Susan Boyle seemed to be a trainwreck in the making. A 47 year old, unemployed and rather dowdy looking woman, she came onstage with a considerable lack of pretension and earthy charm. The audience (look for the obligatory girl rolling her eyes) and judges were cynical about her, especially when asked who she would like to be compared to and she replied Elaine Paige. Then she opened her mouth to sing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables and completely floored the entire audience, judges and hosts. This also might be the only time I’ve ever seen Simon Cowell genuinely smile. Bravo to Susan!