A cheerful Susan Boyle leaves her Beverly Hills Hotel on September 12, 2009, playfully teasing photographers as she departed.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle came to international public attention in 2009 after she appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent. Susan became known when she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables in the competition’s first round, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 11 April 2009.
he contrast between the audience’s first impression of her when she appeared on stage compared to the ovation she received afterwards triggered global interest. Articles about her appeared in newspapers worldwide, while the numbers who watched videos of her audition have set an online record. Within nine days of her televised debut, videos of her audition, subsequent interviews of her, and her 1999 rendition of "Cry Me a River" had been viewed a combined total of over 100 million times on the Internet. Photos: Fame Pictures