Susan Boyle Recreated Her Viral Audition On ‘America’s Got Talent’
Warning: Goosebumps ahead!
Back in 2009, singer Susan Boyle captured the hearts and minds of fans everywhere with her beautiful performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables” for her audition on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Boyle blew the judges and audience away with her amazing voice, and she went on to have a successful career as a recording artist and touring performer.
Now, Boyle is once again competing, this time on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” On Feb. 11, she reminded everyone why she skyrocketed to fame a decade ago in the first place — by recreating her iconic audition performance. The second time around, the judges were once again in awe of Boyle’s talent. Even the notoriously cantankerous Simon Cowell was humbled by the fact that he once doubted her ability.
“I have goosebumps on my goosebumps,” he told her. “That really took me back…I remember vividly how disgusting I was the day before you sang…and what happened after.”
Watch Boyle talk about her journey to success, followed by her moving performance, in the clip below:
Wow! Her performance earned her a standing ovation and praise from all four judges.
Mel B called her “absolutely brilliant,” while Howie Mandel said that even the word “champion” was inadequate to describe her performance skills. Heidi Klum also called the performance “amazing.”
Despite her incredible success, Boyle was only runner-up during her initial run on “Britain’s Got Talent.” This time, she hopes to emerge on top.
“It would be a comeback of sorts and show people there is still life in this old girl!” she told People of her hopes for her participation in “Champions.” “Also, who doesn’t love a competition? I’ve got a competitive spirit, it drives me, and I thought, ‘well, I didn’t win last time so let’s give it a shot.'”
To find out if she has what it takes, fans will have to tune in to the finale results round on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. Central on NBC.