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We've heard so much about "Britain's Got Talent" and "America's Got Talent," but now we've seen once again, that "China's Got Talent" as well. Buckets full, as a matter of fact. The show staged the final episode of its second season on Sunday. And Susan Boyle, the singer known around the world from the UK version of the series, was there in Shanghai, to see many dreams come true. Li Zhen has the details.

"Five minutes later, the final of the second season of China's Got Talent will start. Shanghai's Yundong Stadium is already filled with people, and it's estimated 400 million people will watch the show. Scottish diva Susan Boyle will also be here as a guest performer, to support the Chinese talent who are hoping their dreams will come true tonight."

Boyle, in a costume specially made for the occasion with both Scottish and Chinese elements, sang two of her hit songs -- "Who I Was Born To Be" and "I Dreamed A Dream." She had never previously performed outside of the UK and the US, and this is her first time to come to China.

She offered some of wisdom to the hopefuls.

"Give your best. All the best to you. I dreamed something you dreamed above. The belief is should make reality. The reality's stronger than the dream. You keep the reality going for as long as you can."

In the show, eight contestants gave distinctive performances. Market stall owner Cai Hongping, better known by her nickname "Auntie Sweetie," has been hailed as China's answer to "SuBo." She translated and performed the second part of "Nessun Dorma" in "China's Got Talent," turning the lyrics into the names of vegetables.

"When I was about to lose my childhood dream, I got this chance. My dream is to sing and bring people happiness through my singing. Tonight I got to sing in such a great place. I felt my dream come true."

Finally, Zhuo Jun, a self-taught body-popping dancer, amazed the judges, thousands in the stadium, and millions all over China. His exhilarating performance made him victorious in the second season finale of "China's Got Talent."

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