Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, and made it to second place of the show. She became known when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables in the competition’s first round. When she appeared on the Britain’s Got Talent stage, the audience and the judges appeared apprehensive and judgmental of her unpolished appearance. Upon finishing her song, she received a standing ovation from the live audience and unanimous praise from the judges. She has been dubbed “The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell”.
See Susan Boyle performing on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2009.