The viral Scottish singer Susan Boyle (age 57), who has released seven albums and sold over 20 millions records, joined the new reality TV series spin-off of America’s Got Talent called “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”.
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” is expected to air seven episodes. It is the “Olympics” of talent that features winners, finalists and other successful contestants from previous seasons of “Got Talent” franchises worldwide.
Susan Boyle was the runner-up of Britain’s Got Talent Season 3 in 2009, which was watched by 17.3 million UK viewers. On “AGT: The Champions”, Susan Boyle sang again for judge Simon Cowell, who was also one of the judges when she first joined Britain’s Got Talent.
Susan Boyle is from a tiny village in Scotland, who lived alone with her cat named “pebbles”. She joined Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 to become a professional singer which she had been dreaming of since she was 5 years old. She also dreamt of performing in front of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II.
The audience, and even the judges, were laughing when she took the stage during the audition, but she wowed them all when she sang the classic “I Dreamed A Dream” from the musical Les Misérables. This performance made a huge impact worldwide and it instantly became viral on the internet.
Susan Boyle’s First Audition – I Dreamed a Dream – Britain’s Got Talent 2009
It has been 9 years since Susan Boyle’s first audition on Britain’s Got Talent. Now, she decided to join “The Champions” series to be a champion for others.
A champion for those who maybe don’t have the confidence to do things, for those who don’t have a voice, the ones who people tend to ignore, I feel like I’m a champion for them.
I’m excited to show Simon [Cowell] how much I’ve grown since the last time he saw me. I’m really looking forward to sing, and this time I have something to prove, and I’d love to win.
On January 7, 2019 on the premiere of the “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”, the audience gave Susan Boyle a standing ovation when she appeared on stage. Everyone was just excited to see her on a “Got Talent” stage again.
Simon Cowell was feeling nostalgic seeing Susan Boyle. It’s the first time Susan Boyle will perform for Simon Cowell again in 9 years.
Oh my God, this brings back so many great memories having you back.
Susan Boyle sang the 1971 hit “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones, and she did it again. The crowd went wild, she received a standing ovation, and also, this time, she got the “Golden Buzzer” from the former Spice Girls member, Mel B.
Susan Boyle Earns Golden Buzzer With “Wild Horses” – America’s Got Talent: The Champions
Simon Cowell had nothing but praises for Susan Boyle’s performance.
You know what, Susan, I can’t think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you. I’m being honest with you. You’re the one! You made a huge difference to a lot of people’s lives. I’m absolutely thrilled that you’re here.
Canadian comedian Howie Mandel emphasized Susan Boyle’s impact on the “Got Talent” show.
That moment of watching you sing and watching you show up is the epitome… we use that as a vernacular here in America’s Got Talent. I said, “You know what I want? I want that Susan Boyle moment. I want that jaw-dropping moment.” Because you are what the show is.
Because of her performance, Mel B decided to give Susan Boyle what she deserves, the “Golden Buzzer”.
I just want to say what an absolute honor and a pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you, your angelic voice, and I want to be the woman that gives you something that you deserve.
The “Golden Buzzer” left Susan Boyle shocked and speechless. When asked by AGT host Terry Crews how she feels about getting the “Golden Buzzer”, she calmly said:
Very happy, very humbled. Thank you, all, very much.