The agony behind Susan Boyle's success


“All I can say is that she’s the first person I’ve ever heard coming out of these talent shows who has a truly distinctive voice. She’s not another Celine Dion impersonation, you know? I could easily listen to an album of Susan’s songs because she sounds unlike anyone else. I think that’s going to help her going forward,” he said.

Boyle, a devout Catholic, visits the shrine at Knock in County Mayo every year with the annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage. She usually stays at the Knock House Hotel.