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The Scottish church volunteer wowed judges and received another standing ovation - for the second time with a powerful rendition of Memory from musical Cats
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After being told by host Dec she'd won the public vote, Susan gives the judges a victory dance
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Susan reaches 'Talent' final with sensational second performance

25 MAY 2009
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle stormed through to the final of Britain's Got Talent on Sunday night after performing live on TV for the first time.

Millions of fans across the globe watched as the 48-year-old sang Memory, from the musical Cats, as a tribute to her cat Pebbles, who shares her West Lothian home. After she'd sung the last note, the judges and audience gave her a standing ovation.

On hearing she'd won the public vote, Susan wiggled her hips at the judges and cheered. Asked by hosts Ant and Dec how she had coped with the pressure she said: "What pressure? I really enjoyed myself. I enjoyed every second. I'd do it again!"

Susan's performance was the first chance fans got to hear her sing since she captivated the world with a rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. It was also a chance for viewers to check out her new spruced up image.

With her new brunette 'do, tweezered eyebrows and shimmering makeup, the church volunteer who was pretty in a flattering sparkly chocolate-hued cocktail dress - looked quite different from the first time she faced Simon Cowell and the other judges.

The Sunday night programme was the first of five shows until the May 30 live final. Each night from now until next Friday, two acts will be picked by the public and the judges to go through to the final stage on Saturday.

Voted through by the judges on Sunday were dance group Diversity. That meant ten-year-old 'mini Beyonce' Natalie Okri didn't make it through.


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