Scottish First Minister salutes 'stunning' Susan

Scottish First Minister salutes 'stunning' Susan

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today sent a letter of support to unlikely singing sensation Susan Boyle.

Ms Boyle, a 47-year-old church volunteer, hails from the same West Lothian region of Scotland as the SNP leader.

She won a legion of fans around the world with her rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' from the musical 'Les Miserables', for the ITV show 'Britain’s Got Talent'.

The First Minister’s letter came as the SNP gathered in Glasgow for its spring conference.

It states: “Please accept my warmest congratulations to you for your stunning performance on the ITV show Britain’s Got Talent.

“I would like to wish you the very best of success for the remainder of the competition and in your ambitions for the future.”

Ms Boyle won over a sceptical audience to become a global phenomenon following her appearance on the show. Her performance has been watched by millions online.

She has been catapulted into the limelight in America, where her story has been featured on US morning shows and news programmes.

Her local council in West Lothian has been inundated with messages of support for her from around the globe.

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