Saturday, May 30, 2009

She Dreamed a Dream

Britain's Got Talent has come to a conclusion: and unfortunately, not in the way I would have hoped, but still it was a memorable night. From Daniel Ng of the Los Angeles Times:

"Susan Boyle proved a gracious loser today when the dance group Diversity won the top prize on "Britain's Got Talent."

"The best people won," said Boyle. "They're very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best."

On this evening's finale, the 48-year-old Scotswoman performed her best-known number, "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables," the song that carried her to fame on her first appearance on the show.

It had been a rough week for Boyle leading up to the finals. She had a well-publicized shouting match with a group of journalists and was reportedly considering pulling out of the competition on account of nerves.

But she rebounded and delivered a performance tonight that was warmly welcomed by the audience.

Diversity, a dance group from Essex, comprises three sets of brothers ranging in age from 12 to 25. The 10-member group specializes in street dance but also derives inspiration from all facets of pop culture, from the movie "Transformers" to Michael Jackson.

The members of the group were speechless upon hearing the verdict."

I agree, it was a memorable performance--that song will forever make me cry. Heck, even Simon shed a tear! Gasp! To see a dream fulfilled like that--that is a priceless thing.

Susan Boyle's Final Performance:

and for those of you who are curious as to who this "Diversity" group is, here's their final performance:

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