Susan Boyle set for US TV debut


As expected for months, NBC, with the US broadcast of “America’s Got Talent,” will get the first live performance by Internet phenomenon Susan Boyle from “Britain’s Got Talent.” Boyle is set to sing on Wednesday’s broadcast.

Boyle’s first US performance is expected to add to the audience draw of the season finale of “America’s Got Talent,” Wednesday, September 16, airing 8-10 pm ET.

What will she sing? That’s not been disclosed, but it’s likely to be “Wild Horses,” her cover of the Rolling Stones classic which is the first single that Sony BMG is releasing from her debut album. The audio first appeared last week on the Perez Hilton blog and is now up on Sony’s own website promoting the album.

Boyle, a 48-year-old church volunteer from West Lothian, Scotland, quickly rose to global fame out of nowhere after her moving audition on “Britain’s Got Talent” when she beautifully sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables.” Her follow-up performance – “Memory” from the hit musical “Cats” – received rave reviews. She ultimately finished second on the program, but is far better known globally now than the actual winners, a dance group called Diversity.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television. Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Jason Raff, Scott St. John and Georgie Hurford-Jones serve as executive producers.

RBR/TVBR observation: We must admit, we rushed to Perez Hilton’s blog to hear the leaked audio of Boyle’s take on the Rolling Stones’ classic. It’s definitely a new twist on the song and Perez has it right, “it sounds gorgeous.”