Susan Boyle, who will soon be lighting up Rockefeller Center
with her angelic voice, is pretty much destined to repeat the success of her first solo album
upon the release of her Christmas LP, The Gift
(out November 9). The 10-song disc features several holiday classics, from “O Come All Ye Faithful” to “Auld Lang Syne,” as well as covers of a 80s rock-pop song
and a Lou Reed track
possibly about heroin use (that Lou Reed doesn’t particularly approve of
). Best of all, Boyle performs a gorgeous rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Listen below.
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“Hallelujah” has been covered an infinite amount of times, from Idols to pop stars, and from indie folk singers to operatic boy bands. Where does SuBo’s take on Cohen’s classic stack up? Let us know in the comments!