Wednesday, January 06, 2010
A day ago, I came across Susan Boyle’s demo track.
She’s singing her version of Roberta Flack’s Killing me softly.
The “rip it straight from the gut and soar to the skies” premise of her Britain’s got talent debut—that’s missing.
If anything, she’s way older now.
So what prompted that insouciance. That cheek. That “I don’t quite give a damn.” That causes her voice to open up and let go?
What caused it now?
The person is the same, the voice the same, If anything, older.
And would this earth-stopping performance have been possible without the simply-ok demo track?
Destiny, nasseeb, fate—why did they wait to kick in now?