Susan Boyle: I dreamed of singing for pope

Susan Boyle took the world by surprise when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on the television talent show “Britain’s Got Talent.” But she says her “greatest dream come true” is the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict XVI.

Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009. (CNS/ITV)

The Scottish bishops’ conference confirmed last week that Boyle would be involved in the program of the pope’s Sept. 16 visit to Scotland and they provided details today.

Boyle will sing three songs at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in addition to singing with the 800-member choir at the Mass the pope will celebrate.

Before the liturgy, she will sing the hymn “How Great Thou Art” and her signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream.” After the final hymn at the end of the Mass, she also will sing a farewell song to the pope, but the bishops did not say what song.

4 Responses

  1. Thanks be to God!

  2. That is so cool! I remember watching the Youtube video of this! Instant sensation! It’s just awesome to see how one person can change everyone’s first impression if their given the chance.

  3. Bravo, Susan! What a marvelous blessing for her, and really, what could be more wonderful for any artist than to sing for the Vicar of Christ?

  4. As a convert, I am so proud of Susan Boyle, what a voice, and what an inspiration. I will be watching on tv (EWTN) that mass.

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