Oh, Susan Boyle, you little minx; why can’t I get enough of you? Unsatisfied with the avalanche of coverage this Scottish phenom has already received, I turned to the sultan of softball questions Friday to see if he could possibly unearth any new tidbits about the 47-year-old woman who brought down the roof last week on Britain’s Got Talent.
Sadly for we Boyle fans, Larry King made us sit through an excruciating 45 minutes of vapid chatter about Twitter and King’s competition with Ashton Kutcher (or “Oshton,” as he called him) for one million followers. I thought we’d never get to Boyle – but then there she was, in all her un-tweezed glory. And wearing Wilma Flintstone beads, to boot!
Granted, I could barely understand some of the things she said (her “courage” sounded a lot like cottage) but it was positively delightful to hear her giggle over Simon Cowell wanting to make her a recording star. But then she spoke in all seriousness about not wanting to change her appearance because, after all, we’re talking about her identity here! And eat your heart out, Celine “I punch my chest for emphasis” Dion: Boyle ended her all-too-brief appearance with a breathtaking rendition of “My Heart Will Go On.” Encore, I say! Encore!
So where will she do it, Boyle fans? How many days will pass before we see Diane Sawyer beat out Baba Wawa for the exclusive tell-all in primetime? Will you watch if she does? Or are you (gasp!) done with Boyle-mania?