“Britain’s Got Talent” runner up and YouTube sensation Susan Boyle has a new interview that will air on “The Today Show” on Wednesday. A brief clip (above) was released over the week. Boyle granted several interviews after her meteoric rise to fame following her incredible audition. She appeared via satellite on “Oprah,” The CBS “Early Show” and “Larry King Live,” to name a few. The 48 year-old Scottish singer then seemed to buckle under the pressures of fame. Following her second place finish on “Britain’s Got Talent,” she had to be hospitalized briefly to rest and after her release she missed several dates of the Britain’s Got Talent tour. There were stories that she was yelling out for her cat and that she was upset and generally not coping well after being thrust into the spotlight.
Now Susan is tentatively back again with a more dramatic makeover. I wish this lady well, and I’d love to listen to her album, but I don’t see why she’s got to keep doing public appearances at this point. The stress of performing just two songs on tour was way too much for her to handle, and it seems like she should be taking her time and focusing on recording an album, not promoting it before it’s even finished:
“You look gorgeous, I’m loving the hair!”
That’s Meredith Vieira of the Today show’s reaction to a newly-elegant Susan Boyle, who will make her U.S. debut on America’s Got Talent July 22 with a new hair color, softer locks and expert makeup.
“I brush up quite well,” is Boyle’s typically bashful reply.
In a preview of an interview scheduled to air on Today and on Wednesday night’s NBC broadcast of America’s Got Talent, Vieira asks Boyle to describe the incredible ascent that began with her audition for Britain’s Got Talent, her second-place finish on the show, a U.K. tour, a new album in the works and now her debut in America.
“I’m having a wonderful time,” says Boyle. “It’s just been unbelievable … It’s a bit like going on a long journey. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know where it’s going to end.”
“I don’t want it to end,” she says.
Simon Cowell told Extra! that Susan’s album is coming out this fall, that “she’s extraordinarily good on record” and is “going to surprise a lot of people with this record.” Just last month, Cowell admitted in a long, open letter that he’d made mistakes with Susan. He said that he wasn’t sure how he could have done things differently, though, because he initially believed her when she told him she was able to handle everything and wanted to move forward with the show. He realized that it was all too much for her when she needed to be hospitalized and was then unable to make tour dates. Now it looks like he’s making the same mistakes all over again. Susan might be telling him that things are fine, but we’ve seen how she was unable to cope. It just doesn’t seem fair to her to try and push her out there again so soon. Simon still doesn’t get it, and is only seeing dollar signs surrounding this woman.