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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle, the most unlikely reality TV star ever, shocks Simon Cowell on 'Britain's Got Talent'

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 7:26 AM
Susan Boyle shows off her golden voice on 'Britain's Got Talent'. Susan Boyle shows off her golden voice on 'Britain's Got Talent'. Meet the frumpy, unemployed, 47-year-old woman who shocked Simon Cowell.
During auditions for "Britain's Got Talent" this week, Susan Boyle of the village West Lothian walked on to the stage to snickers from the audience and an eye-roll from Cowell. After she unleashed a perfect rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables," she left with the crowd on its feet.
"Without a doubt, that is the biggest surprise I've had in three years of the show," said one of Cowell's co-judges, Piers Morgan.
Boyle received three perfect scores and is the early favorite to win on the hit reality TV series. "I know the minute you walked out on that stage that we were going to hear something extraordinary and I was right," quipped Cowell.
In just three days, the clip of Boyle's stunning performance has notched 2,605,000 views on YouTube.
"I've always wanted to play before a large audience," Boyle said before hitting the stage. "I'm going to make that audience watch."
When she walked out on the stage of the TV show Britain’s Got Talent, no one expected her to do well.
The Audience was laughing before starting the song...
after the song... well... WATCH!!
Here are the Lyrics
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life woth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used
And wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung
No wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame.

And still
I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms
We cannot weather...

I had a dream my life would be
So different form this hell I'm living
so different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.
"I was born with a disability and that made me a target for bullies. I was called names because of my fuzzy hair and because I struggled in class. I told the teachers, but because it was more verbal than physical I could never prove anything. But words often hurt more than cuts and bruises and the scars are still there. I still see the kids I went to school with because we all live in the same area. They're all grown up with children of their own. But look at me now - I've got the last laugh... Mum loved the show and used to tell me I should put my name down and that I'd win it if I did. But I never thought I was good enough. It was only after she died that I plucked up the courage to enter. It was a very dark time and I suffered depression and anxiety. But out of the darkness came light. I realised I wanted to make her proud of me and the only way to do that was to take the risk and enter the show." Miss Boyle told presenters Ant and Dec that she lived alone with just her cat Pebbles for company. She said: ‘I’ve never had a boyfriend. I’ve never even been kissed.’
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By Liz Thomas - Last updated at 12:47 AM on 10th April 2009
Middle-aged, dowdy, with thick eyebrows and an unfortunate gait, she couldn’t have looked less like a star. But Susan Boyle may be the surprise winner of Britain’s Got Talent after she stunned Simon Cowell with her remarkable voice.
Unemployed and single, the 48-year-old has thick unkempt hair, bushy eyebrows and downy fuzz is noticeable across parts of her face.
Surprise: Susan left the audience speechless with her amazing performance
Surprise: Susan left the audience speechless with her amazing performance
paul potts
Speechless: The surprise reaction to Susan brought back memories of 2007 singing sensation Paul Potts (above)
A smirking Cowell asked her who she would like to emulate - to which she replied Elaine Paige. ‘I would love to be in musical theatre. I have just never had the opportunity,’ said Miss Boyle, who is from West Lothian in Scotland.
Moments later, the music mogul and fellow judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan were left speechless by her powerful rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. Miss Holden appeared close to tears as she sang, while Cowell looked almost adoring.
The audience gave the singer a standing ovation and cheered as she finished the song.
The turnaround was reminiscent of mobile phone salesman Paul Potts's success in the first series. The judges admitted they had dismissed Potts because of the way he looked – namely, awkward and with wonky teeth.
'Never judge a book by its cover!'
Susan Boyle, 48, from West Lothian is living proof of this quote as she stunned the judges on Britain's Got Talent singing 'I Dream A Dream' from Les Miserables, earning herself a standing ovation from the crowd and inspired the ITV show to a peak audience of 11.8million viewers.
Before her performance, Miss Boyle told Geordie hosts Ant and Dec that she's "never had a boyfriend" and she has "never been kissed before".
Her previous singing experience was limited to the church choir and karaoke. The audience and judges laughed as she said she would like to be as successfull as Elaine Paige.
Susan soon turned that laughter into tears, Piers Morgan described her as stunning and "the biggest surprise in three years on the show" while Simon Cowell said she can go back home and with her head held high.
Well done Susan, she is now tipped as an early favourite to win this years show!