Talent x Fashion

April 27, 2009
Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Since April 11, much has been said about Susan Boyle, a Scottish singer and church volunteer who came to public attention after participating of the first episode of Britain’s got a talent. Click here to see the video.

Before she sang, both the audience and the judges appeared to express scepticism based on her unpolished appearance. In contrast, her vocal performance was so well received that she has been dubbed “The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell.

Notwithstanding, some people say that she has become such a sensation in the world of music because of her appearance. On an interview to the Washington Post, Susan said that:

“Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. […] There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.”

To sum up, there is a question which needs an answer: Is it really important to be fashionable in order to be famous? What is more important: talent or style?