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SUSAN Boyle stunned the judges and audience in the final of America’s Got Talent: Champions.

The British singer, 57, belted out her famous cover from the Les Miserables soundtrack which rocketed her to stardom 10 years ago.

10 Susan Boyle stunned the judges and audience in the final of America’s Got Talent: ChampionsCredit: AGT

She certainly won over the panel with the mystical performance, with Mel B telling her: “If I had the golden buzzer I’d press it again and again and again for you. You’re just brilliant.”

Simon Cowell added: “I have goosebumps on my goosebumps. Oh my god, Susan. That took me back all those years.”

Almost lost for words, Susan said: “I enjoyed every second, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being in America. Thank you so much.”

Returning to the spotlight in style, Susan is gearing up for a big year beginning with the release of her new album Ten.

The compilation album, which features four brand new tracks, is available for pre-order today and will be released on May 31.

10 The judging panel gave a standing ovationCredit: AGT 10 Susan gave the performance her allCredit: AGT 10 Mel B said she’d have hit her golden buzzer again if she couldCredit: AGT

She said: “I am really proud of this album, it has my favourite tracks from over the years and I hope you get as much joy out of it as I have had working on it and choosing the songs.

“I’m a lady who likes to surprise, which is why I want to keep the four new songs a secret for now and give you something to look forward to! We live in a time where there are very few surprises anymore. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”

Susan’s performance in the AGT final airs in the US on Monday on NBC and in the UK on Netflix on Wednesday.

Last month Susan was left speechless when she was given the golden buzzer, sending her straight through to the final.

The star, reprised her hit cover of the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses for an emotional performance – and won a standing ovation from the judges and impressed audience.

10 Susan wowed once again in the semi-finalCredit: NBC

The Scottish singer shot to fame after finishing runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, coming second to dance group Diversity.

After earning a standing ovation for her rendition of Wild Horses, released by the Stones in 1971, judge Mel B pressed her golden buzzer.

The Spice Girl said: “What an absolute honour and pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you and your angelic voice. And I want to be the woman who gives you something you deserve.”

10 Susan got the Golden Buzzer in her big TV comebackCredit: Trae Patton/NBC 10 She got a standing ovation from the audienceCredit: NBC

Before taking to the stage, viewers were shown a look back at Boyle’s career, including her famous first audition.

When she took to the stage, Simon joked, “What’s your name?”, adding, “God, this bring back so many memories.”

Susan replied: “It’s great to be back.” She then brought the audience to their feet with her performance.

After watching her sing, Simon told her: “I cannot think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you. You are the one.

“You made a huge difference to a lot of people’s lives and I am absolutely thrilled you are here.”

10 10 Simon embraced her after the performanceCredit: Trae Patton/NBC

Susan- nicknamed Subo – replied: “I am happy and very humbled.” Writing on Twitter after the show aired, she said she was “truly speechless”.

Her first audition on BGT went viral after audience members and judge Simon Cowell were left stunned by her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables.

Susan has gone on to be a household name, selling more than 20 million albums around the world and earning two Grammy nominations.

10 Susan during her first audition on BGT in 2009Credit: Rex Features SUSAN BOYLE – What is Susan Boyle doing now?

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Her cover of Wild Horses reached number nine in the UK singles chart in December 2009 – her highest entry.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions brings together former winners and standout acts from different versions of the show from around the world.

Each show contains 10 acts and British teen Hadwin, who reached the America’s Got Talent final last year, is set to appear.

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Susan Boyle recreated her iconic version of I Dreamed a Dream for America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Susan Boyle has reprised her iconic version of I Dreamed a Dream on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, 10 years after the song propelled her to super-fame during Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.


Boyle sang the Les Misérables tune again during the AGT champions final, and Simon Cowell said the performance gave him “goosebumps”.

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“I have goosebumps on my goosebumps,” marvelled Cowell. “Oh my god, Susan, that really, really took me back, all those years. I can remember vividly… how disgusting I was on the day before you sang.

