Over Christmas Susan Boyle has spent time with her family and gone to church. For her New Year’s celebration, though, she’s travelling far from home to appear on a Japanese TV show, “Kohaku Uta Gassen.”

This marks the next step in Susan’s exciting career, as she makes an attempt to break into the huge and lucrative Asian market. She already has many fans there who have discovered her through YouTube.

"Kohaku Uta Gassen is a massive show watched by millions,” a source close to Susan told the British Daily Mirror. “Lots of them who have seen Susan on You Tube will now get to see a new very special performance.

The source added, “Susan has been practising a Japanese folk song called 'Wings To Fly,' which she is hoping to perform live for the first time."

Susan’s debut album “I Dreamed A Dream” broke records this year, topping Amazon charts even before it was officially released.

An hour long show devoted solely to her, called “I Dreamed A Dream – The Susan Boyle Story,” is being aired on the British TV channel ITV today.

In a message to the Mirror Susan said: "It's been an absolutely brilliant year and I can't thank everyone enough for the support I've been given here and around the world. I am the happiest I have been. God has been very important to me.