That was the headline for a story on Susan Boyle, the contestant who caught the attention of the world in Britain’s TV talent show – Britain’s Got Talent. She wasn’t your average – wait, she was your average-looking singer. She wasn’t this polished, made-up and groomed mega-star like Beyoncé – or whatever she’s calling herself now.
She was a normal person with a God-given talent for singing. Everyone wrote her off based on her appearance until she started to sing.
Now, I’m a huge reality show fan. One thing you learn from watching reality TV is that the outer package doesn’t always tell the truth about what’s on the inside.
There’s plenty of great-looking people that I wouldn’t want to be around for one minute. They need to spend just as much time grooming the inside as they do the outer beauty.
You can’t judge any book by its cover – because you have to ponder the words inside before you know the story.
Just because Susan didn’t win, doesn’t mean her dream is over. Her dream is using her talent. And she wants to continue to do just that. So often nowadays, we must put another down to raise up ourselves. Susan didn’t win – therefore she lost. She has no worth.
It’s just not good enough anymore to be talented. One has to be THE NEXT BIG THING or your dream is over. It’s not okay to be good and to use your talent in the world.
The pressure that people put on Susan Boyle is unreasonable. This is an amateur talent contest – she’s not a professional yet. What about the growth she’s experienced as a singer?
Her voice is extraordinary. I hope she holds onto that and doesn’t let anyone take away what God gave her – a voice to sing with.
Sing and continue to dream, Susan. God hears you even when others do not.