It’s now whether Susan Boyle will even show up.
There are even BBC reports of the Scottish singer being isolated in a “safe house” after getting into an F-bomb laden shouting match with reporters in a London hotel.
"BGT" judge Piers Morgan posted an item on his blog to get fans and detractors to understand the pressure Boyle is under and why she's cracking.
"Imagine, if you will, being anonymous for 47 years of your life, and then suddenly being propelled into genuine world superstardom. For many people, it would be a dream come true…. But let me tell you now, there is a downside to fame. People start criticising you, sniping at you, trying to trip you up, belittle you, harass you. The pressure from sudden global success can be enormous. Everywhere you go, people recognise you and want a piece of you — an autograph, a photo, a quick song, a chat to their mum on a mobile phone."
He adds that living in that "insane, relentless goldfish bowl" can take a toll on the person and their family, and can cause one to "start to feel jittery, self-conscious, paranoid, and fractious. "
Imagine all this happening when you are days away from a performance that could make or break your career and your life.
"This is exactly the situation that Susan Boyle now finds herself in," says Morgan. "And my heart absolutely bleeds for the poor woman."
This could end up so sad. As happy as Susan Boyle made the world when she made her spunky debut, we could all end up broken-hearted if she doesn't win or, God forbid, doesn't show up.
Hang in there, Susan. Your faithful fans are rooting and praying for you.
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