Susan Boyle -- What's the Big Deal?
I completely disagree with Adam's assessment that:
But Susan, because of her looks, because of the fact that people were snickering at her before she opened her mouth, becomes a sensation simply by being able to carry a tune. She has a decent voice, sure. But let's not get carried away. She's no LuPone
Here is what I posted in response:
It's not her looks...it's the surprise of her angelic voice. Plenty of "dowdy" people have appeared on American Idol who've been "ok" or "good" singers. Susan attracts us because she IS fantastic.
And THAT is what the big deal is ;)