Here's What Susan Boyle Thought About Performing In Front Of The Queen

Since landing second place in Britain's Got Talent in 2009, Scottish singer Susan Boyle has had quite the adventure. Thrust into the spotlight after belting out a stunning version of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables and stealing the hearts of viewers across the world, she's not only nailed gigs on Oprah, America's Got Talent, X-Factor, Dancing With the Stars, The Today Show, and Larry King Live, but has also performed for the queen, not once, but twice, which was a dream come true (via Susan Boyle Music).

Speaking of her performance in front of Her Majesty at Windsor Castle for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, the viral superstar admitted (via Daily Record), "To say it was an honour was an understatement." She continued, "Another dream ticked off my wish list. I have such respect for our monarch, she is the backbone to this country and to be a part of celebrating 60 years as our Queen, it's a moment that I'll never forget." We won't forget it either.

Susan Boyle now lives in her childhood home in Glasgow

Since living her real-life dream of singing before the queen and navigating the good and bad that comes with fame, Boyle has settled in her family home in Glasgow. "It was my mum and dad's house so I've actually lived here for 58 years — all my life," she told OK! Magazine. "Coming back here to the same street and house keeps me grounded," she continued, adding, "It's a good neighbourhood — they'd give you the shirt off their back. We all look out for each other and I feel safe here." 

After shooting to fame last decade, it's understandable that the singer would choose an area and house that feels safe and somewhat normal so she can live a life out of the public eye. "They are all used to me being here so I don't get any bother," she explained.