It was my Mum who got me into singing properly—she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with the choir and just see where it took me.”
About This Billboard
Susan Boyle spent her early life faithfully attending her local Catholic church, taking singing lessons and performing in small karaoke venues, and caring for her aging mother, whom she promised that she would someday enter a singing contest. Boyle’s first public performance after her dear mother passed away in 2007 was before an enormous audience—more than 10 million viewers of a 2009 episode of Britain’s Got Talent.
As she walked onstage, 47-year-old Boyle was greeted by a surprised and skeptical audience. And then, as if the world stopped for just a moment, she captured the audience and stunned the judges as she sang “I Dreamed a Dream.” Her dream swiftly became reality as tens of millions of viewers around the world became acquainted with her phenomenal performance, via the live broadcast and an online video that quickly went viral.
Who was she, where did she come from, and the most often heard query—where has she been?! Boyle never sought stardom. Over the years, she had quietly pursued her dreams from the small village of Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, gaining just a bit of local notoriety by performing at church and community events. As a child, she struggled with learning differences and, she reports, was bullied in school.
By the end of 2009, however, the world was very aware of Boyle. After she came in second on Britain’s Got Talent, her debut album, released in November 2009, became the best-selling album of all time in the UK. Her subsequent albums have been extremely successful as well. She has toured widely, collaborated with household names, and performed before the Queen of England.
In addition to revealing her tremendous talent, Susan Boyle has been an inspiration to many. She is a beautiful example of overcoming the stereotypes of age and circumstance, to rise to world acclaim. Her first public song is really her story—she dreamed a dream.
Live Your Dreams. Pass It On!
This billboard about Live Your Dreams features Susan Boyle; singer.
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i was bullied before and now im entering depression. this inspires me to forget about what everyone else thinks and just be you.
so touching i am gonna cry
It was my Mum who got me into singing properly—she knew I had to do something with my voice because she knew I was talented. She was the one who pushed me into joining a choir all those years ago, when I was about 12. I remember she told me to start with t
You should always sing your heart out. Music is the key to happiness and if you keep pushing yourself to something that you really want and you will get it eventually. Practice makes perfect and don't let someone tell you that you can't because you can no matter what they say. Always push yourself to your full potential and live life not caring what they say.
A few years ago, I was visiting my home town of San Diego and I saw this great billboard and was inspired to become an actor. She is such a great singer and when I get on stage next month, I'll think of her for living her dream and thank her for telling me to live mine.
I know Susan Boyle was on Britain's got talent and she was a good singer.
Ohodgee Nieves, Hartford,CT
She can sing. But she had an impact on my life and the life of others. Even when she was talked about that didnt stoop her form puersing her dreams.
Darnell Ervin, Winston-Salem
i like her music
I LOVE THE WAY SHE LETS HER SELF RUN FREE!
salie franklin, jonesboro, AR
Nothing in this life passes by accident; I read Susa n Boyle's Billboard and her experience touched my heart; I am one of them. I have lived my entire life hidden my personal talents- fears are my great obstacle.
Thank you so much for given my encouragement to overcome my monsters.
Yolanda Contreras, Provo, Ut.
She is beautiful in heart and doesn't let a couple thousand haters bring her down
At the end...
She made history
Maddie, Nun ya
I like her music!
Anything is possible so pursue your dreams!
Susan Boyle rocks
Emily, Pulaski, WI
i love susan
I loved Susan Boyle when she sung I dream a dream.
This lady has the most beautiful voice in the world! I wish I could dream a dream just like her!
Cliff Brown, New York, New York
I WANT TO BE A SINGER WHEN I GROW UP BUT I'M ONLY 11 SO I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO!
Kathryn J., AZ Peoria