Susan Boyle's Next Stop: Performing for Pope
By PopEater Staff Posted Jun 10th 2010 06:59AM
Susan Boyle is taking the next big step in her career. The 'Britain's Got Talent' singing sensation will likely perform for Pope Benedict XVI on his tour of Britain later this year, the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland told the Associated Press. A spokesman said Thursday that negotiations are still taking place, but Boyle is expected to sing at an open-air papal Mass in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park on Sept. 16.
Boyle became a sensation early last year when she performed on the TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' and shocked audiences with a beautiful rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream.' Once the video clip hit YouTube, she sailed through to the finals. (Watch clips of her on the show.)
To date, her audition video has been viewed on YouTube over 347 million times. Despite the sustained media interest, she later finished in second place in the finale of the show -- behind dance troupe Diversity.
Her first album, 'I Dreamed a Dream,' was released in November 2009 and is Amazon's best-selling album in pre-sales. In only six weeks of sales, it became the biggest selling album in the world for 2009, selling 8.3 million copies.
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