Susan Boyle makes triumphant TV return on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'
Nearly a decade after her first audition, Susan Boyle has made a triumphant return to TV on America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
Boyle – who shot to fame after finishing in second place on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 – was competing on the US show and stunned judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum, but it was Mel B who was moved to press the coveted Golden Buzzer.
“I just want to say what an absolute honour and pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you. Your angelic voice and I want to be the woman who gives you something you deserve,” Mel B said after pressing the button.
Once Boyle received a standing ovation, Cowell told her: “I can’t think of any other contestant who has defined this show better if I’m being honest with you. You’re the one, you made a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives. I’m absolutely thrilled you’re here.”
Of her original appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, Boyle said: “Most of the audience, they were laughing, but they looked at my mouth, and that seemed to change. You don’t expect people to be that excited about you. I’m glad I stepped on that stage.
“For those who maybe don’t have the confidence to do things, for those who don’t have a voice, the ones who people tend to ignore, I feel like I’m a champion for them. Coming in second doesn’t mean you lost, it’s an unfulfilled promise.”
Despite being the favourite to win the show back in 2009, Boyle lost out on the top spot to dance group ‘Diversity’. The singer now believes she has a lot to prove, but she’s evidently already reminded everyone of just what she’s capable of.
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