Singing sensation Susan Boyle arrived in Japan for an appearance on a fabled TV show.
The 48-year-old Scottish church volunteer who rocketed to fame with her surprising performance on 'Britain’s Got Talent' landed at Tokyo’s international airport today to prepare for a guest appearance on Japan’s premier vocal variety show, which will be aired live on New Year’s Eve by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.
Boyle smiled broadly as she greeted a mob of photographers at the airport, but declined a request for an impromptu song, saying her fans would have to wait for the NHK show.
She is scheduled to sing her trademark 'I Dreamed a Dream' from 'Les Miserables'.
The NHK programme, now in its 60th year, showcases the most popular singers of the year.
Most of its guests are Japanese.
Boyle was runner-up in the British talent show, but her performance became a hit on YouTube and made her one of the biggest international celebrities of the year, with more than 120 million views.