Why did her performance hit home for me and so many other people? It's because Susan Boyle is like all of us. She's the Average Joe who wakes up every morning with a dream to be successful at what she loves to do. And when you see someone like yourself attain that dream, it is a powerful moment. You understand the struggles she has gone through to get to that point because you have been there yourself. Seeing her achieve her dream gives us all hope we can achieve ours.
What I love about Susan is that she is so unassuming and has such a wonderful sense of self-worth. She could give a crap what others think about her. And that's what makes her a true heroine -- she's someone who knows what she wants and has the faith and determination to make it happen despite what is happening around her. She just keeps on going.
And we must do the same filmmakers. We are in a very tough, very competitive business and we need to be inspired by Susan's story and keep on going. Three cheers to Susan! And three cheers to the rest of us!