The Roman Catholic Church wants Scottish spinster-turned-singing sensation Susan Boyle to perform for Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain later this year, a spokesman for the church told The Herald Sun on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the church’s Scottish diocese said that a meeting is likely to be held to discuss a performance by the 49-year-old singer.
Boyle was catapulted to global stardom after belting out the theme to Les Miserables as a contestant on the UK TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Her first album, I Dreamed A Dream, was the best-selling debut in British chart history and also topped the Billboard charts in the US.
The rep added that Boyle would be a ‘great asset” for the events planned for The Pontiffs visit.
“She certainly would be a great asset to the program on the day and we hope to be able to discuss the possibility of her participation soon….”
Pope Benedict will be in Britain Sept. 16-19.