She defied the stereotypical “packaged” singer by just being her quirky, lovable self.
First burst into the scene with her beautiful rendition of Les Miserables number “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. At first she seemed uncomfortable on stage, but she silenced skeptics as soon as she started to sing.
Boyle said at the time she had never been kissed.
The magnificent and shy Susan has her first boyfriend at age 53 â€” a Connecticut doctor she met on her recent US tour who may soon visit her in Scotland.
Boyle and the doctor met at a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, Phillips said, adding that Boyle is “definitely” happy to have met someone.
The contrast between her timid, occasionally nervous manner and her matchless soaring voice won Boyle millions of fans throughout the world, and she has followed her TV breakthrough with a string of successful record releases. She has received an honorary doctorate, performed for Pope Benedict XVI and wowed audiences in Las Vegas.
But the pressures of performing have sometimes overwhelmed her, and she was treated for nervous exhaustion after her Britain’s Got Talent run focused national attention on her.
Boyle told The Sun newspaper that the doctor she met in the US was a “perfect gentleman” and that they enjoyed each other’s company. She said the relationship was in “early days,” but she hopes he will visit her in Scotland.
The singer was diagnosed last year with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, and had learning disabilities as a child.MYNEWSHUB