First, read the excellent background story and opinion piece "The Beauty That Matters Is Always on the Inside" (click title of post).
Then click on YouTube and watch the performance of 47-year-old Susan Boyle on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT, the UK equivalent of AMERICAN IDOL.
A few weeks ago my daughter saw Simon Cowell walking down the street in London. Seeing him go from his habitual eye-rolling snobbery to stunned amazement in this clip is a thing of beauty.
Update: Here's a lovely blog essay on Susan Boyle and how she is an example of "one of the wonderful things about diversity in God’s design - His manifold gifts are scattered far and wide, based on His joyful imagination and providential choices, not ours."