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Susan Boyle (born 1961) is a Scottish church volunteer and amateur singer who became world famous when she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical play Les Misérables on the third series of Britain's Got Talent in the competition's first round.
- "Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example."
- Simple: Society judges people from what they look like. That's how society works. But maybe this can teach them a lesson.
- "I'm trying to be a professional singer. ... I've never been given the chance before. But here's hoping it'll change."
- Simple: I want to be a singer. I never had the chance before. But I hope it will change.
- "It was nerve-racking to begin with but once I started and the audience accepted it I relaxed. It has been surreal."
- Simple: At first, I was really nervous. But after I started singing, the audience liked it. It was amazing.
- "Susan Boyle redeems us from superficiality". Times Online (April 18, 2009). Retrieved on August 22, 2009
- "Susan Boyle (BEST quality) - Britains Got Talent". YouTube (April 11, 2009). Retrieved on August 22, 2009
- "Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle won't get makeover says Amanda Holden". The Mirror (April 17, 2009). Retrieved on August 22, 2009