‘Was that Susan Boyle?!’: Viewers stunned as BGT star makes surprise appearance at Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony with song Wings To Fly
The Tokyo Olympics officially kicked off this week with an unexpected feature from a British star.
Viewers were shocked when Susan Boyle, 60, made a guest appearance at the opening ceremony on Friday – through the stadium speakers.
Event organizers selected Susan’s ballad Wings To Fly to wow the crowd as paper pigeons were released into Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.
Soundtrack: Viewers were shocked when Susan Boyle, 60, made a guest appearance at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday – through the stadium speakers
As billions of viewers around the world watched, countless paper pigeons rained from the sky next to Susan’s job.
On Twitter, the musician wrote: “It was a real honor to be asked by the #TokyoOlympics to use my song “Wings To Fly” during the release of the dove at the opening ceremony.
“Good luck to all the athletes competing and especially to @TeamGB,” she added supportively.
And fans were shocked when someone tweeted, “Susan Boyle and the Tokyo Olympics aren’t a pair I would have put together, but here we go.”
Emotional: Event organizers selected Susan’s ballad Wings To Fly to amaze audiences as paper pigeons were unleashed at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium (pictured in 2018)
Many then rushed to Twitter to show their support for the singer’s inclusion in the opening ceremony.
“They played Susan Boyle at the opening ceremony of the Olympics!!!!! God bless you Japan,” one account wrote.
Susan Boyle sings at the Japanese Olympic opening ceremony. Who would have thought,’ another joked.
‘Was that Susan Boyle???’ added a fourth user with a shocked emoji.
“Ah yes, the artist in question Susan Boyle,” agreed another viewer.
‘Who had Susan Boyle on their bingo card for 2021 as part of the Tokyo Opening Ceremony?!’ asked an extra stunned viewer.
Support: Fans rushed to Twitter to show their support for the singer’s inclusion in the opening ceremony
Susan rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent when she stunned the judges with her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables.
The crooner has previously admitted that she felt like an “act in a freak show” during her first audition on the show.
Susan admitted she felt “suffocated” when she took the stage because people “laughed at her crazy hair” and dress sense.
She told the irish mirror“It felt pretty suffocating, almost like being an act on a freak show, and that hurt. For a while it was incredibly difficult to come to terms with, but the positives far outweigh the drawbacks.’
‘Everyone laughed at me; they wondered who that crazy woman with the crazy hair was… and I had made the wrong choice in clothes, so nobody had high expectations.’
Dream: Susan rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent when she stunned the judges with her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables (pictured on the show in 2009)
Susan has also confessed that despite her worldwide fame, she hasn’t been on a date in six years.
While discussing how she was “missing” with a doctor, she explained to Loose Women, “Let’s just say he rubbed me the right way.”
But when asked where she had a Valentine’s date, she declined, saying it was “a secret,” before claiming, “Once upon a time, there was someone, but they felt like ending the relationship, I guess. ‘
Life-changing: The crooner has previously admitted that she felt like an ‘act in a freak show’ during her first audition on the show and has confessed that her fame has influenced her dating life