May 24, 2009 — Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster whose amazing voice has become a global YouTube sensation after she performed I Dreamed a Dream, stunned audiences again on Sunday as she was voted through to the final of “Britain’s Got Talent.”
Wearing a shimmering purple dress, Boyle looked far more primped. This time, her hair was coiffed, her eyebrows were plucked and she looked almost every inch a star in the making.
Singing “Memory” from the musical “Cats,” the 48-year-old overcame initial nerves to produce another command performance, her soaring rendition winning the telephone vote on the talent show.
The judges, including Simon Cowell of “American Idol,” gave her a standing ovation.
Simon Cowell said, “You are one special lady, I have to say, you really are.”
Simon notes that he wouldn’t want to be in her position: She was under considerable pressure after the first performance.
Susan Boyle, along with dance troupe Diversity was selected for the finals. We will soon witness the singer perform again on May 30, 2009 on the Britain’s Got Talent Finals.
In an interview Susan Boyle said:
“All my life I’ve always striven to prove that I can be accepted; that I’m not the worthless person that people think I am, that I do have something to offer.
“Being on Britain’s Got Talent is a chance to turn things around; to fulfil the dream. I just want that chance to perform in front of the Queen.”
What did you think of her performance of “Memory”?