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Susan Boyle

August 29, 2010

SUSAN BOYLE : Hometown Girl, Singing Sensation ! | CNN Profile

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CNN visits the proud Scottish hometown of SUSAN BOYLE — and neighbors share! ———— [APRIL 2009] The world is smitten with British sensation Susan Boyle and though her appearance has been described as “dowdy” and prompted calls for a makeover fans want the powerful singer to know they love her just the way she is. Boyle told CNN this morning that she’s overwhelmed by her sudden notoriety. “I’m gobsmacked, absolutely gobsmacked,” she said. The word “gobsmacked” is British slang to mean astonished or astounded. But Boyle herself also said she wouldn’t want the instant fame to change her. “I wouldn’t want to change myself too much because that would really make things a bit false,” she said Friday in an interview with CNN. “I want to receive people as the real me, a real person.” Boyle, 47, burst into the spotlight last week when she performed the song “I Dreamed a Dream” on the reality show “Britain’s Got Talent.” At least two members of the show’s judging panel have said they judged Boyle on her looks when she first appeared on stage before them. Based on the somewhat disheveled state of her baggy dress and wild hair they admitted they didn’t expect much. “It’s a very shallow thing to say but, obviously, the minute she walked onstage we all, and the audience, completely judged her on her appearance and everything else. And I hate saying that. But, you know, that true cliche, we judged a book by its cover,” said judge Amanda Holden in an interview Friday on the CBS
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