Susan Boyle finally made it to "America's Got Talent" after almost being trampled by President Barack Obama's news conference on Wednesday, July 22 night. She did an interview with Meredith Vieira to talk about her hotshot fame, how her mother's death encouraged her to go public and the meltdown that came with the sudden media attention.
Although she was praised for her vocal, Susan was a woman of a few words. However, Vieira who taped the interview in London praised her for being pleasant to talk to. "She came off more as a regular person, not as a celebrity. Frankly, I was quite surprised how fun and chatty she was," the talk host told People.
Although Susan's appearance on the reality show was NBC's top priorities this week, it failed to beat Obama's rating. Susan's interview which was featured in the final half of 10/9c hour, only managed to pull 12 million viewers, a far comparison to Obama's conference which absorbed 25 millions at 8/7c. NBC chose to push back the show an hour later to accommodate Obama but it proved to be an unsuccessful lead-in.