Thanks so much for the link. A gal at work was telling me about this today, and I really wanted to hear it. Holy Cow!! I got goosebumps, too.
I had the TV on when I was getting ready to go out last Saturday and so I saw this even though its not a show I would usually watch. Like the audience I was expecting a bit of a car crash but I got shivers when she started to sing and loved the way she scaled the high notes.
Whatever you think about how gauche and awkward and frumpy she was/is I loved the fact that she didn't show any nerves at all once she started to sing. She knew she had a talent but I cant think of any other way she would have been able to get the attention she deserved at age 47 other than through a talent show like this. Even though the song she chose was one of my all time favourites I cant wait to hear her sing more!
No idea I'm afraid, and I haven't watched in previous years either but maybe someone else will know and can post? I did take a quick look at the show website but I couldn't see anything there - there are links, comments and an interview with Susan though.Do you know when she will be on again? Or was this just the preliminaries and we have to wait forever for the finalists to go again.