Susan Boyle: Hear her Rolling Stones cover here

Oh, SuBo, you rock & roll minx! The Britian’s Got Talent phenomenon has taken the ruminative 1971 Rolling Stones classic and put her Scottish, Les-Miz-lovin’ stamp on it.

Listen to the soaring, strings-laden ballad — “Mild Horses,” if you will — below:

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  • curt

    Beautiful! Can’t wait for the complete song list. I hope there are some original songs.

  • Lori

    What an absolutely beautiful arrangement! Susan sounds wonderful – not overblown, just lovely. I hope the Stones like it.

  • graeme

    Wow wow wow. That was absolutely spectacular. I just sat in front of my computer in a completely hypnotic state listening to that. Absolutely beautiful.

    My only worry is that her album on the whole will be just filled with ballads…but my god, that was good.

  • Via

    Really? Maybe it got hypnotic after the 2:41 mark, because that was as far as I got without nodding off. She has a wonderful voice, but that arrangement was so lifeless to me.

  • E.B. Berman

    I’m only a minute and a half in, but . . . Not bad. It’s no Sundays, but not bad.

  • Jean Genie

    I know so many EW writers can’t live without their snarky, but Susan doesn’t deserve that from Leah.

  • Sally in Chicago

    Like I mentioned on another board….her voice doesn’t match her face…the voice is that of a 20 year old….and the song….one minute was enough….it’s like elevator music.

  • mary

    Beyond gorgeous!

  • Jamie

    “Wild Horses” is probably my favorite Stones song and this version just totally did nothing for me. It’s like it totally took out the country vibe and all the emotion behind the song and made it into adult contemporary rock.

  • phredd!

    It’s not surprising in this day and age when any young pretty girl with minimal singing ability and a creative producer with technology at his hands, that some people can’t appreciate the richness of a beautiful voice accompanied by a wonderful orchestral arrangement. Too bad for those people. This was ABOSULTELY AMAZING!!!

  • phredd!

    It’s not surprising in this day and age when any young pretty girl with minimal singing ability and a creative producer with technology at his hands can have a hit record or 2, that some people can’t appreciate the richness of a beautiful voice accompanied by a wonderful orchestral arrangement. Too bad for those people. This was ABOSULTELY AMAZING!!!

    (sorry for the repost, left some words out, now it makes more sense)

  • Judi

    As a former pro singer I’m here to tell you that the breath control and the range of this woman is phenomenal, even if she were in her thirties. If you never heard the Stones version, you’d not be able to make the silly comparisons.

  • Barry

    Gram Parsons version of the song is even better than the Stones version.

  • madtownlass

    lovely…but it’s WILD horses…not mild horses..wee slip a da tongue on that one.

  • Maria

    I really didn’t want to like her rendition…thought it would be too polished – too structured sounding or operatic and not as beautiful and free flowing as the Stones or the Sundays. But holy smokes. It was captivating. Her voice literally made my heart ache.

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