A 48-year-old, unemployed, self-proclaimed "cat lady" doesn't quite sound like the type of slicked vixen primed for pop superstardom. But on Britain's Got Talent (America's Got Talent's English forefather, starring Simon Cowell), Susan Boyle proved particularly nasty naysayers (including an audience of eye-rolling jerkfaces) wrong with her epic take on "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables.

Sure, it's an overly-produced, wholly-calculated moment of goopy television, but we'd be lying if we didn't say it brought a tear to our eye. Susan Boyle, you'd better remember all the little people your cats when you hit the big time. We're rooting for you!

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