Susan Boyle didn’t win the prize money and the trophy in the inaugural season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, but she didn’t lose either. She already had a firm fan base since she came second on BGT in 2009 behind winning dance troupe Diversity, and now, she has earned worldwide fans.

Susan Boyle Opens about her AGT: The Champions Loss

Susan Boyle wearing shiny dress on the set of America's Got Talent: The Champions

The 57-year-old says she is grateful for being a part of something big like AGT: The Champions. Talking to People, she said,

I’m so fortunate that I have a great career to go back to…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…I’ve never really considered myself a champion, I’m just me, Susan Boyle.

However, fans do consider her as the ultimate “Champions.” Some of her fans are livid after magician Shin Lim won the series. But, it seems, she has all good to say about the two times Got Talent winner. She said, 

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…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.

Susan made it to the final 12 along with fellow BGT contestant, Paul Potts. The all-star version of the show saw 50 fan-favorite acts from Got Talent shows all around the world competing against each other.

Shin Lim holding his America's Got Talent: The Champions trophy

As of now, Susan is working on her new album, TEN, in a celebration of her decade-long career. Furthermore, she is also gearing up for new challenges in 2019 to which she said,

I’m looking forward to what 2019 holds for me. I’m going to be a busy lady, but as I always say, ‘Bring it on!

Way to Go, Susan!