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Culture

Surprise hit Susan Boyle makes it to talent show final

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Video by Richard TOMPSETT

Latest update : 2009-05-30

Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster whose amazing voice has become a global YouTube sensation, overcame initial nerves to produce another winning performance, propelling her as one of the final contestants of "Britain's Got Talent".

AFP- Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle, whose soaring voice has made her a global star thanks to YouTube, went through to the final Sunday of the British television talent show that made her famous.
   
A clip of the 48-year-old singing "I Dreamed A Dream" from musical Les Miserables in the "Britain's Got Talent" auditions has been watched 60 million times on the video sharing website and her fans include actress Demi Moore.
   
In the semi-finals on Sunday, Boyle gave a live television performance of "Memory" from the musical Cats, wowing the audience and winning a public vote to go through to next Saturday's final.
   
Asked how she coped with the pressure created by the YouTube clip, Boyle, a charity volunteer who lives alone with her cat, said: "What pressure? I really enjoyed myself, I enjoyed every second. I'd do it again!"
   
The winner of the talent show, screened on the ITV channel, will perform at the Royal Variety Performance before Queen Elizabeth II later this year -- and take home a 100,000 pound (115,000 euro, 160,000 dollar) cheque.

Date created : 2009-05-25

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