- 5.19.10 - 2:00PM
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The Top Five Candidates for 'The Next Susan Boyle' (Videos)
When 49-year-old singer Susan Boyle shocked the world with her voice on Britain's Got Talent last year, she didn't just win a contest and get a record deal. She also became the de facto representative for every talented performer who's been underestimated because of his or her deceptively plain appearance.
Now, any time someone who doesn't look like a conventional pop star can sing, the media uses the label "The Next Susan Boyle." Baby-faced, bowtie-wearing Taiwanese boy Lin Yu Chun is probably the most famous "Next Susan Boyle" and he's already scored a record deal and performed on TV with William Shatner. He's not the only one, though.
After the jump, check out the whole list, including an 81-year-old woman, a schoolteacher, an Oscar-nominated actress's mother, and ... a goat.
Janey CutlerAge: 81
Qualifications: 7 children, 13 grandchildren, appeared on Britain's Got Talent
Called "Next Susan Boyle" by: The Huffington Post
Danyl JohnsonAge: 27
Qualifications: Schoolteacher, appeared on X-Factor
Called "Next Susan Boyle" by: ABC News
Lin Yu ChunAge: 23
Qualifications: Bowtie, record deal, won on Taiwan's American Idol equivalent, appeared on George Lopez
Called "Next Susan Boyle" by: NPR
Alice Tan RidleyAge: "50-something"
Qualifications: NYC subway busker, mother of Precious star Gaby Sidibe, auditioned for America's Got Talent.
Called "Next Susan Boyle" by: Radar
Darren the Waving GoatAge: 9 (in human years)
Qualifications: Is a goat, can wave a hoof on command, declined invitation to Britain's Got Talent
Called "Next Susan Boyle" by: Asylum
- previously:// Chandi the Dancing Dog is the Next Susan Boyle
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