After capturing our hearts with a second place finish on “Britain’s Got Talent,” Susan Boyle is back for a second run on another reality show, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
The reality television series “America’s Got Talent” created a spinoff that features past winners, finalists and successful contestants from previous seasons along with acts from the AGT franchises worldwide.
Enter Susan Boyle. Susan gained fame when she appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, where she performed “I Dreamed a Dream.” While Susan was the fan favorite to take home the win, she placed second overall. However, all the attention catapulted her into the spotlight, where she released her debut album I Dreamed a Dream. The debut album went on to become the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.
In the show’s premiere on Monday night (Jan. 7), Susan was back to tell her story. When asked if she considered herself a champion, the 57-year-old singer feels like one for a certain group of people.
“A champion for those who don’t have the confidence to do things. For those who maybe don’t have a voice. The ones who people tend to ignore, I feel I’m a champion for them, she said. “So I couldn’t possibly walk away from a second chance.”
Susan hit the stage with more confidence than in 2009 and received a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd.
“This brings back so many great memories, having you back,” judge Simon Cowell said.
Singing for Simon for the first time in nine years, Susan broke out into the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” featured on her debut album.
The audience rose to their feet midway through her performance, which reminded us why we fell in love with Susan Boyle nine years ago. The audience wasn’t the only group of people who were impressed. Simon Cowell praised the singer saying she’s the one. But it was Mel B who made sure she stayed on the show by giving Susan the golden buzzer, sending her straight to the finals.
“I just want to say what an absolute honor and a pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you, your angelic voice. I want to be the woman that gives you something that you deserve,” Mel B said before slamming the golden buzzer.
And with that, Susan Boyle is back.