February 22, 2018
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Boyle an angry Brit or just new to spotlight?

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN
By Aimee Dolloff, Special to the BDN

Did she do the wiggle dance? Did she curse? Do we care?

The competition may be happening across the pond, as they say, but people around the world have become fascinated by spinster singer Susan Boyle, who blew the roof off during her “Britain’s Got Talent” auditions.

Now there are rumors that she became enraged, swore and did her little dance while flipping off judge Piers Morgan on the television screen as Morgan praised another contestant’s performance. But are the rumors true?

Boyle’s friend says, “No.” Others at the bar say, “Yes.” Do we care?

Even if she was upset at Morgan’s encouraging words to 12-year-old contestant Shaheen Jafargholi, viewers (and readers) must understand that when people aren’t used to being in the spotlight, they sometimes forget they’re being watched all the time. Boyle didn’t throw anything, break anything, hurt anyone, or do anything illegal so perhaps she should get a break. Until she’s officially crowned the next British superstar, let’s all let her focus on the competition and hope her friends will encourage her to stop watching the show in local bars.

In more exciting news, the complete list of “American Idol” 2009 tour dates is out and the show will be coming to Portland.

The top 10 finalists will perform Sept. 12 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Tickets already are on sale, so get them while you can.

Other “Idol” news to keep your eye on — Danny Gokey, my favorite, says he wants to try “Dancing With the Stars.” Judge Simon Cowell called his footwork “desperate” and it would be great to see Gokey prove him wrong.

If presented with the opportunity, Gokey said he would sign on, especially if it gave his charity, Sophia’s Heart Foundation, more exposure. Gokey started the foundation in memory of his wife to provide music and arts programs for children. To learn more about the foundation, check out the Web site at www.sophiasheart.org. There’s also an album in the works.

Looking for something to watch this week? “So You Think You Can Dance” has started up again and airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays on Fox.

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