Easter surprise

There’s a video sweeping across the Twitterverse today that should. It’s a marvelous antidote to the Billy Bob Thornton video below. It also is one of those moments in pop culture that forces us to think about the things we think we know, but don’t.

Embedding is disabled for the video, so you’ll have to click here.

The appearance of a would-be singing star has captured the hearts of the UK. Scotsman.com has a fabulous article on her.

Neighbours told how Miss Boyle had been teased by local children who called her names because she lives alone with her cat Pebbles – but added that no-one was laughing now.

“Her voice is lovely and we’ll all be supporting her during the show. Hopefully this will stop kids making fun of her because I know it upsets her sometimes, even though she says it doesn’t.”

I presume someone is already writing the screenplay.

  • Nate Matson

    Darn underdogs… Always bringing me to tears.

  • Thank you for that, Bob – nice way to begin the day.

  • MN in Mpls

    Brings one of the more memorable moments of the first (2007) series to mind. (I’d heard of Mr. Potts via Youtube as well.)

  • BJ Bonin

    Does anyone still think that the recording industry really gives the listening public the best talent out there?

    Gifts like that are meant to be shared. Better late than never, and good for her to get up there! From my own experience, there is nothing more terrifying than getting on stage in front of a crowd to do something so personal as singing.

  • Shawn

    That was incredible! Thanks for passing that along, brought me to tears too. What does that say about me….us….?

  • Joanna

    This moment is beautiful even ins spite of the show’s attempt to package it: an amazing voice, a brave spirit. What a gift! Thanks.

  • kandy


    she should be on broadway.