Susan Boyle, a 47 year-old unemployed woman appeared as anything but a leading candidate for British Idol success. (Blockbuster American Idol and its British spin off are talent shows for amateur singing talents.) Prior to her appearance, Boyle had spent her adult life caring for aging parents in a small Scottish town. No wonder the judges and audience laughed as the overweight, seemingly backward woman walked onto the stage in a frumpy dress, with a 1950ish haircut and challenging accent, claiming she wanted a career as a singer. Boyle’s moving rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the Broadway Tony-award winning musical Les Miserables drew gasps then cheers and then a spontaneous standing ovation from the audience. With a voice which made Julie Andrews, star of Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, sound amateurish, Boyle’s try-out became You-Tube’s most watched video in 2009….