Despite the fact that Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan told Inside Edition that frumpy singing standout Susan Boyle threatened to quit the competition, and the news that she lashed out with profanities at reporters, Boyle will still be at tomorrow’s finale. Singing, hopefully.
But screw that mess with the press and any other Boyle Rumor of the Day. Shouldn’t we all be focusing on the talent, the voice, the presence that Susan Boyle brings to the stage? I think so.
Earlier this week, when I was on the phone with BGT judge Piers Morgan, I asked him what she should sing in tomorrow’s finale. Without missing a beat, he said: “I would do ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ without any question.” But can she repeat the song? “She can,” he added. “And I think, if I were her, I wouldn’t even hesitate because that is her anthem, that is what the world loves her for. And that’s what she’s best at singing.”
But, I continued, asking Piers for his professional judgly opinion, wouldn’t there be backlash? Doesn’t that seem like a lazy move? “No, no, no, it doesn’t work like that.” And then he reminded me that season 1’s Paul Potts did the same thing, singing the operatic “Nessun Dorma” for both his initial audition and in the finale, which he won.
But let’s assume she does do something we haven’t seen before. And I’m gonna assume she’ll stick with the West End/Broadway theme. How about “Think of Me” or (screw the fact that it’s a song for a male character) “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera? Or Evita: “Don’t Cry for me, Argentina” or the song Madonna added to the 1996 movie, “You Must Love Me”? Those would get my first votes.
Or, something else? PopWatchers, what do you suggest Susan Boyle sing on tomorrow’s Britian’s Got Talent finale? Should she just stick with “I Dreamed a Dream,” like Piers says?
More Susan Boyle from EW:
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