Susan Boyle to sing for the Obamas
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is a personal favourite of US President Barack Obama and his family and they want her to perform at the White House on First Lady Michelle's birthday next month.entertainment Updated: Dec 06, 2009 16:08 IST
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is a personal favourite of US President Barack Obama and his family and they want her to perform at the White House on First Lady Michelle's birthday next month.
The 48-year-old singer, who shot to fame with her stint on 'Britain's Got Talent', will be asked to perform her
signature song, I Dreamed A Dream from the musical 'Les Miserables' in front of a "small, intimate gathering" in their
private quarters on January 17, Daily Express reported.
"It will actually be a double celebration because three days later, January 20, marks the first anniversary of
the president taking office," a senior White House aide said.
"I would expect that a formal invitation will be made to Miss Boyle in the very near future. The President and First
Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees," the aide added.
Referring to Boyle's well-publicised emotional difficulties in coping with her overnight success, media
analyst Mike Raia said, "If she accepts the White House gig, it will either be the greatest moment of her life or, if she
fluffs it for even a second or two, the worst nightmare imaginable."