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Susan Boyle may be a worldwide phenomenon now, but she once was the youngest of nine children, a shy, bullied girl who used music as an escape. As she geared up for her exclusive TV Guide Network concert special, I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story (re-airing Friday, April 2 at 8/7c with encores Saturday at 6/5c and Sunday at 8/7c), Boyle sat down with the creators of the special to relive each step of her inspirational journey. Here is her story, in her words.
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