NZ apologises to Susan Boyle

Dame Kiri Tikanawa is a fabulous opera singer but not always a nice person (her comments that she was insulted to be asked about 'Britain's Got Talent and in particular Susan Boyle, Hayley Westenra and Katherine Jenkins). According to Kiri they are whiz-bangs; fake singers who will vanish in two to three years!

Apparently no-one quite measures up to Kiri and her standards. And from an opera perspective she may be right - however - I know the joy the whole world felt as Susan Boyle achieved her dream. I don't think there would have been many people world-wide (especially at a time when we were all gripped in the horror of the global financial crash) who weren't a little bit teary and warmed by the spectacle of seeing Susan sing that night.

So from NZ - I offer our apologies - not everyone agrees with Kiri. I think Susan is fabulous - and if she vanishes in two or three years, then so what? She achieved her dream and brought a lot of joy and hope to a lot of people. Well done Susan and get over yourself Kiri. Ann


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NZ apologises to Susan Boyle

such a shame - instead of denigrating people who are trying to raise their game and do something with their lives and talents - she should be encouraging them from the roof tops - she even had a go at Andre Boccelli (? spelling) the blind singer. I remember Paul Potts getting a similar bashing - goodness sake - if the Kiri's of this world want to encourage more people to appreciate opera or classical music they should realise that the Paul Potts of the world are bringing a whole raft of people who would probably never learn to appreciate such music otherwise. Go Paul and Susan - ann Sign up for our Powertools newsletter which has hot tips and tools for growing your business, and receive a FREE e-book - 378 Predictions for doing Business in 2010. Ann Andrews CSP The Corporate Tool-box Online Business and Training Resources

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Sam Borrett

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It reminds me of what someone once said about really gifted people and that is you don't really want to get to know them. Not only are they boring but personally they never measure up to their gifts as real people. Apart from her great voice I'm afraid to say that Dame Kiri Tikanawa lacks any insight into the essence of human beings and certainly none into herself. Cheers SAM Sam Borrett Mentor, Entrepreneur, Facilitator http://www.familyconstellation.com.au Mentoring4Change Jupiter Properties Pty. Ltd. EastWest Property Investments PO Box 241 Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Australia

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Carolyn Williams

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NZ apologises to Susan Boyle

Hi Ann, I watched Melvyn Bragg interview Dame Kiri on his South Bank show over the last weekend. She obviously had to battle for her identity as she was growing up re her Maori background and her rise to operatic stardom!! My mother was an Opera fan and I can be persuaded :) But I agree with you, although I was'nt a Susan Boyle fan, I did feel she symbolised the very stuff dreams are made of that wild horses would'nt drag her away. Both have their places in people's hearts and minds. Another great blog. Will reply to your DM. It's been a long day. Nite, Carolyn :) . Carolyn, helping you to #Sparkle with Confidence on Social Media www.lifestyle-online.co.uk www.facebook.com/LifestyleOnline

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