Amazing Susan Boyle. Fantastic voice. See the latest wonderstar featured on Britains Got Talent.
damn, she is AMAZING.
susan's been singing since she was 12
congrats to susan!!
original song: i dream a dream by les miserables
The 47-year-old Scottish charity volunteer, who claims never to have been kissed, has become an international media sensation amid reports she is set to cash in with a quick record deal.
Boyle did a sweep of the breakfast shows, moving hosts to tears on the CBS Early Show and NBC's Today Show before a live satellite interview with Dianne Sawyer on ABC's Good Morning America.
A video clip of Boyle's stunning singing debut on the Britain's Got Talent television show last weekend had been viewed by over 18 million people on YouTube, with the numbers rising fast.
US actress Demi Moore was apparently moved to tears by the clip, while the story has been picked up around the world, with Australian, US and other broadcasters reportedly queuing up for interviews.
"Susan has clearly wowed the audience, the judges and the world with a truly fantastic performance," said Tom Kerr, leader of West Lothian council in Scotland where Boyle lives alone with a cat called Pebbles.
The West Lothian Courier, her local paper, added that she was "doing what the Beatles did in the 60s" - that is, taking the United States by storm, as the Fab Four did four decades ago.
And, while press coverage in Britain was relatively muted, media elsewhere are lapping up the story.
"UK talent show stunned by Scottish virgin Susan Boyle," ran Australia's Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne.
American global news channel CNN said it had been flooded with messages about the spinster, who was filmed tucking into a sandwich shortly before taking to the stage.
The San Francisco Chronicle, under the headline "Just Who Is The Singer Susan Boyle?" noted that "Unless you live under a rock, you know about the Scottish woman who has taken the industrialised world by storm".
In Britain coverage has been low key - perhaps due to the fact that Britain's Got Talent is shown on private broadcaster ITV and the story is therefore not highlighted by rival news channels.
The frumpy-looking Boyle drew sniggers when she walked on stage on the weekend show, saying she dreamed of emulating West End star Elaine Page.
Shortly before the performance she told the show's hosts backstage: "I live on my own with my cat called Pebbles, but I've never been married, I've never been kissed."
Boyle has been singing since 12, she said.
"I've always wanted to perform in front of a large audience. I'm going to make that audience rock," she added.
When she began to sing, the panel of three judges led by music guru Simon Cowell was visibly shocked, and the audience in Glasgow rose to its feet, as her voiced soared through I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
"Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise I have had in three years of this show," said judge Piers Morgan, admitting that before her performance "everyone was laughing at you".
"No-one is laughing now. That was stunning."
Cowell is already lining up a record deal for her, Britain's Press Association reported, while versions of the Les Miserables song she sang entered the midweek singles chart here and the iTunes chart.
US actress Moore posted the comment "It made me teary" on her Twitter page, after viewing the clip.
Boyle's success - she is now favourite to win the British talent show - has drawn comparisons with Paul Potts, an opera-singing mobile phone salesman who won in 2007. Potts went on to have number one albums in 15 countries.