Wednesday, April 22, 2009

(Pre) Judging Susan

OK you're more interested in adoption stuff but I really wanted to post this one.

Susan Boyle is making headlines over here and around the world. Her story is a lesson in prejudging people.

Susan is a 47 y.o. Scottish woman with a dream to be a professional singer. By first appearances that would seem unlikely. BUT... see for yourself.

From this BBC article,

"Last Saturday, viewers saw Boyle, with double chin, unkempt hair, frumpy appearance and eccentric demeanour, step onto the talent show stage and proclaim her dream of being a professional singer.

The judges rolled their eyes and the audience pulled incredulous faces. Onlookers, on set and at home, were rubbing their hands at the prospect of another hopeless, deluded loser being crushed by a withering Simon Cowell insult."

All five of us were standing around the laptop tonight watching the video. The YouTube video has been viewed over 100,000,000 times, currently in 2nd place for all time views. Sergey couldn't understand what the big deal is. Nancy tried to explain to him that the whole world was surprised at how well she sang when she is not pretty like that female judge on the program.

"The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)


Michelle said...

my heart broke for her when the judges first talked about people being against her - she looked really shocked about that - but i'm thrilled at how this clip ended. you could tell she was fulfilling a lifelong dream in those moments, and it was gorgeous.

thanks for the reminder to look at what God sees rather than act like the rest of the world & judge superficially.

- michelle

Kevin & Pam said...

That was amazing!

Debbie said...

We must have watched this five times yesterday. I had tears rolling down my cheeks! I think she has a bright future, and others will now think twice when they look at someone.

Jeri said...

Every time I see this clip (been watching it for about a week now), I get goosebumps. I believe on Britains Got Talent (I think that's what it is), that the winner of the 2007, Paul Potts, was also a surprise. He's now traveling the world and releasing his second album.

Susan Boyles has endured a great deal of teasing and bullying through her life. Glad to see her experience success in spite of the hardships.

HeritageOdessa said...

The video is awesome! Thank you for sharing. It has a great meaning!!!!