“And then what you did and what happened afterwards and to end the show… it’s been an amazing night. I mean, seriously, it was fantastic. You’re a champion.”

Fans took to Twitter to praise Boyle’s stunning rendition of the song.

YASSSSSS! @SusanBoyle is singing I Dreamed A Dream! It’s come full circle for her! #AGT #AGTChampions #AGTFinale

— TJ Rigg (@_TJ_Rigg) February 12, 2019

@SusanBoyle singing I dreamed a dream is everything #AGTFinals #AGTCHAMPIONS

— Remeny (@seaofambiguity) February 12, 2019

@SusanBoyle.. you dreamed a dream and you have made that dream a reality! That song brought back some memories of that first audition I saw you perform.. bravo to you, you have come a long way #AGTChampions

— ☀️❤ Kellie?? (@kelfur) February 12, 2019

But will Boyle’s performance be enough secure the America’s Got Talent win she is looking for after she finished second to Diversity back in 2009?

The result of the competition – which also includes BGT’s Paul Potts – is now up to a panel of superfans from 50 states, who will vote to crown the champion.

The winner will be revealed during the results finale on Monday 18th February.


Relive Susan’s memorable Britain’s Got Talent audition here:

Susan Boyle is perhaps the most recognizable name in Britain’s Got Talent history. Despite placing second in the 2009 finale, her strong vocal talent led to her becoming an instant success in the music industry. But before all the tours and albums and receiving worldwide fandom, Susan first had to overcome her naysayers and doubters — including the show’s judges at the time Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Piers Morgan.

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Susan had a tough time before Britain’s Got Talent.

Well before Britain’s Got Talent was on her radar, Susan had dreams of becoming a performer when she was just 12 years old, according to The Guardian. Unfortunately though, Susan was often bullied and cruelly dubbed “Simple Susan” while growing up. In 2013, she announced that she had been diagnosed with Aspberger’s syndrome, despite growing up thinking she had “learning difficulties.”


Singing, though, was always there for her. But, like so many hopefuls in the industry, the Scottish native was often overlooked. Despite attending Edinburgh Acting School, Susan told The Guardian that her attempts to make it — like recording a charity CD of “Cry Me a River” in 1999 and appearing on Britain’s ITV show My Kind of People — didn’t result in much. In the early 2000s, Susan also took some time off from singing in order to care for her mother, who passed away in 2007.

It wasn’t until she saw Paul Potts, the winner of the first season of Britain’s Got Talent, make it that she decided to give it a go. Paul was a cell phone salesman before stepping on stage and has since become an opera star. If Paul could do it, perhaps Susan could too. As it turns out, her logic was spot on.

The audition that changed everything.

After her voice impressed judges at a preliminary audition, she was sent to the 3,000-person audience audition at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland. At the time, Susan was an unemployed charity worker living alone with her cat Pebbles. She would sometimes sing in front of her parish, but had never performed in front of a large audience before.

It’s clear that many watching in the crowd didn’t expect Susan to make it, based solely on what she revealed about herself: she had never been kissed, aspired to be successful like Elaine Paige, was 48 years old, and from a small town. But when she began to sing the first few notes of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables, everything instantly changed.

“Without a doubt, that was the biggest surprise I have had in three years on this show,” Piers announced. “When you stood there with that cheeky grin and said, ‘I want to be like Elaine Paige,’ everyone was laughing at you. No one is laughing now.”

Apparently, Simon was raving about Susan weeks before the audition even aired on television. And when it was finally revealed to the world, her performance did not disappoint.

From singing in front of her church to singing in front of the world.

Merely days later, her audition got attention all over the globe. It aired on morning shows across the U.S. (and even landed her an interview with Oprah). Susan also became the talk of the internet. Today, one of the first YouTube videos of her audition has amassed nearly 233 million views. She was so popular, that even celebrities like Patti LuPone, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher commented on her talent.

