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Singing sensation does it again

SUSAN Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster whose amazing voice has become a global YouTube sensation, stunned audiences yet again as she was voted on Sunday through to the final of "Britain's Got Talent."

Singing "Memory" from the musical "Cats," the 48-year-old overcame initial nerves to produce another command performance, her soaring rendition winning the telephone vote on the TV talent show.

"You are one special lady, I have to say, you really are," Simon Cowell, one of the three judges, said after Boyle's performance brought the audience to their feet.

Wearing a shimmering purple dress, Boyle looked far more primped and preened than she did on first appearance, when her dowdy looks and quirky manner provoked titters from the audience, who thought she couldn't sing.

This time, her hair was coiffed, her eyebrows plucked and she looked almost every inch a star in the making.

"What pressure?" she said when asked afterward if she was nervous. "It was really good tonight, I really enjoyed it. I'm very happy to be here and thank you all for your support."

Boyle left the judges openmouthed last month with her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables," which became an Internet sensation, watched more than 60 million times on YouTube.

With appearances since on chat shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Larry King, Boyle has become a star worldwide, her age and appearance conflicting with most images of modern celebrity.

After her latest performance on Sunday, Cowell said: "I just want to apologize because of the way we treated you before you sang the first time.

"You made me and everyone else look very stupid and I'm very happy for you, very proud for you."


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