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Posted by Joanna Weiss  April 16, 2009 12:25 PM

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If you haven't seen Susan Boyle's performance on "Britain's Got Talent" yet -- and even if you have -- try watching it with the sound off. It works beautifully as a silent movie; there's high drama in every eyebrow.

The CBS Early Show had Boyle on this morning, and got her on the line with Patti LuPone, who sang "I Dreamed a Dream" in the original Broadway cast of Les Miz. ("I saw it on YouTube like everybody else," LuPone said. "I started to cry.")

Another highlight is this exchange, which solidifies Boyle as an underdog with integrity:

Maggie Rodriguez: Susan, when you watched the whole tape, you really get a sense for the emotion. The fact that they were ready to write you off before you started to sing. How did you keep it together, even though everyone was laughing at you and not really taking it seriously at first?

Boyle: Well, you have to take yourself seriously. So, what I did was, concentrated on the song.


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