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Britain has someone to Idolize too: Susan Boyle

April 14, 2009 |  2:16 pm

Last week, Culture Monster gave a nod to "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert, sharing an early look at the singer (and our eagle-eyed assessment of the then-unknown talent) in a production of a musical version of "The Ten Commandments" we’re quite sure we'll never forget.

Now we cross the pond to give you a glimpse of another singer -- this one a bit older than the 26-year-old Lambert. Please meet Susan Boyle, a 47-year-old contestant in “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Now, many of us at Culture Monster are, shall we say, less than fans of “Les Miserables,” finding that the music makes us tres miserable. However, we can spot a talent when we hear one. So we share with you a snippet of Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the Boublil and Schonberg musical. 

You can see a full clip of Boyle’s performance here. (Be sure to catch the expression on judge Simon Cowell's face, as well as those of many in the audience.)

-- Lisa Fung