The Rise and Fall of Susan Boyle

  • silverfox

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    Jun 03, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1190459/Susan-need-Priory-weeks-say-doctors.html

    Within weeks the once obscure Susan Boyle plucked from a small Scottish town, has gone from the totally embraced "must see" utube video sensation to a woman that is reportedly on the verge of a nervous breakdown and sequestered within a mental institution.
    There was a question of whether or not she would be able to perform on the finals of the show where just weeks ago it seemed, because the public chose the winner, she was a sure bet to win.

    She did not win.

    What happened within weeks?

    I don't think here in the states we were exposed to the complete whirlwind surrounding her. Overseas apparently the coverage was non stop- the cute "never been kissed" stories turned to reports of tantrums, her fall outs with reporters, and eventually....her mental instability.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5ikNzvhjt8g9N79gClSwzpZ2FOL0w


    It is absolutely amazing how quickly the "cycle" goes for celebrities these days.

    The rise and fall of a celebrity used to take years (Liza}, then months (Britney, Amy}, and now in Susan's case, weeks at best.

    And now Simon Cowell is setting out to "rescue" Susan....

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31070182/

    Can the "come back" tour be far away?


    The celebrity Circle of Life. It is lightning fast these days.

    Should a finger point blame at someone, or something for this?

    Thoughts?

  • Delivis

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    Jun 03, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I think the vast, vast majority of what is printed in the tabloids and celebrity sources in gemeral is made up. More importantly, I think *almost* (there are some exceptions) anyone who pays much attention to it needs a new hobby, anything more meaningful than the banal cesspool of celebrity gossip.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 03, 2009 10:11 AM GMT
    I could only imagine how upside down her world was turned in a blinking of an eye
    One minute she's a single lonely woman
    and the next she's got paparazzi knocking at the door and the pressure of a possible singing carreer on the line

    There are people who work their entire lives toward this who can't handle public lives
    I wish her the best ... but once that door is opened her world has changes for better or worse
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    Jun 03, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    I'm not quite sure if it's a "fall." It could be more like she just needs a physical & emotional rest after the sudden whirlwind that you correctly describe. What normal person would be prepared for what she went through, so quickly & unexpectedly? How many of us haven't said, after some personal turmoil in our own lives, "I need a break!"

    The media hype portrays this as a rise & fall, but who can really say? Let her recharge her batteries, see if she wants to try performing again. The talent is still there, and perhaps enough public interest to put her back into the spotlight again, as popular as she ever was. I wish her the best.
  • silverfox

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said

    The media hype portrays this as a rise & fall, but who can really say?


    Yes I don't disagree here, I think in the case of Britney, Whitney, Amy....and now Susan (even Chris Brown) there is PR overdrive that kicks in and well it's all about the breakdown, the redemption, the comeback. Kind of weird.

    Oh yes, there will be a BIG comeback for Chris Brown....and this one will be interesting to watch. But that one deserves it's own thread.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:13 PM GMT
    I feel bad for her.
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:14 PM GMT



    What I often think about some aspects of the media is this: calamity, personal or otherwise, sells. Therefore, induce calamity. Tabloid news. ugh.

    She was hounded.


    -Doug
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    I don't see any "fall".... she rose and is dealing with the "rising". She'll be fine.
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    Is her 15 minutes over yet? Please?
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:38 PM GMT
    If anything, this just shows that not everyone is ready for fame and fortune in this day and age.


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    Jun 03, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    jprichva saidYou know, I could skip the part of being discovered, world-wide fame, adoration of zillions, wealth beyond imagining, and just go right to rehab.

    It would save time.

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    She went from being a private citizen to a celebrity, public entity in meteoric fashion, with no tools what so ever on how to deal with fame that comes with it. On top of which she has to deal with the "lookie - loonies" dogging her every foot step, what normal person would not crack under such intense pressure and scrutiny.

    Even the most seasoned celeb are have trouble dealing with the many pit falls of dealing with there fame when the predators are involved and she is and was just a neophyte.

    I would crack too…God Bless her.
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    Jun 03, 2009 2:03 PM GMT


    I wonder how much extremely great talent is out there in seclusion, that no one knows about or may never experience because of this.

    It's such a turn-off.
    Is it about talent or about how thick skinned and tough a person is?


    -Doug

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    Jun 03, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    A nervous calf lost in a stampede of hungry bulls.

    I feel bad for her.
    It's only natural for someone like her to break under pressure an fall.
    I think eventually she will stand up and get back to her normal life.

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    Jun 03, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    She's an adult. If she can't handle the "heat," I see no reason to assign the blame elsewhere. Besides, I never thought she'd go very far. She'll be fine.
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    Jun 03, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    Delivis saidI think the vast, vast majority of what is printed in the tabloids and celebrity sources in gemeral is made up. More importantly, I think *almost* (there are some exceptions) anyone who pays much attention to it needs a new hobby, anything more meaningful than the banal cesspool of celebrity gossip.


    so agree with you.