ugg boot classic short Susan Boyle Feels the Pressure
Well, it’s just about that time in Susan Boyle’s rise to fame where everyone turns on the singing sensation.
Just over a month ago, we were all tearing up over the 48 year old’s first Britain’s Got Talent appearance (even Simon grew a heart for a minute) because it was surprising that such a dowdy lady could sing so beautifully. Also, you know, a glimmer of hope and dreams in “these tough economic times” and stuff.
Then there was makeover watch, Oprah, paparazzi outside her home every day and all that other famous person stuff leading up to her semifinal performance of “Memory.” And that is where Lily Allen’s Twitters were a sign of the impending SuBo (that’s what they call her in Britain) backlash: “i don’t think she has an amazing voice” and “Susan Boyle is so overrated.”
So now she’s under the pressure that comes with sudden fame. Two sudden foulmouthed outbursts don’t seem that unexpected, but that doesn make them less newsworthy.
According to The Sun, two people at the Wembley Plaza Hotel wound her up and she freaked out yelling, “How fking dare you! You can’t fking talk to me like that.” Then police in the area spent 15 minutes calming her down.
Her spokesperson commented on the incident to the Daily Mail: “The police were escorting a journalist from the premises who had been winding Susan up. Susan and her sister were talking to the police telling them what had happened.”
Then while watching BGT in the hotel bar,
she reportedly yelled, “Fk off” when judge Piers Morgan praised her competition, 12 year old Shaheen Jafargholi, as ” the best singing performance we’ve seen so far.”
SuBo’s spokesperson says that isn’t true and mentions annoying journalists again: “Susan was in the bar with friends but was getting hassled by a journalist. The four of them left before Shaheen live performance to watch it in the room instead.”
So now everyone is saying how she can’t handle the fame, it’s gone to her head, she’s moody, she’s crazy, she’s a pain to other contestants, and all that fun stuff.
But she has a friend in her favorite judge. Piers Morgan blogged in her defense and also appeared on the CBS Early Show, where he said:
“I’m actually feeling more supportive today than I was before because I feel really sorry for Susan. From what I hear, she’s been in tears the last two days. She even threatened to leave the show yesterday at one stage because of the sheer amount of pressure on her.”