Susan Boyle has received an invitation to perform for President Barack Obama and the First Family at The White House on Independence Day, the brother of the Scottish YouTube darling has revealed.
The Britain’s Got Talent finalist is said to looking forward to being a part of the Obamas’ Independence Day celebrations next month, despite being admitted to a rehab clinic for stress after losing the Talent finale last Saturday.
“Susan has been invited to the celebrations at the White House with the president. So as you can see, her dream is still very much alive. In fact, it’s only just starting,” John Boyle told Scotland’s Daily Record on Tuesday.
Earlier this year, Susan was invited to attend The White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, but she had to turn down the invitation due to contractual obligations with Britain’s Got Talent.
“Susan is exhausted, that’s all there is to it. It’s no surprise – she has gone from a small town in West Lothian to being famous around the world. She’s been battered non-stop for the last seven weeks and it has taken its toll. But she’ll be looking forward now to the Fourth of July,” John added.
President of the United States of America Barack Obama and celebrity fashion icon / First Lady Michelle Obama made their first trip to New York City since he took office in January, enjoying dinner and a Broadway play over the weekend.
A White House press spokesperson said that the President had "promised" his wife that he would take her to a Broadway show after the election was all finished.
Between the NYC trip and getting his daughters Bo the First Dog, Barack has now made good on at least two of his major campaign promises. That’s leadership!
After both parents attended eldest daughter Malia’s soccer match (her team won), they boarded a C-20 plane and arrived in the Big Apple Saturday after
The pair’s first stop: New York’s West Village neighborhood, where they dined at Bluehill Restaurant. Fellow diner Eva Fleischer of Manhattan said she "had no idea" the Obamas would be there when she made her 5:30 p.m. reservations.
"They had to pat us down," she told reporters outside the restaurant, which is known for its "locally grown fare." As the Obamas left, Fleischer recalled, the President said to her table, "’Hi, guys!’ It was very exciting and surprising."
Another diner at the restaurant, Susan Korchak of Manhattan, noted that Michelle Obama "is very tall. She’s just statuesque and gorgeous."
Post-dinner, the Obamas hit the Belasco Theater on West 44th Street for a performance of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone – about a group of African-Americans coming to grips with the legacy of slavery – before flying back to the White House.