Boyle wows Glasgow concert-goers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RTÉ.ie Entertainment: Susan Boyle - performed in Glasgow

Susan Boyle was met with rapturous applause last night as she took to the stage in front of a home crowd.

There had been doubts as to whether the singer from West Lothian would perform in the 'Britain's Got Talent' live show in Glasgow last night after pulling out of the event in Manchester.

But the church worker wowed the crowds as she belted out 'I Dreamed a Dream', the song which made her a worldwide star.


Scots fans will be hoping Boyle can repeat her dazzling performance when the show reaches the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight.

Not only did she receive a standing ovation at the end of the Glasgow gig, the packed hall took to their feet as she walked on to stage in a floor-length sparkling dress and twice during her performance, which included 'Memory' from the musical Cats.

Many fans were waving home-made banners, some said "We love you Susan" and "Susan is the best".

On Sunday as concert-goers at the Manchester Evening News Arena were greeted at the venue with notices stating that Boyle would not perform at either of the scheduled matinee or evening shows.


See the Susan Boyle Glasgow video and photos here of the singer’s performance on June 15, 2009 in the BGT tour here. The singer canceled Manchester apperances, but returned to the stage in to deliver a stellar performance in her native land at Glasgow Glasgow SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre).

The Susan Boyle Glasgow performance included ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Miserables and Memory from Cats, the two songs she sang in the BGT final and semi-final. Word went out via various news outlets, including the BBC (Boyle ‘will sing’ at Glasgow show) which reported that the singer would perform.

Many have tried to prognosticate the singer’s continued participation in the tour, and speculation on her mental and physical state continues. The senior member of Diversity dance troupe, Ian McNaughton, spoke highly of her during a prior stop in Birmingham.

Source: Dream Come True As Susan Gets Chance To Sing With Her Cats Idol

The article goes on to further speculate as to whether or not Susan Boyle will perform and/or record a duet with her longtime idol, Elaine Paige.

It was roughly two months ago that the 48-year-old singer from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland went from obscurity to a meteoric rise to international fame as the viral video of her Britain’s Got Talent audition has become one of the most viewed videos in history on YouTube. It is now a part of pop culture, the remarkable story of her rise to fame as an everywoman confronting the skepticism of an audience of judges, Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden and then memorizing them and ultimately the world. The original Susan Boyle BGT audition video can be seen here: Susan Boyle Video (Britain’s Got Talent))

The Britain’s Got Talent Tour includes appearances from all BGT finalists: Diversity dance troupe (the 2009 winners), Julian Smith (third place finisher), Shaheen Jafargholi, Aidan Davis, Stavros Flatley, Hollie Steel, Shaun Smith, Flawless, 2 Grand as well as last year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner, dancer George Sampson. The Susan Boyle performances in on Birmingham and Sheffield drew a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience according to the Birmingham Mail.

To see Susan Boyle Glasgow photos see: Susan Boyle gets a standing ovation after wowing the crowd on the first night of Britain’s Got Talent live tour

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