Scottish singer Susan Boyle has many exciting things to look forward to. The beloved songstress — who rose to superstardom 10 years ago competing on the third series of Britain’s Got Talent — is opening up about her upcoming projects, including her new album, Ten, which dropped on Friday, May, 31.
“My new album Ten means so much. Apart from representing 10 years in the music industry, of which I’m incredibly, incredibly grateful and lucky for, it’s a look back over my favourite songs and also features four new tracks,” the 58-year-old exclusively gushes to Closer Weekly. “I surprised everyone 10 years ago, so lets give everyone a little surprise this year!”
In April 2009, Susan blew the entire world away with her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables during her BGT audition — which completely changed her life forever. “Ten years is a milestone,” she says. “This album is a celebration of getting to a decade in a tough industry and I’m excited and proud of this album.”
The vocal powerhouse even dishes about some of her dream collaborations. “Oh, I would love to perform with Michael Bublé or Lady Gaga,” she exclaims. “I think they are incredibly talented and I would love to learn more from two of the best.”
Ever since her debut on BGT, Susan has been a favorite for both fans and judges. In fact, Piers Morgan said her 2009 audition was “stunning,” “incredible” and the “biggest surprise.” British TV personality Amanda Holden even gushed that being in the room to listen to her heartwarming performance was “a complete privilege.”
But it was Simon Cowell who was most visibly blown away. All these years later, Susan said the former American Idol judge — known for being a strong, brutally honest and passionate person — is still rooting her on. “Simon has been so incredibly supportive over the past ten years and a wonderful boss,” she notes. “He’s been great and very kind.”
“From the moment he came on stage and whispered in my ear ‘you have a recording contract’ after the results were announced on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, he truly has been my biggest supporter,” she continues. “I wouldn’t still be doing this 10 years on without him and his vision.”
We are so excited about Susan’s future endeavors!
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