of ignoring the trashy stories or putting them in context, people here wring their hands about them and scream for Susan and the tour's reps to do something, anything to make the reporters leave her alone. That's a case of blaming the victim if ever there was one.

So now Susan's fate is to return to Blackburn and sing only in her church choir, never to rise above poverty and despair. This decided by a priest who doesn't know her personally and some "fans" who are so concerned for her that they want to cage her like a captive bird, never to fly again.

That's nonsense. Susan's fate is up to Susan to decide, not anyone else. If she wants to descend back into the hell she has tried for so many years to escape, then that is her choice. But if she wants to live her dream, with all of its inevitable ups and downs, on her own terms, that is also her choice. No one else can make it for her and no one has the right to even suggest it.
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 20, 2009
Your Awesome. We are thinking so alike, as I know others have mentioned. Barbara Walters would be great and it could boost her ratings too! She could have a Speak wiht Susan spot and show her on the big screen. Doesn't Ellen still have a lady she calls somewhere for a good laugh? I don't think she has to be seclusive, however, now that she's got money, she's going to be hounded. I can see her in an isolated place with loved ones near by, but where she can be out and about. Even a monestry.

Susan being Susan; so many faces to love! Thanks for replying. She will find her niche.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
I imagine that Susan will only sing the songs that SHE WANTS TO SING...... I suppose wish list is ok...but will she ever get to see it?
Posted by Fran M. on June 20, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan: Thanks for the heads-up that she will not be performing in Nottingham tonight.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 20, 2009
It's official folks. Susan will be performing at Wembley Stadium on Monday. I hope she enjoys her nice long weekend break. I look forward to pictures and video footage on Monday. Rock on Susan!!!!!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
Read to catch up after leaving here last night- Most of what I feel/think has been said. I am very tired today- horrible night sleep. I don't think I canleave the house today, much less get up and sing in front of thousands of people.
They need to get her out of the BGT tour. The fact that she is missing shows will keep being reported, putting people off and she could get booed when she DOES appear at future dates. Sorry not to be all shiny and light hearted, this is a strong possibility.
The could come up with something-that she has laringitis and her doctor has advised her not to sing for several weeks..
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
I know I'm in the minority here, but I think it is good for us to discuss what the tabloids etc are saying. First of all, Susan has become like family to us. And if she were your sister, wouldn't you be discussing this with other family members? Many of us are just upset and angry and need to vent a bit. As long as we remain respectful, I think it's healthy.

But on a more practical level, I don't think that us just sending mental positive thoughts are going to help Susan one little bit. If we can actually take action and perhaps influence some changes, that is a really constructive thing we can do. Sending emails to Max Clifford, to Piers, those are all very positive steps we can take. The bigger our membership grows, the more of an effect we can have. If we only talked about how wonderful Susan is the tabloids will just continue to "tear her hopes apart." But maybe we can change that, and if not, at least we will have felt we tried. Maybe this is not the sort of things fansites typically do, but Susan is not your typical celebrity either.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 20, 2009
I know one thing is certain, before all the rumors start, Simon said that he just wishes sometimes he could've handled it differently but didn't know how because they had no idea they were dealing with a world wide phenomenon at the audition. Also, he has been in contact with her and Susan with her family, will be calling the shots on when she sings or doesn't.
Posted by brvan on June 20, 2009
I would love to hear Susan sing ,Oh Danny Boy .
I have shiver's just thinking of the beauteful sound's .
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 20, 2009
Hi, villagers! We will be staying at the Happy Valley Inn in Blackburn from June 26 to July 2!! If you want to send a nice note or letter of blessing to the people of Blackburn, which we will hand-deliver to people in the pub, the community centre, or other Blackburn hot spots, just PM us with your message or letter and we will print it out! ♥♥
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@Teeisel. Welcome home and thanks some more for the great job.
I did notice a difference in the Edinburgh performance. She seemed to be very aware of the family and I think she felt restrained. I thought maybe being more theatrical in front of them was awkward for her given that they haven't been attending her performances. It also came through in her arm gestures. Also, Gerry said she had been "calling around" family members inviting them to attend, but if only Gerry and his family were there it must have been disappointing. Can you clarify who was there? I notice at the very end of you video of her curtain call with the saxophonist, her eyes dart over to the family and she is not smiling.

Also, that kiss she blew to the family during Memory was charming, but it looked like she was studying them and distracted, uncertain how or if she should respond to something going on there. Do you have any info on that? She was clearly preoccupied, decided to blow the kiss and yet didn't miss a beat. I loved it.

Also thanks for the information that her voice is so much more than we hear on the videos.
Posted by downindixie on June 20, 2009
Any song Susan sings will be great. I, too, would like a Christmas CD and a DVD so we can see her.
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
10:21 CST - I would like for Susan and Julian to do something together. He is a wonderful musician with an incredible tone and that combo would be music from heaven. Plus they seem to have admiration for each other. Any song would be beautiful.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
I don't know what is and isn't okay to post on this blog? I think DANNYG posted a commented a few days ago about some members trying to tell others what kind of a fan they should be. We are all different. We are going approach being fans in different ways. We cannot and should not dictate to each other. IMO, and I've said it before, disagreements that bring about healthy arguments are something I enjoy and I think can be very cathartic. But this anger and hostility is something that we don't seem to be able get away from. If we feel mad, and not just disagreement, with what someone has posted, why can't we just ignore it and pick up a thread of conversation that we like? Doing otherwise is, IMo, is a form of bullying.

The truth is , and some will probably be angry at this comment, that what we say on this website will probably have very little if any effect on Susan's career.
Posted by dyebat on June 20, 2009
Have been up all night fact-correcting mainstream news websites. Ended up at HuffPost, finished off yesterday's stupid cat story comments, & started correcting todays' Simon story. I'm a subscriber & gave them a real dressing down. However . . .

Instead of having one of Susan's Memories playing in the back of my brain, I now have this audio-visual image of Diversity jumping up and down outside a prison fence, waving signs and chanting, "FREE SUSAN BOYLE! FREE SUSAN BOYLE!" Maybe I'm just a wee bit ticked off at BGT? Maybe I need the Priory?
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Susan is a Christian and believes in Prayer! I am a Christian and believe in the power of prayer. We all have different beliefs, but all share our love for Susan and her well being.

Amazinglycritical....thanks for update on Susan performing Monday...Yippie!! I'm always happy when Susan get's to rest!! I do feel sorry her fans that want to see her, but it is all about Susan doing what she wants...when she wants!! If indeed she is making some of the decisions.

Yes also to Susan becoming an instant phenomemon...Who would have guessed in a million years!! SHE SHOT INTO STARDOM IN SUCH A SHORT TIME!!!
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
@Brooklyn Blessings.........I am sooo excited for you...can't wait for your reports and videos to come to us here in the Village......congratulations and we ALL wish we could go with you!
Posted by Been Touched by an Angel on June 20, 2009
I'm sorry to be so out of touch but I live in America and I'm not seeing nor understanding what many of you seem to saying is being reported in the press aside from the tabloid press.

Can someone please direct me to something that's been reported by a respectable newspaper ... non-tabloid please?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@All expressing concerns about "what's going down" in relation to Susan Boyle lately; a highly respectful opinion:

I'm just glad she's alive - period.

End transmission, Chao!

Posted by Bree on June 20, 2009
The Wembley concerts are on Sunday 21st June, Monday is a rest day for all on the tour.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 20, 2009
@calford...oops, sorry, no videos but plenty of photos and reports!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical - she's not performing at Webley Stadium but Wembley Arena which is just further down the road. She's not quite up to Stadium gigs with 70,000 people just yet!
Posted by lildinks on June 20, 2009
I wish the rag papers, news media, and critics would leave Susan alone. Let her be who she is, a simple loving caring woman with a beautiful voice. Is that not what we love about her? I hope they dont change her too much. It is her innocence that shines through. Let the woman sing!!!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
@beentouched
http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/britains-got-talent-star-susan-boyle-on-song-for-blackburn/
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
The London performances if I'm not mistaken are tomorrow at 1.30pm and 18:30pm UK time
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Touch by an Angel, the so-called respectable newspapers are printing distorted information as well (e.g. the Chicago Tribune reported the supposed cat incident yesterday).
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
dyebat....take a rest please!! lol

Pwattis..somethings will never change...we are who we are! :)

calford...yes Julian and Susaan would be great!!! We will have to wait and see!! :)

BrookBless...Thank you so much for taking my note with you!! Blessings Sister!! :)

Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Piggie, I agree with you about taking action. Your suggestions and posting scolding comments to the negative articles are really the only concrete things we can do.

That said, all the positive thoughts and well wishes directed toward Susan don't hurt anything either. Sometimes it just feels good to speak directly to her. I have done it a couple of times.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
To add to my thought above. I know intellectually that it doesn't really help Susan, but it helps me a little.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@Yourawesome...there is an article about Colbie Caillat in the BR morning advocate where she talks about HER sudden stardom and how unexpected and difficult it has been to deal with. Colbie is 23 and her father is in the music industry. a small excerpt.......

It wasn’t easy. Every day, Caillat said, she felt as if things were moving too fast. “A lot of times I would just say, ‘I don’t know why this is happening. I just wanna be a songwriter.’ I loved singing. It was my favorite thing to do, but I’d had stage fright since I was a little girl. So there were lots of times when I was about to walk out on stage and I started crying. I’d wanna cancel the show.”

I firmly believe that in time Susan will learn to cope and how far she will go we have no idea, but for now "baby steps" are in order.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Know what folks? I'm not readin' nothin'.....just listenin' to that lovely lady from Scotland named Susan Boyle sing......it makes me happy!! :) over and out!
Blessings, Tommy

over and out!
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
Zoey, good post. Susan needs to do what she is comfortable with, which even she probably won't know until she gets away from this hellacious tour and has a sufficiently long period of rest and peace to to absorb what has happened the last 3 months, sort out her feelings and determine what she wants for the future. I too think just making cds and maybe an appearance now and again might be best but only she can know, and she can't figure it out as long as she is on this merry-go-round and also has some input from others who don't have a vested interest in using her. There was a time when singers had engagements at small intimate places, like high quality clubs with respectful listeners, maybe 100 or so?. That combined with recording might be enough for fulfillment of her dream, now that she has seen some of the more sordid side of show business. Anyway, that's for Susan, when she can get to a place to get back in touch with herself, and has information on what paths and choices may be open to her.

DannyG
Posted by PaulieDB on June 20, 2009
Just catching up with everything from today... I don't know if anyone has read the Daily Express in their report on the situation... It is a rather positive one.. Not to mention the fantastic comments by readers.. Especially the first comment, seems that reader's son works at the Hotel in Liverpool and the whole scenario that was published by the tabloids is rubbish...

I will give the link here for all to see....

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/108763/So-sorry-Susan-misses-shows-

I also want to add, touring is very gruelling.. I know I did it for 2 months.. In fact I spent 3 months prior attending the gym to get my fitness in order both mentally and physically, our Susan has not been able to do any of this, so I can only imagine how exhausted she must be.. It isn't the fact she only gets up on stage to sing for 8 minutes, it is all the travelling, the rehearsals, sound checks etc etc... So I really can understand where she is coming from....
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
The Los Angeles Times also had the supposed cat incident, as reported by the UK Mirror tabloid yesterday.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@You're Awsome, you are right, and I think I need to follow my own advice better and ignore some comments. I just always like to stick up for people when I feel they've been mistreated, but I should let them do that for themselves.
Posted by Godscre on June 20, 2009
@CanadianBill - what a great timely picture of Susan from her audition to now with a wink! How clever! Thank you!
Blessings to all.
@Brooklyn Blessings - in addition to my note to you about your trip, if you visit her church, please also send blessings and love (and take some pictures if you can).
Jan
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 20, 2009
We all love Susan...that's what this site is about

We've all gotten to "know" each other bit over the last few weeks and can tell by the poster whether its worth reading the comments or not. Helps me go through the blog faster when I'm away for a day..

Welcome Home Tessiel...great job and wonderful insight.

Wild Ol' Dan : HOPPILONG CASSIDY!! You know the 6 degrees of separation thing. The family story is that my aunt was in one of William Boyd's early Hoppy films. Never have been able to prove it. Have your archives every found reference to Sally Haven Sharon? She had a short film career and married my Uncle Charlie who went on to be USN Rear Admiral! Thanks for any info!
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
I see some of you have contacted the PR people. Has anyone thought of contacting Ossie McKinley(?), who is at some point to be her manager, to see if he has any way to step in or would be interested in doing so? Or, the lawyer niece?
Posted by Tuliplady11 on June 20, 2009
1 The Rose
2 McArthur Park
3 Wind beneath my wings
That is my wishlist, but truth is that I would love to hear her sing anything :)
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
To all Susan lovers- I just e-mailed to max@maxclifford.com----do what is right by Susan; so far you are doing a God-awful terrible job! Please everybody, innundate him with e-mails!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
Thanks for that link Paulie- great comments too- loved the one from our very own member,pickledtink.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
great comment pickledtink to the express article.......
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
PaulieDB, thank you so much for pointing the way to the Daily Express article and comments. It is uplifting to have evidence that we are not the only ones taking up for Susan. Maybe there is more of that going on than we realize.
Posted by PaulieDB on June 20, 2009
welcome, I thought the same.... my fav comment was the first one, which disparages all those tabloid reports.. exactly what I wanted to read!!! a comment from the inside so to speak
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
fudge-- I emailed him yesterday from my work email and it was read, as I had a return receipt marked "read" by someone named Kate Burgess, so they read their email ( referring to Max clifford's office
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
What a whirl of thoughts and passions on this blog! As for her CD's, Susan has a long history of singing songs. I'm sure that anything she picks will be just the ones we want to hear. And there are many, many immortal songs for her to make more immortal (if that's possible). I for one have totally given up reading the British Tabs. I have tried in vain to register my counter-voice to their posted negative comments, but have not been able to pass "inspection", so to speak. Apparently, the gutter tabs want gutter posts and all the rest is non-posted. To each his own. The point is, Susan's image in Britain is being excoriated unmercifully. Why? It's nuts! Who benefits? Why is Susan's publicist under the control of Simon's publicist? Obviously there is no PR promotion of Susan at all. It's all negatives, not positives that is published in those papers. Piers and Simon know the game well. Susan does not. I agree with Joly's comments that something nefarious is going on in their treatment of Susan. When she is in a position to make money, she will be able to wrench herself away from these discordant users and abusers, I hope. When she has her own sympatico team, she will be able to be herself and give all the charming interviews that speak the truth. In the meantime, God be with her and all attendant angels.
Posted by SpursFan on June 20, 2009
All my family love Susan. I am really concerned for Susan. She was coping really well until the week of the finals. From then on there was unkind and completely untrue publicity and it crushed her. I noted she did well for the first two tour dates, but on the second one there was booing from some morons in the audience and she then missed the next day on tour. I don't think it was coming second that upset this very talented an d gentle lady. I think Susan was so affected by the cruel treatment of her leading up to the final that it has taken all her confidence away. She has such a low opinion of herself that when she performs she cannot hear the cheers from the thousands who love her. She can only hear the boos from a mindless few and it makes her panic and feel ill. When an artiste does a concert they never have to endure abuse from a mindless few, because only those who love them buy tickets because they are going just to see them. SUSAN WE LOVE YOU. CLOSE YOUR EARS TO THE IDIOTS AND TUNE IN TO THE CHEERS AND ADORATION OF THE MILLIONS WHO LOVE YOU.
Posted by pickled tink on June 20, 2009
I am posting on lost of newspapers now. I am registered with so many its ridiculous. I am sick of the negativity and we need fight it, every one of us. If we all post on the papers, and on the blogs and every where that we see something which is lies or negative, our voice will drown out theirs soon enough. Go to it Susafans. She needs you.

I am working on my list of 10 I promise, but like Susan I can't whittle it down to 10 heheheh
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
Does anyone on this site know if Susan definitely sees our comments? It would be good to know that at least she knows that people truly love and adore her!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
PottedFerne...Thanks for the insight..Great article...
Yes Susan must take her baby steps. I am for anything that she wants to do. As always...everything we say on here are just suggestions/opinions.

