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Susan Boyle on 'Britain's Got Talent

hide captionSing it, sister:Susan Boyle is the latest surprise from Britain's Got Talent

[Note: I had embedded the YouTube video for you here, but the embed has been disabled, so you'll have to pop over to YouTube to see it. It's well worth it. See it here. Thanks! — Linda]

Last night on Britain's Got Talent, a lady named Susan Boyle showed up to sing, and what followed was not exactly what you might expect from her introduction. This is the sort of thing where you instantly fear that later, you will learn that she is not all that she appears to be, that this was a set-up, that...well, watch it first and you'll know.

Every now and then, though, one of these shows feints left and goes right, totally undercutting its own tropes and clich├ęs, and it's always a treat when it does. For now, this clip is fantastic. I've watched it several times.

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