She dressed up in a modest lace, sensible shoes, and some stockings, aging gray, curly hair atop her head, unacknowledged and queer mezzo-soprano Susan Boyle, 47, stood atop the stage of Britain’s got talent 2009, announcing to host Simon Cowell, “I’m trying to be a professional singer.”
Outshining every expectation, she came out with a voice no one dared imagine on her, with a trenching performance of the ever beautiful, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. When the still in awe audience gave her a standing ovation, host Piers Morgan, just as stunned as everyone else, emotionally declared, “When you stood there with that cheeky grin and said, ‘I want to be like Elaine Paige,’ everyone was laughing at you. No one is laughing now,” The Guardian reported at the time.
Once a wallflower women of her town Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, this one act completely changed her life. She got a chorus $7.1 million within the year, according to International Business Times, and in the following months, she would bestow her singing honor to the honorable’s- the Pope, the Queen, and President Obama.
So where is she now? With the voice of a lost optimistic, yet heavenly angel, a erupting bank account, and international chart-topping hits, where has this dark horse diva wandered off to? One doesn’t become famous and disappear. We predict it might be because of the following.