Overnight star Susan Boyle focus of TV special

Susan Boyle performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

November 24, 2009 7:01:29 AM PST
TV Guide Network says it will air a special program starring singing sensation Susan Boyle next month.

The one-hour documentary, "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story," will feature performances by Boyle, plus interviews with her as well as friends and celebrities including Simon Cowell, a producer of the special.

It was last January that the shy, dowdy 47-year-old Boyle stepped on stage to audition for "Britain's Got Talent." She electrified the judges and everyone else in earshot with her soaring rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream."

The documentary, premiering Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern time, promises to track her journey from an obscure village in rural Scotland to that breakout performance and the global fame that has embraced her since.


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