The exhausted Susan Boyle made a triumphant return to Scotland Monday night – and was met with rapturous applause as part of the Britain's Got Talent tour.
Starring every finalist from the TV competition, the concert in Glasgow came a day after Boyle canceled her two shows in Manchester because of a need to rest.
But Monday she wowed 6,000 fans, as Boyle, the 48-year-old runner-up, sang renditions of "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Memory" and sparked huge applause.
"Halfway through the first song they were on their feet giving [Susan Boyle] an ovation, and they remained on their feet the whole way through," her rep said.
"They were cheering her on. She was ecstatic with the performance. She was really happy with how it went. She's doing what she loves doing best, singing."
Susan Boyle's brother John wasn't at the show – he hopes to catch his sister in Edinburgh – but, from photos, he says it is obvious that she is "enjoying herself."
Adding that 95 percent of his sister's fan mail comes from the United States, John Boyle said that "I just want her to be happy and enjoy herself and sing. At the end of the day, it's the quality of her voice that's got her this far."
Promoters are being careful not to push Susan Boyle.
After placing second in the Britain's Got Talent final, the Scottish singing sensation was hospitalized with exhaustion for days. She was released in about a week.
About a week later, she met with producers from Simon Cowell's label to choose tracks for the album of her dreams, which she hopes to have out at Christmas.
"She has a vast musical knowledge that she is bringing to the discussions," a source says. "But, again, she will not be rushed. It is one thing at a time."
"First it is the tour. She can move on to the album when she is ready."