Medigal commented on May 27, 2009
I loved Susan's singing from 20 years ago. How beautiful she was. How did a voice like hers go undiscovered all these years?
drooloid commented on May 10, 2009
I like this video and version of the song. I do agree that the title should be changed, as I think it's offered as a comparison for Susan's rendition, but like Susan's, it's a good performance. It's obviously from the stage play, and I would think that the portrayal of a song reinforcing the back story would dictate a somwhat-different style of presentation from the one Susan gave us in her moving standup performance in front of a large crowd of who most have probably not seen the play. Both Ruthie's and Susan's versions are great in their own right. They're just different. I like them both. Thanks for listening. Drooloid
kasekas commented on April 30, 2009
I prefer Susan's version of this song.
PWattis commented on April 29, 2009
This video should be removed. It is not Susan's voice. It does not do her any favors to put things out that are not authentic.
Ruu-Lee commented on April 27, 2009
Well, I first saw Susan´s clip last week on a Mexican tv news report and in my opinion Susan is a lot much than this young lady. no offence of course.
alterewa commented on April 27, 2009
She isn't Susan. Why u do it?
Elmie commented on April 27, 2009
I don't know of this very beautiful young woman Ruthie Henshall. She sang so beautifully with intensity, and it was very clear that Susan's voice wasn't on the video at all. Nevertheless, watching and listening to this video is a good point to talk all over again about the enchantment in Susan's voice and singing that the world so cherishes, including me. Yes, I've replayed her "Les Miserables" video over and over. And, I must say once again that my humble interpretation of her voice is that it is a pure voice. With this, I mean "pure" as not having to incorporate any "wavy" styling nor exuding too much ringing nor being too husky. In short, the ingredients in her voice and her singing method can be compared to an eagle of power, floating and hovering above and soaring up effortlessly when the time is right without the need to sound like "screaming."
Grammy707 commented on April 27, 2009
I think one of the reasons that Susan's version of the song was so good was because she had so much more emotion in it and it showed. It was because she really had a dream that never came true.
CelisaLight commented on April 26, 2009
This video is not of Susan Boyle and needs to have the title changed. BUT I actually prefer Susan's version of this song. Her phrasing is better and she has an incredible breathing technique, not needing to take a breath to complete the phrase "As they turn your dreams to shame", as this professional singer needs to do. Let us all remember that Susan Boyle, without years of training behind her "audition", sang this song skillfully and beautifully. I look forward to whatever she produces in the future, with training or without.
monroebot commented on April 26, 2009
I might say that this is - Les Miserables 10th anniversary - I Dreamed a Dream performed by Ruthie Henshall as Fantine.
She was brilliant.
I guess the reason why we all like Susan Boyle is that she has the right age for the Lyrics of this Song wich is all about Life expierences and memories.