Godscre...Good idea!! Pictures of the church please...BROOKBLESSings!!! THANKS!!

DannyG & Fudgemeister...Yes I did send my email to Max. Good idea to email ozzie too.

Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Csk8stoo,

There is an excellent book by Francis M. Nevins titled
HOPALONG CASSIDY ON THE PAGE, ON THE SCREEN. It has cast
listings of all 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies. A quick review of those lists did not find Sally Haven Sharon.
But, that does not necessarily mean she wasn't in one of
those films. The lists may not be complete. Over the
years hundreds of actors and actresses appeared in those
Hoppy adventures... Those films stretch from 1935 through
the late 40's...with an additional 52 television episodes
filmed in the early 1950's. Sorry I couldn't be of more
help...

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Good Morning. I am exhausted from being on this computer till the wee hours of the morning. Did not sleep well either. Probably over concern for Susan.

@fudgemeister....I had the same thought as you. We should flood max clifford's office with emails. At least he would have to rethink his non supportive action of his client, Susan re Simon, is detrimental to his firm and any any prospective clients that may entertain hiring his firm as a PR company, should look elsewhere. His handling of this situation has been abusive and very unprofessional. Is this how he would like to be treated in the national and world press? And, furthermore, I don't think Simon is coming out of this smelling like a rose, either. That article about Simon speaking about his TV show, BGT, was a public relations statement. It came straight from Clifford's office edited and handed to the news media. I saw the same article on the Drudgereport at 3AM this morning. The Drudgereport is a Republican newsblog. UNbelievable.

@DANNYG: Is Ossie McKinley going to hire a new PR firm for Susan.

Lastly, if we could get back to Susan's CD's, and choosing songs for her album(s), it would be beneficial. I know how much we all are concerned for Susan's welfare. This site cares deeply for her care and well-being. 2 weeks ago, I read in some British newspaper, that Simon had said that Susan would only be doing a 'handful' of shows on the BGT toue. A handful, to me, is about 6 shows.
I don't feel anything has changed here.

Let's think positive, but be firm. Send an email to max clifford expressing your concerns and anger. In the meantime, let's have some fun, and talk about songs for the CD. (Sorry this is a bit long)
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
- I sent an email yesterday to Clifford telling him that if he would PR my company as he is PR' ing Susan's image he would be out of a job in 30 secs flat!!!
Posted by nibbana on June 20, 2009
I have just emailed max clifford. For all those reading please send a brief email requesting they take more aggressive measures in countering the negative press about Susan. max@maxclifford.com I think we should keep posting his email address everywhere we can to encourage others to advocate for SuBo.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 20, 2009
Thanks Dan really appreciate the follow-up. Keep up the good trail riding and common sense talk!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Pickledtink, Good job!!! Just read your comments in the Daily Express and have signed up to add my two cents worth soon as I get the e-mail confirmation.

Notice that AT LAST one of Susan's "spokespersons" categorically denied all that BS in the tabloids. Of course we all knew it was lies, but glad to see they finally stepped up. Maybe her fans blasting ole Max did some good - ya think?

She is tired and she is resting and I am glad. As long as Susan is all right, that's all that matters.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
Just sent an e-mail to Max Clifford. Now I have got to get back to my real life for at bit.
Posted by PaulieDB on June 20, 2009
I think we should also email the newspaper commission, seems it might have worked last time re our Susans rest hospitalization, I am going to complain again to them re the tabs...
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
I am now convinced beyond a shadow of adoubt that Cowell is a complete snake(my apology to snakes!). I pray to God that either Susan or her family are savvy enuf to get away from him! @ aroseblush-as always you are right on!
Posted by youareloved on June 20, 2009
DEAR SUSAN, I felt such heaviness when I prayed for you today and so I believe you must be feeling rather down and out yourself. I got my Bible and felt drawn to the Book of Psalms. What I read from the last part of Ps. 91 brought relief to me, for this is what I read as I thought of you: "Because she loves Me, says the Lord, I will rescue her. I will protect her for she acknowledges My Name. She will call upon Me and I will answer her. I will be with her in trouble, I will deliver her and honour her. With long life will I satisfy her and show her my salvation." I wish Susan that you can read this and be encouraged. GOD LOVES YOU.
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
@Joly.......thank you for your blog....it is an excellent perception - backed up with facts - and I enjoyed reading it.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
DITTO PWattis...and Tommy....
BACK TO THE REAL WORLD....OVER AND OUT!!

SUSAN IS THE SUNSHINE THAT HAS BRIGHTENED OUR DAYS & NIGHTS!! She is resting and will be back in full form to perform Monday night!! My thoughts and prayers are with you Susan!! GOD BLESS SUSAN!!! :)
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
I have no idea if O. McKinley is going to hire a new pr person, but it would make sense even without the ineptness of the present one and the apparent conflict of interest.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
Thank you Teesiel for your observations and sharing them with us. It is clear from the two photos in this header that Susan has lost weight from the semi-final to the tour. I'm sure her doctors gave her a good physical while she was at the Priory.

God Bless and keep her safe from the bad guys.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
I cannot wait for this BGT to be OVER!! Maybe then some normality can return for Susan. I am so sick that these bastards from snake Cowell to poison pen Piers to airhead Amanda to can"t do his job Clifford are all making big $$ off of Susan. By the time it is Susan"s turn we all must hope and pray that she is not a basket case! This all is just making me sick!!!
Posted by pretty@55 on June 20, 2009
Simon doesn't care anything about Susan's physical well being. The Lady has spent most of her later years taking care of her mother and father when they were ill. I was only 16 years old when mother mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I cared for her for the last 8months of her life. I don't know if any of you have ever been ther, but it is physically and mentally exhausting. Poor Susan looked beyond her years because she sacrificed her personal well being to care and show devotion to her parents. I am so upset with her siblings and her lawyer niece who was nowhere to be found until the promise of money from Simon for a singing career for Susan. Susan's brothers and sisters moved out of their parents home years ago leaving all that responsibly on her (with learning disabilities)and now want to cash in on her success. According to Simon's interview; her family is fine with all of this. Well what about what Susan wants? She asks for Pebbles as a cry for help. She wants to just record her 2 CD"s and go home where she feels comfortable. She can buy herself and Pebbles a nice country home. Lets all pray for Susan. God forbid anything happens to this wonderful precious soul. Simon will answer to the Lord God Almighty for making her go to Las Vegas and perform in a wicked environment like that when Susan is a christian lady who has tried to help everyone in Blackburn, West Lothian. I just want to see the Susan we first saw on stage with the joy in her heart and in her smile. She looks so sad now. Please pray for her. Me and my husband love Susan and only want her happiness.
Posted by hawkeye on June 20, 2009
Despite Susan finished second,...she is the real winner of
bgt,....there is no dicussion about it,...despite the comments of these narrowminded people expressing their poisoness opinions based on a lot of air in several blogs,
as I already said after her audition in Glasgow,..A STAR IS BORN,....and I was right,...based and motivated by personal experiences in the music business.
But what about Susan herself,...she has a lot to take in one day unknown the next a global superstar.She deserves our respect and support instead of mindless comments produced by mindless people.
The Nighthawk.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@pretty@55--amen to that!!!!!
Posted by Fire Djinn on June 20, 2009
I'd like to see/hear Susan sing the following:

Killing Me Softly
The Prayer
Love Changes Everything
To Where You Are
You Raise Me Up
My Heart Will Go On
Wind Beneath My Wings
Through The Eyes Of Love
Didn't We Almost Win It All
Don't Cry For Me Argentina

I think she'd do any of the songs on this list justice.
Posted by Penny08 on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone!

Here is my thing with Simon's article: He kind of implicitely validates the tabloids reporting on Susan's mental state by saying that Susan could not "cope with losing". It's directly in opposition with what Piers Morgan said about Susan being mentally fine and just had trouble dealing with the incredible media attention. Here is the extended version of his interview about Susan by the way (click the 2nd video on the page):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/8102622.stm

Now, what every other newspaper are reporting is that "Simon Cowell admits mistake over Susan Boyle" even if his article talks about many other issues. Do you see that in the headlines? Nope. That's why I am so disgruntled by Simon's article: he gave ammunition to the press to hound Susan's so-called mental state. Way to go Cowell!

Rant over.

Love the songs for Susan by the way.
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
Why has her taken a day to two off this tour become international news? That is what is insane. They said from the very beginning she would not be doing all tour dates so why is that even news at all. It isn't news when Julian or Shaheen or Hollie miss dates and they are all younger and not under near the stress Susan is. Media seem to be way overboard with it. I am in the states and I am now refusing to watch any news of her. Something came on earlier and I immediately changed the channel. But I am concerned that this doesn't feel right. I'm starting to wonder if the media are being paid off to try and ruin her. If so, by whom? But, I also know that when Britney Spears had issues the media hounded her to death and it got quite horrible. A sick breed of humans to be sure.

I think we should all stop reading or watching all negative press about her.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
Something I keep thinking about and don't know the answer to. When Susan first appeared on BGT to sing her now famous rendition of I Dreamed a Dream she said something to the effect that she wanted to become a professional singer and she was hoping the show would change all that for her. Why then as reported after the final, did she say "I hate this show". What happened and what changed in the meantime, from her first rendition to the final show? Something did, that's obvious.
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
I believe nothing that Simon says about her. She DIDN'T sign with him remember. She signed with Ozzie K. So Simon may be angry at her for all we know. Even though his Syco(good name for him by the way) is making her CDs I'm sure he wanted to have full charge of Susan.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009


Boy, only 11 more days till this tour is over and Susan with Ossie as her business manager will take care of Susan's well being without evrybody in the world trying to run her life. I can hardly wait. !!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
PS...I am NOT a Republican. But like reading the other side of the story. I an an Indpendent, as most Vermonters are.

I am rethinging my list of songs for Susan to sing on her first CD. I may move Ave Maria to the Christmas CD. I also emailed, Paul, the site administrator, early this morning to see if we could have a separate link for the members submissions, as adding them to this blog is chaotic. Also, I spoke about having a date certain that all submissions would have to be listed on the site. In other words, the end of the contest.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@penny08-basically agree with you--but make no mistake--Piers is no angel either! He played on Susan"s emotions during BGT, and now all he is interested in is getting her to appear on AGT!!! I am telling all of you--it would be best if she gets away from ALL OF THESE LOWLIVES!!!!
Posted by pretty@55 on June 20, 2009
To fudgemeister: Simon is just plain greedy which is one of the seven deadly sins. He doesn't realize that "Pride goeth before destruction, and a hearty spirit before a fall."Proverbs 16:18 God will deal with him. We need only pray for our beautiful precious Susan.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
hello there tweek, Ill have to show you the message I sent max clifford. I also think the telegram is a great idea. I thought that myself a few weeks ago. When you send it, make it as positive as possible. nothing about bad press, don't want a reminder for her. Tell her about the teeseil video and how utterly beautiful it is, grand voice coming through so lovely and clear. Love her cute personality, can't wait for her cd to come out. We are all excited about it here.

I believe it was pwatts who recommended Barbara Walters interviewing susan and you know what I think the view would be a great placew for susan to sing and talk about her experience and her lovely personality would come through loud and clear. They are nice to most and Barbara says she loves susan and how talented she is. Her interview of bette middler when she first became famous was a great interview. Lets write to Barbara with the recommendation.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
Give yoursef a lift and watch this video of Susan. I have a hearing problem but the sound at this site is great and she is seeing with such soul.

http://video.asterpix.com/v/361225141/susan-boyle-live-at-glasgow-secc-britains-got-talent-june-2009/
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@Ivory Mist thanks for that link. The comments were hilarious. It''s very clear that these are folks who respect privacy. For those who missed it. decent article, lol comments.

http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/britains-got-talent-star-susan-boyle-on-song-for-blackburn/

@tickledpink. Great comment in Daily Express.

Will email max clifford next.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
Oops. She is singing with such soul.
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
Simon is defending Simon, not Susan, and he is less than honest in his statements in the so-called good press in the Mirror. He says that he noticed she didn't take losing well, and he rushed up to hug her and reassure her that she still had a contract possibility with him. Well, duh, he did do and say that, apparently as verified by Susan's brother Gerry. But it happened TWO DAYS LATER, after she had cried non-stop, thinking that her career was over and that she had been betrayed by all connected with the show. That photo of her leaving the show with a bouquet of flowers doesn't look to me like she has just been hugged and reassured about anything. Susan was subjected to mindless and vicious attacks prior to her final and was dropped of all security, protection and reassurance after the show and by the show. Simon picked up after her Priory bills and provided her with a secluded flat, but he and he alone has contracts with her. Let her escape this insensitive money-maker and be surrounded by people with HER best interests at heart. The sooner, the better!
Posted by Been Touched by an Angel on June 20, 2009
@ PWattis Thank you for responding to my request for legitmate newspapers' stories on Susan.

What I'm seeing is that the so-called legitimate papers such as the Chicago Tribune are saying, "This is what the tabloids are saying ... blah blah blah."

But, to maintain their integrity they counter with "This has been denied by Susan's spokesperson."

SO I am greatly relieved ... there is no new story here ... just tabloid garbage.

God bless Susan! I pray for her protection from the wolves. Amen!

Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
Here's my email to Clifford:
Sir, I am appalled at your lack of support for Susan Boyle. You are allowing media attacks and blatant misinformation to go unchallenged. You have not even been proactive in repeating Simon's assurance that she could do only a handful of shows, or that other performers are also taking days off. I read the article with Simon purportedly admitting his mistakes, but despite the title and a few specific individual incidents he continues to lay the blame elsewhere.

I suspect it was written by your office. It is reprehensible that you continue to suggest that Susan Boyle is in some way a mental case. It is your behavior and lack of professional intervention in keeping the media hounds at bay that suggests incompetence or worse, deliberate exploitation. From what I have seen of this situation, the problems go beyond you to internal administrative failure to respond to a unique woman with outstanding talent. But you are not dealing with it in a very professional way unless of course, your interest is in destroying the image the world has come to admire. I hope not for that would suggest the mental condition is yours not hers.

You may be thinking the tour is benefitting from this negative publicity, but it wasn't necessary given the interest in her. So one is left to wonder if Simon's unfortunate "article" with its ugly insinuations is in retaliation for Susan and the family choosing other professional representation. Given your sorry performance to date, it seems a wise choice. I suggest you avail yourself of Dr. Lotzof's consultation to help you out of this quagmire of negative and destructive publicity. Ultimately, it will not benefit BGT when this ill conceived tour is over.
Posted by Just Ducky on June 20, 2009
Top 10 songs: All of Me. This Could be the Start of Something Big, Rags to Riches. But then, many of us were not familiar with I Dreamed a Dream & she made a big hit of it. I would like her to sing some new/original songs by ALW & the Les Miz composers, or to take some less known songs & make them her own.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
@Maigret

WooHoo! Great email!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
12 Songs for each CD.
Posted by jayhawk fan on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel...if you are still here..did you ever think about posting your videos from Glasgow? Are they as good as the ones you did at Edinburgh? Really do appreciate all the posts and videos you let us see as we don't see much of Susan close up anymore. It is sad that we can't at least hear her talk! Was the sweater you had on in the pix the one you bought in Scotland...it was beautiful!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
I emailed max this morning telling him that susan was bigger than he realized. Who has he represented that had over 100 million hits on you tube and that susan had world wild fans and that he and simon's reputations were going way down since they have not protected susan on the tour. I also stated that she will do far better than they will and that they were there to prtect her career, and in the USA we love her so much. Their PR work thus far was not working and doing susan justice.then wrote JUST DO YOUR JOB! You will reap the benefits if done correctly and reap them if not done good by susan. Her fans are far reaching.Yours are based on how you represent your clients, You definately would jump through hoops and then some for Barbara Strisand or Dolly Parton if they were your client. And let me reiterate Susan is one of those clients with her world wide appeal. You better get on the stick. Your job performance is very poor right now!
Posted by SusanBoyleFanClubUSA on June 20, 2009
Susan Boyle is cancelling at Nottingham (YAY!!!!), but is expected to perform at Wembley (London) on Sunday June 21. I wish she'd just quit the Britain's Got Talent Tour (Do I sound like a broken record? No, now it would be a broken CD!).

