Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle had a dream. The forty-eight year old wanted to be a professional singer. When she arrived on the stage for Britain's Got Talent in April, the judges and the audience scoffed as she proclaimed this dream.

But then she opened her mouth to sing and the scoffs turned to amazement. Hers is truly a Cinderella story.

I was excited to receive her CD in the mail today that I ordered from The CD was released November 23rd and became Amazon's best-selling album in pre-sales. Think about that for a

Try as I might, I cannot listen to "I Dreamed a Dream" (the title song) without tears. There is something about it that touches me deeply.

Inside the CD jacket, there is a quote from Susan: "I would like to dedicate this album to my beloved Mother, to whom I made a promise to be someone."

You are someone alright, Ms. Boyle, and we love you!


Deanna said...

My BIL was talking about this CD over Thanksgiving. He loved it. That is quite a compliment from him as he is quite the music connoiseur.

Deanna said...

P.S. He said her version of "Wild Horses" was the best he had ever heard!

~ said...

You can click on the Amazon link in the blog post and it will take you to where the CD can be purchased. On that page there is a place to listen to a portion of the songs. It truly is a beautiful CD...even if it is a little melancholy. It makes me wonder if she has had a lot of sadness in her life.