The aftermath of Britain’s Got Talent or BGT as it is now to be forever known (and going on the ratings for this season it really could go on forever) has perhaps been more eventful than the show’s finale itself.
This morning Susan Boyle checked into The Priory, the home of celebrities with issues or ”exhaustion” in Boyle’s case.
It has been said more than once that here in Britain we love to build someone up only so we can knock them back down again and that is no more true then in the case of poor Boyle in the week leading up to her defeat to the marvelous Diversity last Saturday night.
And in the aftermath the grim reality that awaits the lonely Boyle once she emerges from her spell in recovery has been revealed as she is ferried from pillar to post to satisfy the needs of Simon Cowell and his insatiable appetite to turn raw talent into money makers.
Except Boyle is not raw talent, she is troubled talent. A person whose learning difficulties and loneliness for much of her life have left her very vulnerable to the extreme dangers of being a world reknowned star as she now is, like it or not.
The best thing for Boyle is not to fast track her from the sheer madness of BGT to the show’s tour circuit to the solo album to a likely worldwide tour. Instead let her return to her home, her family, and her dear cat in West Lothian. Let her live the normal life she needs to live for the next few months in order to recover from a period in her life she could never have imagined nor did any of we when we were first introduced to her.
Let Diversity take all the limelight, their incredible performances deserve it and let Boyle rest, recuperate and in a few months perhaps she can return.
She is troubled person, a vulnerable person and she needs time to recover in order for herself and the rest of the world to appreciate her amazing talent.