For those of you who have ever judged a book by it’s cover.. for those who’ve ever been surprised by a person who far exceeded your expectations based on nothing but what you saw on the outside.. I invite you to spend a couple of minutes watching this. I wish I could embed it here, but embedding has been disabled. Please go watch it. It brought tears to my eyes and made me vow to be far less judgmental in the future.
I’ve seen this on a few other sites but didn’t feel compelled to click through until now. And wow oh wow oh wow! I’ve loved Les Miserables for a very long time, and that is my favorite song. I had tears streaming down my face when it was performed at the show I attended, and I’m sitting here with goosebumps and teary eyes now. And I don’t cry easily!
Thanks for sharing this, Lisa, and yes, what a great lesson in not judging a book by its cover!
That was amazing. I knew I had to expect something wonderful, but she completely blew my expectations out of the water. I still have goosebumps! I hope she wins. I want to vote for her. Thanks for that!
Wow, thanks for sharing that inspirational video, Lisa. It brought tears to my eyes – too often we judge a person based on their outward appearance, when often the beauty dwells deep inside them. Thanks for the reminder to keep our minds open and expect the BEST from people, instead of the worst.
I have seen her face flashing on my news widget on my sidebar on my desktop. At first, I thought she was John Candy from the widget picture. Anyway, I was too engulfed in the commentary over at B&B that I hadn’t the time to watch the video yet. But, then I saw you posted it and jumped over. I couldn’t GET OUT OF MY CHAIR and was 3 minutes late picking up the twins.
She was given an extraordinary gift and I praise GOD for giving her the very precious gift of what will surely be in a few days’ time, WORLD NEWSWORTHY!
I blogged about this, too, having heard about this on the radio this morning while driving to work. It’s simply incredible – all of it. What is most remarkable to me is the transformation in the audience.
I don’t judge anything by it’s outside cover because you just can’t. People aren’t always what you seen on the outside. That being said I did not expect her to sound as amazing as she did. Bravo to her!
Incredible! It just goes to show that your mom was right when she told you: “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” But I don’t think any kind of a “cover” could have prepared me fo rthat voice–truly a rare thing.
They had a similar thing happen in 2007 last year on the same show (I think) this kind of average Joe (a little pudgy and pale) named Paul Potts got up and there and sang a beautiful opera song! And he won, by the way! It made me cry…
So, no I can honestly say I wasn’t surprised! They had the same reaction to this guy 2 years ago, and she is the female version. And they are both immensely talented!
If I were the teenaged girl in the audience that the camera caught rolling her eyes, I’d be totally friggin’ embarassed and appalled at myself, wouldn’t you?
I’ve never been one to judge people by their looks, and this has created unexpected opportunities for me. My Dad taught me to look beyond the surface (he was a very fat man at one time), and I’m so grateful to him!
I listened last night for the first time, but of course I had heard how wonderful she is. What I didn’t expect, because I expected her to be wonderful, were the goose bumps that sprung up! Even on repeated viewings, I had the same reaction. She is so totally, wonderfully talented. I love it!
I’ve watched this a couple of times in the past week and love it every time. Even cried the first time I saw it. Now I can’t get that song out of my head. Wound up listening to my Les Miz cd all weekend while cleaning house! I hope she wins, but I sure hope she isn’t taken advantage of afterward.