Susan Boyle Vs Barack Obama and the Today Show

A sign of the times?

It seems Barack Obama is no match for Susan Boyle when it comes to primetime.

The American President had hoped to broadcast a televised press conference at 9pm today on NBC to explain his plans for reforming America’s private-sector health care system, but Mr Obama was rebuffed by the network in favour of the Britains Got Talent runner-up.

Instead, The White House was forced into moving President Obama’s latest prime time news conference to 8pm, when it will be aired live on three US networks, including NBC.

A US television insider told the Daily Express: “The television networks normally comply even if it is in prime viewing.

“It can lose them ratings and millions of dollars in advertising revenue. But NBC dug its heels in and refused to push Susan out of the prime time slot, so The White House had to just blink.”

The 48-year-old Scottish spinster has enjoyed worldwide success following her sensational performance of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Miserables on the hit ITV show, of which the clip took the internet by storm.

Check out the video of a revamped Susan Boyle on the Today Show, talking makeovers, meltdowns, overnight fame and err Harpers Bazaar.

July 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 1 comment.

Britain’s Got Talent Shaheen Jafargholi is a thriller

Speaking of Britain’s Got Talent, another star in the making has come out of the woodwork, in the shape of 12-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi.

The Welsh schoolboy’s Susan Boyle’s current biggest rival on the television show, which will see the winner performing their act in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and receive a £100,000 prize.

Shaheen wowed Saturday night viewers with Who’s Lovin’ You by the Jackson Five, after switching over from a so-so rendition of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’.

The show’s fans have been flooding internet forums with complaints after Jafargholi‘s impressive CV was leaked online, revealing Shaheen has appeared on Casualty, Torchwood and attended the prestigious Mark Jermin Stage School. He also played a young Michael Jackson in stage musical Thriller Live! 

Some people love complaining about anything and everything. Had anyone even heard of this boy before the show? Exactly. So why are people complaining that he’s not an amateur?

He isn’t already famous so I don’t see the problem. As far as I’m concerned he would be a deserved winner, with a long and bright future ahead of him, dare I say, he’s possibly the next Jacko (minus the wacko part).

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April 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

Britain’s Got Talent Susan Boyle is YouTube hit

A video of Susan Boyle’s audition for Britain’s Got Talent looks set to become the most viewed YouTube clip ever.

Less than two weeks after it was uploaded to the site Susan’s audition has been watched more than 100million times – closing in to smash the previous record.

And it has been watched five times more than US President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in January, which has had 18.5million views.

The current most watched clip on YouTube is comedian Judson Laipply’s Evolution Of Dance, which has been viewed 118 million times since it was uploaded in April 2006.

The 47-year-old Scot left viewers open-mouthed with her sensational rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from the musical Les Miserables.

She is the red-hot favourite to walk away with the television programme’s £100,000 prize and to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

She said: “I’m doing all this as a tribute to my Mum. If she could see me now, she’d be very proud.”

I’m just waiting for the impending makeover.

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April 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.