Maybe Susan Boyle will have an easier time in America. After coming in second on “Britain’s Got Talent,” landing in a mental hospital for exhaustion and getting off to a rocky start on the “BGT” tour of the U.K., the 48-year old instant celebrity get to grace the stage (and TV screens) on this side of the pond.
According to People, “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan — who was one of Boyle’s biggest supporters on “Britain’s Got Talent” — said on Tuesday that Boyle has been invite to perform on the upcoming U.S. edition of the show.
“If she’s up for it and she is well enough,” Morgan told the magazine, “our feeling is she probably will [appear on 'AGT']. Absolutely!”
Boyle, who is Scottish, has been viewed more than 200 million times on YouTube and amassed a large following in the U.S. Having Boyle perform in the U.S. would make perfect sense, according to her brother, John, who said that 95 percent of his sister’s fan mail comes from the America.
Morgan said fellow judge Simon Cowell, who produces both the American and British versions of the show, already has plans to bring Boyle to the U.S. for some live shows, and having her on the show could only boost her fame. Or, at the very least, it would boost viewership of “AGT,” which premiers on NBC on June 23 with new host Nick Cannon.
“Susan singing live to 25 million Americans? That would be great!” Morgan said. “She still gets a bit tired sometimes, but she is 48.”
Entertainment Weekly reported that Morgan said the “Boyle effect” resulted in thousands more people auditioning for the American show, and when the show debuts, “there will be two or three acts who could have the same impact. After one group performs, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.” Morgan said that, as on the UK show, he and fellow judges David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne won’t know the identity of the contestants before they take the stage.