Susan Boyle Britain’s Got Talent: Susan Boyle Video

April 15, 2009

Meet Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation. See photos, video and a biography of the 47 year old who has wowed the judges and audiences worldwide.

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UPDATE – Susan Boyle has advanced to the semi-finals in Britain’s Got Talent. The new video from May 24, 2009 is below. She sang “Memory” from the musical Cats and advanced to the BGT finals.

The Susan Boyle Britain’s Got Talent 2009 audition has everyone talking. Aside from being favored to win the talent competition in which the winner performs for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, the Susan Boyle video of her performance has gone viral with millions of views, which draws comparison to the 2007 winner, Paul Potts, the mobile salesman turned opera star, who also became a viral video sensation and went on to release a debut album that has topped charts in 13 countries.

Susan Boyle surprised everyone, including the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan in the talent competition which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the British Idol.

Susan Boyle had a modest, unassuming appearance, as a middle-aged woman in a plain gold-colored dress, which obviously contributed to the judges’ being dismissive of her.

When Simon Cowell asked her how old she was, she defiantly said, “Forty-seven, and that’s just one side of me!” as she gyrated her hips, prompting laughter from the audience. She went on to say she had always wanted to be a professional singer, but that she never had the opportunity.

Cowell then asked her, as a singer whom she would like to be as successful as, to which she replied, “Elaine Paige.”

As soon as she began to sing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from the musical Les Miserables, any doubts as to her professional aspirations were quelled. Her breathtaking talent and the sheer beauty of her voice, prompted cheering from the audience throughout her performance and left the judges nearly speechless thereafter.

Piers Morgan acknowledge that people had been laughing at her when she first made her appearance on stage. ‘Well, no one is laughing now. That was stunning,’ he said. Amanda Holden said they had all been cynical and this was the ‘biggest wake-up call ever.’ ‘It was a complete privilege listening to that,’ she said. Simon Cowell for his part, jokingly said, ‘I knew the minute you walked out that we were going to hear something extraordinary, and I was right.’

As a biography, Susan Boyle was born in 1961. She is 47 years old, and will soon turn 48. She is from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. She lives in the same four bedroom council house where she grew up with her nine brothers and sisters which she now shares with only her ten-year-old cat, Pebbles. She is presently unemployed.

She was born with a disability and as a result was teased in school because of her learning difficulties and her fuzzy hair. She has been singing since age five as she found solace in singing and teachers encouraged in her music pursuits by giving her singing parts in school plays.

She was enrolled in a drama course at Edinburgh, but had to stop her studies when her father, Patrick Boyle, died and she returned home to care for her mother, Bridget Boyle.

According to her own words, in a recent interview, she has never had a boyfriend and has “never even been kissed.”

Susan Boyle says she was inspired to compete in the talent competition after seeing the success of Andrew Muir, a singing plumber from nearby Fauldhouse whom she personally knows and has sung with at local talent shows and charity events.

The initial Susan Boyle Britain’s Got Talent audition was in January 2009 at SECC in Glasgow. She received a standing ovation for her performance of the jazz classic Cry Me a River.

In another interview, Susan Boyle revealed that her performance on the talent show were her first public performances since her mother, Bridget Boyle, died two years ago at age 91 and that her mother had always encouraged her to compete on the program.

“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.”

She also confirmed in the interview that she is in talks with Simon Cowell and Sony BMG about a possible record deal.

Here is a photo of Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent. See more pictures below and the Susan Boyle video of her remarkable performance below and see an interview video.

New Susan Boyle video from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals on May 24, 2009 added below.

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    paul Says:

    Susan to win! she was amazing, check out this great FanSite:

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    Alan Williams Says:

    If she is 47 she wasn’t born in 1951 as Patricia says in her comments, but in 1961.

    The British talent hasn’t got as far as the maths yet, sadly!

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    Pam Says:

    She has an absolutely amazing voice. God blessed her with a talent others can only dream about.

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    Rose Says:

    Amazing voice. Her life is now forever changed. I was blown away, totally, completely. God bless her spirit and I hope this doesn’t change her. Best of luck and congratulations.

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    karen austin Says:

    I have listened to this many times now, while reading the lyrics.
    I would buy any cd this woman puts out.
    God bless her! I hope this makes her a millionaire.

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    mario balcos Says:

    She already won the world heart. It is unfair to other contestant. Declared her a winner now gave her the crown and the winnings and start Season Four. The world cannot wait to hear her voice.

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    HarryL Says:

    Ellen Paige go home, her is Susan Boyle!

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    tgd Says:

    Les Miserables is my favorite musical. I have been to at least 7 different performances and Susan’s rendition of the song is at least as good, if not better, than the professionals I have heard. It is probably the most touching song in the musical and she gave it all the feeling and emotion it deserved.

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    Leah Gluchoff Says:

    Sitting here at 2 am crying like a baby and I’ve now watched this 4 times. Was feeling very ‘beaten’ down by life-but this video and the amazing response from a very cynical group of judges-and audience-have imbued me with new spirit-way to go Susan! What music is all about-talented people lifting up an audience through what you give us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…

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    Evelyn Says:

    I have listened at least 6 times to the video and each time is as moving as the first. Susan’s voice is very beautiful even if the words are not available. Reading the lyrics made it even more amazing. I will buy any recording she makes…

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