47-Year-Old Singer Wows Judges, Finds YouTube Fame

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 1:01 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press

BLACKBURN, Scotland -- The middle-aged church volunteer who wowed the judges on the television show, "Britain's Got Talent," continues to be a huge hit on YouTube.

So far, the video clip of her singing "I Dreamed a Dream," from the musical "Les Miserables" has been watched more than 12 million times.

Susan Boyle calls her newfound fame "breathtaking."

She reprised her contest song on CBS' "The Early Show," which then surprised her with a call from Broadway star Patti Lupone.

Lupone sang the song in the 1985 production of "Les Miz" in London's West End. Lupone is one of the millions who caught Boyle's act on YouTube -- and says the performance brought her to tears.

She says Boyle has "so much courage and pluck."

Watch Susan Boyle's audition for Britain's Got Talent.