... or in this case, Britain's Got Talent, that I just have to support. Something about these shows brings a primeval authenticity back to celebrity, creates a forum where people stand out for what they can do, not just who they are. I don't really know an objective reason why having a beautiful voice should be more virtuous than simply having a beautiful face. But if untold seasons of reality singing competitions have taught us anything, it is that the public values the former over the latter far more than the record companies would have ever believed. And with that intro, Susan Boyle.