June 10, 2010

Susan Boyle expected to sing for the Pope

Posted: 09:45 AM ET


LONDON (Reuters) – Singing sensation Susan Boyle is expected to perform for Pope Benedict during his visit to Britain, the Scottish church said on Thursday.

The Scottish spinster sprang to world prominence last year after winning a standing ovation on TV's "Britain's Got Talent" and her performance became an overnight internet hit.

Tens of millions logged on to YouTube to hear her belt out "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables," and since then she has gone on to top charts around the world.

She has also appeared on U.S. chat shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Larry King.

Now the 49-year-old former church worker, who once joked she had never been kissed, is in talks with the Roman Catholic Church to perform at a public mass to be held in Glasgow during the Pope's September visit.

"Negotiations are still under way but we expect Susan Boyle to perform as part of the Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park," said a spokesman for the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.


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Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 1:44 pm ET

'The 49-year-old former church worker, who once joked she had never been kissed', Susan Boyle is one of the very few that shouldn't worry about being molested by one of the Vatican Clergy.

gerald Jolly   June 10th, 2010 10:40 pm ET


The Pope is so so lucky.


JamesB   June 11th, 2010 11:00 am ET

What a nice honor and I'm sure he will love seeing her and hearing her beautiful voice in person. I have to wonder what kind of people would post a negative comment about someone like Susan Boyle.

Nana Brown   June 12th, 2010 1:18 pm ET

Absolutely lovely to see more of Susan Boyle and for her to be honored by the media. She is beautiful person and is so talented. Hope we will be seeing more of such talented people on Larry King. Susan we need more people like you.

Annie   June 12th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

I think it is very derogatory to call her a Scottish spinster. She has a lovely voice and this is an honour for her, I am sure. Nobody's business what her marital status is.

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