Boyle launches own hunt for next star

Boyle launches own hunt for next star

Singing sensation Susan Boyle today launched a hunt for an aspiring vocalist to feature on her next album.

Boyle was catapulted from obscurity to global stardom after appearing on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent contest.

Now the former church worker wants to give another unknown a chance of fame.

The winner of a competition on her website will duet with Boyle on her second album 'The Gift'.

The performer said: “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.”

Boyle, from West Lothian, became an international star after her performance of 'I Dreamed A Dream' from the musical 'Les Miserables' stunned the audience and judges on the ITV1 show.

The footage on YouTube received 500 million hits.

Boyle’s debut album 'I Dreamed A Dream' went to the top of the charts around the globe, with nine million copies sold.

Singing hopefuls have less than a month to enter the competition by uploading a video of themselves singing 'Silent Night' to her website.

The winner will be announced on Monday July 26.

Boyle said: “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.”

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