She’s delivered some of the most powerful performances the entertainment world has ever seen and Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle has done it again.
The 58-year-old is set to mark a decade since her original audition on the popular reality show by releasing a new album next week. In the meantime, she’s treated fans to a haunting rendition of ‘Stand by Me’.
The iconic track – which will feature on Susan’s new album Ten – was originally released by Ben E. King in the ‘60s and has been covered by everyone from John Lennon to Seal and Tracy Chapman since.
It also featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film of the same name but Susan’s performance could be the most emotional yet. Taking to social media, the ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ songstress shared a special music video of her new recording of the song.
The clip begins with the Scottish star wearing a glittery frock and singing beautifully into a microphone as she has done so many times before. It also features a young girl watching singers perform on an old television while her mother sleeps.
As the song progresses, viewers find out that the little girl’s dreams of becoming a star come true when her mother takes her to the theatre. It’s eventually implied that the small girl grows up to be Susan.
Fans can’t get enough of the track and have shared their thoughts online.
One person on YouTube said: “Your voice is such a treasure! Thank you for having the courage years ago to try out through BGT! I loved that performance so much!”
Another comment read: “Susan it’s a lovely song and you have performed it beautifully and lovingly.”
A third added: “Wow, welcome back Susan! It a beautiful day when the legendary Susan Boyle has brand new music! A diamond voice! Love the video!”
It comes just weeks after the America’s Got Talent: The Champions star released a duet with singer Michael Ball. Following on from the success of Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman, Susan and Michael put their spin on ‘A Million Dreams’.
The track featured vocals from a stunning choir, with the pair choosing to share some behind-the-scenes footage from the performance in the official music video.
Similar to ‘Stand by Me’, ‘A Million Dreams’ is already being covered by an array of other artists, including Pink and her daughter Willow.
Meanwhile, Susan’s new albums features recordings of the singer’s favourite songs from the past decade, as well as tracks the singer has never sang before.