Talent show stars wow Granite City audience
THE stars of the Britain’s Got Talent show delighted a capacity audience at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre last night on the latest stage of their nationwide live tour.
Series winners Diversity were among the first acts to take to the stage at the venue’s Press and Journal arena, but the biggest cheers were reserved for runner-up Susan Boyle.
The Scottish singing sensation, who became an international star after appearing on the ITV talent contest, has missed a number of dates on the tour and there were fears she might not take part in last night’s sold-out concert.
Most of the performers arrived by bus and were chatting to a group of about 20 fans at the side entrance when Miss Boyle arrived in a silver Mercedes around 6pm. She gave a quick wave to the autograph-hunters before being taken inside.
There was rapturous applause when she took to the stage at around 9pm, and her performances of Memories and I Dreamed A Dream had the 4,000-plus fans on their feet and cheering wildly.
The West Lothian singer went from living alone with her cat to being feted by the likes of Gordon Brown and Demi Moore after she first appeared on the talent show.
Her performances attracted millions of hits on video-sharing websites and led to an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Following her surprise defeat by dance troupe Diversity she was taken to the Priory clinic in London, suffering from exhaustion.