Today, Susan has reportedly sold more than 25 million records worldwide. She had a number one album in both the U.S. and the U.K. for the second time in one year (only the Monkees and the Beatles have done this before Susan). All of her success has been recognized with awards too. She has been nominated for several Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards, and has won a World Music Award, Japan Gold Disc Award, Radio Forth Award, and Scottish Music Award.

Although, the 57-year-old singer lost America’s Got Talent: The Champions in February 2019, fans everywhere are rooting for her and her success. But really, no one believes in Susan more than Susan.

“Every time I got a frisson of fear I tried to remember what Frank Quinn was always telling me,” she wrote in her book The Woman I Was Born to Be: My Story. “Susan, believe in yourself. You are the person writing your story.”

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Ellen Page

“I’ve always been drawn to stories and telling them; whether it was through being a part of theater when I was a little kid, or film, or with music, there’s just been an innate desire to feel that connection.”

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page (born February 21, 1987) is a Canadian actress and activist.

She’s best known for playing Kitty Pryde in the X-Men film series as well as for her breakthrough roles in Hard Candy and Juno.

Not to be confused with the stage actress Elaine Paige.

Selected filmography

  • Inception
  • Peacock
  • ReGenesis
  • Smart People
  • Super
  • To Rome with Love
  • The Tracey Fragments
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Hard Candy
  • Juno
  • Whip It
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Mouth to Mouth
  • An American Crime
  • Beyond: Two Souls, playing the heroine modeled after her
  • The East
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Gaycation
  • Tallulah
  • Into the Forest
  • Flatliners
  • My Days Of Mercy
  • The Umbrella Academy (2019)

This actress’ works provide examples of:

  • Bifauxnen: While she wasn’t usually one before, she pulled it off several times (See: Hard Candy and Mouth to Mouth). She also adopted a more masculine style after her coming out, completed with a chin-length bob haircut for Freeheld, though she has since outgrown her hair to mid length.
  • Canada, Eh?: Made fun of in her video “Crappy Canadian Thanksgiving”, where several fellow Canadian celebrities celebrate Thanksgiving by eating Ellen.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: The basis of this video.
  • Celebrity Endorsement: Ellen gets paid to promote… computer networking products for Cisco in a campaign portraying a Grass Is Greener little town as the new tech hub of the universe (which just happens to be in her home province of Nova Scotia).
  • Cute and Psycho: Her characters in Hard Candy and Super.
  • Cute Bruiser: Her Action Girl (e.g. Kitty Pryde and Boltie) roles tend to be this. This is a defining characteristic of a rollergirl as well.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse:
    • Owned the Juggernaut, bitch!
    • And did you see what she did to Nite Owl?
    • Not to mention bending Paris in half.
    • Escorting much-taller Juliette Lewis to the infield, no mean feat.
    • Um… she… did bad things… to Rainn Wilson.
    • And she ends up being one of, if not the most powerful of the Hargreeves siblings in The Umbrella Academy.
  • Older Than They Look: Another reason for her Typecasting.
  • Teens Are Short: The reason for her Typecasting below. She looks on the bright side, though:”I’m a total shrimp, which makes me look younger. I’ll be able to stay in that area longer, which is good, because there’s more competition in your 20s.”
  • Tomboy: Many of her characters are like this, and she has adopted this image after her coming out.
  • Word of Gay/Word of Saint Paul: According to her, most of her characters are lesbians, just like herself, even if they don’t always come out onscreen.

5 movies whose lead actress will impress

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SALT LAKE CITY — A few weeks ago I wrote an article about five films whose lead actor would impress you. Being that everyone on that list possesses a Y chromosome, I decided to give a nod to five of Hollywood’s leading ladies whose performances will impress.

