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Susan Boyle sings for the Pope

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Susan Boyle got one more dream realized today as she sang for Pope Benedict XVI and helped him mark the end of his open air mass in Glasgow, Scotland. The 49-year-old Scottish singing sensation bewildered the crowd with flawless rendition of her signature I Dreamed a Dream followed by a couple of hymns.

People reports,

The committed Catholic’s rendition of the hymn, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, was heard across the a park in Glasgow as Pope Benedict XVI was saying his farewells to church leaders following mass. Around 65,000 people had attended the ceremony in Bellahouston Park where, about three hours earlier, Boyle, 49, was met with waving white and pale yellow Papal flags and enthusiastic applause as she helped herald his visit. Dressed in an elegant long black coat and black heels, her flawless rendition of her signature I Dreamed a Dream and hymn How Great Thou Art brought the crowd to their feet and inspired many to sing along with her.

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Susan Boyle’s got talent!

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Here’s a bad news for all those blockheads who were so eager to see Susan Boyle’s dream die a premature death. They were looking forward to write her off in a hurry, but Susan has managed the last laugh and given them a tight slap with her first record album, which sold 410,000 copies in the U.K. last week. I Dreamed a Dream has set a record for first-week sales of a debut album in U.K. history.

Contact Music reports,

I Dreamed a Dream , the first record album by Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle sold 410,000 copies in the U.K. last week, setting a record for first-week sales of a debut album in U.K. history. “Everyone expected this to be a big record, but not as big as this,” Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company, which reported the figures, told the Associated Press. Gennaro Castaldo, a spokesman for the HMV record-store chain in the U.K., attributed Boyle’s numerous TV appearances in Britain following her second-place finish on Talent , to the sales results. Fans have followed her career from the start, he observed, “so when thealbum comes out, quite a few of them will go out and buy the album, too.”

A big congrats to you, Susan! Cherish the golden moment. It was long overdue.