If you aren't familiar with the Susan Boyle story, or if you haven't seen this interview, I highly recommend watching it.
Three things about this interview intrigued me.
1. The way that Susan handles herself, seeming to take control of each situation she's in, yet with a great deal of modesty. For someone with so little training or experience in public speaking, she exudes strength and calmness.
2. I think a lot of creative people will relate to her. Somewhere inside we think we know who we are, but the rest of the world often has no idea, and it's very easy to doubt ourselves. So it's a bit of a shock for us to discover that others really do believe we're as good as we dreamed/hoped/suspected we were.
3. I also understood her talking about productive nervousness of being onstage. A part of you knows this is a huge deal and you might totally mess up, but the other part of you is thinking, just give me the mic!
And, yes I bought and like ber CDs!
Creativity: the Gift We So Often Neglect