'Got Talent' TV talent format sets Guinness record

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Britain SuBo's Success
FILE - In this April 16, 2009 file photo, Susan Boyle, whose performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, poses singing with a hairbrush at her home in Blackburn, Scotland. But what happened next for Susan Boyle? The middle-aged church volunteer from a small town in Scotland became an instant global celebrity in 2009 with her heart-stopping rendition of the "Les Miserables" number "I Dreamed a Dream" on a TV talent show. A week is a long time in showbiz _ and in our hyper-speed online age three and a half years is an eternity _ but Boyle is still going strong. She has sold millions of records, received an honorary doctorate, sung for Pope Benedict XVI and performed in Las Vegas. A stage musical about her life has played to enthusiastic crowds across Britain and is headed for Australia, and next month she releases her fourth album, "Standing Ovation." (AP Photo, File)