A total of 103 million video views on 20 different Web sites was reached within nine days.

its host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Boyle at the ceremony, telling its audience "you may be the coolest people in the world, but this year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes." and Boyle would join the cast of I Dreamed a Dream for a cameo appearance.

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I'm very excited to be a part of The Christmas Candle.

Everyone on set is a delight to work with and it's a fantastic experience to be part of the team." In the movie Boyle sings an original song, "Miracle Hymn", the anthem for the film and a track from her album Home for Christmas, which also featured a duet with Elvis Presley singing "O Come All Ye Faithful".

She is known for supporting various charitable causes, and has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.

As of 2013, she had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations.

In Italy, it was the first album of the month in the Italian No. In only a week, it sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, becoming the fastest selling global female debut album.

The album was produced by Steve Mac, who said that "Now Susan's used to the studio and the recording process, this time round we might go even further down a traditional route of recording by getting a band together and rehearsing songs before we go into the studio to see what works, how she reacts with certain parts, and so we can change the arrangements that way. With Susan it's very important she connects with the public and the public connect with her.

She almost abandoned her plan to enter Britain's Got Talent believing she was too old, but O'Neil persuaded her to audition nevertheless.

In August 2008, Boyle applied for an audition for the third series of Britain's Got Talent (as contestant number 43212) and was accepted after a preliminary audition in Glasgow.

Topping the Billboard 200 for six weeks, it was the second best-selling album of 2009 in the US.

In her first year of fame, Boyle made £5 million (£6.2 million today) with the release of I Dreamed a Dream and its lead-off singles, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Wild Horses".

The audience applauded her anyway and she later performed an unaired version of the song which was uploaded to The View's You Tube account.