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Susan Boyle Loses 'Britain's Got Talent'

by Katy Kroll, posted May 30th 2009 6:00PM
Despite blowing the judges away with her pitch-perfect audition -- and subsequently being viewed hundreds of millions of times on YouTube -- Susan Boyle lost 'Britain's Got Talent' on Saturday night.

SuBo, as she's been affectionately nicknamed, became an overnight sensation after taking the stage and unexpectedly knocking Simon Cowell's socks off a few weeks ago. Her frumpy appearance, humble attitude and angelic voice won over fans and instantly made her a household name.

But all the media attention wasn't enough to nab the Scottish singer the top prize on the U.K. equivalent of 'America's Got Talent.' She walked away the runner-up, losing to a dance troupe named Diversity, who won a $159,000 cash prize and a chance to perform in front of the Queen.Despite blowing the judges away with her pitch-perfect audition -- and subsequently being viewed hundreds of millions of times on YouTube -- Susan Boyle lost 'Britain's Got Talent' on Saturday night.

SuBo, as she's been affectionately nicknamed, became an overnight sensation after taking the stage and unexpectedly knocking Simon Cowell's socks off a few weeks ago. Her frumpy appearance, humble attitude and angelic voice won over fans and instantly made her a household name.

But all the media attention wasn't enough to nab the Scottish singer the top prize on the U.K. equivalent of 'America's Got Talent.' She walked away the runner-up, losing to a dance troupe named Diversity, who won a $159,000 cash prize and a chance to perform in front of the Queen.




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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in their local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland as it is announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 30: Friends and fans of Susan Boyle react at Blackburn community centre as they hear the result of television show Britain's Got Talent on May 30, 2009 in Blackburn, Scotland. Susan Boyle eventually finished second behind dance troupe Diversity. Since the singer appeared on the show there has been global interest with millions of hits on YouTube and appearances on the Larry King and the Oprah Winfrey shows. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in their local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland as it is announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in their local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland as it is announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 30: Friends of Susan Boyle react in disappointment at Blackburn community centre as they hear the final resultsof Britain's Got Talent on May 30, 2009 in Blackburn, Scotland. Susan Boyle eventually finished second behind dance troupe Diversity. Since the singer appeared on the show there has been global interest with millions of hits on YouTube and appearances on the Larry King and the Oprah Winfrey shows. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in her local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland after it was announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 30: Friends of Susan Boyle react at Blackburn community centre as they hear the final resultsof Britain's Got Talent on May 30, 2009 in Blackburn, Scotland. Since the singer appeared on the show there has been global interest with millions of hits on YouTube and appearances on the Larry King and the Oprah Winfrey shows. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in her local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland after it was announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in her local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland while watching on a large screen, Boyle perform on the final of the show May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT)

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    Fans of television show 'Britains Got Talent' singer Susan Boyle react in her local community centre in Blackburn, Scotland as it is announced on a large screen that she came second in the competition May 30, 2009. REUTERS/ David Moir (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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