Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle was overwhelmed by news
Susan, 49, collapsed into the arms of Monsignor Peter Smith, of St Mary’s Cathedral, when given the news during rehearsals yesterday.
‘I think she had a rush of blood to the head,’ he tells the Daily Record. ‘She was ecstatic. Delighted.
‘It was the first she knew she was going to meet the Pope and she was overwhelmed.’
Susan will perform I Dreamed A Dream and the hymn How Great Thou Art to kick off the event, join an 800-strong choir during the mass and perform a farewell solo song to bring the service to an end.
Lou was initially thought to have denied permission to cover the track – but it was later revealed that it was actually a US licensing glitch that blocked the performance.
Simon Cowell, 50, didn’t accept the excuse and said the situation had become ‘petty’.
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