Susan Boyle has said she is “very excited” ahead of her tour, which begins tomorrow and includes a return to the stage where her journey to fame began.
The devout Catholic singer, who recently performed for Pope Francis, will hit the road for her Ten tour in March, playing in eight cities starting in Edinburgh tomorrow, Sunday 1st March.
The third stop will be the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow, where she stunned Britain’s Got Talent judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden in 2009 with her audition in which she sang I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
At a recent photo call on the stage in Glasgow, she said she was particularly looking forward to her show in the city.
She said: “I’m very excited – and very excited to be back where it all happened 10 years ago.
“I’m looking forward to performing back here because Glasgow audiences are very warm and friendly, so is everybody, but particularly here because it’s got some memories for me.
“This is where it all began, deja vu, full circle if you like.”
The singer finished as the runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent behind dance group Diversity.
Boyle, 58, has gone on to sell millions of records and earn two Grammy nominations. She has also performed for Pope Benedict XVI in Glasgow and sang for Pope Francis at the Vatican’s annual Christmas Concert last December.
Boyle said: “It was a huge honour to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican and be asked to take part in his Christmas concert.
“I have to pinch myself at how lucky I am and ten years on I’m still having the most fantastic time with these incredible opportunities. I don’t and won’t ever take this for granted.”
During her Ten tour, marking her decade of fame, she will sing old favourites as well as some new songs.
She will be joined by fellow Britain’s Got Talent star Jai McDowall, who won the fifth series.
The tour opens at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh tomorrow, Sunday 1st March, and includes shows in Dundee, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol and Cardiff.
Picture: Susan Boyle at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow to promote her “Ten Tour”, after she astonished the judges and audience at Britain’s Got Talent during an audition at the Armadillo ten years ago. (Andrew Milligan/PA).