Susan Boyle Gets Invited To Perform At The White House

Dec 7th, 2009 // 10 Comments

Seems like yesterday that the Jonas Brothers were burnin’ up the hearts of White House pop fans. But even Disney’s tween dreamboats may have to yield to the shock and awe of Susan Boyle’s global assault. As if notching biggest sales week for any album this year wasn’t enough to command respect, ever-reliable UK news outlet The Daily Express reports that Susan Boyle has been asked to drop by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for a “small, intimate gathering” during the First Lady’s 46th birthday party in January.

“It will actually be a double celebration because three days later, January 20, marks the first anniversary of the president taking office,” a senior White House aid told the Daily Express. “I would expect that a formal invitation will be made to Miss Boyle in the very near future. The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees.”

If she makes time during her nonstop promotional tour, Boyle will belt out her signature ballad, Les Miserables‘ “I Dreamed a Dream,” which is probably not unfamiliar to White House advisers. Personally, we’d like to see any of the other artists on Barack’s iPod perform instead, but it’s Michelle’s birthday, not ours.

By the way, if you’re the type to only judge success in terms of Internet hits, SuBo’s original Britain’s Got Talent clip on YouTube is now up to more than eighty million hits and is the ninth most-watched video on the site. (Both Lady Gaga and Rihanna have her beat there, though, if not the charts.)

  1. Debbie

    Was this article meant to be condescending towards a truly talented lady like Susan Boyle? Oddly I don’t like the tone in the author’s voice.

  2. ksdust

    Susan Boyle’s cd I Dreamed a Dream is number 1 in the world for a good reason. She’s great! She has millions of fans worldwide. We are legion! The internet hits for her audition song are more than 80 million, that number is just for one site that shows the video, there are many others. Wake up and smell the flowers that bloom in the night!

  3. GrimR

    yeah but..
    Rhianna’s clip = 31 months. 106 million (SB+30%)
    Lady Gaga = 19 months. 90 million (SB+13%)
    Susan Boyle, 7 months. 80 million

    so.. If You Are the type to only judge success in terms of Internet hits.
    Susan Boyle is SMOKIN’.

  4. Brenda

    Go to visable measures to get a more accurate number.
    The total number of views for Susan’s Audition is about 300 million.

  5. edster

    You know, does anyone really care who YOU would rather see perform? It’s not about you. Give credit where credit is due. Let me guess-you’re about 26 yrs. old and you like Shakira because she sings. Oh, and Playboy for the articles.

  6. shirleee6

    susan boyle has millions more hits than the others she is a very classy woman and much more suited to sing at the white house than anyone , i am very happy that the white house has invited her and i am sure she is delighted that they thought of her.iam sure she is thrilled!!! please quit with your snide remarks the susan fans do not appreiciate it —if you want to see some of the others invite them to your house!!!!!

  7. Ammie

    Jealous

  8. Ricco

    People love to tear people down. The Rolling Stones re-released their “Wild Horses.” That song has been covered b several very talented artists, but it was Susan Boyle’s version that got even hard core Stones fans to take notice, that got the Stones to take notice. She is not a fluke. She can sing.

  9. Elizabeth

    Please, Susan, do NOT accept the invitation to sing at a “small, intimate gathering” for Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama would be just taking advantage of her station of privilege. It would be very self serving on her part. The Obamas are just interested in themselves. A true people’s president and first lady would have you sing for everyone if you sang for them. It would be much more appropiate for their intimate gatherings to be just family.

  10. Jessie

    Did you guys hear that the TV Guide Network is airing an exclusive documentary about Susan’s rise to fame?

    I just read about it here: http://www.tvguide.com/special/susan-boyle/

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