Ultimate transformation: Susan Boyle debuts sleek new hair in two glitzy outfits

Susan Boyle has transformed a lot since her days on Britain's Got Talent. Source: YouTube/Davy Leyland.

Susan Boyle may have once been known for her signature curly locks and incredible singing voice, but while the voice is here to stay, she’s undergone a dramatic transformation with a new hair-do and stylish new look for a red carpet event and stage performance.

The talented performer, who sprung to fame in 2009 on Britain’s Got Talent, debuted her fresh and vibrant look at the America’s Got Talent live show event on Tuesday with her glossy brunette locks styled in a sleek bob. However, that wasn’t the only change in store for Susan who added a bit of glitz and glamour on the night wearing a sparkly silver jacket over a classy pair of black pants and top.

The 58-year-old further added to the glamour with a pair of shiny silver earrings which matched perfectly with a couple of silver rings and a silver watch. Meanwhile, Susan opted for comfy polka-dot flats for the event and brought a bit of colour to the look with a pink lip and swipe of blush on her cheeks.

Susan Boyle changed up her usual hair-do for an appearance at the America’s Got Talent Live Show Red Carpet event. Source: Getty

The next night Susan appeared as a guest performer on the live show over 10 years after her initial audition on Britain’s Got Talent where she wowed judges with a stunning rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from musical Les Misérables. The singer donned a new outfit for the performance of the same song, this time choosing a silver glittery frock.

Her beautiful voice echoed throughout the room as she confidently sang the favourite tune. Meanwhile, throughout the performance flashbacks from her initial audition were played on the screen behind showing just how far the singer has come in the past decade.

At the end, the crowd burst into a round of applause with Simon Cowell looking on proudly with a huge smile spread across his face. Susan responded by smiling happily and blowing a kiss towards the audience.

“She only gets better with age … if that’s even possible,” one person commented on YouTube. While another added: “I love and admire dear Susan! You are an amazing lady!” And a third said: “Oh how WONDERFUL she looks! Calmness and serenity I never saw before. Elegance.”

In a post shared on social media the theatre thanked the singer for stepping onto the stage for the special event and expressed disbelief that so much time has passed since she captivated audiences around the globe.  “WOW! Can you believe @SusanBoyle made her debut on @BGT 10 years ago??” the post on Twitter read. “It’s an honour having her perform such a classic on our stage tonight!”

Her appearance on the show comes months after the singer opened up on Channel Nine’s A Current Affair program about finding fame after auditioning for BGT back in 2009. Susan recalled the judges and crowd not being friendly towards her during her first audition on the hit reality show but knew she captured the audience with the first few bars of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. She had unsuccessfully auditioned 12 times for various other talent shows before her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.

She told presenter Tracy Grimshaw that the pressure of the show almost became too much for her and she almost quit, but says it was advice from judge Piers Morgan that encouraged her to continue on, coming second overall. “When you’ve got a lot of pressure and a lot of different things going at once, it is difficult,” she said. “But you say to yourself, ‘This is what you wanted to do. This is what you really put yourself in for.’ You set the bar higher and higher as you go on.”

She was also diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2012, something she described as a “relief” after believing she was living with a more serious health condition. It also explained why she found it more difficult to deal with pressure than others who have been on similar reality shows.

“Asperger’s, you just have to make people aware that sometimes you have to go at a certain pace, don’t be too bombarded with things,” she said. “At the very beginning I was very bombarded.”

Boyle also told Grimshaw she wasn’t ashamed of her diagnosis and didn’t think it was something she needed to keep secret. She also explained what it’s like when her condition is triggered.

“It feels like you’re in a bubble and you can’t talk really well,” she said. “If people give you a bit more time, I can eventually get my words out and I’m okay.”

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