Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Susan Boyle enjoyed a triumphant return to the reality competition America's Got Talent.
"I just want to say what an absolute honor and a pleasure it is to be sitting here and listening to you, your angelic voice, and I want to be the woman that gives you something that you deserve," Mel B said before hitting her buzzer.
Boyle was the runner-up in Britain's Got Talent Season 3 in 2009, and performed "Wild Horses" during America's Got Talent Season 4 the same year. She recalled her time on Britain's Got Talent in a segment prior to her performance.
"Most of the audience, they were laughing, but they looked at my mouth, and that seemed to change. You don't expect people to be that excited about you," the star said. "I'm glad I stepped on that stage."
Boyle hopes to be a "champion" for others on America's Got Talent.
"A champion for those who maybe don't have the confidence to do things, for those who don't have a voice, the ones who people tend to ignore, I feel like I'm a champion for them," she said.
Boyle has released several albums, including I Dreamed a Dream, The Gift and A Wonderful World, since her time on Britain's Got Talent. She was nominated for Grammys in 2011 and 2012.