I'm SO tired of reading about the cat incident too. Of course, things are being taken so far out of context that we have absolutely no idea what really happened. My question: was Pebbles brought on the tour to stay with Susan in her room? And did someone accidentally let the cat out - and the cat bolted? Let me tell you, if that happened to me with my dog, I would have been running down the street yelling for her and not cared who wanted to hear me sing!!!

I'm SICK AND TIRED of the little half truths (and out and out lies) being dangled - and fake stories being fabricated by the press to make Susan look as though she's not playing with a full deck of cards. It's absolutely disgusting. And then...the "learning disability" thing. GIVE ME A BREAK. As I said a while back, if that's "learning disabled" then give me some of that! She speaks beautifully when interviewed and is intelligent and very sensible with her answers. And on stage, SHE'S A PERFORMER!!! Hmmm, sounds pretty smart to me!

Also, just because a person has a learning disability in elementary school DOESN'T MEAN IT GOES ON FOREVER!!! Good heavens, many, many people had huge learning problems early on and went on to become famous authors, mathematicians, screen writers, actors, etc. THE "LEARNING DISABLED" MANTRA NEEDS TO STOP NOW. Also, she must not be very learning disabled to have quickly re-learned the songs after they've wrecked them with poor editing!

How would you feel if:

you lived a quiet life in a small village and then...

overnight you become the most viewed performer ever on the internet, your every move is scrutinized to nth degree by the world's media, your mental health is publicly questioned every day in the newspaper, you have zero private time, you have no control of your life, you get no sleep, you are expected to "deliver" on stage every night (and you'd better do it right!), and are mobbed when you even try to go out your front door?

That's Susan Boyle's new life at present.

Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel I just watched Memory at Edinburgh again and realized one of the benefits of that close-up is watching her abdominal breathing. ( Good thing that little bit of abdomen is there for the light to hit it.)
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
SusanBoyleFanClubUSA the cat story is fake. Pebbles is in London all this time. Susan would miss tour dates, and they said she would spend time back at the flat during the tour.

They lie! Enough SAID!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
I was briefer with Max and gave him a little dose of New Yawk:

Max--

Do your job and protect our Susan. You guys wouldn't last a New York minute in the U.S. Just what is your understanding of a PR person anyway?

Also, get Susan a tailor for her too-long pants and jacket sleeves. Duh? None of your people noticed she is going around looking like this?

Get with it Max. Earn your salary. You can actually shape public opinion in the press you know, if you give it some elbow grease.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
I can see it now.....Susan reclining in a nice lazy-boy recliner.....a cuppa tea by her side...listening to Donny Osmond on her cd player...."Oh, come here Pebbles, sit right here in mum's lap".... Yes, rest well, sweet lady... You are a SUPERSTAR! I adore you...., and your
sweet song and beautiful soul has enriched my life so much... Blessings to you, Susan.......
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Not so sure about Simon. Let us not forget that he is the one providing her with the posh flat and the limos. Maybe he does have his own agenda, but Susan is at least being treated like a Star thanks to Simon. I mean, how could he not simply adore her? Here is a lovely, sweet, kind lady with good moral values and the most astonishing talent in the world - how could anyone who really knows her not love Susan? I have to give Simon the benefit of the doubt here. He's got plenty of money - I read that he is a billionaire many times over, and I just have a hard time believing he only sees dollar signs when it comes to Susan.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
I emailed Max this morning too, and said basically he's failed at taking care of her from the beginning. It went on and on. I then ended it with GET HER OUT of the tour. Let her go home. And that he has the power to keep the tabs out of her home, and village. it's her place no one should be photographing her there. As a professional photographer I am highly offended that they still do it.

Then they put up a non flattering photo of her. I also said she needs a personal seamstress.
Posted by MickAmok on June 20, 2009
@ ML, regarding your cats, LOL!

"They hide in the bathtub behind the shower curtain to surprise me or scare me but they forget to hide their tails, too so I always know they are there. But I always act surprised. They're very kind to the dog, too, which is nice of them."

@ Patriciasart
I'm so sorry about your missing cat. It would be devastating to come home to that news.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
maigret, WOW what a lovely report sent to max. I sure am glad you sent it. ALL OF US on this site should sent a message to him. He will realize Susan's village is far bigger than he realizes, and yes can definately help or permanently damage his career.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 20, 2009
I emailed Max, too, a few minutes ago. Go, Village, go!
Posted by calicoskittens on June 20, 2009
I would still like to hear her do "Into the West" as a tribute to her dear mother.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan--would send this to you privately and not take up blog time with Hoppy-business, but you are not set up for an e-mail link. Anyhow, I went to the sagebrush site and signed up for their e-mail list. Had no idea so many Hoppy DVDs available. I only have two tapes, which was about all that was available a number of years ago. I think I'm going to go for the Hoppy baseball hat. I'll wait for your book to come down in price (heh, heh). You know, all these decades I always thought Hoppy's dark outfit was the deepest, darkest blue. Didn't know it was actually black. Well, that suits this former New Yorker just fine. I still live in black in AZ. Wish I still had my Hoppy holster and silver six-guns. I'd give those British tabloids a thing or two. But my mother threw them out behind my back when I was in Junior High and we moved. Never forgave her for that. Those were the first things I ever bought.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
maigret hear hear. that was well said. I said the same thing in my letter, but you said it better.

:)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Meggsy ,Thanx so much for your insights. As I have been reading articles of previous contestants on BGT ,I'm beginning to see a pattern and I think the show is very much staged contrary to what they want you to think .For example the producers tell the singers which songs to sing but lead people to believe the choice of songs are up to the contestant. Then when a contestant loses they blame it on there song choice.There are a lot of contradictions to what everyone is saying ,it doesn't add up. Either way the show has a history of disgruntled contestants ,there is a pattern developing here. There has to be some truth to it.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
All members should flood Max Cliffords in box. It will shut down his site, and maybe he will get the point.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 20, 2009
He All !!! Susan talks to us all the time when she sings for us..and.we can replay it as often as necessary LOL ...lots of moments with her on this site...
listen and you 'll hear her...she's here with us...
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 20, 2009
To Susan: How wonderful life is, now you're in the world!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
Speaking of PR- that spokesperson that just keeps issuing two sentences "Susan is exhausted and needs to rest" is probably being paid pretty well. Can't they come up with something better Like, Susan has larangitis and her doctors have told her to rest her voice- SHEESH!
Posted by jayhawk fan on June 20, 2009
If Susan is going to sing at Wembley on Sunday...wasn't that the place where someone said earlier that most of the fans there would be teenagers wanting to see Diversity, etc. I certainly hope she doesn't get booed there..that would really be awful.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
Folks, the truth is the UK has a free press. Clifford cannot tell papers what to print. He does, however, have a lot of power over the tabloid editors. Where do you think these scoops and exclusives come from?! His job is bascially to either create negative or positive vibes depending on who's paying him. I remember Louis Theroux (a UK documentary maker) did a programme on Clifford some years back, following him around for a week. It was fascinating to see how his office actually works, and how they control and manipulate situations. He was even able to basically set Theroux up on a couple of occasions, which didn't go down well with him! I do remember that Clifford basically managed to hijack the whole documentary by using it to his advantage. Every time they were filming in his offices, none other than Simon Cowell would just happen to be coming down the corridor for a meeting (Cowell wasn't particularly famous at this point)! It's also interesting that the BBC wanted to put out a box set of these documentaries (he followed quite a few other people around too), but Cowell wouldn't give them legal permission to use the Max Clifford documentary!
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@Lonnirose. I have gone back and forth about Simon too. Never heard of him before, then was impressed with him at the Audition and how quickly he grasped her response to the audience, and then later with the protection and flat, and the Priory, Dr Lotzof 24/7. But this article has me steaming. He talks about calls from Production during the Finals, but apparently never considered that the problem was with the Production team. I've been in a few productions and know there are Divas (both genders) back there as well. Were they patronizing? What was she objecting to? I imagine they have a production line mentality, and if she was pressured to sing something she didn't want, it may have boiled over a few times. (no pun intended). I think he may be a cad after all. I'll wait to hear from her. But the niece's decision to contact Kilkenney (sp?) speaks volumes.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
jayhawk fan the boos are fake. it sounds like whoots, or SuBos but not booing.

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@maigret ,Wow,This is a great letter you wrote! I agree with you 100% . Simon's article made my blood boil. He gave credance to the tabloid stories.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
terijay, I agree! There needs to be a PRESS CONFERENCE, not just a one-liner. I don't know a thing about such business, but I could sure as heck come up with a better line than that! I wrote ole Max yesterday, maybe I better do it again.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@Lonnirose--Simon is treating her like a star??? He does not let her speak!! He let"s her appear in public with pants way too long!! He keeps forcing her to appear in these sham shows so BGT can make more $$$!! If he truly cared about her he would pull her out of this crap and let her record a cd-- this is what we, the true fans, desire!!!
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
Since this all started I know longer care for Piers Morgan. Before I ever knew of Susan Boyle or BGT I watched him with David Hasslehoff and Sharron Osborn on AGT and always liked him the best of the 3 of them. But, since I have read on his own website how he played with Susan's emotions I can hardly stand the man. Not only that, he is, and has been, exploiting her for his own personal gain. He was never interested in actually taking Susan on a date. That was all done for publicity at Susan's emotional expense. This tells me what kind of man Piers Morgan is. I have 3 words for Susan when it comes to Piers.... "Run Susan, Run".
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Watch this clip :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSmBRj1OSZc

Note,Simin critizies this boy for sining a song and the boy speaks up and said the producers told him to sing it.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@mclim--absolutely right on!! You hit the nail on the head! He is just a sleazy opportunist like the rest of them!!!
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
Could someone please post the link to Simon's article that you are talking about? i cannot find it by scrolling thru all the blogs. Thx.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
@PATRICIASART: Yes, you are quite right, they do tell the performers what to sing, they also choreograph them too. Maybe that is taking away Susan's natural self by having to perform her actions to suit the producers. After all, she is a grown woman, not a teenager. She knows what suits her best and she knows how to reach the people in her own way. I would love to hear her sing with the Scottish pipes in the background - that would send shivers down my spine.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
DJG-Scotland:

Yes, we also have a free press here in America. A PR firms objective is to get positive articles for their client into the media as quickly as possible. A huge firm such as Clifford's has inside ties to the press, and certain favourites that they can place there releases. The interview that supposedly Simon gave about the contestants on the BGT Tour and their producers, came right from Cliffords office. It was a press release. To me, it has press release written all over it. Then the article was well placed in a major British newspaper. That's how it works.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I want to write Max too.Could someone post a link to the website,I lost it.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
@CALFORD: Here is the link you are looking for .........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
@PATRICIASART: Here is the link you are looking for .......

www.maxclifford.com
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart- e mail max@maxclifford.com
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Meggsy ,But yet Susan gets critize for what she is singing as though it was her choice. I saw a discussion on an American TV show where they said she lost because she choose to sing I dreamed a dream again and she should have sang something else. It made me so angry becasue I know the song choice was not up to her.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
Contact info for Max Clifford---he, or at least his office need just as many emails as possible letting them know exactly what, as fans of Susan Boyle, we think of his total ineffectiveness in handling the publicity for her. Can anyone come up with the contact info for OssieK as well as Susan's niece, the entertainment lawyer???? They should also get a few notes, or at least copies of anything that is sent to Max Clifford.

http://www.maxclifford.com/Contact

max@maxclifford.com
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
sassyone- someone who was at the concert- think it was Newcastle- posted that a section of the audience booed when her name was announced, which was quieted down when the screaming people saw this happening, and drowned them out. I believe it is somewhere in the comments section under one of the Newcastle videos here on this site. Where is Wembly? is that London? you would think people in a big sophisticated city like that would behave, would they not?
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
patriciasart she would still have lost even if she sung another song. She was set up to loose.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Yes, the Cowell article (just google Simon Cowell Daily Mail)is a way-too-long piece of propaganda for Simon. One sentence of this endless diatribe is a mea culpa. He really gives Susan the shaft and raises more questions than are answered. This is love? Not. His baser and covetous instincts won out in this article, which was mostly likely written by an underpaid intern. It's idiotic, really, like cooking the golden goose.

Susan is finding her rhythm, what she can do and what she can't. If her friend is near her at all times and if she has introspective time with Pebbles by her side, she'll be fine. I'm sure she has a London therapist since the Priory. This will do her wonders, like it did for Diana. But our Susan has got to get connected and internet savvy. She is too isolated. Every stupendously talented person gets raked over the coals when they shoot to stardom, at least since the old movie studio publicity departments died off. It's human nature for the doubters and envious of this world. Not for nothing did Elvis cling to the Colonel as a buffer against all this. You know, I am rethinking the Colonel now, what with Susan's current experience. He really did protect his boy. Elvis always had creative control. The movies were on his head.

Well, too many posts here. IE is getting finicky. Breakfast time out west.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
the BGT finals vote ranks up there with the Iranian election.
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
Who said that Max Clifford was Susan's PR man? Or that he had an assistant, Nicole, perform that function? I've checked with his website (from Goggle) and there is no mention of a Nicole or Susan. He has represented Simon since Simon was 37. He is watching out for BGT and Simon, as I understand it. I did send him an e-mail questioning the entire handling of the negative press on Susan. But I believe he is in on the same money-paths as Simon, BGT and the tabloids. They are all connected and have a great game going. If only Susan can get out of this game alive, she will be OK. But she needs new management. She is a hen being guarded by the foxes!
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
terijay I've seen the article, and video, I didn't hear it. But then again, I have a bummed out left ear. so somethings I don't hear right.

Posted by Godscre on June 20, 2009
A song for Susan to sing is "Listen To My Heart" sang by Nancy LaMott who died, which was suggested under the video. Also suggested, which I think would be wonderful, would be for Susan to sing it in tribute to Nancy LaMott.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
She lost because vote was manipulated by bookie crime syndicate-they were going to lose millions if she won!! Youtube gave wrong phone # for Susan; lines from scotland to BGT were blocked!!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Pottedfeme: Ha, Ha. Great one.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
HOORAY for Maigret!!!!---good letter to Max Clifford. If enough of us send the agency our concerns we might be able to make a few things easier for Susan as she adjusts to her world-wide fame and stardom.

Somewhere in the back of my brain, I come up with the name Karen Toy or Foy or Joy, as Susan's lawyer niece. I'm not very confident that is accurate. Someone will find it as well as Ossie's contact info. YEA for our resident wizards who understand the electronic ether!!!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
@fudgemeister - I voted from Scotland and it worked. Took about 3 attempts to get through.
Posted by Susan43212 on June 20, 2009
It really doesn't matter what Susan sings on her first CD. I am going to buy it regardless. But I really would like her to incude:

1. I Dreamed a Dream
2. Cry Me a River
3. I Don't Know How to Love Him
4. Memory
5. Killing Me Softly
6. The Impossible Dream
7. song from Titanic
8. Summertime
9. Some Enchanted Evening
10. At Last

Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
Susan's niece is an entertainment and media lawyer called Kirsty Foy. It was Kirsty who instigated Ossie Kilkenny to be Susan's financial manager. I've just googled that name and came up with Clifford Chance LLP, London. I've just googled her and come up with this website ....... http://www.linkedin.com/companies/clifford-chance ..... if you look down the page you will see the name Kirsty Foy, Lawyer. There are also other websites to choose from too. The Company address is London
Posted by jordie on June 20, 2009
With all these comments about Susan keeping it simple...by doing her CD's and the odd public appearance or DVD..I wonder what the terms of the recording contract with Simon's company set out. AND, I sincerely hope Susan has not signed touring conracts!!!! It would be a bugger to get out of any she might have been convinced to sign, and then not do.
I would take the ? million pounds her contract offers for the CD's and run!!!! if I were Susan. This adventure has grown like Topsy, and I hope someone is in her corner to control it. Of course, singing for the Queen should be a a Must. Oh Susan, if only the 23,000 of us could be your advisory committee...we would look after you properly. And Tommy could go rescue you on his white charger.

