“Family Historian” Susan Boyle wows them on UK “Idol” TV Show!
Susan Boyle is the woman with a dream that lives in Blackburn, in West Lothian near Edinburgh – a short distance from East Lothian, Scotland where my Kemp family hails from. Now 47, she lives at home with her cat Pebbles.
All her life, since she was twelve, she has had the dream of being a professional singer as successful as Elaine Paige and signing, performing before a large audience.
Saturday night in Glasgow she got her chance on UK’s version of the American Idol TV show - Britains Got Talent.
Her performance was stunning, overwhelming and deeply emotional.
A triumph for her and for us. She sings of the dreams, the dreams in all of us – and no doubt the dreams of our ancestors, both realized and unfulfilled. Her moving presentation has been viewed live by millions and by well over 10 million more people in just the last few days via the Internet. She captivated her audience with this haunting anthem of dreams, seemingly almost lost and for her now realized at this time in her life.
You will want to watch this – again and again
Click Here to see her performance.
Is Susan Boyle a genealogist?
I don’t know – but she made history for her family Saturday night.
In the words of Susan Boyle herself, this presentation was “just so emotional; unbelievable and emotional; fantastic.”
I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung No wine untasted.
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame.
And still I dream he’ll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather…
I had a dream my life would be
So different form this hell
I’m living so different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.
Thanks to Elaine Maddox for sending this to me.