If you’ve been watching Britain’s Got Talent for years, you probably know who Susan Boyle is. She was that woman who amazed the world with just her dream and talent.
As she returns to the series nine years later, this time on America’s Got Talent, she’s even more fabulous. With her black glittering gown, it wasn’t just her looks that changed dramatically from her first audition. She has clearly honed her talent further.
Susan performed the iconic tune “Wild Horses.” It was one of the songs on her I Dreamed a Dream album and the same song she performed on the 4th season of AGT in 2009. It marked her first ever appearance on US television.
As expected, everyone was so happy to see her back on stage. Simon looked surprised to see her enter the competition. Howie and Heidi stood up from their seats, along with everybody else, to give Susan a really warm welcome.
It turns out that they weren’t the only ones excited for the competition. Susan was also eager to step on the stage and show how much her talent has grown over the years, particularly to Simon.
Before her performance, she shared:
“[I’m] excited to show Simon how much I’ve grown since the last time he saw me. It’s my golden opportunity to have that promise fulfilled.”
And she did not disappoint as she delivered a really outstanding performance. She was able to hit the notes with precision and the emotion she poured into her performance was truly captivating. Everyone in the audience, as well as the judges, were amazed. It’s as if it’s the first time they’ve heard Susan perform.
And with that, Mel B pushed the Golden Buzzer for her, believing that she’s giving Susan something she deserves. She felt really honored to sit down in front of Susan and just listen to her voice.
Back in 2009, Susan made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. However, she was beaten by the dance troupe Diversity, despite being the clear favorite.
Even after what happened, Susan continued to work hard for her dreams. After her loss, she was able to release her debut studio album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” which became UK’s best selling debut album in history. She has also been nominated twice for the Grammy Awards. She appeared in a lot of shows and performed in several events after the competition. She put a lot of effort into becoming a champion for those people who don’t have a voice and those people who are often ignored.
Truly, Susan isn’t just an inspiration but she’s also a champion for all of us.
“They have been great friends ever since and always recognize each other right away,” Marisa Folz, Banjo’s mom, told The Dodo. “They both greatly enjoy each other’s company!”
Penny and Banjo’s parents enrolled them both in the same doggy daycare, allowing the pair to play and cuddle for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. Their bond grew and grew, and they seemed to absolutely adore spending so much time together — until Penny’s family moved away.
Even though Penny’s new home is only about 30 minutes away from Banjo, they don’t get to see each other every day like they used to. Their parents still make sure they get together, though, and plan dates to the dog park, the dog beach, swimming pools and anywhere else they can think of. Penny and Banjo are always beyond thrilled to be reunited, and cherish every moment they have together.
“They absolutely love seeing each other,” Folz said. “Happy wagging tails and instantly playing! It’s like they never left each other!”
Recently, both Banjo’s family and Penny’s family happened to be going out of town back-to-back weeks — and they decided to use the trips as an opportunity for the adorable dog couple to have an extended sleepover.
“Penny stayed with Banjo for a week and then Banjo stayed with Penny the next week,” Folz said.
Both dogs were thrilled to be spending so much time together, just like old times, and when it was time to go to sleep …
… they fell asleep in the cutest position, with their paws touching, solidifying just how much they really love each other.
“They seem to comfort each other and relax the other, very ‘Notebook’-esque,” Folz said, referring to the 2004 romantic movie.
Penny and Banjo took advantage of their staycation together by making sure they were always side by side, no matter what. When Penny’s parents went to work during Banjo’s stay at their house, they would check their pet camera and see the two dogs curled up on the couch together.
Penny and Banjo are inseparable, and not even distance can break up their perfect relationship.