Ammo:
Your posts are delightful. I am a Canadian by birth and I certainly see nothing in your posts to comment on. And I was so glad you won the little Susan doll. I can't wait to see the photo of you and the doll hugging. Hang around, girl. We need you here!!!!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
@pottedfurn:

That's the best laugh I have had in a week. Love your sense of humor.
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
I think the name was Nicole or Nicolle Phillips..ossie l. does not not have an email address that I can find- his companyis called Valbella Trust, in Dublin Ireland. The company doesn't seem to have a website either, which is odd. You can contact Ossie on linkedin.com, but you have to have what they call "inmail" which you pay for, in order to do it. I have "inmail" at work. I can write him on linked in.
Posted by Janna55 on June 20, 2009
From bbc.co.uk....Susan Boyle will perform in Edinburgh later as part of the Britain's Got Talent tour. Her publicist, Nicola Philips, said Boyle - runner-up in ITV1's talent show - would be going ahead with the performance at the Edinburgh..

Nicola has apparently left the Max Clifford Agency to start her own company..

http://www.theredpages.co.uk/public/news.aspx?id=3763&ReturnUrl=%2Fpublic%2Fnews.aspx%3Fid%3D3763
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
@pottedfern

OMG I am laughing so hard at that very short (and obviously true) statement you just made.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I had commented on Simons article in the Daily Mail and I just checked ,they didn't post it although they posted others who wrote after I did. Now I see the Huffington Post has the same article so I comment on it again and they posted my words. Here is what I wrote:

Yes Simon and The Naked Emperor Does Have New Clothes On Too. Who are you trying to convince, us or yourself? First you say in an interview following the show Susan was gracious and the best runner up. Now you give credence to the tabloid smear campaign against Susan. Her brother said she did not mind losing. He said she was just tired and rightly so since she had to live with 8 weeks of the press camped on her door step . Number 1 . There is yet to be presented any proof of the so called rants. No photos, no clips and no admission by Susan herself ,not even an eye witness testimony ,only gossip spread originating with the ragsheet "The Sun Newspaper" then picked up by the main stream media. Number 2 . We have not heard from Susan since her interview following her semi final performance. She is convienently kept from the public while Piers,Amanda and Simon run around giving thier version of all this.They paint a picture that I think is a big fat lie. Why? I don't know.
There is an untold story here and Simon's explanation contradicts what I saw play out over the 8 weeks leading up to the finals. Susan is a very nice ,talented ,polite lady and I watched all her interviews . I don't believe the meltdown,blowout and boiling over stories. I think she deserves some positive press and I believe Simons PR machine let her down. They are doing nothing to counteract the negative media storm that surrounds her. She is open season and the press are making good sport of her.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Thank you for the email addy LucyB
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@DJGScotland-I have read reports that some lines from Scotland were blocked-bookies got to phone worker or workers who owed them $$. regardless--isnt it interesting how there is zero interest in diversity perversity; but an explosion of interest and news about Susan-how can this be??? if they won???
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
good one patriciasart!
P.S. Need new Blog- this one closing on 1000 comments- i know how to refresh the page without scrolling all the way down, but maybe some people do not. For those who do not- you hit "refresh" at the top of the computer, then you go to the blog and don't click on comments- click on "post a comment" which takes you to the last comment and blank post a comment space.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Please don't jump on me for this, but a few days ago, I read a google blog on Susan Boyle's concerning the bad press she was getting. It was the writer of the blog who asserted that the bad press was intentional. That Susan's PR people had decided that the way to keep her name in the press was to keep these negative articles fanning her name. This article which I deleted has been haunting me for several days because the blogger seemed to know what he was talking about. He was also questioning why all this negative press was being released. He felt that it is intentional because Simon et al don't want the masses to forget Susan's name, which they are very concerned about. $$$$$'s.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart.....for some wierd reason Susan is being thrown to the wolves....i go back to the article about Colbie Caillat who commented that many people have worked for a long time to achieve the success she got almost overnight....do ya think there is a smidgen of the green-eyed monster at play here?
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Just read the Daily Mail "confessional" Simon Cowell wrote and THIS tune immediately came into mind:

"These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra:

You keep saying you've got something for me.

Something you call love, but confess.

You've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a messin' and now someone else is gettin' all your best!

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do.

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over YOU!!!

Goes well with that 1950s "Greaser" photo of Susan - Harry Winkler, eat your heart out!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@terijay..."control end" works too
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 20, 2009
All: I hope that we will respect Susan's choices regarding people she decides to work with....this is Her life and this Her career after all...Let's trust her and support her...she will do it her own way...
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Speculation ...speculation..speculation...Keeps everyone guessing...and wanting the truth...GREAT PUBLICITY!

I don't believe anything!!

All I know for sure is that Susan loves to sing and she has a contract...and we will be listening to more beautiful music soon!! GOOOOOOOO SUSAN!!!!!!!!!! :)
Posted by ventureraptor on June 20, 2009
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH SUSAN COULD GET ON THE BACK FENCE WITH PEBBLES AND CRY ALL NIGHT LONG. I WOULD STILL BUY A CD OF IT.
I JUST HOPE SHE DOES NOT STICK WITH ONLY SHOW TUNES. WITH PROOF OF OTHER SONGS SHE HAS DONE, YOU CAN SEE THE VERSATALITY OF HER TALLENT AND SHOULD NOT BE CONFINED.
WE LOVE YOU SUSAN. YOU ARE AMONG FRIENDS............
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
THANX Meggsy for Kristy's contact info. I'm going to file it along with that for Max Clifford. And play a waiting game to see what the next few days bring in SusanBoyleland. She has been at her London flat with Pebbles now going on at least the second day of quiet. And, of course, she will do, most likely, the 2 London performances tomorrow. But she will be coming from and then returning to her London flat and Pebbles. That in itself has to give her a bit of stability. I'm thinking her London performances will be SPLENDID AS USUAL. AND I would hope that the negative atmosphere in the press cools just a bit and that our comments to Max Clifford have made a difference. But if not, then I think our next step must be a campaign in Susan's behalf with Kristy Foy and Ossie making them aware of our concerns. We want NOTHING for ourselves, but we are dedicated fans of Susan Boyle and are quite concerned about all the negativity as well as the outrageous BGT tour schedule that Susan has had to deal with, without any obvious support except by Simon and his henchmen, and as noted above "Alas, a hen watched over by foxes"!!
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush- i find it hard to believe that they would do all this negativity to keep her name in the press. It is obvious that there are millions of people around the globe anxiously awaiting a cd to buy!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush ,thats what I believe but my question is does Susan understand this?
Posted by PaulieDB on June 20, 2009
There is an old adage isn't there "Bad press is better than no press" hmm maybe, maybe not.. who knows anymore, we can all speculate, but at the end of the day until our Susan tells us different, we will never know...
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 20, 2009
According to the article in the link posted by Janna55, Nicola left Clifford Agency on APRIL 20th.....If she is Susan's Press Secretary, there is no connection to Clifford's agency. Her name was removed from their website earlier this week as I'm sure they kept getting emails to her attention and she's not there.

So right YourAwesome..its all speculation. I'm enjoying Susan's singing and waiting for her to complete the tour and launch her real career.
Posted by evat on June 20, 2009
Some more songs:
The Rhythm Divine - Yello
Your Song - Moulin Rouge
One Day I'll Fly Away - Moulin Rouge
Golden Eye - James Bond

Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
"A M A Z I N G...G R A C E" Reinder said the other day if Susan sings this with a Full Choir and Bagpipes!! We will all be in a state of goosebumps/chills/shivers/and
tears!!! A M E N!!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I just sent my letter to the "Max Machine" I told them about the fan site and that there are 23000 fans here who are not happy with the job they are doing with regard to Susan's public image.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
@fudhemeister

yes, that is why the article has been haunting me. But the point I think this blogger was making was that the publicity is what is called, reverse PR. For every negative there is a positive benefit. I will go into google now and see if I can find the article. I dismissed it when I first read the piece, but it stuck in my mind.
Posted by Kelly on June 20, 2009
I would like to see her record 'a Whole New World' plus all the one's she has sung already.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Csk8stoo ,But there is a picture of Max standing next to Susan as she is getting out of the car. He does work for BGT so while she is in the show ,she is under his care.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
fudgemeister

It stuck in my mind because it is so diabolical!
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 20, 2009
NEW BLOG, please! I am getting eye strain from reading this one!
@YourAwesome. I have had the same thought for a while now. Fan the flames and it keeps the temperature rising. However, it can also get things to go increasingly out of control, too!
I know that we should not rise to the bait, but IT IS difficult to turn the other cheek when Susan is unable to even defend herself and her so-called "team" seem totally inadequate.
I worry, too, about the crowd's reaction at Wembley tomorrow night. I am not being negative - I just worry, that's all. This is a venue more noted for pop concerts and there is bound to be a large very vocal and very young audience who will have come to see the dance acts and may not give 'oor star' the respect that we all know she deserves.
She will triumph for she is made of sterner stuff but at what cost?
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone, I have been popping in and out today to read all your comments and have a wee giggle. Trying to get caught up with stuff around the house....but don't want to get behind with news on Susan. It takes so long if you leave it too long to read all the new information.
Posted by greygrannie on June 20, 2009
I have been away again and was definitely upset this morning when I read about the bad articles being written about Susan. Then I spoke to a friend in England who said the newspapers there had written that she has had a nervous breakdown and that she was shouting obscenities. So..... I was rather relieved to read some of the more positive responses on this blog. Susan is only human and she needs a regular break from all the travelling and singing. I agree that her voice is becoming stronger with each performance and she does seem to be much more at ease with the crowds. Let's hope that she has a chance for a few days to get rested up; I'm sure she herself knows how much she can take. I'm going to date myself when I say that I would love to hear Susan sing "We'll Gather Lilacs" by Ivor Novello, a beautiful love song that evokes powerful memories for me and always makes me cry.
Posted by sbfanusa on June 20, 2009
On the negative publicity, I am sure it is not being done intentionally by her team. Much more likely that some dodo thinks they can get their name in the paper by saying they saw Susan do x, y, and z and some rag thinks they can make money by publishing it. I am paying no attention whatsoever to anything except official announcements from her team. If you are in the US, think about how much you believe the headlines of the National Enquirer - supermarket tabloid trash. Some of the UK papers are just as bad. Once again, thanks to the Paul and others who are passing on reliable news via this site.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
and the nitpicking of poor Susan. For example in an article her neighbor while saying she was nice ,he said she made a strange request, he said she had put her money(notes) in a old wiskey bottle and couldn't get them out so she asked him to help .What so strange about that ,it might of seemed like a good idea at the time but then they got stuck. Its not worth telling that to the press . It seems like everyone has a story but its like her friends have betrayed her trust. I'm very disappointed with these people. They should control themselves and keep some confidences. Her voice coach publishes a note she wrote to him in the newspaper. Helmut the man from her church reveals she offered him to go to Rome with her after the show is over and he refuses. What a disappointment these people are.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@stevieboy.. I think she is smarter than people give her credit....She knows what this new found fame is all about! No doubt in my mind! She knows the right answers to give people at the right times. She is one smart cookie!! Hopefully she is at the point where she can ignore all the bad press! She knows she has a great fan base, and I'm hoping that she is concentrating on all the positives!
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
I have two clashing thoughts:

One, she's strained her vocals and needs to rest them, or she's ill.

two, she not sick but has run off to record her CD and when she's done she'll return to the tour.

Ok, I'm off now, will be back when there's actual news in regarding her CD.

Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy ArielAZ,

Well, you are right, at first it was a very dark blue.
But, for some strange reason that showed up black on a black and white screen...so, eventually, it became a black
outfit...because that's what the fans expected. Hoppy was
the hero in black on the back of that beautiful pure white horse Topper.

And, uh, Moms have always had a nasty habit of throwin'
away treasures like baseball cards, and Hoppy stuff etc.
Moms are like that...yeah...they are.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by jayhawk fan on June 20, 2009
If this is true about intentional bad press that is far lower than I even thought. Susan was just fine until the week of the finals after that episode with the two reporters and she has not been truly happy acting since the interview after the semifinals when she had the yellow blouse on. That is the real Susan..having fun and going to do her best on the finals. They definitely need to get her press more positive because she really is hurt easily. After living such a sheltered life it is totally understandable.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 20, 2009
stevieboy49: I felt that things really got out of control in the last two weeks before the finals...and as a fan was really "turned off"...just hoping that it would quickly end ... be done and over with...too disgusting....but I was also hoping that Susan would win offcourse...and I dearly hope she keeps on singing...but certainly not at any cost...certainly not...
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
yourawesome, I agree wholeheartedly with our above statement. Susan is one humorous, sweet and intelligent woman. Look how she played that audience and the judges at that audition and you really hear here intellect in the interviews!!!!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart - that's the fame game for you. Everybody wants their 15 minutes. I guess they figure if they just say, "Oh she's a lovely lady," they may not get their name in the paper. But if they offer up some trash, they have a higher chance of being quoted. Sometimes I just lose all faith in humanity. Susan had restored it for me, but given what's happened since, well....
Posted by DANNYG. on June 20, 2009
patriciasart.

and don't forget the priest of her church saying, "with Susan you never know what you will get, sometimes she sings and she is okay, and other times she will be eccentric"

Love that kind of spiritual support.

