Monday, July 27, 2009

Susan Boyle's statue in her hometown

Monday, July 27, 2009, 16:39

London, (ANI): Susan Boyle might be honoured with a statue in her hometown of Blackburn. The West Lothian Council is considering building a statue in honour of Susan Boyle, which could become an attraction for tourists flocking her hometown.

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Provost Tom Kerr is looking forward to meeting the 48-year-old singer to find a way to recognise her achievements, said a spokesman. The idea of a statue emerged after a New York couple visited the town and wrote a web diary of life in Boyle''s backyard. The diary entry detailed a 'heritage trail' of a Chinese takeaway, a chip shop, the hotel where she performed karaoke, and her council home.

"Susan is Scotland's wee Braveheart and I would love to set her in stone. I have in mind her face being part of a large globe of planet Earth rather than a life-size statuek,” the Scotsman quoted Brechin-based sculptor Tom Church, who crafted a statue of William Wallace in Stirling, as saying.

The town of Blackburn has gained massive interest on the Internet, thanks to the popularity of Susan Boyle's performances on ‘Britain's Got Talent’.

A council spokesman added: "Certainly the council would like to recognise Susan in some way in Blackburn as the interest shows no sign of stopping. I have just had a Japanese TV crew asking if it was possible to film in the town."

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