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Simon Cowell Susan Boyle album will surprise

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susan boyle singing

Simon Cowell has claimed that Susan Boyle’s debut album will surprise many listeners.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge insisted that the LP will not include throwaway “show tunes” and claimed that the Scottish singer was “blown away” by some of the tracks they picked to record.

“We’re not going to throw out some souvenir album of show tunes which everyone expects,” he told Extra.

“We went through about 350 to 400 songs to choose from. She was blown away by some of the song choices… She’s going to surprise a lot of people with this record.”

Boyle finished runner-up on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind dance troupe Diversity.

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Susan Boyle amazes Aberdeen

Susan Boyle proved to fans at the AECC in Aberdeen that she was a singing phenomenon, as she performed in the Britain’s Got Talent live tour.

The singer earned a standing ovation as she belted out the hits Memory and I Dreamed a Dream.

The air was filled with anticipation as the audience waited to see if Susan – nicknamed SuBo – would appear.

Doubts had surrounded Susan Boyle’s appearance in Aberdeen after she missed a number of dates of the Britain’s Got Talent tour to rest.

But Susan, from Blackburn, thrilled thousands of fans by showing off the voice that shot her to global stardom.

Susan Boyle wasn’t the only star of the show as the 10 finalists from the Britain’s Got Talent put on a spectacular show.

Winning dance troupe Diversity got the crowd clapping with their energetic and impressive routines.

Twelve-year-old Shaheen Jafargholi also stunned fans as he sang love songs including the Michael Jackson hit Who’s Loving You.

And the audience were speechless as saxophonist Julian Smith played the tune All By Myself.

Other Britain’s Got Talent acts included 10-year-old Hollie Steel who confidently showed off her vocal range.

An act which sent the audience into fits of laughter was comedy duo Stavros Flatley.

The pair got the crowd on their feet as they ran across the stage in red jackets and blond wigs, while pulling comical faces.

And later the father-and-son duo made a hilarious appearance as they joined dance troupe Flawless in an upbeat number.

The girls in the audience went crazy for Shaun Smith, who sang the classic U2 hit With or Without You.

Screams filled the arena as the 17-year-old wooed his female fans in a tight unbuttoned white shirt and jeans.

Grandfather and granddaughter duo 2 Grand entertained younger members of the audience as they performed a hit from the children’s film Aladdin.

Dancer 11-year-old Aidan Davis also excited the crowd with his tight and effortless moves.

And the dance turns kept coming as the crowd enjoyed a special guest appearance by last year’s winner George Sampson.

Presenter of the Britain’s Got More Talent show Stephen Mulhern entertained with gags and surprises as he hosted the live show.

And the night was complete with an appearance by DJ Talent.

Susan Boyle LIVE. I Dreamed A Dream. Aberdeen, 23 June 2009

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Paul Potts not competing with Susan Boyle

Paul Potts has insisted that he does not regard Susan Boyle as a rival following her recent success.

Boyle has secured a strong international fanbase since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in April, mirroring Potts’s own experience on the ITV1 programme’s first series in 2007.

The Scottish singer is expected to soon join Potts on Simon Cowell’s record label, however the show’s original winner does not believe that they are in competition.

Speaking to Seven magazine, he explained: “We sing different styles of music. And one’s a male voice and one’s a female voice, and that makes a difference.”

Potts also revealed that he has become more ambitious since making his TV debut two years ago.

He commented: “It’s good to get a day off occasionally. But when you’re in the market, you think: ‘What could I be doing with today to become even more successful?’ You think: ‘Just get me some work. Get me a performance on a channel’. You don’t get too many opportunities and you have to grab each one, because I have to be a success if I’m going to continue to do this.”

Potts released his second album Passione earlier this month.

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Susan Boyle tipped for comeback at Britain’s Got Talent tour

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Britain’s Got Talent chiefs are hoping that Susan Boyle will take part in the programme’s live tour, according to a report.

The Scottish singer’s involvement in the shows was thrown into doubt after she checked in to The Priory clinic with exhaustion earlier this week.

Boyle finally left the facility yesterday and is now said to be making plans for her future in the music industry.

A source told The Mirror: “I would be very surprised if she didn’t do [the tour].”

Boyle reportedly felt “emotionally drained” after losing out to dance troupe Diversity in the show’s live final last weekend.

The insider added: “I think her breakdown was because she didn’t win and didn’t understand the industry. She thought her career was over. But now she has been told that she still has a shot at success – and she’s raring to go. The decision’s been very much put in her hands. She’s under no pressure.”

The Britain’s Got Talent tour begins in Birmingham on June 12.

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Gordon Brown checks in on Susan Boyle

Gorden Brown trying to sing like Susan Boyle

Gorden Brown trying to sing like Susan Boyle

BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he has spoken to judges of talent show Britain’s Got Talent to check on contestant Susan Boyle.

Allies of singing sensation Boyle rallied round as it emerged she was rushed to a London clinic with exhaustion and possible mental health problems soon after a shock defeat.

Boyle, whose frumpy appearance hid a soaring voice which made her a global star, was taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in north London on Sunday accompanied by paramedics and police after acting strangely at her hotel, The Sun newspaper reported.

The news came hot on the heels of her surprise defeat late on Saturday in the final of the Britain’s Got Talent television show, when she was voted into second place by the public behind urban dance troupe Diversity.

In a sign of how big the story has become, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he had spoken to the show’s judges about Boyle because he “wanted to be sure that she was OK”, he told ITV television on Monday.

“Britain’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan said Boyle was “essentially fine” and predicted she would bounce back for a successful career after some rest and recuperation.

“I believe she’s going to have a few days of rest, get better, get her energy back, get some sleep, eat properly again and then live her real dream,” he told Sky News television.

“I think that Susan will get back soon and get into a studio and record an album that I would imagine in the next few months is going to be one of the biggest selling albums of the year.

“That will be the real Susan Boyle fairytale.”

The Priory, which says on its website it specialises “in the treatment of mental health problems”, said it did not comment on individual cases.

It is part of an exclusive chain of private clinics known for treating troubled performers including Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty.

Asked about the reports, a Scotland Yard spokesman said police were called to a hotel at 6pm on Sunday “to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act”. They did not confirm her identity in line with policy.

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Diversity beat Boyle in ‘Talent’ final

Diversity have been voted as the winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2009, beating long-time bookies’ favourite Susan Boyle.

The Essex-based dance troupe, comprising of brothers and friends, triumphed in the live final following a performance which Simon Cowell described as “sheer and utter perfection”.

Speaking after the result was announced by show hosts Ant and Dec, group member and choreographer Ashley Banjo commented: “When you guys said our name, I thought: ‘I’m going to wake up in a minute’.”

The 20-year-old added: “Can I just thank everyone that’s voted – you’ve changed our lives and I can’t actually believe it.”

Scottish singer Boyle, 48, was the competition’s runner-up – despite being favourite to win since the first episode aired. She had earlier performed a rendition of Les Miserables number ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, the song which made her a YouTube sensation following her original audition.

Paying tribute to the winners, she insisted: “The best people won. They’re very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best.”

Meanwhile, saxophonist Julian Smith finished in third place after impressing the public with a performance of ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story.

He revealed: “I’m just happy that I’ve been taking part in tonight and been part of the whole thing. It’s an honour.”

Diversity will now perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Show later this year. They will also receive a cash prize of £100,000.

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