Danny
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Hey isn't it cool that there are almost 1000 posts in this blog,. Show what suport Suasn has.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
i still think there is a lot of jealosy behind some of this because Susan has shot to international stardom and leapfrogged over the run of the mill pop singers.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
PLEASE MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARY IN CASE YOU EVER NEED THIS INFORMATION: OSSIE KILKENNY ......

http://www.ojkilkenny.co.uk/contact.php
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
This is my take on Susan. I think she is a bit of a Nonconformism. She knows who she is and she is happy with herself. She is comfortable in her own skin and has the courage to be herself. People like that can be threatening to other people who want to squeeze you into a mold. I also think she is very secure and being the youngest in her family she received a lot of attention .In addition to that she was raised by older parents (afterall her mother was at the age she is now when she herself was born) so its almost like she was raised by grandparents who have a lot of experience in life. I find people raise by older parents are more grounded and mature because they are raised by very mature and experienced people. From what I see on the interviews Susan is a funny,happy,gracious polite person who doesn't want to live in the limelight but enjoys her privacy. I think she is a victim of the money machine of BGT as well as well meaning but misinformed people and I think she is just hanging on and getting through it until she can do her own thing. But I still feel for her because BGT is a two edged sword that helped her in one way but hurt her in another way. She is enduring the show looking to the light at the end of the tunnel until she realises her dream. To earn a living from her singing.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@Aliz..."I'm Amongst Friends..Am I not??" She she is one smart cookie!! She played them like a fiddle!!! lol
Posted by Teesiel on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart: Actually that isn't Max Clifford by the car with Susan--must be the driver.
People have asked about the Glasgow vids--they are really my best ones and I need my son to split some stuff that I don't want reproduced..so I am at the mercy of a teenager--a good one, but albeit a teenager.
Later..
Posted by dmichael on June 20, 2009
good afternoon guys!!!!!1 pm here in the states.

good news!! i know i promised not to check the rags but i did and there is no negative news of susan today. Just a suggestion, hit them in the pockets, i have cancelled my newspaper and mags subscriptions!!!!! NAIL THEM IN THe WALLET!!! read the recent articles on simon = Bzzzz< bzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzz he is a snake!! i knew it! money hungry. max represents u2 and tina turner plus ahole simon. i recently emailed and nicola left and formed her own company!!!!! if that is the case then WHERE!!!! is the security and pr people?? NICOLE!!!! you NEED! to contact the streisand dream team MARTY ERLICHMAN< AND CIS GORMAN!!!!!!! take a lesson from them GET NASTY WITH THE MEDIA!!! AND GET SUSAN THE HECK AWAY FROM SIMON AND BGT!!! immeditely. other than that chicago times, new york times have both run negative articles .cancel their papers!! lol
other than that it is a great day.!! the tour is almost over!!! thank god!!! was wondering if susan can sign with columbia records????? that would be kewl.....

hi to lonni tommy tx and all others!!!!!!

was wondering as someone posted here, WHERE is PEBBLES? hope he is with her and not MIA!!!! :(

Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart...think you nailed it!!!
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Here's another poll, this time on Simon...here's you chance to rate Simon:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/americanidol/2009/06/20/2009-06-20_shock_of_the_week_simon_cowell_apologizes_admits_ive_made_mistakes.html

Here's a good place to add comments on to a news article that is out there about Susan coming as a guest to AGT, the people are saying real nice things about her, including a lady from Great Britian, saying her friend took 3 children to a tour concert and they weren't real hip on Susan, but after the concert they were totally
mesmorized by her and now have jumped on her fan band wagon...so Susan is reaching out to the younger crowd as well.http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1614136/20090617/story.jhtml
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I guess what I'm trying to say is the BGT experience is the price she had to pay to reach her dream.
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
@DMICHAEL:
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
I had another thought as well. You know, what if every one of those stories of Susan being eccentric is true? You know what I say? SO WHAT!!!! Susan is hugely talented, and every talented person is eccentric! Good for her! Who wants to be run-of-the-mill boring anyhow?
Posted by Meggsy on June 20, 2009
Gosh all these posts, my computer is playing up and sending messages without me hitting the button lol. I'll start again ....
@DMICHAEL: It wont be easy for Susan to move away from Simon and BGT because I seem to remember they are tied to BGT for 12 months before they can take out another contract with anyone else.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Its funny though how there is never a camera around when these so called rants occur . And Susan looks like your next door neighbor, there is nothing eccentric in her appearance . And she looks like a gracious Lady on stage . All the other contestants speak highly of her as well. I guess she will just have to live it all down and prove them wrong.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
THANX Meggsy for the contact info---i'm adding it to my FILE. Here's hoping Susan has spent the day resting comfortably in her flat with Pebbles in her lap---now that is a REST DAY for body as well as soul!!!!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Earlier today bluewren put a wonderful new video on our site. If you haven't had a chance to head over there
and take a look at it I hope that you will. It concerns
Susans dream of singing for the Queen.

Here's my comments that I posted over thar:

Howdy bluewren,

Thanks for a delightful video question, "Will Susan get to sing for the Queen?"

Well, ya know, I think the answer to that depends entirely on whether we believe that dreams can come true...or not.

From the time that we first start to understand words, someone very close to us is likely to tell us a fairy tale. Those powerful little stories have been around for centuries...telling us..."no matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."

Our hopes and dreams and wishes are powerful things... important things. We can, and we must, believe in them.
And, whenever possible, we need to help others achieve their dreams...and hopes...and wishes.

Yep, it's amazing but true, sometimes we hold that power, that magic wand, in our hands. "Those who bring
sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

Over the years you begin to realize what a wonderful world this can be...if we would but focus on the things that are truly important. Too often, we stop believing...we give up...we turn back.

Along the journey of life, if we listen, we can pick up little bits of wisdom that will see us through. Our attitude sometimes determines our altitude.

Ever hear these words? "It's a world of laughter, a world of tears, it's a world of hopes, and a world of fears...theres so much that we share that its time we're
aware it's a small world after all."

Well, here we are, a world-wide community celebratin'
Susan Boyle and her hopes and dreams and wishes.

Sometimes the trail ain't easy. Nobody promised it would be I suppose. But we must believe.

On an ol' Christmas Card I received once long, long ago I found these words from a lady named Teresa Langdon... "Believe as a child believes and the magic will find you."

Will Susan get to sing for her Queen? Well...see that
star up there? I heard once that, "when you wish upon a star the dreams that you wish will come true."

As Susan's loyal fans...let's all look up thar towards that star...we got some serious wishin' to do folks...and, if we wish hard enough, and believe strong enough...Susans dreams will come true.

Reckon, the truth is, I believe that with all my heart and soul.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DocRobbie on June 20, 2009
I am sorry Susan had to cancel today's performances at Nottingham as well. Let's hope that Susan is well rested for her two shows in London tomorrow.

The YouTuber and BGT fan Jodie1058 has been putting up her great quality videos of yesterday's Cardiff show, including this one of Julian Smith playing sax:

Britains Got Talent (BGT) Live Tour: Julian Smith - Cardiff

She took from the front row, with a video camera. It's too bad Susan Boyle wasn't there so we could get a similar close-up video of her performance. But at least we still have Teesiel's videos of the Edinburgh show!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Thanks Wild Ol'Dan.....And for me its Prayers!! Susan sleep well, and keep all those dreams in your heart!! We are all wishing/&praying on the same star!! AMEN!!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
You know I recall in an interview that susan did that she understood who simon was. She described piers as kind, or something like that, and amamnda as pretty or something similar, but when it came to simon she said he was the boss. She said it like she ment it. No real warm fuzzies there. She knows where he is coming from. And wasn't it ever so sweet to see how she was the one who got him to smile at the audition. I believe she could definately go tit for tat with simon, when he asked her about being a tiger, she gave him that knowing look like, buster you bet I am and I won't take anything off you. I'll do it my way. You know I also see her strenght. Susan finishes what she starts. This was ingraind in her long ago. She does what she has to to get the job done. Simon said she could take breaks and she is but I bet she is saying I'll show all of you. I'll finish this tour with my head held high and with dignity. Plus the london tour is a big venue and she will pull up all her strength as she did in that audition and sung her best. I am glad they can wisk her back to the flat afterwards.A bit of fun and a rest for a job well done. You know when you rate simon and make comments ask that they extend her stay at that flat until she can find a place of her ow, for safety purposes as he has added and not detracted form her pain with the bad press. You know it can very well be a complement to be eccentrick. I love that she is eccentrick. That is one reason we love her. She has that fun loving spirit. We should make a shirt saying "WE ARE SUSAN BOYLE"S ECCENTRIC FANS.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel ,thank you ,I am so looking forward to the Glasgow video.
Posted by soimpressed on June 20, 2009
I feel sure that any media negativity will be eclipsed when Susan's cds come out, because let's face it, they will be very good, and a very large number of people will buy them.
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 20, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: Thanks so much for your iso files and the detailed instructions. Even I managed to make a dvd so that's how clear your instructions were! Very grateful to you.
Posted by Lovebites on June 20, 2009
Hello good humans:
Up to now many/most of my posts have been light hearted banter. But recently I felt the need and the necessity to dig down deeper to understand why Ms. Susan Boyle is so compelling and has me emotionally in her grasp. Why I want to learn more about her, why it’s difficult because of other responsibilities to be away from the fansite for days upon days to get the latest updates on Susan, why it’s important to know that she’s doing well and is happy and why it’s saddening when she is not, why I want so much for Susan to achieve her goals. It’s for no single reason, but for many combined. However, the cornerstone of my admiration and all other feelings is the belief that Susan is a good person, a good human being. No amount of talent, physical beauty, wealth or professional accomplishments could ever be enough to warrant someone’s respect and love, or to make up for a lack of humanity. There have been “great” but despicable people in history—you may know some in your own profession or amongst your contemporaries. I don’t want to admire “great” people, but rather “good” people. People whose intentions are noble, borne out of sincerity and commitment, and carried out with courage and tenacity. Gaze into Susan’s eyes and what do you see, what does your heart tell you? I see a kind, sensitive and sometimes fragile, basically shy person, wanting to honor the memory of her mum in the best way she knows, while trying to maintain her sanity. I do not see guile, subterfuge, cunning, or the look of a predator.
Circumstances surrounding Susan’s childhood and adult life only add to my admiration, and at times cause my eyes to well up--the teasing, the “Susan Simple” taunts, the unkind neighborhood kids, her shaky self-esteem, the disappointments of previous singing auditions and demo tapes, unfounded descriptions of her being anything other than attractive. Some of her recent experiences and encounters with the unsavory and callous also make me want to protect her and administer some “whoop-a_ _” to those seeking to profit at her expense. The initial audience reaction during the first BGT audition on UTube sums up in a few minutes how Susan has probably been treated during other attempts over the years trying to become a professional singer. She cared for her ailing mum and said it was a “privilege.” How many of us are willing to set aside ambitions to do that? Someone close to me did exactly that, and these were his words: “it was a complete privilege”—both he and Susan have my deepest respect and love. Although she may never have had a deeply committed significant other (I don’t mean to imply anything), Susan’s capacity to give love seem undiminished—to her mum and family, to her beloved cat (her yearning for Pebbles during the BGT semifinal, final, and tour made my heart wince). Life hasn’t killed her innocent giggle, her beckoning smile, and her adorable personality. Add in a strong, sassy will, a colorful four-letter epithet here & there/now & then, and a truly marvelous voice, capable of tearing down all defenses, and you have Susan Boyle.
We often get gifts, but how many are most treasured, the ones that Lewis Smedes calls “a gift with a person attached.” The free toaster for opening a new checking account, the free travel clock for the magazine subscription, the microwave oven if you view vacation properties. All free gifts, but all tax write-offs to try and buy our business. Treasured gifts? I don’t think so--there is no person attached. Susan has given us the gift of her voice. Holden human said that Susan’s notoriety will be fleeting—poor mistaken and confused Amanda. Knowing what Susan went through and sacrificed and the obstacle course and mine field she bravely crossed to bring her gift to us makes it meaningful and lasting. She has given us a pearl of great price, a gift that won’t languish on a shelf to collect dust, soon to be forgotten, but one that continues to affect and enrich my life. That’s why I wish for her long- deserved love, happiness, success in her goals, and peace of mind. I had a fairly decent life before. Now it is so much better, and I could not imagine a world without Susan in it. Susan has given us a gift with a person attached, and I’m so thankful to be alive to receive it.
Very sincerely from San Antonio, TX,
Lovebites
(3:04 PM)

Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Songs for Susan to sing!:

How about I'm Calling You from the movie Bagdad Café. It gives me shivers just to think of it! Susan always gives me that impression she is singing as if her very life was at stake! And it is! / Love Me Tender seems to be a very good pick,too!

In fact, we are all revisiting our own Pantheons of good songs dreaming of a revival of whatever was sung in our young years or at important stages in our lives... That's part of the regenerating effect Susan has on everyone of us! She makes us feel like reconsidering our whole existence and taking a fresh start!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@soimpressed; "Media negativity" will shift to music critics of her first CD which no doubt they'll be many! As for me, plan to buy 10 CDs at least; have had Amazon.com e-mail notification of it to me LONG before I'd joined Susan-Boyle.com.

@All, State of "Kalifornia" will officially be broke next month so changed my handle to reflect this pending reality.
Posted by soimpressed on June 20, 2009
wow. Lovebites, you said it good.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
To Lovebites

Beutifully said and so true. Thanks for expressing what so many of us feel. Would like to see this published somewhere else on the web for others to read.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
I would also like to remind everyone how some of the greatest entertainment stars and public figures have had problems or eccentricities: Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Elvis, Janis Joplin, Howard Hughes, Robert Downey, Charlie Chaplin, Britney Spears, and zillions more. They bring all their personal nuances with them when placed in the public arena, which then get magnified by the press. Be careful what you wish for, sometimes it can come back and bite you in the backside. And with instant fame, such as Susan, there simply isn't any adjustment time. It's all out there for the public to view. She is such an easy target for the 'nay do wells'. Quiet, unassuming spinster, who just wanted to display her overwhelming talent to something larger than the folks down at the Pub, or the church choir. She knew how good a singer she was. "I am goinna rock that audience" What she didn't know, and couldn't have imagined, was that the rest of the world agreed with her. Love you, Susan.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Lovebites,

Very, very well said and thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts on the gift with a person attached.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
@HAPPY - Calling You ..... excellent choice - I'd forgotton all about that one!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Maybe Simon is hearing from so many of susan Boyle's fans that he has to care for her otherwise there would be a backlash against him. Afterall she is world famous .If he doesn't care for her someone else will step up to the plate . She is now worth her weight in gold.
Posted by Randma on June 20, 2009
pottedferne, I absolutely LOVE your analysis of the BGT final vote!!! You obviously have great political insight..:)
Posted by DocRobbie on June 20, 2009
Here's another video by Jodie1058, that I hope you enjoy, a reprise of Stavros Flatley's BGT audition act:

Britains Got Talent (BGT) Live Tour: Stavros Flatley - Cardiff
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Well said Lovebites!! We are so blessed to hear dear Susan sing!!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy aroseblush,

"She knew how good a singer she was. "I am gonna rock that audience." What she didn't know, and couldn't have
imagined, was that the rest of the world agreed with her."

Very well said...a wonderful post. Thank you aroseblush.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
For those not familiar with the song 'Calling You', here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk7mCmgzpPE
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel, thanks so much for all your photos, video, comments and welcome back. Watching videos of Susan in Glasgow and Edinburgh, there seemed to be a big difference in her comfort level and her face looked anguished in Edinburgh, painful to watch even. Perhaps having family and friends there made her even more nervous?
As you said, I also worry that the public will be fickle and by the time the CD comes out (they say by Christmas - why so long?) it may not go over big. I particularly worry that if she comes here soon to promote AGT and without a CD, that she will come and go back and then it is all over. What do you think? and will they pay her to go on AGT? I hope they pay her a lot. I can't bear to think of her back in that village without a lot of money and with the same miserable people taunting her!
So happy Simon was at the Glasgow concert. He really picked the right one to go to. I'm going to Scotland to visit friends in Oct. and will be going to the Scottish Royal Variety performance. There is some talk Susan may be there but it's too far away to be sure of course.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
and when she said" I'm going to make that audience rock" it was said in a sweet way.Like it had to be,she knew what she could do ,and she knew how they would react. It just is,she can't hide her light under a basket,it shines too brightly.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 20, 2009
Thank you Lovebites! You've put to words how many of us feel. A gift with a person attached. This should be published elsewhere as well.
I too must say adios for now.
Posted by chrisk on June 20, 2009
I feel that unfortunately "media negativity " may never go away. There are just some people who think they are built up by tearing down others. If Susan is very successful, they will need to work harder to tear her down. I hope she has people around her who help her deal with this and realize it reflect more negatively on the so-called journalists than it does on her.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
Doc Robbie---THANX for the post to Julian's performance---just listening to him and with Susan's voice running thru my head (the switch is on "Endless LOOP") I can only hope that at some point in the future Susan gets together with Julian for a duet---WOW, the two of them going back and forth on Maria or some such song sorta gives me the shivers!!.. In Teesial's finale video (HOORAY for Teesial!!) Susan was with Julian and seemed quite comfortable together---as two musicians lets hope they try a "duet".
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009

"I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right."

The quotation above which is widely cited in public relations and advertising books reflects the now out-dated but once-popular notion that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Although it's been widely quoted, there is little agreement on who actually said it. It has been attributed to many different celebrities and situations.

While researching the history of public relations in 1994, I found it attributed to:

Mae West in one book, two articles, a videotape, and several newspaper articles;

P.T. Barnum in two books and a motion picture biography;

George M. Cohan in two books;

Will Rogers in one article and an electronic encyclopedia;

W.C. Fields in one article.

I then went on-line and queried several hundred public relations professionals and teachers who subscribe to the PRForum listserv. The fifty-some postings that responded to my question repeated all of the possibilities listed above and added:

Mark Twain;

Oscar Wilde.

