WORLD-RENOWNED SINGING SENSATION SUSAN BOYLE TO PERFORM LIVE IN THE U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SEASON FINALE OF NBC'S SUMMER HIT "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - September 11, 2009 - World-renowned singing sensation Susan Boyle -- who became an overnight phenomenon after appearing on "Britain's Got Talent" earlier this year -- will perform live for the first time in America on the season finale of NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).
Boyle, a 48-year-old church volunteer from West Lothian, Scotland, quickly rose to global fame out of nowhere after her moving audition on "Britain's Got Talent" when she beautifully sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables." Her follow-up performance -- "Memory" from the hit musical "Cats" -- received rave reviews.
Although she ultimately finished as the runner-up on the hit series, Boyle immediately secured a recording contract with Sony BMG and is currently working on her debut album which, although not due for release until November, is already #1 on Amazon.com's bestselling music list due to those who have pre-ordered it.
"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff ("Momma's Boys"), Scott St. John ("Deal or No Deal") and Georgie Hurford-Jones ("Britain's Got Talent") serve as executive producers.