Susan Boyle Sings “I Dreamed A Dream”, Chinese Reactions


From Youku: “47-year-old English Unemployed Auntie Participates In Competition, Upon Singing Shocks Entire World”

Comments from QQ:


If this was Super Girl [a Chinese talent show], she could not get past the audience voting.


This is considered a beautiful sound? A little too exaggerated!!!


You completely did not understand what was so touching/moving [about her performance].


A person cannot be judged by his appearance, the sea cannot be measured by a bushel, this is the point.


If we had a mother that had this kind of courage to go on and be voted by the audience, I definitely would support her!


Very beautiful, I do not know what the song means, but I can hear her singing with her heart.


Watching foreign television shows, I have a feeling of truth/real. When can our country’s television shows be true/real?


I watched this so many times, this old lady is too cute ~turning around to walk away right after singing, haha~ personality!


After watching twice, I truly have come to understand a truth: people truly cannot be judged by their appearances! Just this auntie is a good example.


Music’s charm ~ is that music has no borders.

Comments from Sina:


Too beautiful, moving me just like Paul did.


China’s competition television shows can be summarized with two points…
The men need to look like girls to have a chance of advancing to the next round.
The girls need to look like boys to be able to advance to the next round.


A performance that excites people’s hearts, making them cry uncontrollably!


Although I do not know the meaning of what she is singing, upon hearing her singing voice I cried, her singing voice shook my soul.


Not only did her singing touch me, those judges also worthy of respect, no inside connections, no money involved, just upright judges…


Never been kissed, so why are people calling her auntie?


Every person has the right to dream, please try hard to realize it…very moving…


I do not understand what she is singing but my eyes are moist. I am so touched I am shaking uncontrollably. She is 47-years-old, and she walked onto the stage to sing “I have a dream!” I am 42-years-old. I [now] feel I very much have a future! Thank you SUSAN!


After listening, I am truly moved. She made me believe that even ordinary people like us can also show our radiance.  Suddenly, I feel I too am not that ordinary.


Truly great! Actually sometimes it is not worshipping foreigners sometimes, often watching British competition television shows and being able to see see many excellent/great sounds that can shake your soul! Letting you appreciate it, letting your tears stream from your eyes uncontrollably! How can China copy so much yet never find such a pure and great sound? Truly really great!



Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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