At this point, I really don't know whom to credit as the first person to make this statement, but it is a perfect summation of the mentality underlying the publicity phase of public relations.

http://www.nku.edu/~turney/prclass/readings/3eras1x.html
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009


Well people, it's called show biz. If you can't print the positive go to the negative and watch the dough roll in. Simon is for himself and most likely is ticked off because Susan selected Ossie as her manager. Yes, Simon will make money but not like when he managed Paul Potts. Piers and Amanda are the same. Their all riding on Susan's coat tails. Susan can call her own shots. I personally will be glad when this tour ends.
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@DannyG and patriciaasart. Some priests especially in a small village can take on the village values and attitudes instead of leading the flock. I imagine she asserted herself every now and then about his assumptions that she should do exactly as he pleased. I have Irish friends and anyone of them can pull you short anytime you need it - and the Bishop if necessary. When some "sweet little old church choir, home visitor" does it - it's eccentric. Probably if it was a male it would be "he's his own man."
Posted by whisper1 on June 20, 2009
It takes some of us a life time to find our true self and leave the false self behind. For us to be as enthusiastic and aware as a child and not to conform to worldly things. That is what Susan reminds me off. She has reached the point that she does not care about money and all the other trappings and does her thing. Bravo……..I wish more people could do it.
Concerning all the friends supposedly she left behind, what friends? What friends would allow other people in that town to treat her the way they have. Are not all those adults living there the same who bullied her? Secondly anyone who ever has lived in a small town once a person is labeled it sticks no matter what. Concerning Amanda she is a ditz I do not see beauty in her sorry. Oh Piers is a horrible male example the worse. He is an opportunist first grade. I have no wish list what she sings on her CD whatever she decides to sing I am going to enjoy. I wish Susan the best because she deserves the best. The tablids express the worse of human nature and the people reading it feed themselves with it.
You are all a great bunch of people.
Peace and joy
Whisper1
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
Teesiel, so glad to see you made it home in one piece. thank you for all you've done over in Scotland. I loved every video, every photo, and every write up about your Susan experience.

I'm sure that one day the rest of us will get to see her sing and understand the power of her voice. I've read so many reports that she just stops everyone in their tracks and they have to listen.

Thank you again.
Posted by jayhawk fan on June 20, 2009
Thank you Teesiel! It will be very interesting to see her face close up on both nights as you did and compare. Thanks to your son also! I think we all need another Susan fix about now.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
Substitute lyrics for the ending of
How do you Solve a Problem like Maria
from the Sound of Music:

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE OUR SUSAN HAPPY?

HOW CAN WE LET HER KNOW THAT SHE IS LOVED?

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE OUR SUSAN HAPPY?

HOW CAN WE KEEP THE TABLOIDS OFF HER BACK?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@PWattis ,So Cute, I love it!
Posted by HereToday on June 20, 2009
Isn't Teesiel's Edinburgh video posted on youtube now by bestvideos? looks like the same one to me. I hope Susan does the London and Aberdeen performances and then takes it easy, maybe she could get on with her future plans like the cd recording instead of this terrible bgt hype and Simon Colwell's stupid defensive attitude, as someone said earlier he is a snake
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@PWattis ,next verse

Many of things you know you want to tell them

Many things you know they won't understand.

But how do you make them stay...

Stay so far away ...and Leave Our Susan alone.

Oh How can you keep a wave upon the sand...

Oh how do you solve a problem like the t a b l o i d s?

How - can - you - keep - a - moonbeam - in - your - hand?
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Talking aboutt Susan's "eccentricity", guess who came to Susan's rescue on that line? C. Taylor, frontman of hard rock group Slipknot!!! Here's what he said:"Anyone worth their salt is a little bent out of shape!"
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Talking about Susan's "eccentricity", guess who came to Susan's rescue on that line? C. Taylor, frontman of hard rock group Slipknot!!! Here's what he said:"Anyone worth their salt is a little bent out of shape!"
Posted by Cassandra on June 20, 2009
I love the so many of the song choices on hear. I'm just concerned about her feeling too pressured to record and perform and deal with everything that's been coming at her. I hope she can gain some equilibrium and become consistent with tour dates once this whoe BGT thing is over. She can space her performances and tours to her liking and comfort.
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Patriciasart, lol, perfect!
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
@Teeisel. What kinds of bribes can we offer your son? But hopefully we'll have the Sunday videos soon. Maybe he'll have Glasgow by the next break in the schedule when we are all milling around on this website again.

@PWattis and patricisart. Wonderful lyrics.

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@PWattis,That was fun.Comic relief .I sang it to my daughter. She thought it was cute.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@maigret...SO TRUE...the double standard always! I know a couple of eccentric men...They are called "MILLIONAIRES" lol

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
So it seems that Kilkenny's organization is all about accounting and tax advice. I suppose if he does that much for Susan,--- financial services,---that's a good thing. But I had assumed he was going to be her manager, capital "M,"--which doesn't seem to be the case. Does this mean she's still under Syco control after the tour?? Yikes!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 20, 2009
Maigret, you are so right! Often in business I sign letters and emails using just my initials, or have a man sign it. I have found (consistently over the course of the last 10 years) that if the recipient thinks a woman wrote it, then they feel free to argue with me or otherwise give me grief, but if they think a man wrote it, then they show respect. I know another woman who sold handmade products wholesale, and she couldn't even get her retailers to pay her until she took my suggestion and got her husband involved in the business. If Susan were a man, I'm sure the attitudes expressed by her townsfolk toward her "eccentric" behavior would have been different. I'm willing to bet that the attitude of the press would be quite different, as well.

Funny thing is, having grown up in a very small town myself, I can understand how anything non-conforming would be viewed with disdain by small-town people, especially coming from a woman, but this provincial attitude from big-city media? I don't get it unless these media people are transplanted hicks from the sticks.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
there is an article on ABC news "Susan Boyle: Latest star in music's new business model"

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/comments?type=story&id=7881839

kinda patronizing, but now as bad as many out there.
Posted by Teesiel on June 20, 2009
@HereToday: Yes, they took the video from this website--newyorkrican45 sent me an email when I had just put them online in Scotland and asked if I was putting them on youtube--before I could reply one of my kids saw he took my video and put it on youtube. That's why I am splitting the Glasgow one-and reluctant to post it. Just thought it was kind of nervy--I had planned to put a montage of them on youtube. Hey, does anyone remember the interview Susan did back in Scotland in May where she said she'd wish to sing like Barbra Streisand and a little known singer named Iris Williams who received an OBE? Does anyone know what songs Iris does?
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
Re: songs for Susan. If it's true she wanted to sing Whistle down the Wind at the Final, I would like her to do the three songs at a concert and explain that these were the ones she chose for BGT and she wants to sing us the one that didn't get performed. Some interviewer can ask her why it didn't happen.
Posted by amessusa on June 20, 2009
Talk about taking time off- how about Piers not writng on hei blog since June 1?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Okay here is another one.Substitute Music From"Raindrops keep falling from my head."

I read the tabloid news today again ,

but I didn't like what they said about my friend,

nothin seems to fit.

But I'll never stop them writing lies by complaining

because their mean ,and thier eyes will never see

the truth. The truth of who she is,

a lady oh so sweet and

I don't care anyway ,so I'll just more along

and be so happy ,because I'm free

nothin's worrying me....

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Just "Googled" Iris Williams. Veeery interesting. I can see why Susan admired her.---Several good old songs: "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,"---etc.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel - now that you've actually visited a council estate and her house, etc. you can probably see what I meant in some of my postings before your visit! If you went during the day it was probably reasonably quiet. It's at night these places tend to get rowdy.
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
I still think Vegas is a bad idea. Vegas is where has-beens, and yes that describes Donny Osmond, play for conventioneers who are there are business, to gamble, etc. Entertainement is a diversion in Vegas, not anart form. Donny Osmond was always more of a personality than a singer. My sister goes to Vegas a frequently and she says that the only entertainment that she has truly enjoined was the Cirque de Soleil. New York, even if for just a short time. Ideally she will be able to return home and tour or make CDs at her own whim.
Posted by pickled tink on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel - here is a link to Iris Williams singing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqHUWMNa-w
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
I ignore the negative press releases. Writing the advertisers may be a goo idea though. Unfortunately you have to read the press release to know who the advertisers vare
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
I ignore the negative press releases. Writing the advertisers may be a goo idea though. Unfortunately you have to read the press release to know who the advertisers vare
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
I ignore the negative press releases. Writing the advertisers may be a goo idea though. Unfortunately you have to read the press release to know who the advertisers vare
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
I ignore the negative press releases. Writing the advertisers may be a goo idea though. Unfortunately you have to read the press release to know who the advertisers vare
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
entropy,---do you have hiccups???------LOL!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@pickled tink,thanx for the link,very nice.
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
Someone will have the info---are there 1 or 2 performances in London tomorrow??? and then again next Sat, 27 June---is that 1 or 2 and matinee and/or evening?? Just have to know, so I can figure exactly when I can start getting antsy for the videos to come thru!! THANX
Posted by nibbana on June 20, 2009
I frequently see people refer to the Stavros act. Am I missing something here? I just don't get it...where's the talent? Diversity and the other dancers and singers I get...but these guys I just don't understand.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
Thank you entropydecides. Thank you entropydecides. Thank you entropydecides. Thank you entropydecides!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I want to see SUSAN FREE TO BE HERSELF LIKE THIS :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEXYLdhP8ns&feature=related

I'm tired of the BGT circus! Its beneath her! I don't care what anybody says ,I am anxious to see Susan get set free like the beautiful butterfly she is !
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
what happened to sending her telegrams to show our support? Lets put our money where our mouts are as they say. Susan would be delighted to know we love and support her.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
nibbana, I think Stavros Flatley is all for fun. It's totally a feel-good act of rollicking vaudeville-type activity. A lot of their charm comes from the close relationship between father and son.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 20, 2009
This is not directed at anyone... just in general as I am beginning to read and hear some saying Susan should just go back to Blackburn, surround herself with friends and family, and enjoy life.

I certainly don't want to see her get hurt any more than anyone. However, as someone who HAS dreamed my dreams and pursued them wholeheartedly I can tell you that when someone steps out with the courage to do this, there WILL be shocks, tears, "meltdowns" and hurt. It's part of the "game." You either face the risks and follow the dream... or go back home and relax.

Susan has dreamed this for 23 years (according to her) and now her dream is coming true. Yes, she is facing some criticism and painful, rude awakenings. But BGT offered to rip up her contract and she says now way; she wants to continue. There is absolutely no reason anyone should deny her that right.

My dream did not take 23 years to accomplish... but it DID take eight. EIGHT years of pursuing goals, being slammed backward, getting up again and forging on. Some friends, family and co-workers told me I would never make it. When I did achieve it in fact, one of my advisors/leaders came up an apologized and confessed he never really thought I would do it.

But I DID... and wow was it difficult! Thrown halfway around the world... my second day there I naively managed to get myself into such a dangerous situation that my leader was horrified when he heard of it. :) After I had been in the midst of it for a year or so, a close friend and I were laughing that had we really known what we were getting into we would never have done it because we would not have thought we COULD do it... but we were glad we had and would sign up again in a heartbeat! But there were many many times when all of us on the team "slid down the walls" and relied on one another to pick us up just as we were starting to slam into the floor.

NO dream is easy! Susan's was moreso because it happened so suddenly she was just thrown into the middle of it. She has coped beautifully... wisely surrounded herself with medical and managerial people she needs.

If she wants to go back home to Blackburn, fine... but so far she is quite clear she does NOT. She "did her time" being a wonderful daughter and making sure her parents were taken care of. Now it is HER turn... her turn to make her choices, take her risks and pursue her dreams. NO WAY should the nasty media be allowed to take this away from her.

I am very proud of her and think she is doing great! As Piers said, anyone would have a hard time coping with this. And no I don't believe for one minute the crap out there as to her trying to talk to the snail in Sponge Bob Squarepants, etc... what garbage! And even if she DID fling a few choice words at those trashy journalists, good for her! Throw 'em one for me, SuBo!!

Just my opinion. :)
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Patriciasasrt, another great set of lyrics. I can't think on my feet as quickly as you. I'll have to ruminate on this to come up with something else.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRNcz23TeUk&feature=related

Now how is this lady different from Susan? You don't see her in the meat grinder of the tabloids.Its the BGT Gig that is doing this to Susan.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@aliz ,how can we go about doing that?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Here is a good song for Susan ,did anyone mention 'Blue Moon"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPYpu1uM3zU&feature=related
Posted by SBFII Admin on June 20, 2009
Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know we are working on a new blog post which should be up in an hour or two.

Paul
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
I pray that Susan can get away from the control of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Cowell!!!
Posted by Teesiel on June 20, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: If I didn't know what a council house was--am not sure I really do--am thinking like welfare in US?--I thought it was ok. I will say there was a house when we turned the corner adjacent to Susan's that had pieces of plywood leaning over the windows and sheets rigged up for curtains. It looked like a dump. The thing I noticed was--what's up with the dental care in her neck of the woods? Such a shame that even young kids are missing permanent teeth. Maybe they just drink a lot of soda--don't know.
Posted by Teesiel on June 20, 2009
@pickled-tink: Thanks!
Posted by MrIscan on June 20, 2009
Lovebites....that is one of the most beautiful tributes to Susan I have read so far......not that all the the other posts aren't proof of our sincere support for her.

Thank you for a beautiful message which warmed my heart

God Bless Lady Susan !!!
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
Thank you, Paul.

Its unfortunate, IMO, that BGT had to be the vehicle through which Susan had her big break. Simon seems very proud of the fact that his shows offer opportunity to people who otherwise probably wouldn't have a chance. But for Susan there seems to be a big price to pay.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy LucyB,

Well, step right up...the excitement is mounting once
again for the return of Miss Susan Boyle for not one but
two exciting shows tomorrow at the Wembly Arena in Middlesex. The matinee performance gets underway at 1:30p.m. and the evening performance begins at 6:30p.m.!

Tickets are going fast...the anticipation is mounting
by the minute as Miss Susan Boyle returns to the stage...
that's tomorrow, Sunday, June 21st, 2009!

Hope that answers your question... Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
THANK YOU PAUL....
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
You keep things running so smoothly, Paul!! Thanks so much for all you do for us!! XOXOX
Posted by whisper1 on June 20, 2009

@ Misti in Seattle I agree with you...
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
you are a good Cat Herder Paul!!!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy LucyB,

Say, I forgot to mention that on Saturday, June 27th,
2009 the show will be at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
and, once again, two exciting performances...matinee at
1:30p.m. and evening at 6:30p.m..

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 20, 2009
@Teesiel - welcome to the UK! The dental system is in crisis. We are all technically entitled to subsidised dental treatment on the NHS, but because of a poor contract with dentists and the NHS, many dentists have left the NHS and 'gone private' which means we have to pay full fees (NHS fees are fixed by the government - private fees are not and can be anything - I have to pay £69 for a basic filling, which would cost more like £15 with the NHS. Also NHS fees are capped at about £200 for any amount of treatment - private fees are not and can and do run into thousands of pounds). In areas such as Blackburn, people just can't afford it and go without! Poor diet in these poorer areas doesn't help either.

Council houses are basically subsidised houses owned by local government and rented (at less than commercial rents) to people generally on low incomes or unemployed.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
Thank you Paul!!!
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 20, 2009
I don't know how to love him; Cry Me A River; I Dreamed A Dream; Think of Me; Killing me softly...

