At this point, I’m sure everyone and their grandmother (except maybe mine, who doesn’t know what a computer is) has seen this clip. I don’t care. It’s worth another listen.
WHAT THE… WHAT?! Wow. I love this song. Like LOVE love. But this Scottish lady… I don’t know what it is. The wackiness before it all starts. The impossibleness (I don’t care that this is not a word) of what she’s doing. The difficulty of and the emotion behind the song she’s about to sing. The sheer improbability of it. The odd similarity I can find between this lady and my mother, who has been taking singing lessons for the past few months (best Christmas gift I’ve ever given, I think). I’m rooting for her before she even opens her mouth.
Then she opens her mouth.
HOLY FUCKING CHRIST! I was brought to tears. I don’t know what to say, but BRAVA!!