I'm all about dark horses and comeback stories. Some of my favorite movies are Rudy, Friday Night Lights, Remember the Titans and We Are Marshall. Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than hidden talent being given a chance to shine and people overcoming difficulties to succeed.
I'm sure some of you watch reality TV including American Idol and America's Got Talent. Both these shows are spin-offs from British shows and Britain's Got Talent just kicked off their season. When Susan Boyle walked onstage the judges and audience appeared to dismiss her. Simon Cowell delivered his usual eye-roll and sneer. But...
Watch Susan perform and see how you just can't judge a book by its cover.
Susan Boyle Sings on Britain's Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 @ Yahoo! Video
The full clip can be seen here. Youtube has disabled embedding.
I am ashamed to say I rather expected a female British version of William Hung or some other horribly awful wannabe singer. But when she began to sing, I sat in front of my computer and my jaw literally dropped. She's amazing, and I've no doubt she'll go far in this competition. I've watched this clip at least five times a day since I first saw it on Monday. Of course, I'll have to follow Susan's progress on the online news sites and YouTube.
Do you like comeback stories too? What are your favorites?