Posted by katladyd on June 20, 2009
Piers has been over here in the States for awhile, going through the auditions for AGT. I suppose that explains why no blog from him. Simon and Piers both divide their time between London and the States, mostly L.A. Simon owns a place in Malibu, I believe. Anyway, they both jet back and forth. Nice work if you can get it. With the crazy schedule he has, I apprectiate Simon understanding Susan's exhaustion. It seems he thrives on it, he always has a new project in the irons. Some people love long hours, I work about 50 hours a week and I am 53! I thrive on it, but I always have! Susan had led a quiet life up until now and it must be exhaustin for her to move from place to place, perform, eat, go to wardrobe fittings and makeup hours before each show, and still find time to be with Pebbles and any friends she has. I grew up in Los Angeles and have dated a couple of men in "the business" (not stars, behind the scenes people) and it is a crazy life to be sure. Sleep is a luxury, 18 hour days are not uncommon! I truly pity poor Susan. This is not the life for a sensitive, quiet, person. Still, she can't exactly pull a Streisand and only make a CD once in awhile. Even Streisand did not do that until her career was well established. As a child, I remember her in films and touring all the time, she has said she hated it! So, Susan would have to be an established star before she could do that, which might not be the best thing for her. I wish I had an answer to this quandry, but I don't. Be a star, have a life you detest. Go home, regret what might have been. Wow! I will be praying for this lady, she needs all of our prayers.
Posted by fudgemeister on June 20, 2009
@katladyd--she is a superstar already----200-300 MILLION YOUTUBE HITS! Believe me; she could have a wonderful life if she just wants to record cds!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
the abc article addresses the potential of Susan's success if you care to read it...
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/comments?type=story&id=7881839

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Another point to consider is that Susan seems to be at the end of the performance schedule, which means she has to wait all day before she appears. Then she gets back to her room late, has to wind down before she can even think about getting any sleep. If she's like many of us, sleep doesn't come easy when you're away from home,---particularly when you're continually changing locations. No time to settle in and get used to any one place before you're off again to the next one. Is it any wonder she's exhausted??!!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Have enjoyed reading today's posts, many of which have pointed out the Susan is different, a noncomformist, and so forth. She IS eccentric, and I ask the media: What of it? Her one-of-a kind-ness is what fuels our affection and passion for Susan.

There isn't shame in eccentricity; the shame is in failing to be open to the unexpected beauty and joy with which the iconoclasts among us infuse the world.

We have to remember that the criticisms of Susan have a lot to do with the media's frustration that she doesn't conform to any known standard that they're familiar with. She's different, they don't understand her, and they aren't interested in investing the time to understand what makes her tick and what about her reaches deep into the souls of so many of us.

If I weren't so exasperated with the media, I'd almost pity them their lack of imagination.
Posted by Meme on June 20, 2009
Thank you, Lovebites. That was an amazing tribute...and captured so much of what I've been feeling, but have been able to express so beautifully.
Aliz...I'm in for the telegram. I'm in the States...how/where can we do it??
Paul...yeaaaaa!!
Posted by PWattis on June 20, 2009
@Katladyd, something will work our for our Susan:

Theres a place for her
Somewhere a place for her
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for her
Somewhere
There's a time for her
Someday therell be time for her
Time together and time to spare
Time to learn, time to care
Someday, somewhere
She'll find a new way of living
She'll find there's a way of forgiving
Somewhere... somewhere... somewhere...
There's a place for her
A time and a place for her
Someday, somewhere...

I truly believe this.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Don't know if these have made it into the Susan Boyle Songbook: "Till There Was You" and "Almost Like Being in Love." The last is from Brigadoon, which certainly seems appropriate for our favorite Scottish lass.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Thanks, Paul!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@PWattis I am with you on that :)
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 20, 2009
It has been painful to be on vacation with out watching Susan singing for days and now I am back to the states and start watching again. Thanks to @patriciaart for the pictures. She looks very beautiful in slight makeup. I love her so much including her every move even those funny moves.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
That was great, Ruth! Everything in today's industry is "Quick fix." If they can't categorize and cubby-hole you instantly, they don't want to take the time to deal with you. Conform or you lose out!! Fortunately, Susan's immense talent will supersede all else---and she WILL prevail! It IS a shame about those who haven't the creativity to see beyond what they've always known ----in able to appreciate what's truly unique and beautiful!!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
Re: Council houses. I grew up in England in council housing. The first was the same as the ones you see on Coronations Street (if you are familiar with the show). The second one....my parents did an 'exchange' which was allowed in if both parties agreed...You had to go through the local Council to do so.....

Years later, after I was grown up, married etc. I think I had already left to live in Canada....my parents...and all....had a chance to BUY their house from the Council...The price was decided upon depending on how long you had been paying rent to the council. My parents decided to buy their house.

You can tell, going through the Estate...which houses are privately owned and which are still Council properties....People will spend money to 'do up' their homes on the outide, extensions etc.

The house my parents bought, and mom still lives in, is much like the one Susan lives in in Scotland.
Posted by Thea8 on June 20, 2009
What a beautiful pic of Susan in that Silver dress. She must have more dresses, like the famous Valentino dresses.
Susan is a star now! And all the stars have beautiful clothes, it's normal! When she is working, and when she's not working. Beautiful pants en skirts, etc.etc. Susan earns it. And the disgusting press can't say nothing anymore!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Joly word
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Thanks, ammo. Nice info about council houses. Would a house the size of Susan's be a 2-bath, do you think?? I think they said it had four bedrooms.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Thanks, WAMcKinley! In all seriousness, one of the things I enjoy most about this site -- Susan's "global village" -- is that it's inhabited by people who are willing to look beyond preconceptions to find the beauty and joy that are all around us but frequently go unrecognized. Many of us appear to be on a quest to discover what really matters, and Susan perhaps embodies a lot of it: commitment to a singular passion; the willingness to expose herself to scorn and the risk of failure in service to her passion; belief in the "rightness" of her dream; and the self-assurance to know that her dream was realistic, given her talents, when many would have told her to set her sights lower.

It hurt many of us when Susan used the word "worthless" in referring to herself. But let's remember, she wanted to "show people that I'm not the worthless person THEY think I am." She never said SHE thought she was worthless. And I don't believe she does. Somewhere inside, she knows she's exceptional -- in the true sense of that word -- and it must be awfully puzzling to her that others focus on the shape of her eyebrows or her love of her cat rather than the extraordinary gift that she is offering the world.
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@WAMcKinley...they are different sizes....the one my mom lives in, which I will be visiting in August, has only one bathroom (the toilet is literally a 'water closet') separate...next to the bathroom. My daughter, when she was younger...was scared to go in it with the door closed....after she had been used to the Canadian bathrooms for a few years. I am not sure of the Scottish council housing. Some houses look small from the front...but go 'back' really deeply...quite deceiving. If they had a larger family...maybe they were give a larger councils house....Times and designs change...:)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Ruth: I thought I remembered her quote (She may have said something similar more than once.) as being something like,---"I wanted to prove to myself and others that I was a worthwhile person." So if that's true,---she was trying to prove something to herself, too. That's the quote I remember,---and it broke my heart.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Thanks, ammo.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
New Blog please...before this one self-distructs!
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
Amen, WAMcKinley! And Lovebite's got a lot to say about Susan humanity. In one interview Susan said that she learned from her parents how "to be a human being." That is an awesome achievement in itself. How I wish Oprah or somebody with PR clout, finese and sincere apprecition would take control of her career and point it in HER best direction. The Max Clifford PR firm is 100% watching out for Simon's interests and at Susan's image expense. Please let this BGT and Simon control end ASAP! Fee Susan!
Posted by AntonTM on June 20, 2009
Top Songs:
1. Memory (I LOVE her version so much- especially the ones on tour when she uses her head voice on 'Touch me, it's so easy to leave me all alone with the memory')
2. I Dreamed A Dream (Need I say anymore!)
3. Whistle Down The Wind (loved her acapella version but with a symphony orchestra behind her this could be special- the song from the musical is a mother's song to her children before she has to leave them I think)
4. Somewhere (I remember reading that this was Susan's favourite song and got her through some hard times after the deaths of her sister and parents- I also love this song)
5. On My Own (also from Les Mis and an absolute tear jerker- I need Susan to record this now lol!!!!)
6. Nobody's Side (from Chess, originally by Elaine Paige and it is more upbeat but carries a strong message still)
7. At Last (Etta James song- a more classical arrangement of this song would suit Susan well)
8. Ave Maria (saw it above- this would be outstanding)
9. The Lord Bless You and Keep You (such a sweet melody)
10. A traditional Scottish song e.g. Loch Lomond (not an actual song but a song that is traditionally Scottish, being from N. Ireland- I know plenty of Irish songs like this and I know plenty of Scottish songs exist cos I love them too)
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@WAM you are very welcome...
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
Joly my words exactly. The only thing I disagree with her going to Vegas. It's really not a good place for someone who has high anxiety attacks.

Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Joyceleo: I love your comment -- "Free Susan." I see a T-shirt in your future. What I'd really love to see is all of us, standing outside of Simon Cowell's offices, wearing said T-shirts, carrying placards, and shouting, "FREE SUSAN!"
Posted by pickled tink on June 20, 2009
OK mY 10 SONGS

1. I Dreamed a Dream
2. Send In the Clowns
3. Don't Cry for me Argentina
4. Whistle Down the wind
5. Cry Me A River
6. Unexpected Song
7. Love Letters
8. I'm Gonna Wash That Man right out of my hair ( I want to hear her do something fun and sassy)
9. Take that look of your face
10.Memory (duet with Elaine Paige)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Ruth F, I second that!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Awwwwww, patriciasart,---you knew just what we all needed to see right now,---didn't ya??! Thanks so much!!! What a dear, sweet face!! Perked me right up!!
Posted by Randma on June 20, 2009
nibbana, to truly "get" Stavros Flatley, it is extremely helpful if you are familiar with Michael Flatley's moves in "Riverdance", "Feet of Flames" and "Lord of the Dance". I was really into all that about 10 years ago and my second son bought me all the videos/CDs. I laugh hysterically when I watch them because their parody of those moves is absolutely hilarious!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
self-distracts IM LOL!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009

Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Pottedferne, thank you for the link to the ABC article. We can post a comment there, too, and I did so. I saw Wild Ole Dan did, as well. Every comment I read was very positive - it was great.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart....one of my FAVORITE pics of SUSAN!!:)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
I'm going out tomorrow to my local T-shirt embroidery shop and have my "FREE SUSAN" shirt made. All I need to do is decide on colors and font! Hmmmm.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@TommyUSA ,Mine too. There's 2 things I love about Susan,her smile and her profile when she has a big smile, its just the cutest smile ,love it!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
23282 members. We are growing! And, we welcome all NEW members to the Susan Boyle Fansite.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
thnx LR...the article in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate about Colbie Caillat telling how difficult her sudden rise to stardom was gives some insight into the turmoil Susan must be going through now.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Wouldn't it be a hoot if a whole legion of Susan fans showed up at one of her next performances wearing "FREE SUSAN" shirts??!! Wonder if they'd be allowed into the hall?? Susan would totally "get it,"---and I think she's get a charge out of it!!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@Patriciasart Thanks so much for that 'fix'.... :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
See what I mean?


Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@ WAM maybe Blue and White ...colours of the Scottish flag ? You are on your own with the font...:)
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
katladyd, I don't think that matters where he is when he blogs. Most people today use a laptop or some kind of PDA. I am assuming he's not writing right now because he's taken a break from it.
Patriciasart, yes, free Susan, and what a good photo that is of her. She's smiling we haven't seen that smile in a long time.

To all: I'm sorry if I seem a bit snarly, or down, I've had the worst time of things in my personal life and I don't mean to take it out on you guys.

Anyways, take care, hope you all are well, and lets just send Susan lots of prayers, and well wishes. We need to get away from this negative vibe.

Hugs to all!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@OH YES!! Another of my FAVORITES! She just radiates love!!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
"she'd"
Posted by seaflea on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a long time and just decided to become "official" because I wanted to say that I think Ruth F captured perfectly why Susan means so much to all of us very different people. She's got the courage to be herself and live herself to the fullest, wherever that may take her.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Hi, WAMcKinley -- It's funny, when I first heard Susan say "worthless," I interpreted her comments the same way you did -- that she was buying into notion that she was worthless. I've been thinking about it over the last several days, and I finally looked at the interview again (which immediately preceded her semi-final performance), and she said, "All my life, I've striven to prove myself, that I can be accepted, that I'm not the worthless person people think I am." It gave me hope that she really knew that she wasn't worthless.

I don't doubt, given everything that's been said and written since, that she has moments when she wonders if "people" were right, if she is "worthless." But I have faith that her belief in herself will be restored. She started with a dream, she pursued that dream, and she achieved that dream -- to sing, not to win a competition. She is the epitome of worthy -- and I think, if she doesn't know that with certainty today, she'll remember it again soon.

At least, I hope that's what happens.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Oh, yeah!! Scottish flag colors!! Wish I could get plaid!!

patriciasart,---I love those smiling profiles, too. SOOO dear!!!
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
THANX Wild OlDan for the performance info!!!!---we'll enjoy tomorrow!!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@WAMcKinley....but it would have to be the correct tartan for Susan's family....does anyone know which tartan it is?

@Tommy thank you so much for This Little Light Of Mine...that is wonderful...and just the 'lift' I needed today.. thanks again...
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart; Haven't seen "Blue Moon" (Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers 1934) but "Moon Over Miami" (Joe Burke & Edgar Leslie 1935) might be a good tune for Susan to sing. Also reminds me of the 1970s AT&T "bouncing ball" TV ad: "Moon over 305" for some strange reason.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Seriously, seriously, seriously, we NEED "Free Susan" T-shirts! If you only knew how little creative talent I have :-( -- Is there anybody out there (patriciasart*?) who can envision the perfect, "T-shit appropriate," visual design?

*I don't mean to put you on the spot here. It's just that you're so obviously so gifted.
Posted by wistful on June 20, 2009
To WAMcKinley. I beieve she said " I want to prove myself; that I'm not the worthless person everyone thinks I am; that I do have something to offer." I guess we know she sure does have something to offer, but can you imagine thinking that all these years.

Also, when a person is stressed to the point they can't sleep, the deprivation catches up, anxiety ensues and the whole thing feeds on itself. Susan must get sleep, not just rest in order to heal. It will recurr more easily the next time....she must sleep. I hope this love/hate time for her soon turns into only the joy of singing she has yearned for all these years.

I would also love to hear her sing "Climb Every Mountain", and Ave Maria. Such a rich voice, and such a lovely lady.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009


O Paul , Paul, wherefore art thou Paul?
Deny thy bloggers and end thy game;

Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
Ruth F. Maybe we have it backwards - the T-Shirts should say free Simon Cowell. I'm not sure how it happened, but I think its Susan who holding the high hand here and there is not much Simon can do about it.

1. Unlike others before her, she did not sign with Simon Cowell to manage her career. She got herself a heavy hitter with U2s manager.

2. She signed a $10M recording contract.

3. She's calling the shots of when and where she will participate in the BGT tour.

4. She's not talking to the press, most likely because she doesn't want to.

5. Despite the negative tabloid press, public opinion and fan support has been so strong that Simon has felt compelled to defend himself publicly. To my knowledge he's never done this before.

If we truly believe the "cat rant" incident was total Tabloid fabrication, then maybe we are seeing Susan marching to her own plan and agenda.
Posted by newyorkrican45 on June 20, 2009
Simon Cowell in the Daily Mial 6/20/2009
On a practical level, the question was whether she wanted to go ahead with the Britain's Got Talent live tour.
I wasn't sure, so we gave her the opportunity of not taking part. But, after a few days at home in Scotland, Susan was determined that she wanted to do at least some of the dates.
It was agreed that it would be under her terms, and whenever she felt it was too tiring she could choose not to participate. The nights she has performed have been incredible.
But, when she does perform I am thrilled by the reception she gets. Suffice it to say that whatever happens in the weeks ahead, I will continue to support her.
But the question remains: should we have done things differently? Perhaps the ones who can best answer that are Susan Boyle's family.
Last week, I met them in my London office and I asked them: 'Tell me honestly; did we do right or did we do wrong?'
What I meant was, was it right to allow Susan to carry on performing in the show once it became clear that she was finding it stressful?
And they said, unanimously, that we did the right thing.
They said that Susan has always wanted to sing and had sat at home for years, wishing that she had a chance.

