Scottish singer Susan Boyle says it will be a dream come true to sing for the Pope during his visit to Scotland next month.
The 49-year-old star of TV talent show Britain's Got Talent is expected to sing three songs in front of a congregation of thousands at an open air mass given by Pope Benedict XVI at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park on September 16, a spokesman for the singer said.
"To be able to sing for the Pope is a great honour and something I've always dreamed of. I can't really put into words my happiness that this wish has come true at last," Boyle, a devout Catholic, said.
She will perform her rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream', the song that shot her to stardom, for the Pontiff. Boyle's 2009 debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" became the biggest selling album in the world last year, selling 9 million copies worldwide in only six weeks of sales.
Boyle’s plain appearance on stage did not give audiences a strong first impression, but her powerful voice brought her standing ovation during the talent show. Her rendition of the songs 'I Dreamed a Dream' and 'Cry Me a River' have been watched more than 100 million times online and various media interviews led to international fame.