Morgan Blasts Dame Kiri Over Boyle Comments

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT judge PIERS MORGAN has branded opera singer DAME KIRI TE KANAWA a "bitter old crone" for criticising SUSAN BOYLE.
The legendary soprano sparked a furore when she suggested the I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker's fame will be fleeting, insisting it was an "insult" to expect her to discuss the Scottish star.
She also blasted Katherine Jenkins, implying she is not a "serious classical singer".
But Morgan - who is also a judge on Britain's Got Talent, the show which propelled Boyle to fame - has slammed Dame Kiri for her controversial comments.
In his column for Britain's Live magazine, he writes: "Dear oh Dear. Just like Elaine Paige, who recently branded Susan a 'virus', Dame Kiri appears to have morphed from a nice, jolly grande dame into a quite ghastly, jealous and bitter old crone.
"I'm sure that their joint fury has nothing to do with Susan's phenomenal global success, or Katherine's radiant beauty - two things that neither Ms Paige nor Dame Kiri have ever had to worry about."


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I don't think Kiri or Elaine will lose any sleep over these comments. And yes. Many of us think these two are beautiful ladies.
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Dear Dame Kiri, I seem to recall Cyndi Lauper saying something similar about Madonna. Dear Susan, You sound and look gorgeous! You gave and continue to give courage and hope to tens of millions of people. Blessings on you and your endeavors!
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loved the comments-Susan Boyle is an inspiration to us all-the world loves & applauds her!-music has many shapes-each an art in itself! the Dame Kiri critic surprises me-don't remember her being that way as a youngster-very sad!
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Excuse me, but Miss Paige did not call Miss Susan a virus. she used figurative language to speak of the speed the internet spread Miss Susan's audition on BGT, and everything that followed as a result. It's called going "viral". check all the interviews of her comments about Miss Susan, and one will see she has been nothing but respectful and kind. YouTube is a good place to look for the real comments she has made.
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I just love the way he's using Susan Boyle's name, again, to get publicity for himself, and for his freak show.I resent his thinking that we're all fools.I also noticed that he didn't slam the biggest, most vile, disgusting pig of all, his good friend Sharon Osbourne.What she said about Susan is proof that she's a sociopath who preys on the vulnerable when they're not around to defend themself.Seems he isn't any better than she is.
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I am so glad someone has made a counter comment to Dame Kiri big boots . . .How dare she make comments about Susan Boyle and Kathrine Jenkins. I would think that they are more widely known and loved than she will ever be. Yes she sings opera but as was proved recently, so can pop stars. It will be interesting to see what her search for an operA star turns up and whether her programme will have the interest ans popularity that the others have enjoyed.
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Giving Ms. Paige a pass, because I think she was misquoted. As to the opera singer - never heard of her, but I certainly know the lovely and talented Susan Boyle. Susan has already sold 2 million copies of her next album, which is not even finished. She will leave all her jealous critics in the dust, because she is magnificent.
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I wholeheartedly agree with Kathy M. about Pier's failure to publicly cemsure Sharon Osbourne. As reprehensible as that "Dame" person's callous comments were about artists far more successful and talented than she is, it is the vile, ugly-hearted Sharon Osbourne who takes the prize for sociopathic personality depravity.
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...and, though I do like Piers, I also agree with the comment someone made that to censure Elaine Paige was not called for. She, in my opinion, gave a totally sincere explanation of her remarks regarding Susan Boyle and she very much supports Susan in her ongoing success. I admire both talents so much and hope they do another duet in the future.
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How many Pets have you rescued that is very important....Have a good day.......
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