Saturday night was the finale of “Britain’s Got Talent,” and in a shocking twist, Scottish cat-lady sensation Susan Boyle (above, reprising “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Mis) lost to a dance troupe called Diversity (video below). I say “shocking” as if the clearly inferior act has never won a televised talent contest before. Diversity has all the skill and innovation of a solid high school cheerleading squad. They should definitely win a show called “Britain’s Got Guys Who Dance as Well as High School Girls.”
In response to questions about Ms. Boyle, a spokeswoman said: “Police were called to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance.”
British newspapers reported that she had been begun to behave erratically after losing to a dance group called Diversity in the Saturday night finals of the show that had transformed her into a worldwide phenomenon. In public she had seemed gracious in defeat.
Fancast noted that Boyle, 48, “was starved of oxygen at birth leading to minor brain damage.” Man, I had no idea. That retard can really sing. So get well, Susan, and record me some Broadway tunes. The “Glee” soundtrack isn’t going to satisfy my gay music needs forever.