(WCMH) – Susan Boyle once again wowed the audience and earned Mel B’s golden buzzer on the premiere of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
In Monday’s performance, Boyle performed ‘Wild Horses’ by the Rolling Stones.
“I can’t think of any other contestant who has defined this show better than you,” said Simon Cowell. “You’ve made a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives.”
“That moment of watching you sing and watching you show up, is the epitome. We use that as vernacular here on America’s Got Talent,” said Howie Mandel. “You know what I want, I want that Susan Boyle moment, I want that jaw-dropping moment. You are what this show is.”
“I just want to say what an absolute honor and a pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you, your angelic voice. And I want to be the woman that gives you something that you deserve,” said Mel B as she pressed the golden buzzer.
The 57-year-old Scottish singer was a viral sensation after singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. She was passed through to the next round with a unanimous vote of the judges.
She eventually finished second in the competition.
Boyle’s debut album topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks.
Monday’s golden buzzer was a first for Boyle, as the concept hadn’t yet made it into the Got Talent franchise in 2009.
In AGT: The Champions, winners and finalists from previous seasons of Got Talent programs compete with each other for the ultimate Got Talent title.
In The Champions competition, only two contestants from each episode will make it to the next round. One moves on from the golden buzzer and another is selected by a panel of America’s Got Talent fans.