Susan Boyle old footage

Susan Boyle’s earliest singing performance on film revealed

The hot favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent took the stage at Motherwell FC’s Fir Park Social Club in a singing contest between locals and visitors from a Midlands club.

Susan was drafted into the Coventry Tam O’Shanter Club’s team because someone had dropped out.

She sang powerful versions of I Don’t Know How To Love Him, from Jesus Christ Superstar, and Barbra Streisand’s The Way We Were.

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But the footage of Susan, who was sporting a classic 80s perm, lay forgotten until someone made a connection between the Britain’s Got Talent star and the shy young woman in the social club.

School caretaker Gerry McGuinness, 61, who watched Susan sing live that night and kept the video, remembers it clearly.

But it was a member of his family who recognised Susan on television and suggested he looked for his tape of the occasion.

Gerry said: “I can remember that she was a shy young girl, but also very attractive back then – she turned a few heads when she came into the club.

“She was not even supposed to be singing but agreed to perform for the Tam O’Shanter team because someone had dropped out.

“Even back then, I don’t think anyone expected too much from her because she was so shy, but when she began singing people took notice.

“I watched Susan on Britain’s Got Talent but didn’t recognise her as the girl from my video until a relation called and asked if I still had the tape.”

Gerry, a Scot who now lives in Coventry with wife Ruby, added: “When I realised who it was, I called my son Jamie in Wishaw and told him I was sending up the video.

“It’s great Susan is finally getting some recognition. She is a great singer and it seems right that at some point she would get the credit she deserved.”

Gerry’s son Jamie, who handed the 1984 tape to the Record, said: “It is just amazing that nobody realised what a talent she was until now.

“When you watch the video, it seems so obvious that she was born to be a star.”

Telephone engineer Jamie, 29, who lives in Wishaw with fiancee Suzanne Schonville and children Amy, eight, and Robbie, four, added: “When you first watch it, you can’t believe that it is Susan Boyle.”

The video, which can now be seen on the Daily Record website, is the third recording of Susan to be unearthed by the Record.

Last week, we published a film of her auditioning for Barrymore’s My Kind Of People talent show in 1995 when she was 33. Click here to see the video.

We also found a charity CD from 1999 on which she sang the torch song Cry Me A River. Click here to listen to the song.

Susan, a church volunteer who lives with her cat in Blackburn, West Lothian, became a TV hit when she sang I Dreamed A Dream, from the musical Les Miserables, for her BGT audition.

She has denied reports that she’s set to pack in the ITV show because family and friends reckon she could leave and cash in on her success by bringing out a record or playing live shows.

And she insists her eyes are firmly on the show’s prize of performing at the Royal Variety Performance.

Susan has now been watched on the internet by more than 100 million people around the world and is the biggest hit ever on the video-sharing site YouTube.

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Susan Boyle auditions for My Kind of People

Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle she she auditioned for Michael Barrymore’s My Kind of People show in 1995.

Susan shares the stage with the shamed TV funnyman fourteen years ago but failed to make it on to the programme.

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A forgotten video has been unearthed by the Daily Mirror which shows ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ star Susan Boyle singing aged just 25

The video below was at her parents Patrick and Bridget’s golden wedding party 23 years ago.

The room falls silent when Susan sings the Jesus Christ Superstar hit ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ in her home town of Blackburn, West Lothian.

Big brother Gerry said: “It was a very emotional night. It goes quiet when Susan sings, it always does. She always has that effect.”

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