Susan Boyle opens up about having another loss on 'America's Got Talent: Champions'

Susan Boyle once again took to the “Got Talent” stage, and once again went home empty-handed. However, there are no hard feelings from the star, who says she’s just grateful to have been a part of something so big for 10 years.

Boyle, 57, was invited back to the stage by way of “America’s Got Talent: Champions,” which asked previous fan favorites to compete against each other. Boyle rose to fame in 2009 when she gave a stunning performance of “I Dream a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.”

She lost her return to the competition to 27-year-old magician Shin Lim, but claims she's honored to lose to such a talent, and never truly expected to win this time around anyway.

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“Of course, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed, but also deep down I didn’t think I would win. Secretly you hold out hope that you just might because that’s what drives you to do your best in a competition,” she told People. “I’ve never really considered myself a champion — I’m just me, Susan Boyle

Boyle noted that even she recognizes Lim’s talent and therefore wasn’t as upset as she was the first time she lost the competition.

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“Until being on Champions, I wasn’t aware of who he was, but wow! What a guy! The talent he has and sleight of hand, it takes your breath away,” she said of Lim. “He absolutely deserved to win and he absolutely deserves to have a hugely successful career with his own shows in Vegas. Honestly, when I was secretly watching in the auditorium I couldn’t believe how good he was and so young, he’s got a great career ahead of him.”

Despite not taking home the big win, Boyle was a standout performer on “America’s Got Talent: Champions.” She earned a Golden Buzzer from Spice Girls star Mel B after her rendition of “Wild Horses.” For her final performance, she reprised her fame-making song “I Dream a Dream,” noting to people that she felt it was a nice way to bring her decade-long career full circle.

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Still, fans should be on the lookout for her next music venture, an album appropriately titled “TEN.”