May 31st, 2009
05:51 PM ET

Susan Boyle: First in YOUR Book?

A lot of folks consider singer Susan Boyle's second-place finish on "Britain's Got Talent" to be a HUGE upset.  There's no doubt that Diversity (the dance group that won) was amazing.  But Boyle was such an overnight success - someone who exploded into Internet and television superstardom - that many thought the competition was hers well before it was over.

You may remember seeing Boyle's breakout performance as a "Before We Go" segment on CNN Student News.  Do you think she should've won the British competition?  If there were no age limit on American Idol, do you think she could've won that?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Dakota

    I believe that she is very talented but, thier are others that are also talented. She was way to popular at first then he became "old news" Everyone expected the same from her. She may have had a very good chance on amarican Idol but, Adam and Chris may have been to much for her to take on.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 am |
  2. Dave

    Today everything, matter of fact anything is possible in the society we live in. Once if you have been a winner somewhere it doesn't take that much of effort for you to become a winner again....

    June 1, 2009 at 5:06 am |
  3. Eliot

    Nothing goes on forever.We cant expect her to be a greatest singer forever.Diversity was great but they too, will come to an end.But We've got admit!She got alot of talents for being 47!

    June 1, 2009 at 5:38 am |
  4. Dorothy

    As a big supporter of Susan Boyle, I still believe that she's got an amazing talent!Though Diversity was amazing,I think She deserved the prize.

    June 1, 2009 at 5:40 am |
  5. Tiffany

    She's cool

    June 1, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  6. Adam

    I say that she should've won the British competition. Age before beauty, I always say, but this would be an exception.

    June 1, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  7. Evan

    I think that she is a great dancer and i was surprised she didnt win............ She also might win American Idol if there wasn't a age limit

    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  8. Jack

    If there was no age limit she would have definitly won. I don't know why people are stressing about everyone age group. I feel that everyone should get a chance to do there own thing.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  9. austin

    i think that school and what they are doing is great and how they get to o that stuff and how they eat everyday and what they do and us stuff for less than gas the must not of used gas in a few years ha

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  10. dante

    she should have won the competition with out a doubt, in the first round she got the yes's and had a amazing voice.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  11. austin

    She did so good I almost cried. plus simon smiled it was so good, and everyone knows thats now almost imposible from her. GO CARL AZUZ.

    June 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  12. Lucy

    oh yes she rocks!!!!!! She definitely needed to win that thing really.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:27 am |
  13. Trisha

    What really matters is that she was only a normal person with bushy hair and thick eyebrows who sang once of two each week.But she suddenly become a great star and all these attentions might have made her exhausted.Well she tried her best and that is what matters!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:50 am |
  14. Margaret

    I wonder if she would be able to sing like before again.Sudden attentions could have caused alot of stress.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:52 am |
  15. Paula

    She was criticized for changing her hair, and buying a new dress after being famous.I believe that if I were in her shoes, I might have given up long before!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:55 am |
  16. austin

    i think them girls are going to be good for the us they are some smart people that we need do good things for u.s

    June 2, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  17. Samantha

    i think that she did really well. It's kind of bad that she lost though because she was really good.

    June 2, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  18. Christina

    I think that she was really good and she should of one for her time zone she just got beat by one of the more up dated dance crews of this time, but she should of won for how well she preformed.

    June 2, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  19. Jeffey

    Jeffey think that no! NO NO NO!!!

    June 2, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  20. Tyler

    Who won won she should try next year. Or just try another place.

    June 2, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  21. Mary-ann

    I thinck that she diseves to have a chance to ROCKOUT!!

    June 2, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  22. Bryquan

    Yes if it was up to the fans she proble would of won

    June 2, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  23. taylor

    I think she has a very good singing voice and even though she doesnt look that pretty you cant judge someone by the way they look and she as the highest singing voice that I have ever heard in my life and I hope uses it well.

    June 2, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  24. Bethanny

    I think she should have won Britain's Got Talent, she was amazing.
    I sadly don't think she would have won something like American Idol though, the are a very visual show and hardly pay attention to the person's real talent. And they are always looking for a more pop-ish sound.Ms.Boyle has a beautiful,classic soundin voice.

    June 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  25. kp

    there are some other relly good people but she is really good to

    June 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  26. Mrs.Proko's class

    we think it was a big upset. Everyone has talent. Just becuase she has talent doesnt mean noone else does. She was good though. We think that she will still be a big hit through the world. And Carl, keep doing your funny jokes. They make my 7th period class laugh...hahaha

    June 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  27. Kelly

    I think that she wouldn't win because Adam Rocked and Susan sang a high Opra kind of thing and kids our age like rock more than Opra.

    June 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  28. nick

    CNN Student News was a blast... but could Carl Azuz make any better puns? ( no offense)

    June 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  29. suwon

    i think susan really needed to be in first place
    i was kinda upset becaue she was second ! (she has a wonderful talent!) ( not saying diversity was bad )
    i hope she would be a wonderful singer

    June 4, 2009 at 12:18 am |
  30. Nora

    I think Boyle should be in first, but there are other talented singers. i think she will have a special and wonderful career.

    June 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  31. Andrew

    Shes a boss singer.

    June 5, 2009 at 7:59 am |
  32. Emilee and Anna

    We enjoy watching cnn every morning and we loved the shout out to Mr.McDonough's class thats what class we're in.we will miss watching cnn till next year,we love you Carl Azuz.can't wait till next year.

    June 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  33. catherine

    I think its ok that Susan Boyle didn't win because I think that she got enough fame by just being on that show so even though she didn't win someone might make her a CD. I don't think she would've won American Idol because the music she sings is too formal for the audience who watches that show.

    June 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  34. maria/kari

    yes i do think so,,

    ypur welc!

    June 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  35. Alyssa

    I think it's OK for Susan Boyle to win a second place because I think she got enough fame by being on the 'Britain's got Talent' show.
    I don't think that she would've won American Idol because her singing is not what American Idols sing. It is too formal. But if she could sing American Idols' songs well I'm sure there's a hope for her!

    June 10, 2009 at 12:31 am |
  36. Jade

    I think she is very brave British Woman. Even if she is ugly, she did well.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:28 am |
  37. kate

    i think she is a good singer but people only put her in the news because they thought she was ugly and when she did something different to herself people got mad and stopped talking about her...you cant win with people whatever you do they are always upset for some reason..i think she is good but she mostly sings opera and not everyone likes that stuff so thats why she didn't win

    June 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  38. Austyn


    June 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  39. Elaine

    Susan Boyle=great singer. She most definitely deserved first place. I think Boyle was better than Diversity. However, Hollie Steele, the 10 year old talented singer was great, too.

    August 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm |