EXCLUSIVE: The Scoop on Susan Boyle's U.S. TV Debut Look

09/14/2009 at 12:32 PM ET

Andrew Milligan/AP

When Susan Boyle makes her debut performance in the U.S. on Wednesday for the finale of America’s Got Talent, it won’t be just her singing that impresses the audience. The Scottish singing sensation will be wearing a stunning, bespoke dress created by British designer Suzanne Neville that is set to “really wow” the crowd. The designer tells PEOPLE exclusively: “The brief was to make Susan look super elegant and so we created a long, classic black gown for Susan to wear.” Three weeks and two dress fittings later, Boyle was thrilled with her one-of-a-kind gown, which has now left the designers store in upmarket Knightsbridge and is on its way to the U.S. with the singer’s stylist. Neville’s rep tells PEOPLE: “Suzanne said she was a delight to work with and seemed very excited about both the dress and the performance.” Neville who is known for her bridal and evening wear, has also designed outfits for previous X Factor contestants, another of Simon Cowell’s talent shows in the U.K, as well as celebrities such as Jerry Hall. –Monique Jessen

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Trish on

She looks fantastic as always!! She’s a special lovely lady, hope she doesn’t change too much! I like her just the way she is! :)

Lonnirose on

Remembering Susan’s choices for the Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, I am positive she will look absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see her new gown and hear her sing her glorious new song live. She is a wonderful Lady with a tremendous voice and her star is blazing brightly.

Susan is magnificent!

Pauline Mueller on

Susan loves clothes.i can’t wait to see her and
listen to her lovely voice.

sherry on

I can’t wait to see her. I can only imagine what she has gone thru with being a normal person, to be cast in the limelight. I hope she tours, I would pay to see her.


BrendaF on

I’m anxious to hear Susan on the show and hope she’ll sing Wild Horses, it’s so amazing.
She’ll look fabulous on AGT, and when it’s over, the make-up will get scrubbed off and she’ll be back to her old self.
Fame and fortune will never change her. All she wants to do is sing.

Allison Taylor on

I don’t know why I love reading about Susan Boyle, but I absolutely do. Her voice and story are both so amazing! I particularly enjoyed reading about her new, presumably fabulous dress, especially as she’s been called frumpy and frowsy one too many times!

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elsa caceres on

good for her…not only does hse have talent she has class…she is not one of those spoiled socialites who are lucky enough to get a show because of their parents or they are rich…thank goodness i do not waste my time watching them…will watch the show due to Susan…she is a fresh flower…good for you and congratulations!

Leslie on

I am anxious to see Susan preform, she is a special lady, I will watch on Wed. otherwise that program stinks. Go get’em Susan.

Cathleen on

Oh I’m just in love with her!! Isn’t that every little girl’s/woman’s secret dream? To have the nerve to walk out in front of a huge, doubting crowd, blow them away with a voice no one knew you had and walk away to a standing ovation? I am so hoping she’ll tour the US!!

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