April 19, 2009
Susan Boyle - An Unlikely Singing Sensation
A Star Is Born She's the woman who made the world stop and listen. Yes, Susan Boyle is an unlikely singing sensation. The 47-year-old singer from Scotland has gained millions of admirers since she wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent. She wooed millions of broadcast and online viewers with her rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" from the musical Les Miserables.
Boyle has gone from karaoke and her church choir to global fame and an invitation to the Oprah Winfrey show. Her performance – which surprised the show’s live audience, judges, and subsequently the world – has led to appearances by Boyle on other American television programs like Good Morning America and The Early Show.
The YouTube video of Boyle's performance hit an all-time high. It just went viral. It is estimated that Boyle's performance was witnessed more than 47 million times by viewers around the world, according to Visible Measures, which tracks online video usage.
If you go to YouTube you will be disappointed because they have disabled the embedded code of the video that shows her performing on Britain's Got Talent.
People were ecstatic over her singing, describing her as a singing angel who has a "God-given gift". One viewer commented: "We just heard Susan for the first time - we are just blown away by your angelic voice!"
Despite her new-found fame, Boyle told CNN's American Morning on Friday: "I wouldn't want to change myself too much because that would really make things a bit false. I want to receive people as the real me, a real person."
Eddie Anderson on the Five Thirty Show (STV) on the Susan Boyle Sensation:
> Video: The Susan Boyle Story