Talent show star 'overwhelmed' by celebrity support

Talent show star 'overwhelmed' by celebrity support

'Britain’s Got Talent' sensation Susan Boyle said she was overwhelmed to discover Hollywood star Demi Moore was among her growing army of fans.

The 47-year-old unemployed church volunteer wowed judges on the ITV show with her rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' from the musical 'Les Miserables'.

Ms Boyle, of Blackburn in West Lothian, won over a sceptical audience and has become a global phenomenon since her appearance on the show, with millions watching her performance online.

Actress Moore revealed she was moved to tears by the performance after watching it with husband Ashton Kutcher.

Asked what it meant to her to get such support from the celebrity couple, Ms Boyle said: “That’s overwhelming. That’s something else.”

After seeing the Scot’s performance online, Kutcher reportedly wrote on Twitter that it “just made my night”.

'Ghost' star Moore replied: “You saw it made me teary!”

Ms Boyle, who told the talent show she dreams of becoming a singer as successful as Elaine Paige, has now become favourite with the bookies to win the prize – a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Show judge Piers Morgan described her rendition as “an incredible performance”, while fellow judge Amanda Holden told her it was a “complete privilege” to listen to her singing.

Ms Boyle has also been catapulted into the limelight in America, where her story has been featured on US morning shows and news programmes.

Speaking at her home, Ms Boyle appeared unfazed by all the attention.

“I just take it all in my stride, I’m enjoying it,” she said.

But she added: “I haven’t had time to think!”

Quizzed about her chances of winning, she replied: “I can only do my best, like everybody else.”

The singer added that she was “looking forward to seeing the judges again”.

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