"Last year my dream of becoming a recording artist came true after auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent. Since then, I’ve had an absolutely fantastic time. It’s been a real gift to me and now I would like to pass on the gift to someone else."--Susan Boyle
The Scottish singer with a golden voice might not have won Britain’s Got Talent when she joined in April 2009 but her amazing performances created buzz all over the globe.
At the end of a phenomenally successful year, her debut album I Dreamed a Dream broke records and sold over 9 million copies. The plain-looking singer has decided that she wants to offer someone the opportunity to make their debut in the music industry.
The winner will have the opportunity to duet with Susan on her upcoming second album, The Gift.
The competition is being run through her official website www.susanboylemusic.com and her YouTube channel. The competition is open from Friday 9th July and runs until Friday, July 23, with the winner being announced on Monday, 26th July 2010. Entrants can upload videos of themselves singing "Silent Night" and Susan Boyle will be viewing all entries and then pick a winner.
Susan was quoted as saying in a press release: "There are a lot of people out there who wouldn’t have the confidence or perhaps the means to enter a big competition like Britain’s Got Talent. So this might be a lot less daunting for some people as they can record the song in the privacy of their own home. I’m hoping that people who have always wanted to sing will give it a try. I wish you all good luck."