Susan Boyle on 'Larry King Live': Did you watch?

Larrykingsusanboyle_lOh, Susan Boyle, you little minx; why can’t I get enough of you? Unsatisfied with the avalanche of coverage this Scottish phenom has already received, I turned to the sultan of softball questions Friday to see if he could possibly unearth any new tidbits about the 47-year-old woman who brought down the roof last week on Britain’s Got Talent.

Sadly for we Boyle fans, Larry King made us sit through an excruciating 45 minutes of vapid chatter about Twitter and King’s competition with Ashton Kutcher (or "Oshton," as he called him) for one million followers. I thought we’d never get to Boyle — but then there she was, in all her un-tweezed glory. And wearing Wilma Flintstone beads, to boot!

Granted, I could barely understand some of the things she said (her "courage" sounded a lot like cottage) but it was positively delightful to hear her giggle over Simon Cowell wanting to make her a recording star. But then she spoke in all seriousness about not wanting to change her appearance because, after all, we’re talking about her identity here! And eat your heart out, Celine "I punch my chest for emphasis" Dion: Boyle ended her all-too-brief appearance with a breathtaking rendition of "My Heart Will Go On." Encore, I say! Encore!

So where will she do it, Boyle fans? How many days will pass before we see Diane Sawyer beat out Baba Wawa for the exclusive tell-all in primetime? Will you watch if she does? Or are you (gasp!) done with Boyle-mania? 

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  • Tom

    I’ll be waiting for the BGT finals and rooting for her.

  • bob

    first one to comment……….i love susan boyle!!!

  • K. Paige

    Please not Diane Sawyer!!!! Her interview was just awful – absolute rubbish! I was embarrassed for Diane. Of course, BW is way past her best before date. Retire Barbara!!!!
    I’m not sure any media person will get this right – from what I’ve seen so far on YouTube.
    But Susan Boyle is full of class even if the interviewers are not.

  • anoop

    Yo, enough with Susan Boyle! What about the Octomom? I wanna know more about her.

  • anoop

    Oh one more thing, I just deleted my Twitter account. Congrats to Ashton, he & the other two guys are the most air headed persons on the planet (& that’s what Twittering is about,lol).

  • Id Est X

    Her voice reminds me of Streisand. Yet, I hope she will be making at least some classical aria appearances. I also hope show biz won’t corrupt such a beautiful virgin flower.

  • Boyled Lobster

    I would rather hear Mitch Koss sing about those two hot chicks he left at the North Korea border. (Laura Ling and Euna Lee)

  • Jonathan

    What is truly stunning here is this phenomenon of physical imperfection and the allure it appears to hold for us. No longer are we constrained by Hollywood’s definition of physical beauty, an idea once impressed upon the masses through the now-defunct 20th century medium of centralized entertainment, the whims of popular culture dictated by a scant and narrow minded few. Now with emerging and popular talent to the likes of Boyle and, to a lesser extent Potts, we are witnessing the early beginnings of a major cultural shift brought on in part from viral content in the connected society. The glamourpuss dolls of yesterday are out.. homespun next door is in. Size four models in bizarre-wear prancing down the runway is out.. old-fashioned is in. Shallow and style, out. Quirky and substance, in. It would seem the people have spoken with a unified voice, and they want more performers like Boyle.. a lot more.

  • XYZ

    Hey “reporter”, it was “Britain’s got talent”, not “british version of american idol”. BTW, american idol is a british version of that show. “Nice” job!

  • Peter

    Come on Jonathan,”No longer are we constrained by Hollywood’s definition of physical beauty, an idea once impressed upon the masses through the now-defunct 20th century medium of centralized entertainment, the whims of popular culture dictated by a scant and narrow minded few.”seems both over written and overly optimistic.The exception does not prove the rule. Unfortunately, the Britney Spears of the world have little to worry about.

  • GuyTar

    Go to youtube right now and search for Susan Boyle’s version of “Cry Me A River.” She contributed this to a charity CD ten years ago. Forget about the recent media and internet sensation about this lady. Listen to how she sings the blues.

  • michael

    I pray that all her dreams come true. She is a breath of fresh air and hope in a world that is in desperate need of some. People are going through hard times and she reminds us that sometimes, if we hold on long enough miracles can and do happen. Gods getting the last laugh with this one and its not at her.

  • ScottishInCalfornia

    to XYZ and reporter, to clarify as I watch all of the talent shows, it was Britain’s Pop Idol that was first, and American Idol took after that, only singers and a definate age range with specific to an upper limit. Then there is the Britain’s Got Talent and American’s Got Talent (and all American Shows are afer the British shows as they are from there, that’Simon is on all of them), the Got Talent shows where Susan was on is for any talent and a wider age range. Then there’s the UK XFactor signers only (where another Scot Leon Jackson won in 2007 and Susan’s Cry Me A River happened to be recorded at the school he was attending, what a coincidence on that one), but again, the larger age range 4 to 100. So, the Idol and Talent shows are completely different genre.

  • ethan

    What a gift from God. It feels so great to se someone so appreciated and so happy.

  • Libby

    I’ll never watch any show on CNN again. I’ll look for Susan Boyle on any other media. I would gladly pay any number of dollars for her CD or a DVD or her singing.
    After Cooper’s tea bagging thing, and the crazy reporter attacking the Tea Party attendee with baby in his arms, I’m done with CNN. And I will write each and everyone of the sponsors to let them know that I will no longer buy any of their products as long as they are supporting CNN.
    Oh, yeah, I am gay, and I really thought that Cooper was off the chart, as a professional, with the tea bagging comments. Thankfully not all gays or all news reporters are like Anderson Cooper.
    Some people still respect journalism as a profession, and some people respect the fact that personal deeds need to be kept personal.
    There is a reason you don’t want the police in your bedroom, so why are Anderson and Rachael inviting them in? Have they really thought this out?

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