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What are some facts about Susan Boyle?

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Susan Boyle is most well-known for her performances on the popular television show "Britain's Got Talent," where she became known as "The Woman Who Silenced Simon Cowell."

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Susan was born in 1961 in Blackburn, Scotland. When Susan was born, she was oxygen deprived, which caused mild brain damage and left her disabled. Both of Susan's parents enjoyed music, sang and played the piano. This led to Susan having a love of music.

Upon starting school, Susan was diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities and was a target for bullies. Despite being bullied, Susan continued on with her love of music and started participating in school productions when she was 12 years old.

In 1995, Susan auditioned for a televised talent show in 1995 but was rejected. In 1999, she paid for a professional demo tape, which she sent to record companies, radio talent competitions, and local and national television competitions, but she was not successful.

In 2002, Susan began taking singing lessons to improve her abilities. In 2008, her singing coach urged her to try out for the television show "Britain's Got Talent," and she was accepted on to the show.

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