STAGE TUBE: Britain's Got Talent Results - Susan Boyle Makes It To Finals!
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has made it through semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent where she battled it out with 39 other acts including a 11-year-old street dancer, a woman with her dancing dog and fellow 'Lez Miz' singing performer Jamie Pugh. The semi-finals began tonight Sunday, May 24, 2009 on UK's ITV with Susan Boyle singing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory" from CATS.
Susan Boyle gota second chance to wow the world after her first appearance made her an Internet sensation. Boyle stunned and charmed tens of millions of viewers last month, when judges skeptical about her dowdy image were won over by her soaring voice and confident performance. Nearly six weeks after her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables," the 47-year-old performed live televised semifinal of the competition tonight.
She performed Memory and the crowd went wild when she belted out during the final bars of the song. Piers was pleased that she pulled it off for Britain while the world was watching. Amanda was thrilled exclaiming "I'm so glad that it went well. I was so nervous for you, I've bitten all my acrylic nails off!" Simon shocks Boyle by apologising. "I'm so sorry for how we all treated you in your first audition. You have made us all look like fools now - That was brilliant!"
CATS is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. The show has been performed around the world in numeroUs Productions and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
The turbulent trio of Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden once again preside over the judging panel. They may bicker, they may snigger... but their manicured hands are always wickedly poised by their buzzers to puncture long-held ambitions in a splice. Join in the fun at the audition stage, as we surf the talent spectrum all the way from the sublime to the seriously awful!
Each auditionee takes to the stage hoping that their act will be the one to delight. The judges hold precious hopes in their hands, but they gleefully shatter those dreams with just the buzz of a buzzer, as soon as the act fails to impress. If there are three dreaded buzzes the audition is over; but a few hold the panel's attention. If they last the full 3 minutes onstage, they could be in luck!
When the thousands of hopefuls have been whittled down to 40 favourites, we hit a week-long love-in of live semi-final shows. Here's where judge opinion and public vote collide in a five-day variety extravaganza, until just 10 acts, hand-picked by the public remaining for the grand finale.
There will be tears, there may be tantrums, but one thing's for certain... one talented act, who proves Britain's Got Talent, will be crowned the ultimate winner by series hosts Ant & Dec".