Scottish singer Susan Boyle, the breakout star of "Britain's Got Talent," will sing a song on ''Kohaku Uta Gassen,'' Japan's annual TV music show on New Year's Eve. Boyle, 48, shot to international fame in April after stunning judges and the audience on the British show, where her powerful singing voice contrasted sharply with her dowdy appearance.
She will sing as a guest on the music show, which was first aired in 1951, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said. The song she will perform has yet to be decided.
According to NHK sources, it is currently being negotiated whether the singer will come to Japan and perform or do so live from England. If Boyle comes to Japan, it will be the first time audiences here will be able to hear her sing live, and will be one of the biggest stars to appear on "Kohaku" in the program's history.
The show divides popular artists of the year into competing teams of red and white, with female artists forming the red team and male artists the white team.© Japan Today