Good article here from the Sunday Times that gives some useful background on the world’s newest and greatest talent discovery. The takeaway: Susan Boyle has been singing a loo-oong time, and has worked extremely hard to develop her voice (see this article for more on that). I was really interested in the part where her coach said, “She always had a vision of herself as a singer.” It sounds like such a small thing — but it’s HUGE.
We can hear the journey in this early track – Cry Me a River, reportedly from ten years ago. This performance to many ears is even better than what she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent” – shows that she’s got some serious range as a performer and no small motivation. Singing to a cat as a talent-accelerator: who knew?