Is Susan Boyle, the frumpy singer who became an overnight sensation on" Britain's Got Talent" becoming a diva? This week, Boyle was set to appear on "America's Got Talent" performing Lou Reed's "Perfect Day".Â Â Lou Reed however, did not give permission for her to sing his song on national TV.
When Boyle heard she could not sing her prepared number, she left the show in tears, and hopped a flight back to London.Â So, was the singer justifiably hurt and dejected, or playing the diva? One would think she would have more than one song in her repertoire to perform. Lets be honest here, Reed's "Perfect Day" is just not that great a song to leave the country over.
For the record, according to the U.K. Sun, Reed has stated that he did not refuse permission for Boyle to perform his song, but that the legal rights did not come through in time for her to perform it for the taping of the show in the U.S.
Boyle, who has performed songs by The Rolling Stones, Madonna and many others without issue seems to have gone the way of countless performers who have gotten their panties in a bunch over trivial matters and refused to perform. She now joins the ranks of Mariah Carey, the reigning Queen of the Divas, and J-Lo, who sends multi-paged lists of requirements to hotels she is staying in to ensure everything is "just right".
Someone needs to let Boyle in on the secret.Â You have to earn Diva status. One hit album and a You Tube video just isn't enough to start gettingÂ in a snit when things don't go your way. Susan Boyle , whom some describe as a bit fragile emotionally, has the potential to have a long and illustrious career, but really, toughen up, girl, it ain't all about you.