Susan Boyle, a Scottish singer and international superstar, not only returns to America’s Got Talent, but also to the song that launched her career, in her latest performance.
Susan takes the stage after receiving her Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell for her rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” in this sneak peek from America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
In the video’s introduction, the 47-year-old singer says, “I’ve loved to sing since I was a tiny tot.” Music has helped her get through some difficult times in her life. But it wasn’t until her mother died that Susna decided to pursue her dream, which her mother had always encouraged her to do.
“Everybody has dreams, you have to follow those dreams. I feel I’ve been given that chance,” she says. And she certainly has, selling over 20 million records. And it all began with this song – “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. She’s got a beautiful sequin dress on and an eerie backdrop – instrumentalists shrouded in fog and silver light with trees in the background.
The judges and audience are on their feet when she finishes her performance.
Mel B tells her that if she had another Golden Buzzer, she would press it for Susan again. And Simon says he has “goosebumps on his goosebumps” and goes on to explain how her performance brings him back, admitting he wasn’t so nice to her on the first day but that she’s gone on to be the epitome of a champion.
Listen to her “encore” of the song that made her famous in the clip below.