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Susan Boyle
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Age (at audition) 57
Sex Female
Act Singer
Seasons The Champions
Position Reached Finalist

Susan Boyle was a singer act from America's Got Talent: The Champions. She was eliminated in the Finals.

Background

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

Her first album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released in November 2009 and became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. I Dreamed a Dream set a record for biggest first week sales by a debut album, according to the Official Chart Company in the United Kingdom. Topping the Billboard 200 for six weeks, it was the second best-selling album of 2009 in the US. In her first year of fame, Boyle made £5 million (£6.2 million today) with the release of I Dreamed a Dream and its lead-off singles, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Wild Horses". The success was continued with her second album, The Gift (2010), where she became only the third act ever to top both the UK and US album charts twice in the same year, and was followed by Boyle's third album, Someone to Watch Over Me (debuted at #1 on UK charts, #4 on US charts), released on 31 October 2011. Boyle subsequently released her fourth album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage (reached #7 in UK, #12 in US) in 2012, her fifth album Home for Christmas (fifth consecutive top ten on UK charts) in 2013, and her sixth album Hope (sixth consecutive top twenty on UK and US charts) in 2014.

On 12 May 2012, Boyle returned to Britain's Got Talent to perform as a guest in the final, singing "You'll See". The following day, she performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant singing "Mull of Kintyre". Having performed "I Know Him So Well" in a duet with one of her idols Elaine Paige in London in December 2009, Boyle performed with her other musical idol Donny Osmond in Las Vegas in November 2012, singing "This is the Moment", a duet from her album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage.[ Boyle's net worth was estimated at £22 million in April 2012. She is known for supporting various charitable causes, and has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. As of 2013, she had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations. On 23 July, Boyle performed "Mull of Kintyre" at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in front of the Queen. [1]

The Champions Preliminary

Before the performance as she was walking on stage, the audience and the four judges gave her a standing ovation before she even got up to the mic! Susan Boyle's Preliminary performance in Episode TC01 consisted of singing her rendition of "Wild Horses". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. Impressed with her performance, Mel B hit the Golden Buzzer, sending Susan straight into the Finals.

The Champions Final

Susan Boyle's Finals performance in Episode TC06 consisted of singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations.

The Champions Finale

In Episode TC07, the superfans did not give Susan enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating her from the competition along with Jon Dorenbos instead of Darci Lynne.

After the Show

Susan Boyle was slated to compete in the first edition of Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, but withdrew before it began. She returned to AGT in Episode 1414 as a guest performer, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables.

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