Les Miserables – Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway in “Les Miserables”


After starring in “The Princess Diaries” Anne Hathaway was involved in many projects, but none of them were enough to do for her what the year 2012 did. It was a banner year for Anne Hathaway: She played Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises,” which grossed more than $1 billion, and Fantine in “Les Miserables,” which grossed more than $400 million. The latter earned her the Academy Award for best supporting actress and finally catapulted her into “household-name” status. Hathaway’s performance, although brief, was outstanding; her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” was one for the ages. She was able to convey the heart-wrenching emotion of feeling completely and utterly abandoned, both physically and spiritually — and do so in one take, with the camera up close and very personal. Because she had such a good year, I am much more likely to see the next Anne Hathaway film.

The Blind Side – Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”

In 2009, we were, ahem, “blind-sided” by this wonderful film packed with excellent performances. “The Blind Side” was based on the true story of Michael Oher, an underprivileged and abused teenager who was adopted into a loving Tennessee family and taught to play football. Sandra Bullock absolutely stole the show with her Southern drawl and “take no prisoners” attitude. It only made sense that she was awarded the Oscar for best actress. This movie was more than just a football movie; it exposed the issues within a family and within one’s own circle of friends when it comes to themes such as racism, charity and family relations. Looking back on it, I don’t think anyone else could have nailed that role the way Bullock did.

Juno – Ellen Page

Ellen Page in “Juno”

If ever a film sought to bring us face to face with a quirky anti-hero, it’s “Juno.” This film hit theaters in 2007 and introduced us to Ellen Page, whose biggest role up to that point had been a minor character in “X-Men 3: The Last Stand.” Boasting a spectacular supporting cast, “Juno” tells the tale of a girl who deals with an unplanned pregnancy and subsequently navigates the road to becoming a surrogate for another couple. Page was the one who was always envisioned to play the title character, and her sarcastic, witty dialogue opposite Michael Cera was what made the film work. Page received a nomination for the Academy Award for best actress and the notoriety that comes along with such a nomination.

Walk the Line – Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line”

Johnny Cash’s life story came to the big screen in 2005 with “Walk the Line.” Although Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the “Man in Black” was praised, it was Witherspoon’s June Carter that garnered the Oscar for best actress. Both Phoenix and Witherspoon learned and sang all the songs themselves, but on top of that, they felt the immense pressure of bringing such beloved American icons to life on the big screen. For Witherspoon, this required the ability to handle a character whose life continued to crumble even while in the spotlight. She was required to be polite, tolerant and firm (very Southern) in her acting choices. The way she was able to deliver her lines and assert herself in a film that was male-dominated (while taking place in a male-dominated era) was what I believe truly made her stand out. This was the role that, for me, took away Witherspoon’s “Legally Blonde” image and replaced it with one of a genuine actress. Although her recent antics are cause for concern, I’m sure she will churn out some more excellent films, like this year’s “Mud.”

Million Dollar Baby – Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank in “Million Dollar Baby”

Here’s another film that features an all-star supporting cast (in fact, Morgan Freeman won the Oscar for best supporting actor). Swank plays Maggie Fitzgerald, a boxer under the tutelage of the underappreciated Frankie Dunn, played by director Clint Eastwood. She begins her career as an underdog, but soon grows into a powerhouse. Swank infuses just the right amount of coyness into her role, distinguishing herself in the flashy, me-first world of professional sports. Fitzgerald, as she progresses in the world of boxing, develops a very touching relationship with Dunn, as she sees him as a surrogate father (and Dunn, in turn, sees Fitzgerald as the daughter with whom he has lost touch). This element to the story is what will bring many people to love this film, and it’s Swank’s Oscar-winning performance that seals the deal.

