First she was threatened by a stalker and now her idol, Cats star Elaine Paige has turned on her. This really isn't SuBo's week. Speaking at the South Bank awards, Paige, (who seems to have had a touch of the green eye monster) ranted:
'It's all about turning someone into an immediate celebrity at the expense of longevity and working hard and experience. Susan Boyle is doing terribly well considering she literally came to the attention of the world overnight with the advent of YouTube.
'She was like a virus really that spread across the world in a nanosecond. She is a girl with no experience of anything to do with theatrics, the music business, or art in any way.'
....and the rant goes on: 'She is a major star because of YouTube. Longevity is gained through knowledge, experience and effort so it will remain to be seen...Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor just take a bunch of people from real life who think they can sing and try and turn them into overnight 'stars' with a couple of songs. Ha ha. It's not entertainment.'
While we're sure 48 year old SuBo would be flattered to be called a 'girl', the comparison to a virus isn't exactly wildly complimentary. Retract those claws, Elaine - and erm, stop doing duets with SuBo. Or as one YouTuber put it: 'who's that nasal sounding virus singing with the great Susan Boyle?'
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