Maybe it is the year that No. 2 is better than No. 1.
Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer, finished second on Saturday in the final round of “Britain’s Got Talent” to a dance troupe called Diversity.
“They’re very entertaining. Lads, I wish you all the best,” Boyle told the group, after she found out they won the competition.
For the final round, Boyle performed the song that made her an Internet sensation, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables.’ And that that she earned high praise from all the judges.
She was asked afterward if the pressure was worth it: “Well worth it,” she replied.
Here is judge Simon Cowell’s comment to the 47-year-old:
“You’ve had a weird seven weeks and you had every right to walk away from this and you could have walked away and you could have had a lot of stuff coming your way in America and a lot of people said you shouldn’t even be in this competition, that you’re not equipped to deal with it. For what, for you to sit at home with your cat and say ‘I’ve missed an opportunity.’ Well, I completely disagree with that … and you know win or lose, you had the guts to come back here tonight, face your critics and you beat them.”