Around the time that a new show was being announced in 2018, Boyle spoke out about her personal life and some other details! The singer opened up to Express, and gave some insight into her life, and that she’s got a secret! Whilst you might expect that being poor would be a great fear, it was in fact, something a lot deeper and less superficial. It turns out that the singer who’s garnered an adoring and large fan base, is, in fact, afraid of being lonely, and living the rest of her life alone and unmarried. Gosh. We’re crying. You’re crying. The office dog is crying.
But quick to inject humor given the subject, she went on to describe her ideal man as having the traits of three men you all know! Two of the three are BGT judges! Ok: Donny Osmond, Simon Cowell, and (of course!) Piers Morgan. The singer one said that her ideal man would have Donny’s voice, Simon’s good looks and Piers’ sense of humor.” She joked said, “I would have married Piers, but someone else got there first.” (He tied the knot in 2010!) She did get a kiss on the cheek from Piers and sang a duet with Donny Osmond! Don’t worry Susan: there’s someone out there for you!
Retirement? What’s that?
R-e-t-i-r-e-m-e-n-t? What? So for Susan Boyle, who feels like she only just started her life at 47, retirement is certainly not even remotely on the cards! Susan’s fans would be overjoyed of course, but it’s quite clear that the UK singer isn’t planning on hanging up her golden mic anytime soon! She told Daily Mail, “In my book, ‘retirement’ is a dirty word.”
Along with staying afloat in the industry, it means that Boyle has to stay current and relevant and to make the most of the momentum that’s come with her success on BGT and her branding in the public eye. “Like any artist, I worry about people still liking me,” she said. “I worry about going stale. I have a role to play… I don’t want to let them [my fans] down.” And we have a feeling that Susan Boyle won’t let us, herself OR her fans down!
An Entrepreneurial Spirit!
Susan Boyle’s rise to fame has been pretty damn spectacular. It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago (which was, yes, 2009 – why is 1999 20 years ago?! Still haunts us), Susan Boyle was milling about living here life and almost unable to keep herself afloat. She’d just lost her mother and was looking for a lifeline. She found it with BGT.
But something even more amazing? Well, Boyle has used the funds she’s accumulated and grabbed every opportunity to, actually, start her own music companies! Moreover, Boyle is the director of all three firms and oversees the branding of her music and merchandise. Since investing in herself and her brand, Boyle has established consistent and sustainable income for her future, and her family’s future. Who knows, she might even go into talent recruitment and finding the next big stars!
A New Chapter: So What’s Next?
Fans are thrilled that Boyle has made a comeback on stage – and also just the chance to see her live! Almost a year ago, in September 2018, Boyle announced to her fans that she would be indeed joining the all-star cast version of America’s Got Talent.
A long 9 years since her epic performance on Britain’s Got Talent, Susan Boyle was ready and raring to go to once again wow audiences with her pipes! An insider told The Sun, “Simon was delighted Susan agreed to come back.” Once again, it just goes to show that star power can maintain that staying power, particularly in such a fickle industry. Boyle proves that she’s definitely got it!
Boyle’s Had the Last Laugh
Boyle’s sure moved forward in leaps and bounds since she first appeared on Britain’s Got Talent! Before the instrumental backing started, no one knew who she was, and only saw a frumpy looking (old – but only because her hair wasn’t dyed!) woman on stage. They had nothing but to judge her – and judge her they did. When she shared with the audience that she wanted to be like Elaine Paige, an English singer who’s renowned in the musical circuit, everyone had a giggle. When she emphatically told the audience of her dream, they had nothing but laughter. You know how the old adage goes kids: don’t judge a book by its cover. We’re re-watching the audition video just to see the shocked faces – and watching the birth of a star! After her emotional performance, Piers Morgan, one of the judges on the British panel said to her: “When you stood there with that cheeky grin and said, ‘I want to be like Elaine Page,’ everyone was laughing at you. No one is laughing now.” TOO. RIGHT. PIERS. (Where’s that clap emoji?)
With such a reception, we’re thinking back to the doctor who told Boyle’s parents that she was deprived of oxygen at birth. With his analysis, he delivered a cutting comment, “don't expect too much.” Susan thinks back to that time when “He prejudged me. All the doctor told my mum was what I wouldn't be able to do, not what I could do.” And well, look at what she has done!