Susan Boyle Might Pull Out from Britain's Got TalentThe strain and stress of fame is apparently taking its toll on Susan Boyle, who reportedly is close to quitting Britain’s Got Talent.
She has been criticized recently for both her behaviour and her singing, Piers Morgan said “I’ve been told she’s been in floods of tears."
“Yesterday she was actually going to leave the show, packed her bags to go because she couldn’t see the point in going on if all she was going to get was all this sniping.”
“I think there’s a lot of cynicism building up about Susan, a lot of unnecessary criticism about her. She’s just two days away from the biggest show of her life, the biggest moment of her life, and we should give her a break.”
TV executives are also said to be considering pulling Susan from the live final tomorrow night.
There is talk that she may have gone into hiding after a number of unpleasant incidents.
Television officials will take medical advice to check that she can cope with the stress of the live final.
Britan's Got Talent is a blockbuster in the UK, in particular this series due to Susan Boyle.
One ITV official said: “If it is felt that she is too vulnerable to perform, she will be withdrawn from the show.”
Susan Boyle's behaviour has been a little strained at times, including four-letter word outbursts and making V-signs at Piers Morgan. (The UK equivalent of the finger).
“Simon Cowell and Co aren’t happy but there is a much bigger picture here. If anything was to happen to Susan live on air it would be ITV that got the blame. Her well-being is the absolute priority.”
TV companies have has “a duty of care” to people who appear on their channels and if Susan Boyle or a viewer were to lodge a complaint after the final, ITV could risk prosecution.
Susan Boyle's brother John said: "Susan is finding it very difficult at the moment. She has become a global sensation and is finding that she doesn't have any of the protection and support that big stars normally do. She is just a normal woman from a small village in Scotland, who all of a sudden is being forced to cope with this on her own."
One expert on reality shows said Susan Boyle was "clearly not prepared" for fame and could find the pressure too much.
Dr Linda Papadopoulos said: "Somebody who is unprepared for this type of celebrity will find it hugely difficult to deal with. Part of being a celebrity is trying to control your emotions rather than your emotions controlling you and I don't know how capable she will be of doing that."
Miss Boyle has been criticized lately, Craig Revel Horwood from Strictly Come Dancing rather unkindly said she "sucks" and he din't like her singing.
Max Clifford said "She's not dealing at all well with this situation. The dream that everyone first bought into, that she was a sweet lady devoted to her mother, is quickly fading."
Susan Boyle is still favourite according to the bookies but her odds have lengthened.
So let us hope that she does not in fact crack up but that she goes on to surprise everyone and sing like she did in the first round. I'm sure that most of the audience will be rooting for her !