Susan Boyle‘s comeback on America’s Got Talent saw her rewarded with the prestigious Golden Buzzer.
Competing in the US iteration of the reality series for the first time since she was runner-up on season 3 of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, when she wowed crowds with a rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream”, from the musical Les Misérables.
“Most of the audience, they were laughing, but they looked at my mouth, and that seemed to change. You don’t expect people to be that excited about you,” she said of her original appearance. “I’m glad I stepped on that stage.”
Boyle made it to the final on the 2009 series, but was eventually beaten to the prize by dance troupe Diversity, despite being a clear favourite to win.