Video: Susan Boyle performs 'Memory' for Britain's Got Talent
On May 24, Susan Boyle performed the song 'Memory' from the musical 'Cats' on the first live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent 2009. It was her 2nd performance for the British one of the most popular shows.
She won the popular vote, the "public vote," as they say in England. Boyle's voice quavered a little at the start but soon became clear and strong. Wearing a glittery brown dress, standing behind a backdrop of clouds with a spotlight behind her head making it look as though her face was emanating from heaven, Boyle pulled off her second major public appearance with ease, ew.com reports.
Boyle, after Sunday's performance, told judge Piers Morgan, "This is for you Piersy baby." Morgan responded, "You look absolutely beautiful and you sang well. When the world was going through a tough time you provided a bit of happiness."
Another judge, Amanda Holden, expressed her relief that it all "went well. I was biting all my plastic nails off. It was fantastic."
Simon Cowell told Boyle that she was "one special lady," adding, "I want to apologize for the way we treated you the first time you sang. You made me and everyone else look stupid."
In April this year, Boyle, 47, speaking about her first performance, said during an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live" that she focused on her performance rather than her appearance while singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables" on the British TV series, CNN reported.