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Susan Boyle


Scottish church volunteer and amateur singer who leapt to almost immediate global fame when she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical play Les Misérables on the third series of Britain's Got Talent in the competition's first round.
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Susan Boyle
It was a very emotional night. It goes quiet when Susan sings, it always does. She always has that effect.
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I'm trying to be a professional singer. ... I've never been given the chance before. But here's hoping it'll change.
Boyle
I can remember the moment she first opened her lips perfectly. We were at a big theatre in Glasgow, 3000 people were laughing their heads off, Simon and Amanda were stifling a chuckle, and then she started to sing.
And I can honestly say it was one of the most extraordinary moments in my perhaps equally unlikely career as a talent show judge.
Because Susan Boyle is not just a good singer, she’s a fantastic singer. Someone whose stunning range, tone and delivery is worthy of comparison to anyone — Elaine Paige included.
As I watched her performance back again last night, I texted Simon in Hollywood: ‘My god, Susan was even better than I remembered — she’s unbelievable.’ He agreed, and I could almost feel his beady little eyes going ‘KERCHING!’ down the line from his new Beverly Hills mansion.




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Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.
Boyle Susan
I am so thrilled — because I know that everybody was against you. I honestly think that we were all being very cynical — and I think that's the biggest wake up call ever, and I just want to say that it was a complete privilege listening to that.
Susan Boyle quotes
It was nerve-racking to begin with but once I started and the audience accepted it I relaxed. It has been surreal. I didn’t realise this would be the reaction I just got on with it. I can hardly remember what happened. I had my eyes closed most of the time. It really didn’t dawn on me what was happening.
I did it all for my late mum. I wanted to show I could do something with my life.
Susan Boyle
Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise I've had in three years on the show.
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