susan boyle the view Susan Boyle cuts 'View' performance short following vocal malfunction

The show must go on. Unless, like Susan Boyle, you decide the show doesn’t really need to.

]]>“The View” made it less than a minute into her rendition of “Oh Holy Night,” when that oh-so-tricky “fall on your knees” bit sent her into a tailspin of stunted warbles.

Boyle recovered from this first fumble, making one of her signiature, self-effacing smiles, but quickly realized that the frog in her throat was not alone. She nixed the rest of the song.

Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd rushed the stage with a flurry of compliments that seemed to send Boyle to an even more awkward place. Let’s hope she can pull it together in time for her next performance, the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Plaza.