Who would you add to the list? What performances have stuck out to you? Let us know! Daniel Stevens graduated with a BA in Spanish from Weber State University in April of 2013. He is happily married and enjoys film and sports. Contact him at [email protected]

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Susan Boyle dropped her duet with Elaine Paige from ‘Gift’ album

Oh dear, it’s true what they say – never meet your idols.
Just look what happened when Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle finally had the opportunity to sing alongside West End legend Elaine Paige – that’s right, it was an epic bust.
Paige laid down vocals for a duet with Boyle only to receive a diss that diva’s of her magnitude are rarely afforded: the track was dropped from Boyle album.
Paige had recorded her part of I Know Him So Well from the musical Chess – until Boyle’s management unceremoniously pulled the plug.
Paige, 62, was mystified – and, to be honest, miffed. “I did put my part of the duet down,” the star told the press. “But they didn’t do it. I don’t know or understand quite why. It’s a difficult scenario with Susan. The record company are very protective of her. They’ve made a choice not to sing with me. So that’s fine by me.”
Really? You’re not bothered even a little bit?
“Susan has her career and I have mine,” Paige continued. “We don’t need to sing with each other to have a career.”
Oh dear.
Perhaps the reason for the frostiness shown her by Boyle’s management could have something to do with Paige’s comments in January at the South Bank Awards.
Paige was quoted as saying: “Susan was like a virus really that spread across the world in a nanosecond.”
“She has done terribly well to be a major star overnight with YouTube.”

The organisers of Glamis Prom have admitted they considered cancelling the show following Friday’s horrendous weather.

With serious flooding in nearby Alyth and the castle car parks under water the night before, postponement was edging closer.

However, groundsmen worked until 5am to clear the waterlogged fields and by opening time the site was in good order. The grand concert’s return after a three-year absence proved a huge hit with 4,500 fans flocking to the Angus castle grounds.

As the crowds made their way to the arena on Saturday, the clouds parted, the wind dropped and the Glamis Proms was welcomed back with a beautiful sunny evening.

A spokeswoman said: “We were concerned that we might have to pull the show.

“The safety and well being of our artists, staff and customers is of paramount importance.

“It would have been a difficult decision to make but one we would have stood by to ensure that the show was only going ahead if we could make it a safe environment.

“Like any outdoor event in Scotland, try as we might, we just cannot control the weather.

“By Saturday afternoon, the wind died down, the skies cleared and paved the way for an absolutely magical evening.”

“The audience was wonderful and the atmosphere was delightful. We can’t wait to bring the show back to Glamis next year.”

With the dual attraction of Elaine Paige and Susan Boyle, ticket sales were good and all VIP tickets and best seats were sold out.

The two-and-a-half hour event comprised a varied programme that didn’t follow the strictly classical music expected at the proms.

The main act was supported by the Cairn String Quartet followed by crowd-pleasing Arbroath singer Norman Bowman, but the majority were there to see the stars of the night, Elaine Paige and Susan Boyle.

Most opted to bring their own lavish picnics to keep them going through the evening, but there were also several stalls selling hot and cold food and a bar to supplement their supplies.

Despite horrific weather prior to the event leading many to don the typical festival attire of wellies and a raincoat, the site stayed intact and not a single person left the arena covered in mud.

Photos by Angus Pictures

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Susan Boyle Soars With Signature ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Results Show: Watch

A decade after Britain’s Got Talent launched her improbable global pop career, Susan Boyle was back for an encore run through the Les Miserables anthem “I Dreamed a Dream” on Wednesday night’s (Aug. 21) America’s Got Talent results show. Though Boyle was the runner-up during her run on BGT and only made the top 12 on this year’s AGT: The Champions, her longtime number one supporter, AGT judge Simon Cowell, was thrilled to have her back in the fold.

“It felt like 10 minutes ago, the world fell in love with Susan Boyle and hated my guts,” Cowell said before Boyle sang. Backed by a spinning spotlight, Boyle opened the soaring ballad standing alone center stage in a long, glittery dress amid a field of electrified lights that swirled around her as the song rose to a crescendo.

A montage of Boyle’s original run on the show and Cowell’s encouraging words flashed on the screen behind her as the song shrunk back down to a whisper and confetti fell, earning a standing ovation from the AGT judges. Boyle’s new 17-track greatest hits album, 10, was released in May.

Watch the performance below.