Sure, hearing a 57-year-old woman say that she’s only just maturing and growing up now might seem a bit of a stretch, but well, that’s exactly what Boyle said she needed. After living for others, Boyle was finally able to have the “me time” to focus on herself and her dreams and grow into her headspace.
After 2009, Boyle’s world was turned upside down, in an extraordinary way. Whilst she was catapulted to fame and won millions of adoring fans, it was somewhat bittersweet: she was simultaneously diagnosed with Asperger’s. But for Boyle, this news was positive: she finally knew why she’d always been a little different! This spurred her on even more, and she felt that her life was only just beginning! She told The Sun, “The old Susan Boyle has grown up, well she needed to, and now I’m back and raring to go.”
Celebrity Crush: Piers Morgan!
Now compared to the critical Simon Cowell, fans look at Piers Morgan and swoon. But not just for his comments and niceties: he’s a bit of a salt-and-pepper (he’s not grey yet!) fox! The 54-year-old judge, who would’ve been in his mid-40s at the time Susan Boyle auditioned, definitely well, caught her eye!
Funnily enough, Boyle opened up to the media – her candid interviews are mildly shocking but also entertaining, with her quickly admitting that she did have a little crush on Piers Morgan! When she was asked if she still had hopes of marrying Piers, who helped discover her, Boyle told The Sun, “Oh no, I’ve moved on from fancying Piers. It’s been nine years!” She continued, “He’s been a wonderful support over the years and I would like to think he would still continue to support me now.” Geez, the reporters can be pesky – just because she’s got a crush, doesn’t mean she’s going to marry him! Anywho, he’s since married. So there’s that.
Where’s Susan Been Hiding Out All This Time?
In an interview with The Sun, the singer responded to why fans haven’t heard from her in quite a while. “...I’ve been out of the spotlight for a while, but that was my decision.” It seems that after the whirlwind fame fairy tale, things took their toll – the international tours and mainstream media were just a bit much at the time.
But Boyle, with renewed vigor, is back, and back in a big way! With her brief hiatus, Boyle took a break from the media to firstly settle her nerves and also to get fit! Ok self-care 101: think about yourself for once. She knew that if she wasn’t 100% in her head and in her skin, she wouldn’t be able to keep it together. So she took a much-needed rest, an objective step back, and now she’s “lost a bit of weight and I’m ready to come back with a bang.” Yaaasss! But there’s more to this story: go on, we know you want to know!
No Signs of Slowing Down for Susan Boyle
“I’m not ready for retirement,” Boyle told The Sun in late September 2018. In fact, she’s been honing her skills to take her singing to the next level. “I’ve worked incredibly hard to grow as an artist, improve my voice and become more comfortable in my own skin.” Talking about self-love and self-care, we want our readers to take a deep breath, count to 3 and breath out. There we go, nice and easy. Ok, that’s step 1: Now go give yourself a facial! (Um yes, this applies to men too, duh). Look at Boyle: she’s absolutely glowing!
After years of keeping her talent in and serving others, the selfless Boyle is ready to open up and take the stage. We’re pretty impressed at her transformation, and how now she’s a bundle of confidence! And as for singing in front of Simon Cowell? Well, things change after fame hits!
Not Even Simon Cowell Can Intimidate Boyle!
Simon Cowell has a bit of a reputation. Well, he has THE reputation as the most intimidating and most cutthroat judge to have ever well, judged! Based on looks alone, you could see from the judges’ facial expressions and body language that they weren’t expecting much when Susan Boyle walked on stage. More of a confident stride than a walk, actually. But Boyle was confident in her abilities and stood tall and strong – and she totally blew their socks off!
Her performance was “the best” that Piers Morgan had seen in his time on the show. Pretty amazing stuff eh? Whilst most singers are nervous and shaking like a leaf on stage in front of the celebrity judges – not to mention the criticism afterward, Susan Boyle certainly is one of a kind. And hey, by the time we’re over 40, we’d hope we’d have the same confidence! When she was asked about how she felt performing in front of Simon Cowell, she told The Sun “He’s not Mr. Nasty at all. He’s a pussycat and I can’t wait to show him the new and improved Susan.” Meow.