Boyle's Idol Paige Dismisses Her Success

SUSAN BOYLE's idol ELAINE PAIGE has branded the Scottish singer "a virus", attributing the star's success to the clip-sharing website
The I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker became an overnight success last year (09) after a clip of her singing I Dreamed A Dream at an audition on Britain's Got Talent was uploaded to the site.
Boyle gained millions of fans around the world after she was thrust into the spotlight, and even fulfilled a lifelong ambition by singing a duet with her hero Paige last year (09) on U.K. TV.
But Paige isn't convinced Boyle has what it takes to have a lasting career in the music industry.
She says, "I don't particularly feel any pride for her - I'm sure she is proud of what she has done. 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 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.
"Longevity is gained through knowledge, experience and effort so it will remain to be seen (if she will last). When I started (my career) YouTube didn't exist but even then with 15 years of experience prior to my success (starring in the musical) Evita it was difficult, so I admire the way she has handled her sudden success.
"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. It's not entertainment."


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Elaine Paige was very gracious to susan during the duet and she and susan performed beautifully together- elaine seemed very kind to susan and of course susan showed heartfelt respect for elaine- I don't think elaine meant to put susan down in her comments - susan did recieive fast recognition once she appeared on bgt- her sassiness helped her a lot- but susan has had many years of practice and performing although not before big audiences and not recognized as a professional but amateur- susan is well seasoned in her craft though- she knows how to reach out with her voice- she's got it not only from her own practice but probably with a lot of natural born talent- and elaine has a lot to be thankful for the internet-- susan indirectly and directly spread her name around the world- and probably boosted elaine up at the autumn of her career- susan is new and fresh on the world scene and we adore her. susan boyle - the world is waiting for your next album.....
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