Susan Boyle Upped 'America's Got Talent' Standards, Says Judge
Susan Boyle Upped 'America's Got Talent' Standards, Says Judge
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
While she didn't win the whole thing, Susan Boyle's standout performance on Britain's Got Talent is rippling all the way to the US.  America's Got Talent  judge Piers Morgan says the 47-year-old's now globally famous numbers, viewed millions of times on YouTube, has influenced scores more in America.

"From the moment Susan Boyle exploded onto the world's radar, I noticed on the America's Got Talent audition trail that we were getting suddenly thousands more people turning up, so that had a very big effect on the quality of the auditions.  It's by far the most talented collection of acts we've ever had."

Morgan, who judges the many a diverse acts on America's Got Talent with David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne, was recently embroiled in a controversy involving his posing near-naked for a Burger King ad in the UK.  Piers has insisted that the body is his.

He further revealed that Susan Boyle is already getting major offers "from people like Andrew Lloyd Webber and other great people."  On the news of whether she'd be appearing on America's Got Talent soon, Morgan says his gut feel tells him she will. "Susan Boyle singing live on America's Got Talent to 25 million Americans, that would be one of the coolest things I've ever seen, certainly."

Boyle rose into frenzied popularity after his astounding Britain's Got Talent auditions when she shocked the judges and the audiences with an unlikely rendition of I Dreamed a Dream, the same song she sang in the finals, where she lost to dance group Diversity.

Asked to describe the semifinal group this season, the sharp-tongued Brit says it is "very varied" with singers, dancers, comedians, weird gymnasts, on top of a couple of really good magicians.  America's Got Talent is set to kick off its fourth season with a two-hour premiere Tuesday 7pm on NBC.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: My San Antonio
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