Susan Boyle from Britain's Got Talent
Saturday April 11, 2009 was the first show in the third season of Britain's Got Talent. That was when viewers first met Susan Boyle.
Not living in the UK myself, I hadn't seen the show until the 14th. And I never would have had I not seen a link to a YouTube video on a message board I frequent. I didn't know what I was clicking over to see, just that it was unbelievable.
You HAVE to watch this performance, and I'm sure we will be hearing a lot of Susan in the weeks and months ahead. I got a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, and have watched it again and again.
On Saturday May 23rd Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan announced that Susan Boyle is one of the 40 acts going on to the semi-finals. She performed Sunday the 24th in the first of five live semi-final shows. Susan sang "Memory" from the musical Cats. I thought she started out a bit shaky but she pulled through as she went on. Susan Boyle won the public vote and moved on to the finals.
Congrats to Susan Boyle!
On Saturday May 30th, singing I Dreamed A Dream for a second time, she placed 2nd on BGT.
Susan Boyle on America's Got Talent - September 16, 2009
Wild Horses is a track from her new album I Dreamed A Dream.
Susan Boyle's Debut Album
The Gift - Susan's 2nd Studio Album
Someone to Watch Over Me - 3rd Album
Susan Boyle at a Glance
Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on reality TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les MisÃ©rables. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe.
Global interest in Boyle was triggered by the contrast between her powerful mezzo-soprano voice and her plain appearance on stage. The juxtaposition of the audience's first impression of her, with the standing ovation she received during and after her performance, led to an international media and internet response...
Where We First Met Susan
Week 1 Song: I Dreamed A Dream - From Les Miserables
I Dreamed A Dream is Track 5 on Disc 1
I Dreamed A Dream Lyrics
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Sung by the character Fantine
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame
And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live our lives together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
Semi-Finals Song: Memory - From Cats
Memory is Track 7 on Disc 2.
Lyrics by Trevor Nunn
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sung by the character Grizabella
Midnight, not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
Every streetlamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning
And the streetlamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin
Touch me, it's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is
Look a new day has begun
The 2009 Semi Finalists
10 Facts About Susan Boyle
- Birthday: April 1st 1961
- Youngest of 9 siblings
- Started singing when she was 5
- Started singing in choirs at 12
- Grew up in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland
- She's Catholic
- Pets: A 10-year-old cat named Pebbles
- Her favorite drink is lemonade
- She's never been married or left her family home
- She took care of her widowed mother until her passing in 2007
Quick, what do you think of Susan Boyle?
Susan's Easter Story
April 13, 2009
It's been quite a weekend for BGT sensation Susan Boyle.
The 47 year-old singer, who delighted everyone with her powerful performance of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Mis on Saturday's show, hasn't let stardom go to her head.
Instead she turned up for church as usual on Easter Sunday morning, reportedly receiving rapturous applause from her friends in the congregation.
She said, "It was incredible. Although we sing in church not a lot of them know how good I was, so it was a bit of a shock for them".
"Everyone is very nice and it's lovely when all the kids stop me in the street to congratulate me."
Interview with the West Lothian Courier
Cry Me A River 1999 Recording
Cry Me A River 1999 Recording
- Official Site of Susan Boyle
Site dedicated to Britain's Got Talent Star Susan Boyle. Visit here for the latest news, tour dates and fan's forum on the singing sensation, Susan Boyle.
- Britain's Got Talent
Official website of the show.
- Susan Boyle
Fansite for surprise sensation Susan Boyle.
- Susan Boyle Interview
Video interview of Susan.
- The Beauty That Matters Is Always On The Inside
A wonderful article written by Colette Douglas Home in The Herald, Scotland's leading newspaper. Thank you Joan4 for the link . :)
Susan in 1984 at age 22! - The Way We Were
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