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With the No. 1 album debut in music history and millions in the bank, Scottish singing superstar Susan Boyle is having her cake and eating it, too. And now it looks like she may even be eating some birthday cake at The White House later this month.
IrishCentral sources have confirmed a report orininally posted on the gossip site of all gossip sites, PerezHilton.com, that the "Britain’s Got Talent" sensation has been asked to perform her signature song, "I Dreamed a Dream," for President Barack Obama and his family.
The performance is planned for First Lady Michelle Obama’s 46th birthday party in front of a “small, intimate gathering” in the First Family's private quarters on Jan. 17.
“I would expect that a formal invitation will be made to Miss Boyle in the very near future," a White House insider told Britain’s Daily Express newspaper.
"The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees.”
Boyle, who came in second in a heartbreaking finale on "BGT," missed out on one of the prizes she wanted most: to perform for Queen Elizxabeth II. The Diversity dance troupe, which won the top spot by popular vote -- very possibly "helped" by a cell phone company that gave its users lessons on how to vote multiple times -- did their street-dance bit at No. 10 Downing Street in London and became "famous" when one of its members almost back-flipped into the emergency room in a stunning performance fiasco that flabbergasted Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
And that was apparently the high point of the dance group's post-victory career.
It's likely that if Boyle still has any regrets about missing out on singing for the Royal Family, that a command performace before the First Family at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, will more than make up for it. She won't have to bow before anybody at the White House, and unlike the stiff-upper-lipped, hand-waving Queen, the Obamas will be the ones feeling honored by her performance.
Of course, she may have to sing another song in addition to her hit from the Broadway smash "Les Miserables" -- "Happy Birthday." It's likely a song she'll be able to cover with ease.
The 48-year-old Boyle admits she wants her fame to last forever.
“Everyone has fears but mine is probably that this will all disappear,” she said recently. “I want it to keep on going as long as possible.
“But if it did all go away tomorrow, I know that I’ve enjoyed every moment of living the dream now.”