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Susan Boyle wows crowds at Proms

Scottish singing star Susan Boyle performed with the Ulster Orchestra as the headline act at BBC Proms in the Park in Belfast on Saturday night. Picture by William Cherry/Presseye.

SINGER Susan Boyle wowed an audience of 10,000 people on Saturday night as the headline act at the 'Proms in the Park' concert.

The Britain's Got Talent star took to the stage with Australian tenor Mark Vincent and the Ulster Orchestra as part of the sold-out BBC event at the Titantic slipway in Belfast.

It's ten years since the Scottish singer was catapulted to international stardom following her rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream'.

She recreated her Les Miserables performance on Saturday evening in one of the highlights of the show.

The 58-year-old also treated the audience to her version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Pianist Elizabeth Brauss, acclaimed violinist Ziyu He, local musician Tom Myles and the New Irish Chamber Choir completed the line-up.

Mark Vincent also performed his version on Saturday of 'Nessun dorma' from Puccini's Turandot, the aria that has become synonymous with Luciano Pavarotti.

He entertained concert goers - who came equipped with fold-up deck chairs and picnic baskets - with stories of growing up in an Italian family in Australia.

Among the scores performed were the theme from the hit 1980s film Back to the Future.

BBC Proms In The Park at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Photo by William Cherry/Presseye.

BBC Proms In The Park from the Titanic Slipways in Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Photo by William Cherry/Presseye.

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