Let me clarify. As you probably know, the reality show, American Idol, is based on a British show called
Britain’s Got Talent Pop Idol. Also the brain child of Simon Cowell.
For a couple of seasons I was completely addicted to American Idol. Planned my week around the show. Then I figured out it was all a put-up. The contestants were not really amateurs, but ringers. Not-quite-pros passed off as the boy or girl next door. I don’t know if the UK version is the same shite as here in the U.S. but this video makes me want to believe it’s not.
I don’t believe this woman has a record contract. Or an agent. Or a publicist. I believe — I want to believe– she is what she says she is. THIS is what makes the show work (if it works at all).
And if you discover this is all a ruse and Susan is lip-syncing the song, please… please don’t tell me.
File this post under sentimental sap. BTW… 3.5 million views in 3 days.