Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle has entered talks for a possible recording contract with executives at Sony BMG.
The 47-year-old church worker became an instant internet sensation after her audition on the talent series was broadcast on Britain’s ITV1 earlier this month.
The video of Susan performing “I Dreamed A Dream” in hopes of earning a spot on this season’s edition of Britain’s Got Talent is just 18 million views short of replacing “The Evolution of Dance” as the “Most Watched YouTube Video Ever.
Susan is discussing album plans with bosses at Sony BMG -including Simon Cowell -The Mirror claims. And the aspiring singer will be signed to the label regardless of where she finishes in the competition.
In fact, Simon is reportedly already putting together a duets album, featuring Susan harmonizing with some of the top names in music, The Chicago Sun-Times claimed in a report on Tuesday. According to The Sun-Times, the acid-tongued music mogul is hoping to pair Susan’s angelic voice with that of portly powerhouse Paul Potts, who sang his way to victory on Season 2 of Britain’s Got Talent, with the help of his trademark operatic vocals.
“I can’t comment on that at the moment. Simon’s a good man. I trust him and I’d be happy to work for him,” Susan told reporters when asked about a possible recording contract. Simon is also downplaying the reports, simply saying, “It’s difficult to say at this stage because I think we’ve got to treat it as it is, which is a competition.”
“There are some acts that you haven’t seen yet, it’s not quite the one horse race you are going to think this is,” he adds.