Susan Boyle Makes Her Return to Americas Got Talent (Video)

Boyle“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” premiered on Monday night.  It consisted of winners from each AGT  season and the most memorable acts from all the shows worldwide.

One of the most popular contestants in the history of “Britain’s Got Talent” returned to the stage Monday night. That contestant was the Scottish born singer named Susan Boyle.

After 9 years, Boyle returned to the place where she began her career.   The singer came in second place behind the dance troupe ‘Diversity.’

Although not winning the grand prize, at the time, she thanked the show for helping fulfill a dream.  One that she had since being 5-years-old.

Before she hit the stage, 57-year-old Boyle was asked why she was there. She replied that she had things to prove. Boyle also stated that she wanted to see Simon Cowell again.

She mentioned how much she had grown so much and was not the same person.

Boyle competed against nine performers and chose to sing The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” When finished, Boyle received a standing ovation from the audience and judges.

After the performance was completed,  Simon Cowell was part of that standing ovation.

Cowell said he could not think of any other person who defined the purpose of the show better than she did. He also went on to say, she is the one who made a difference in the lives of people, and he was thrilled she was there.

Judge Mel B from “The Spice Girls” agreed. She declared that it was an honor to hear her sing and she has the voice of an angel.

Mel B exuberantly said she wanted to be the one to give Boyle what she deserved. With that statement, she pressed the Golden Buzzer.

After that happened, gold confetti rained down from the ceiling. Cowell got up from his seat and ran on stage to give Boyle a hug.

Upon having the Golden Buzzer pressed, the contestant automatically advances to the finals.

When 47-year-old Boyle was first introduced to the world on “Britain’s Got Talent,” she was frumpy and shy. She timidly told  Cowell that nobody had ever kissed her.

The first song she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent” Season 3 was “I Dreamed A Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables.”  This was the performance that launched her career.

In an interview prior to the most recent show, Boyle was asked about her first audition. She told the story of how people judged her by her looks and thought she was ordinary.

She reflected on how she remembers standing on the stage noticing that the audience was laughing at her.  They could not believe she could sing, but that all changed when she opened her mouth.

The interviewer continued to ask if she considered herself a champion. Boyles responded, she felt she was a champion for people who do not have a voice, for those who do not have confidence, and for those who are ignored by others.

In 2016, Boyle released her album “A Wonderful World.” She also was nominated twice for a Grammy Award and sold more than 20 million albums.

Boyle also topped the UK and US charts and starred in  the 2009 television special, “I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story.”

Written By Barbara Sobel

Sources:

Today: Susan Boyle stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges with incredible performance
BBC: Susan Boyle makes talent show return in US
Digital Spy: Susan Boyle returns for America’s Got Talent: The Champions and gets a Golden Buzzer

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