Monday, May 11, 2009
Boyle tells Oprah 'make-up is no makeover'
Published Date: 12 May 2009
By BRIAN FERGUSON
SCOTTISH singer Susan Boyle last night appeared on one of the world's best known television shows – and denied claims her unlikely fame has led to her having a makeover.
The 47-year-old church helper, who shot to fame after wowing the judges on her audition on Britain's Got Talent, was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey live by satellite from her home in Blackburn, West Lothian.
Producers added subtitles after fearing
viewers would not understand her accent. She
told the chat show queen how she was "slowly getting over" her overnight rise to celebrity status, after more than 100 million internet viewings of her TV debut.
But she said her newfound fame, after several failed attempts to win local talent contents, was "like a dream come true". The spinster was quizzed on a special edition of the long-running chat show last night, which also featured an interview with talent show mogul Simon Cowell, one of the judges on Britain's Got Talent.
Ms Boyle, who famously claimed to have "never been kissed", revealed a close pal had helped her improve her appearance, but insisted it was not a makeover. She told Oprah: "I said to my best friend, 'How's about you do my make-up?' That's hardly a makeover."
Though she has had her hair cut and coloured, she insisted it was not part of a dramatic transformation plan.
Ms Boyle told the show she started singing when she was just 12 and revealed that music helped her to cope with a learning disability. "I was a slow learner at school, so getting something like singing was a good way of hiding behind that and boosting my confidence."
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