This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.”
Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again.
On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny Osmond onstage during the Donny & Marie show for a duet, “This is the Moment.”
Sharing the stage with Donny Osmond was a dream-come-true for the shy performer, since she considers him one of her “all-time idols.”
Boyle followed up the duet with a solo number, “Who I Was Born to Be.”
Boyle’s voice was, as expected, amazing, although she showed some trepidation, which Donny Osmond picked up on, and the seasoned Osmond served as Boyle’s cheerleader, proving assurance and helping her win over the crowd. By the end of her solo, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
The evening marked the first time Boyle has performed in Las Vegas. Let’s just say there was a lot of love going on at the Flamingo that night.
Osmond and Boyle’s collaboration extends beyond their poignant moment onstage. They recorded two songs together for her new album, “Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage,” which will be released Nov. 13.