Susan Boyle Brings Everyone to Tears — Including Herself — With America's Got Talent Performance
America's Got Talent: The Champions puts a fun twist on the usual format of the reality show by having the world's most talented, memorable, and all-around fan-favourite acts from past seasons of the series from all over the world compete against each other. In addition to a teen contortionist doing her thing, a comedian making everyone chuckle, and multiple sword swallowings — yes, that's a thing — viral sensation Susan Boyle returned to the stage to belt out yet another instant-classic cover of a beloved song.
The star, 57, originally wowed Britain's Got Talent fans nearly a decade ago, when she surprised everyone with her powerful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" in 2009. From there she became a reality TV fairy tale, leaving her small town in Scotland to become a worldwide star despite coming in second in her year of the competition. Luckily we all got to hear another golden buzzer-worthy performance from Boyle, who stepped on stage on Monday night much to the delight of judge Simon Cowell.
"Susan, I'm genuinely beyond thrilled that you're here tonight," Cowell told her, and later gave her a hug onstage. Fellow host Mel B gushed that it was "an honour and pleasure" to hear Boyle sing the Rolling Stones hit "Wild Horses," which unsurprisingly earned her the golden buzzer, showering her in gold confetti. Meanwhile, everyone else watching her perform was showered in their own tears, including host Terry Crews.
Watch her moving performance for yourself, ahead!