A lesson in hope with Susan Boyle

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For those of you who didn’t happen to see me hosting The Saturday Night Show at the weekend, you missed a treat, not least because we aired my interview with the international singing sensation Susan Boyle!

This was the third time I have been able to sit down with Susan in as many years and each time I do I am always struck by her growth as a singer and as a person. Susan is definitely a prime example of ‘never judge a book by its cover’. Quiet in person, it would be easy to suppose that Susan may not have a lot to say, but you would be wrong. I often find her answers to my questions so thoughtful, considered and articulate, particularly when it comes to matters of faith and self-belief.

As such I wasn’t surprised that her sixth album, Hope, was so called, and that it focused mostly on songs of hope and inspiration.

With covers of songs like Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, Susan is still one step ahead with her song choices and interpretations.

The album marks a new approach from Susan, with a mixture of big ballads – which we have come to expect – and more up tempo numbers, and hints at what we can expect more of in the future.

In the midst of her first international tour we were really lucky that Susan could find time to come and speak to us and record a couple of songs while she was here. All that I hope for is her continued success and that she keeps coming back to see us at QVC.

If you missed my interview and Susan’s performance you can see it again here: (link to interview).

The album is currently available here at QVC with P&P included.

Until next time,

Miceal. Xx

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