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Summertime  (Level: 115.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 3:41 PM

1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 4:14 PM

I think she looks great.....quite lovely. Hope she gets that first kiss soon.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 4:30 PM

What a transformation. She looks very nice. It would seem that someone has taken her under their wing and given her guidance.

Cindyjo422  (Level: 97.4 - Posts: 43)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 5:11 PM

I liked her how she was with the voice of an angel. Cindy Jo

Mcelfie  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 3)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 6:10 PM

A beautiful person to start with

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 7:27 PM

Of course it's her beautiful soul, spunk, and perserverence that really makes her shine. This transformation reflects the new found confidence that taking the risk to pursue her life long dream in front of such a large audience has given her. I wish her the very best in accomplishing those dreams. She more than deserves it.

Bakerstreeet  (Level: 42.7 - Posts: 187)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 11:47 AM

I labsolutely love her, but felt sorry that she had the makeover. A family member reported that Susan had gotten such bad and hurtful press about her appearance that SHE felt Susan should have the makeover. The family member asked her, and Susan agreed. Family members have said that Susan has been 'bullied' her whole life about her appearance, etc., and it STILL continues! She's a wonderful, talented woman who should be allowed AND accepted to look the way she does, as should all people -- male and female. Shame on cultures that continue to value surface over substance. A HUGE bravo to Susan -- with or without a makeover! (Sorry, I didn't mean to rant, Emily.)

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 12:34 PM

Rant away, Emily!

Alvandy  (Level: 240.4 - Posts: 7692)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 1:15 PM

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep. I hope she achieves her dreams. She has talent!

Maurlin  (Level: 220.6 - Posts: 2708)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 6:31 PM

I saw photos of the makeover, and I didn't notice that much of a difference. I really do love her voice.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 9:44 PM

In the pics of a younger Susan Boyle, she looked like a pretty little girl
with curly, curly, hair and spectacular eyes. She wasn't always a
middle-aged woman....
Hope she achieves all she's ever dreamed of,,,,

Fudypatootie  (Level: 205.9 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 26th Apr '09 11:42 PM

I think it's a shame we live in a world where everyone has to get a makeover.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 1:34 AM

But maybe she likes her new look. With the wonderful response she got on the stage, maybe she is emerging from her cocoon.

When I moved here in 1987, I finally became "me." In my hometown I was my parents' daughter, my brother's sister, my sons' mom. When I moved here, nobody knew me except for myself and that's when I began to develop into "me." I'm still changing and some days i'm surprised at who I am becoming. Other days, not so good!

I do think it was very unkind of people to make so many negative remarks about her appearance. She has a voice that would charm the angels.

Has she performed again? I'm anxious to see what she sings for her next performance.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 4:27 AM

Me too Pat. Do you know when that will be????
I keep checking on youtube to see if there's any more

Madamec8  (Level: 85.9 - Posts: 897)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 4:45 AM

I hate it. She looks bland, conforming -- I loved her features, her eyes (including brows), her curly hair. Maybe her dress was 'frumpy' -- but at least it was feminine. The new clothes may be fashionable in someone's eyes -- I think they're blah and take even more away from her. Black leather?

I don't believe she was in a cocoon, she just got some opportunity to show what she could do. I wish they had left her alone, at least until after this season's BGT.

Whoever pressured her to do the make-over -- sounds like it was more for their feelings than hers.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 8:49 AM

I haven't looked and I am not interested in the new look, her voice and personality made her more beautiful than anything else could. As she is, she is very beautiful, almost as lovely as my future wife Kate Winslet, not quite though. Did I mention that me and Kate will one day marry, I guess I did

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 12:15 PM

Who is Susan Boyle...and why should I care? Wife, sister, daughter, mother of Peter Boyle? Spawn of Boyle M. Owl?

Say, here I am, outta the loop again.
There I am, up on this page.
Here I go, playing fool again.
There I go, turn on the rage.

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.4 - Posts: 6097)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 1:30 PM

This is the original link, Steve, posted in Salty Dog! It has everyone in the world talking!


Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 1:34 PM

I think she looks great, and why shouldn't she fix herself up a bit if she wants to be in show business? If she got a great new job in an office no one would see a problem with dressing for success. I think it's treating her like a freak show to expect her to stay frumpy because it makes some people feel better to think it doen't matter what you look like. It does. It shouldn't, but it does.

She looks fantastic, and at least 20 years younger. Good for her!

Summertime  (Level: 115.0 - Posts: 1122)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 1:36 PM

Thank you Marilyn for extending a helping hand to Tuzilla!

The competition begins in May...wondering if any of it will be shown in the United States? This has never happened, but with all the "shock and awe"...I wouldn't be surprised!

Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 1:50 PM

Yes, sadly predictable, but if she wants to actually have a career in the field of entertainment it was almost certainly inevitable. She (and the producers of the show) could only pull off the "stunning revelation" moment once. Her new appearance may help boost her confidence enough to make it possible to sustain a career which is sure to be under intense public and press scrutiny for quite a while.

Ultimately, however, she may find that hitting the big time may not be as personally fulfilling as singing for friends and family in small venues that she might have pursued with her natural look and style. Of course, that is something she will have to discover on her own.

Aristotle  (Level: 72.7 - Posts: 191)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 3:43 PM

She looks like Wee Jimmy Krankie (a 50-year old woman who dressed as a schoolboy with 'hilarious' results Here's a link, if you're interested:

Madamec8  (Level: 85.9 - Posts: 897)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 6:23 PM

Donna, I truly hope you are right, that the changes will have positive results. I wasn't implying she should wear frumpy clothes, rather I thought the new make-over did not make her more attractive, she looks plain. I also believe looks count, I just fear she lost her endearing naturalness. Look at the close-ups of her face before and after, look at her eyes, her smile. I never once thought of her as a freak. I think it's more freakish to think of her as a 'commodity'.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 7:04 PM

I was replying very generally, Colleen, hope you didn't think I was criticizing your comment - wasn't meant that way.

However she decides to look, I hope in the end it's her own choice, but if she wants to make a success as a performer, fact is, looks count, and if the pretty ones get makeovers, why not the not-so-pretty ones?

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 7:19 PM

I want a makeover.

Except I don't want to have to fix my hair or put on makeup.

Or change out of my sweatpants.

Maurlin  (Level: 220.6 - Posts: 2708)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 7:20 PM

I'm reminded of how geeky Clay Aiken looked during his initial audition and his amazing makeover during the weeks of the competition.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 8:15 PM


You're my kinda woman!!!! Au Naturelle!!!!
Everyone is surprised that I haven't rushed to wear a wig.
But they're hot and itchy - and I have a nice shaped head.

Susan looked quite uncomfortable in her "career path" clothes

Don't know if anyone else has felt this, but when I'm looking at
the women on WTHAI, they almost all have perfect sparkly teeth,
luscious lips, long (usually blond) hair, and straight noses....
Barbie clones!!!!

Madamec8  (Level: 85.9 - Posts: 897)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 8:24 PM

Nor was I criticizing you personally, Donna . I think everyone wants what is best for Susan, and I certainly need to remember she is 47 years old (and that's just on one side lol) and has done quite well dealing with life, certainly willing to put herself out there, and willing to see how it all goes. BGT is but one of the opportunities she will have -- she has endeared herself to many others -- that wonderful self is going to be there. I DO hope she wins the competition.

Summertime  (Level: 115.0 - Posts: 1122)
Mon, 27th Apr '09 9:14 PM

Excuse me Linda... but what WAS it you are reminded of?
I think it was something about Clay and unless my eyes deceive me...the word "geeky" was used?
Oh nooooooo, we "Claymates" never, ever thought of him as such....

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 1:31 PM

I loved her performance, and like Simon I was amazed. Hey it is good of everyone to approve of her makeover. Lets face it she needed one. I must live in a different world than you. In my world appearances do matter even if we don't say they do. Especially in the entertainment industry, where lets face it if someone is attractive they are more apt to be successful. I think it is a sign of her newly found confidence and she should go for it. It doesn't affect her voice but the added self confidence will show when she performs. Unless she decides to go back to obscurity and just sing in church.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 8:15 PM

As much as I have worked to avoid contact with American Idle, and virtually all other Slime Time television, it seems unavoidable. Even NPR and other normal sources of non-pop culture news are apparently caught up in the race for the lowest/least common denominator, and are frantically fawning over this Sarah Boyle because she can sing pretty well, but are in a pontificating panic because she looks like a disheveled Mrs. Doubtfire. They think she needs Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn and Earl Scheib to give her an Extreme Fashion Makeover, top end overhaul and paint job. I'll bet most of them are the same people who were in a high hyperventilating harangue over China using a sweet little cutie at the opening of the Beijing Olympics as a stunt double for the real singer, who was not "cute" to be the childhood face of the country.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 9:01 PM

People keep saying how a makeover will improve her self-confidence, but I have to say I was most impressed with her total commitment to the singing - all the cheers, the standing O's, the dropped jaws, the enormous and noisy audience, three scary judges all staring at her, and none of that made her bat an eyelash while she sang. Before singing she was a ditz who couldn't answer a simple question, but while singing she was poised and confident and totally amazing.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 28th Apr '09 9:17 PM

Suzer, your description reminded me of....Gomer Pyle!

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