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Simon Cowell to blame?
on 13 March 2012
I am a great fan of Susan Boyle but was extremely disappointed with her latest offering. Simon Cowell or whoever else is advising her has got it all wrong this time. Firstly the CD at only 33 minutes long is very poor value for money. Secondly the choice of songs doesn't suit Susan's voice at all and thirdly the backing music is feeble in the extreme. In my opinion, Susan needs a powerful (but not overpowering) backing sound of a large orchestra for maximum effect.
For example compare Susan's rendition of Unchained Melody (with only piano accompaniment) with that of the Righteous Brothers' magnificent version with full throated orchestra and especially the supremely effective drums building to a wonderful climax. No contest!
If Simon Cowell does not buck up, he will be in serious danger of alienating a large number of Susan's fans. We (and Susan) deserve better!