Scottish singer and international superstar Susan Boyle not only revisits the America’s Got Talent stage, but also the song that launched her career in her latest performance.
In this sneak peak to America’s Got Talent: The Champions, Susan steps on stage after receiving her Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell for her version of “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones.
The 47-year-old singer shared in the open of the video that “ever since I was a tiny tot, I loved to sing.” Music has gotten her through a lot in her life. But it wasn’t until after her mother passed away, that Susna decided to chase her dream, something her mother 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.
When she finishes her performance, the judges and the audience are on their feet.
Mel B tells her that if she had another Golden Buzzer to give, she’d press it again for Susan. And Simon says he has “goosebumps on his goosebumps” and goes on to explain how her performance takes him back, confessing he wasn’t so nice to her that first day but that she’s gone on to be the perfect example of a champion.
Listen to her “encore” of the song that made her famous in the clip below.