Dame Kiri Slams Boyle's Rise To Fame

Opera legend DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has dismissed SUSAN BOYLE's success - insisting she's "not interested" in the Scottish singing sensation's rise to fame.
The New Zealand-born soprano is currently conducting her own talent search with the BBC to find a new opera star, and was asked for her thoughts on Boyle, who shot to fame last year (09) after wowing judges on Britain's Got Talent with I Dreamed A Dream.
But the star was angered by the suggestion her musical genre is linked to Boyle's - and is adamant the unlikely superstar's fame will be fleeting.
When asked about Boyle by Britain's Radio Times, she says, "Let's get off that subject. Move on. I'm doing something classical, not whizz-bang. Whizz-bang disappears. It goes 'whizz' and then 'bang'. You insult me by even wanting to bring it into this conversation. I'm not interested.
"This competition... has far more stability. It's judged seriously by people with integrity who know what they're talking about."


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Hey, Dame whatever. Susan Boyle has sold 9 million CD's worldwide in 6 months, her next album has already sold 2 million and it's not yet recorded. Susan has global fans ready to buy whatever she produces. Her fame is NOT fleeting - Susan is here to stay. Get over it.
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Does she think that trashing Boyle will make us think more highly of her and her singing?It doesn't.
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Well Dam Miss Dame... Never heard of you BUT sure have heard and LOVE Susan. Lighten up!
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When someone talks the way Dame Kiri just did, it means said someone is very jealous, getting old and jaded, forgotten, scared. Poor woman. She comes out as pathetic and she is not even aware of it.
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Susan Boyle is delightful to listen to - the dame is not my kind of listening--think susan will be with us as long as she wants- jw
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Some people get soooooooo threatend when they see something soooooooo good as SUSAN.
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Go Kiri! Too right, Susan Boyle needs years and years of training to be anywhere near the same league as any of the real singers. I'ts no wonder K was offended. Boyle is entertainment, Dame K is Art.
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