While bearing Miss Boyle no ill-will, and wishing her every success, I must confess to being extremely disturbed by her rise to stardom.
The nature of the injury she received at birth makes Miss Boyle a vulnerable person. She will always be vulnerable. Nothing will ever change that, perhaps a greater constant in her life than her singing ability. I sincerely hope that she has around her a strong and very loyal group of people who do not see her as being either a cash machine or meal ticket, and who are determined to protect her from the excesses of those who might be inclined to package and sell her as a product.
Music industry executives are not well-known for the vigour with which they observe their duties of care to the people they make money from; given the nature of the life she has led so far, those responsible for the management of Susan Boyle's singing career would be best advised to remember that there is such a place as Hell.