Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent 2009
Britain's Got Talent Presenters: Ant and Dec
Susan Boyle has become a lady the world over that needs no
introduction. She came to fame following her first audition on
Britain’s Got Talent 2009 where she delivered an outstanding rendition
of “I Dream a Dream” from Les Miserables. Susan from West Lothian in
Scotland auditioned in Glasgow where her appearance and demeanour
allowed everyone to conclude that she would not be able to sing a note.
However, the minute she started singing, the judges and studio audience
was stunned by the beauty and purity of her voice.
Although widely tipped to win the show, Susan finished in second placed behind Diversity. Despite not winning, she has landed a very lucrative album deal and her music will now be downloaded and played on iPods and mp3 players right around the world.
How Susan Boyle took the world by storm is quite an incredible story. Her sensational rise to fame after just singing one song on a TV show shows how the world of music and entertainment has changed in the 21st century. Thanks to YouTube the video clips of her performance have been seen the world over. It is now one of the most watched videos in history.
Susan Boyle comes from a village in West Lothian, Scotland. In her early life she was bullied and subjected to name calling during her school years. After leaving school with few qualifications, she worked as a cook in her local college for six months. Later she decided to take singing lessons and also attended Edinburgh Acting School. Before her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, her singing experience was mainly confined to her local church and pubs in her village.
Piers: “Without a doubt, that is the biggest surprise I have had in three years of this show. When you stood there with that cheeky grin, and said you wanted to be like Elaine Page, everyone was laughing at you. No one is laughing now. That was studding, and incredible performance.”
Amanda: “I am so trilled because I know everybody was against you. I honestly think that we were all being very cynical and that was the digest wakeup call ever. I just wanted to say that it was a complete privilege listening to that.”
Simon: “Susan, I knew the minute you walked out, on that stage that we were going to here something extraordinary and I was right. Susan, you are a little tiger aren’t you?”