Last weekend, Susan Boyle was just another unknown face in the shadows living alone with her cat – Today, she’s a worldwide sensation, as a clip of her singing on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent exploded onto the Youtube scene. Not only did Susan Boyle’s amazing voice manage to win over the usually cranky American Idol judge Simon Cowell – She touched the hearts of millions everywhere. Susan Boyle’s singing is truly a sound to behold.
Susan Boyle feels “like a princess” since being embraced around the world following years of bullying.
The international singing sensation spoke about the psychological damage caused by school bullying while appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s US chat show.
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She said: “(Bullies were) burning my clothes with a cigarette and stuff like that and trying to trip me up. It wasn’t really human. I was being hit around the head, stuff like that.”
She told Oprah: “(There was) really repeated name calling. It made me feel as if nobody loved me. I really didn’t matter. I was just a target. Once you give bullies that power, they’ve really got a hold on you.”
Susan said she tried to gain respect through singing, saying: “I couldn’t do the fisticuffs because, to be honest, I was an absolute coward.”
The Britain’s Got Talent hopeful turned chart-topper said she now felt like a “princess”, adding: “I feel loved, and that’s something I didn’t feel when I was younger.”
Making a rare public appearance, Susan Boyle has been in London to sign copies of her new autobiography The Woman I Was Born To Be.
The Scottish singer, who found fame on Britain’s Got Talent, said she wanted to write the book because she is “as good as anybody else and can keep going.”
Subo’s publisher has described her book as the “story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude and an unfailing sense of humour”.
When asked what we can expect from her next, Subo said, “Who knows? Watch this space.”
Susan’s second album, The Gift, is due out next month.