Susan Boyle made a triumphant return to TV, earning the first golden buzzer of the season
Legendary contestant Susan Boyle is back on "America's Got Talent," and she's magnificent.
Susan Boyle, the singer who made history on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, is back on TV in the new programme of the "America's Got Talent" franchise.
The new show which premiered on January 7, 2019, features past contestants and winners from other countries - including Boyle, who took second place in "Britain's Got Talent" third season. Boyle is back and in magnificent form, as can be seen in the clip of her performance on YouTube.
"I can't think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you."
BOYLE'S PERFORMANCE BROUGHT THE AUDIENCE TO ITS FEET
Boyle stepped onto the stage with her characteristic bounce, and proceeded to blow the audience - and the judges - away with an astounding rendition of the Rolling Stone's song "Wild Horses."
Her choice of the rock ballad song was unexpected since she first rose to fame for her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables."
In 2009 a middle-aged unemployed woman from Scotland made TV history when she stepped on the stage of the talent contest "Britain's Got Talent"
THE ULTIMATE ACCOLADE FROM MEL B
Simon Cowell applauded Boyle and delivered an emotional speech in which he declared that she defined the essence of what the show is about. Boyle's fellow countrywoman. Mel B simply pressed the Golden Buzzer, telling her "This is what you deserved the first time."
STANDING UP FOR THE OVERLOOKED
When Boyle was asked if she felt like a champion, the 57-year-old replied:
"I may be the champion for those who maybe don't have the confidence to do things, who maybe don't have a voice, the ones people tend to ignore."
Boyle, who was laughed at when she first appeared on "Britain's Got Talent" for her homely appearance and her stated ambition of becoming a professional singer has become the most successful contestant of all time and sold over 20 million albums.
She looks set to challenge the podium for the ultimate champion on "America's Got Talent: Champions."
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SUSAN BOYLE'S DREAM-COME-TRUE
In 2009 a middle-aged unemployed woman from Scotland made TV history when she stepped on the stage of the talent contest "Britain's Got Talent" and revealed an incredible, flawless singing voice.
She sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables and started an astonishing career that now includes 7 albums, and over 20 million records sold.
Boyle, who has a learning disability, had lived in a Blackburn, West Lothian, with her mother for most of her life. She is the youngest of 9 siblings and had a difficult childhood where music was her greatest consolation.
Boyle was born on April 1, April Fool's Day, but she has proved that even impossible dreams can come true, and inspired countless others to display their talents on the world's stages.
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