06.01.09 9 years ago 5 Comments

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.”

Anyway, since I’m unabashedly pro-Susan Boyle, it was saddening to hear that she was taken by ambulance to the hospital following an apparent emotional breakdown:

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.

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