Susan Boyle’s triumphant homecoming
Susan Boyle was met with rapturous applause as she took to the stage in front of home fans last night.
There had been doubts as to whether the now world-famous singer from West Lothian would perform in the Britain's Got Talent live show in Glasgow after pulling out of the event in Manchester.
But the plucky church worker wowed the crowds as she belted out I Dreamed a Dream, the song which made her a global superstar.
Not only did she receive a standing ovation at the end of the performance, the packed concert hall took to their feet as she walked on to stage in a floor-length sparkling dress and twice during her performance, which included Memory from the musical Cats.
Many fans were waving home-made banners, some said “We love you Susan” and “Susan is the best”.
One fan, Bryan Felvus, 23, from Motherwell in Lanarkshire, said: “She was brilliant. She had to be here tonight. She was great and deserved every bit of support she got and she got the loudest cheer of the evening.”
Another, Audrey Hinde, 39, from Ayrshire said: “I thought she was fantastic. She brought tears to my eyes. She didn't seem under pressure at all.”
It was a different scene last night as concert-goers at the Manchester Evening News Arena were greeted at the venue with notices stating that Boyle would not perform at either of the scheduled matinee or evening shows.
The singer is due to appear in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena in July.