Posted by newyorkrican45 on June 20, 2009
Simon Cowell in the Daily Mial 6/20/2009
On a practical level, the question was whether she wanted to go ahead with the Britain's Got Talent live tour.
I wasn't sure, so we gave her the opportunity of not taking part. But, after a few days at home in Scotland, Susan was determined that she wanted to do at least some of the dates.
It was agreed that it would be under her terms, and whenever she felt it was too tiring she could choose not to participate. The nights she has performed have been incredible.
But, when she does perform I am thrilled by the reception she gets. Suffice it to say that whatever happens in the weeks ahead, I will continue to support her.
But the question remains: should we have done things differently? Perhaps the ones who can best answer that are Susan Boyle's family.
Last week, I met them in my London office and I asked them: 'Tell me honestly; did we do right or did we do wrong?'
What I meant was, was it right to allow Susan to carry on performing in the show once it became clear that she was finding it stressful?
And they said, unanimously, that we did the right thing.
They said that Susan has always wanted to sing and had sat at home for years, wishing that she had a chance.

Posted by newyorkrican45 on June 20, 2009
Simon Cowell in the Daily Mial 6/20/2009
On a practical level, the question was whether she wanted to go ahead with the Britain's Got Talent live tour.
I wasn't sure, so we gave her the opportunity of not taking part. But, after a few days at home in Scotland, Susan was determined that she wanted to do at least some of the dates.
It was agreed that it would be under her terms, and whenever she felt it was too tiring she could choose not to participate. The nights she has performed have been incredible.
But, when she does perform I am thrilled by the reception she gets. Suffice it to say that whatever happens in the weeks ahead, I will continue to support her.
But the question remains: should we have done things differently? Perhaps the ones who can best answer that are Susan Boyle's family.
Last week, I met them in my London office and I asked them: 'Tell me honestly; did we do right or did we do wrong?'
What I meant was, was it right to allow Susan to carry on performing in the show once it became clear that she was finding it stressful?
And they said, unanimously, that we did the right thing.
They said that Susan has always wanted to sing and had sat at home for years, wishing that she had a chance.

Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@ammo.....your welcome, sweet lady....:)
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
thanks Lovebites, you said it all... Send that to max@maxclifford.com. The supposed Susan publicist. They will see ( at least on MOnday) all of our emails...I love the "Free Susan" who ever started that one.
Posted by Katg57 on June 20, 2009
TommyUSA : love 'This Little Light of Mine'. Thank you.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Um... In re-reading (always a good thing to do pre-post), it appears that I made an unfortunate typo -- but I have faith that you all know that my intent was to reference a "T-shirt!"
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Commentary: If Iran's on the verge of "Freedom Summer" then getting Susan out of Cowell's clutches SHOULD be a snap, but then we're dealing with "a different kind" than just aging Mullahs.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Thank you very much Katq57....:) blessings
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@fano123 I'm with you in your analisis 100%!!!!
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
nw blog is up
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
NEW BLOG EVERYONE...........NEW BLOG NEW BLOG!!!!!
Posted by SBFII Admin on June 20, 2009
New Blog post is now up!

Thanks for your patience :)
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dear fano123,

From your lips to God's ear! Here's hoping that you're 100% right, that Susan's in the (sorry for the bad, but intended, pun) catbird seat!

Nonetheless, I'll still feel more proud wearing a "Free Susan" T-shirt than a "Free Simon" one :-)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@wistful: I think that's the quote I was referring to. Thanks. I knew it had something to do with proving "to herself" that she wasn't that person everyone saw. Sad, isn't it?? Here she'd lived this selfless life devoted to service to other people,---and she still needed verification she was worthwhile. And oh, BOY does she EVER have something to offer!! BIG time!! In a number of other towns, she'd probably have received "Citizen of the Year" trophies for her humanitarian efforts!!
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 20, 2009
Katladyd I have thought along the lines like you have that it might be better for Susan just to return to her old life in Scotland. But then she would have to admit defeat and eventually the papers after they have boasted they were right all along, would get fed up and leave her alone. But then Susan's dream will really have died before it started.

Please remember the good performances she has done in this show. When she attends the shows she is a true professional.

Simon did NOT want another singer to win Britains Got Talent. He said that this year and he said that last year. He did NOT want Faryl to win either. All he said was that she was talented blah blah. He marvelled at her mature voice but clearly wanted George Sampson from the very beginning to win.

Whenever there is bad publicity from someone, whether it is their own fault or not, Simon will back out and cease supporting them. The only reason why he is sort of sticking by Susan now because he is afraid of the impact it will have upon him.

Most people are not stupid and they know what a star Susan truly is.

Simon hasn't got the b****s to admit he dropped a clanger here. He made a major mistake by organising too many shows and not allowing two or three day breaks between them all in order to rest all his acts. At the end of the day he is just a money grabber.

If the act doesn't deliver the goods, he'll dump them.

His article/interview was disgraceful. Most of which was already stated in GMTV anyway. He didn't think Susan was sensational? he needs to look at his face in the video of her audition and say that again. Why was he looking so dreamy?

If the press could leave her alone Susann would be fine. I've no idea why they have to make her life a misery, probably because they know they have the ability to.

They can slag off Jordan as much as they like and that woman wouldn't be that bothered.

If Susan's health is truly at risk then yes she should return to her life in Scotland. She has already made so many people happy and fulfilled her dream of singing before a large audience.

The papers have to be told to stop bullying this lady and reminded that bullying is a crime and won't be tolerated from anyone including the press.

I have a paper clipping from one paper that I intend to send to the Press Complaints Committe (or whatever it is called). I wasn't happy about their last response regarding not taking complaints from people not really involved....but bombard them enough and they might take note.

So if there are any offending printed articles or website links you can forward it to the committee and see what transpires.

BGT bosses have already supposedly expressed their concern to the press complaints and the papers were warned off.

Sadly there are an awful lot of trouble makers in this world who seem to get off making some people's lives a misery. The day will come when they will have to answer before God for the misery they caused people.

Meanwhile God bless Susan and give her the strength to choose whatever she wants to do.

Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
Ruth F, You are obvious a woman with impecable taste in fashion!!!
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
New blog is open I invite you to proceed to the upper floor LOL
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
I'll do some research on the telegraphs. I wonder if western union does it. I know they wire money to people etc. Ill also ask at the post office. If anyone else knows any other suggesdtions about the telegraph lest me know on the new blog coming up as I took a short nap and came back here, been staying up until 3 am with tese blogs. ready and rairing to go as wild Dan would say.
Posted by dyebat on June 20, 2009
Here's a link to an article in the posted in the Sunday Express. Below it is the comment published by one of our own. If this is what she's been facing in hotels on tour, no wonder she doesn't want to leave her flat in London. Hope she can do Edinburgh and Ireland though.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/108763/So-sorry-Susan-misses-shows-

WHY IS THE MEDIA REPORTING SO BIASED?

20.06.09, 3:29pm

So far on his tour SEVEN acts have days off, though you would not know it form the press reports, Two have on occasions fluffed their lines and again it does not get reported. WHY? Do people ask for refunds if the other acts don't appear? Do they even get offered it? What has happened to Susan Boyle is unprecedented int he history of show business, yet the media are expecting someone who said form the outset "baby steps please" to be running marathons when she is just a few days out of hospital. Seasoned professionals spend months preparing themselves physically and mentally before going on tour, None of the acts has had the benefit of being able to do that. The press have even prevented her from being able to recharge her batteries in her own house for heavens sake. The alleged cat incident is a complete fabrication(I know that as my nephew works at the hotel) Susan was described to me as and delightful and friendly lady and he hotel staff could not believe the extent to which press and fans were harassing her and how dignified and patient she was. But with fans searching your hotel and banging on your door you are not going to get much sleep nor be able to summon the energy to perform to the best of your ability. Susan is new to this game, and lets remember that the great Barbara Streisand once refused to perform live for a total of 25 years due to far less pressure than Susan is experiencing now. Susan was NEVER going to be do all of the tour dates, and to be honest the fact that she is doing any of them at all is testament to a great strength of character in my view. OF course there may well be a small section of the media who want to destroy her so they can say "told you so " to Simon Cowell because its far easier for them to do that than admit they are in the wrong here. Personally I feel the way some sections of the press are behaving is bordering on the criminal and they should be mightily ashamed of themselves. Any one who actually believes some of the rubbish being churned out by the trashoids really does need to get a life.

• Posted by: pickledtink
Posted by matty on June 20, 2009
Well, it's midnight here in UK,so I'm off to to bed, having trawled through a LONG blog. Good idea about the
CD titles, but a shame about the derailment! The point is
that most of you have no idea what SUSAN HERSELF wants...
she may be happy for Simon to be her mentor and control
her recording career...She may NOT want to give an interview..She may NOT want Gillian Keith to oversee her
diet, (God help Susan!!!). By promoting all these conspiracy theories,some of you are straying into tabloid territory.You need to take a deep breath, calm down, and
WAIT until Susan decides for herself what her next move will be. Sorry to have a moan, but some in this blog are
trying to control Susan just as BGT are accused of doing.
As for her CD's, anything she decides to sing is OK by me.
Love to you all. xxxx
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
PF, Iranian election, good one! :)
Posted by Grace_P on June 20, 2009
matty...I totally agree with you
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
WAMcKinley, hiccups, I'm still laughing, it's been a while since I ahve had a good laugh here, tks. :)
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
NEW BLOG STARTED !!!
Posted by Aeolian on June 20, 2009
If anyone's still on this thread, check out the really good blogs at http://susanboylefanclub-usa.blogspot.com/. Make sure you scroll down far enough to read "Britain's Got Talent Tour Schedule Cruel and Greedy." It really says it all.
Posted by Boylemania on June 20, 2009
Smart lady, Susan. Dont talk to the press. "Silence Is Golden". Then the tabloids will have nothing to write false nasty rude remarks about you. Be wise now that you had learnt a valuable lesson that you had earlier on innocently trusted the press thinking that they were all for you. But not. They attacked you personally which is very unfair. Now the ongoing BGT live tour is clear cut that they are going after your throat. When you took days off they were very biased reporting that you were dropped not able to continue due to pressure, etc etc. But the other acts did take their off days too. And 2 acts, I understand dropped a line or two. All these they were not reporting. They just kept their big mouth shut. Why so biased? "You did incredibly well on the nights you perform as what Simon said. And he was very impressed with the big crowds behind you and supporting you". Congratulations. You are still the best among the singers in the tour group. Dont worry about the press reports, critics, Be Happy, have your regular meals, good sleep, stay as healthy as ever, laugh loudly afterall Laughter Is The Best Medicine, smile always cos' you have a sweet smile and I like your smile. Plus you have sense of humour. You have a nice personlatiy. You are sweet Susan. And you are a good girl. You have your beloved cat, Pebbles by your side. You have close knit family. You have good friends, close friend. You have church goers supporting you. You have your own Scottish people, Scottish fans and your country Scotland loved and supporting you. You have millions of fans around the world still supporting you. Why worry bad press, critics etc. We fans dont beleive them but there are some people who did though they are a minority lot who I believe have never read about you/know you in the internet, u tube. Due to they didnt know about PC and it's modern technology. So they only depend on the newspapers, TV news. You are now stress free. All the best in your career. God bless you all the way. I love and will support you no matter what. You inspired me in your singing as I love singing as well. Am a classical group state choir/church group choir member. And I do sing Karaoke. With your inspiration, I will continue to sing as long as I still live in this world. You inspired me to this fan site too and became a member of your fan. To be honest with you, am never a fan member to any fan site. This was the 1st time I am a member. Thank you Susan for your beaufiful singing and for your inspiration. And for bringing me here too. Once again God bless you abundantly with good health and keep you safe wherever you go and wherever you are.-smile-
Posted by Boylemania on June 20, 2009
Can anyone here think of how we gonna "free susan" from bad press? Regards.
Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
NO AMERICA-related songs--her heart belongs to the Queen & Scotland--Americans have totally bashed the poor thing.

I like the way she sange I Dream A Dream the first time, but with the final's music & Ioved the semi-finals music to Memory...but Susan, please no American songs. Scotland Rules! How about O Canada?

Someone Google "Susan Boyle petition"...not much is happening there. Oh Susan, i did mail off a letter to the Queen June 19, 2009--let's hope that you'll sing in front of the Queen!
Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
NO AMERICA-related songs--her heart belongs to the Queen & Scotland--Americans have totally bashed the poor thing.

I like the way she sange I Dream A Dream the first time, but with the final's music & Ioved the semi-finals music to Memory...but Susan, please no American songs. Scotland Rules! How about O Canada?

Someone Google "Susan Boyle petition"...not much is happening there. Oh Susan, i did mail off a letter to the Queen June 19, 2009--let's hope that you'll sing in front of the Queen!
Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
NO AMERICA-related songs--her heart belongs to the Queen & Scotland--Americans have totally bashed the poor thing.

I like the way she sange I Dream A Dream the first time, but with the final's music & Ioved the semi-finals music to Memory...but Susan, please no American songs. Scotland Rules! How about O Canada?

Someone Google "Susan Boyle petition"...not much is happening there. Oh Susan, i did mail off a letter to the Queen June 19, 2009--let's hope that you'll sing in front of the Queen!
Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
NO AMERICA-related songs--her heart belongs to the Queen & Scotland--Americans have totally bashed the poor thing.

I like the way she sange I Dream A Dream the first time, but with the final's music & Ioved the semi-finals music to Memory...but Susan, please no American songs. Scotland Rules! How about O Canada?

Someone Google "Susan Boyle petition"...not much is happening there. Oh Susan, i did mail off a letter to the Queen June 19, 2009--let's hope that you'll sing in front of the Queen!
Posted by lttlesis on June 21, 2009
To rq: do you think you posted your comment enough times? I mean 4 times with the same comment? We in America love Susan too and while I think her first CD should contain songs from Scotland, I also think some American songs should be considered. Ane we DID NOT bash her. Shame on you for thinking that way.
Posted by Gail Marie on June 21, 2009
rg - do you have something against the U.S. ?

We love her voice, are patiently waiting for her CD to come out.

Her label has her recording her beloved Broadway show tunes, from reports, then I'm also suggesting Scottish heritage songs with her filmed in various parts of Scotland.
Posted by Fire Djinn on June 22, 2009
@rg et al, I think we should leave all that up to Susan what songs she'll chose to sing. We all have our opinions on what we would love to hear her sing, hearing her belt out Scotland the Brave, Flower of Scotland, or Loch Lomond would be great, fantastic, as Susan would say. But if she were to choose the odd American Tune would we not still be queued up at the register with the CD in hand?
Posted by TXNoelle on June 23, 2009
****Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
NO AMERICA-related songs--her heart belongs to the Queen & Scotland--Americans have totally bashed the poor thing.****

RG, Susan's heart belongs to Susan and it's the British tabloids that have trashed her to the public and made her out to be a "poor thing", not Americans, per se. Americans, for the most part, consider Susan to be intelligent, tremendously talented, witty and full of fun.
It's also Susan's countrymen and UK that failed to recognize her brilliant talent earlier on, not America.

I respect that Susan was raised in Scotland, her parents from Ireland and that one of Susan's dreams is to sing for the Queen.

Please be advised that this American is descended from the Scots, Irish and Welsh, as are many in different cominations here in America. And we are ALL united her in admiration and adoration of Susan as the world-wide phenomenon that she is. God's gift to the world.
Posted by entropydecides on June 25, 2009
Yes another list, this one is compsed of strong female vocals, a variety, I like to think of it as a collection of delicacies and not a buffet.

1. Somebody to Love, Jefferson Airplane, okay some would find this song inappropriate, but as Susan said, "just one side of me". I'd like to explore all aspects of soul of Susan Boyle.

2. Crying, Roy Orbison, KD Lang

3. Memory- Susan Boyle

4. First Time Ever I Saw your Face Roberta Flack

5. Do You Wanna Dance? Bette Middler (slow sensuous version)

5. Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt

7. Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack

8. Arms of an Angel, Sara Maclachlan, I'm iffy on this one, Sara version is so iconic, it would be hard to not hear Sara, I'm sure I would love Susan's just as much

9. Hallelujah, K.D. Lang, I don't think anyone can improve KD Lang's rendition, but I would like to hear Susan's as well.

10, Cry Me a River, Susan Boyle!

11. IDAD Susan Boyle