Susan Boyle records Christmas duet with Elvis
First British artist to record a posthumous duet with The King
Singing sensation Susan Boyle has just become the first British artist to record a posthumous duet with the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
The unlikely pair will be heard together singing O Come, All Ye Faithful on the first track of Boyle’s forthcoming album, Home For Christmas, which will be released in November.
Boyle, 52, was granted permission to use recordings of Presley by his Graceland estate earlier this year. It's a coveted moment for the singer who now joins an exclusive list including Celine Dion, who have been allowed to posthumously duet with him.
According to the Daily Mail Boyle’s Christmas album also includes her versions of Little Drummer Boy and a duet with Johnny Mathis of When A Child Is Born.
'Christmas is still my favorite time of the year, I have fond memories of family Christmases growing up," Boyle told the Mail.
'To be able to put a unique twist on classic Christmas songs is truly wonderful. To sing with Elvis, well I didn’t think it would be possible, isn’t technology brilliant?
'I grew up with Elvis playing in my home. My father was a huge fan. This song is for him and his love of Elvis.'
Presley originally released O Come, All Ye Faithful in 1971 and producers have used modern technology to harmonize his voice with Boyle's.
Boyle performed at Windsor Castle during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year and she also sang with her idol Donny Osmond in Las Vegas in 2012. It's been a heady road to fame for the shy woman from Blackburn in Scotland who rose to prominence after impressing judges by singing I Dreamed A Dream on Britain’s Got Talent in April 2009.
Here's one of the most viewed videos of Susan Boyle performing with a personal hero of hers, Elaine Page:
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