Ways In Which Susan Boyle Defines Cool

Ways In Which Susan Boyle Defines Cool-photo

Susan Boyle may have it all these days, but one thing she won't be getting any time soon -- a Brit Award.

The Scottish songbird was snubbed with the announcement today that she won't even be receiving a nomination for Best Solo Female Music Artists from the swanky swanksters who run the glamorous music artist awards show. 

According to reports, the folks behind the Brit Awards don't feel Boyle is "cool enough" to fit the swaggerific nature of their program. SuBo not cool enough? Um, SuBo invented cool!

And just to prove it, here is our list of ways in which Susan Boyle defines cool:

1.  SuBo stretches that celebrity dollar

While her peers are buying Maseratis and Mulbery bags, SuBo recently announced that she's still renting her little home and, while she's finally splurged, it's on a new refrigerator and a sofa set.


2.  SuBo goes harmless crazy

Many celebrities go crazy. Anna Nicole buried her demons in drugs. Britney locked herself in the bathroom with her kids. Kate married Jon. All kinds of stupid, mindless, dangerous crazy. But leave it to SuBo to go crazy in a fun, campy, old-fashioned style, like grabbing a mop and breaking out in song at Heathrow airport.


3.  SuBo took care of family first

Think Lindsay will take care of Michael in his golden years? See many of the other young divas of today moving in the family to provide 24-7 care? Think again. But our cool gal, SuBo, spent a good chunk of her adult life caring for her dear mother, along with her church members and community. 


4.  SuBo's not just another pretty face

It's easy to be a super hot, superstar, but without looks to propel you, you are left naked and alone with just your voice to be judged.

“There's no shortage of first-class voices out there, but Boyle has a unique story: she's unattractive[...] She's a bit like Ella Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald was overweight and wore glasses — everything a woman entertainer shouldn't be [...] It's really, really hard to make a career if a woman isn't attractive. But Fitzgerald was a great singer and a great musician, and she rose above her physical circumstances. Her career lasted 60 years.

      - R.M. Campbell, a music critic for The Gathering Note.


5.  Everybody wants to sing a song with SuBo

When's the last time a world-class tenor asked to do a duet with Miley Cyrus?  Or the world's hottest show-diva insisted on a song with Heidi Montag?  Um, never.  But these past few weeks alone SuBo's had both Andre Bocelli and Lady GaGa getting in line to team up with her onstage. 

Andre and Subo

And there you have it. SuBo is the coolest.



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  • Pharme737

    Hello! aecfabg interesting aecfabg site!

  • colette

    From the description I've heard about the event, I am very glad Susan will not be there. She certainly does not need their recognition. They have embarassed themselves. So glad Susan will not be there.

  • jes

    susan boyle didn't do as well in Britain (where the awards are for) as she did in america

  • entropydecides

    Swaggerific...love it!!! How about pompamonious? pompified? Swaggerific is far better. Poshytosh? Too bad this year...I'll wait for next year and then maybe the Bombast in the Brit award will have deflated. Taa Taa (Who is Heide Montag?)

  • Joly

    Love your article. The Brit awards look silly--their loss.

  • bluestreak

    No lack of "funny bones here". Susan is such a hoot. But no joke, beyond the astounding voice, she's such an example of staying true to what matters in life! Thanks for the moment of clarity.

  • AsianBoyleFan

    Shame on the Brits Award! I have already snubbed it in my books. They are nothing to me compare to Ms. Boyle.

  • Angel_RC

    The Brit's Award people have become a laughingstock. How ludicrous not to include the top seller in the WORLD to their list of award winners. Susan Boyle touches one's soul.

  • Paul

    The Brit Award panel seems incapable of thinking outside the box. They can only think of their artists as young, skinny, and gorgeous. Susan's album is still #l in the world, and that many people can't be wrong. Uncool??? The Brit Awards have lost their credibility because Susan certainly should have been nominated in the breakthrough category or her album should have been nominated -- if they couldn't manage to nominate her as best female vocalist.

  • Jane B.
    Jane B.

    Thank you so much for this totally cool article. You rock! Susan rocks!

  • swanbird

    this is one uk PERSON WHO WILL NEVER WATCH THE BRITS AGAIN the selection panel are morans imo

  • Fran/bunnyohare1

    P.S. Could you not have found a more flattering photo of Susan? Geez, She's actually quite beautiful. Check out the photo shoot she did for Harpers Bazaar. She's a doll!

  • Fran/bunnyohare1

    If you wanna be cool, ya gotta be hot! Susan is so cool she makes an igloo look like a sauna. If they can't recognize Susan for her incredible talent than how can anybody take their awards seriously?

  • Leslie2277

    I hope that is one "awards' show that people turn OFF - in droves...Serves them right ..IMHO...Go Susan.........!!!!

  • Rose of Englan d
    Rose of Englan d

    Who on earth cares about the Brit Awards? Susan is the coolest artist in the world today because she doesn't need to be anything other than what she is. Brilliant, talented, a real human being. And she can sing, too.

  • Princess J
    Princess J

    It's been so long since we've seen anyone come along with Susan's talent, these Brit's Awards persons should be awed rather than snubbing someone so gifted. Susan's not cool, SHE'S HOT!! Loved the article.

  • Danata

    Susan Rocks! "Bloody fantastic!" Mike Danata

  • Mary Jo
    Mary Jo

    Getting up on stage with the guy who's doing a send-up of you (Allan Stewart at the Edinburgh pantomime), doing your "wiggle" with him, giving him a hug, & blowing the roof off the theater is pretty cool too. These Brit "academy" characters are "lookin' like a fool wit their pants on the ground".

  • Linda Sharon
    Linda Sharon

    Oh and p.s. As Sir Paul McCartney penned: "For well you know that it's the fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder."

  • Linda Sharon
    Linda Sharon

    Okay so she's not 20 - stick insect - but it's not a beauty contest - THE WOMAN CAN SING!! She sold 8 million c.d's in 8 weeks because she can sing!! It's about singing. Great article pointing ou the truth of the matter. And shame on the U.K. music industry for not recognizing their national treasure. That's ok Susan - you have millions of fans around the world and you're a winner to us.

  • Lonnirose

    Susan Boyle is the best recording artist in many a year. SHAME on them for not recognizing her - it's a disgrace! She's a lovely lady with a glorious voice, not some half-clothed person screaming into a microphone. I love her, and as far as I'm conerned the nominating committee for the Brits awards have really done Susan a disservice. She should at least be given some special award - she's enchanting.

  • Carnegie61

    Great article!!

  • TheLastWord

    Just not caring about the normal @#*! is cool. Leona L gets some dap there too. There's really nothing cooler than that. Admitting one of the great things about success is gettin' even is cool. Being able to hold your own in a fistfight should one break out is cool. Visiting little kids doing their Christmas program is cool.

  • carol

    And BTW, your article is totally "cool" as is Susan Boyle. Brit award or no, there is no one who has touched her in many a year. Not with talent and not with album sales. Her absence will be their loss, not hers.

  • Sher

    Love your article and totally agree!