Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Boyle waxes lyrical over look-alike

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle poses alongside her waxwork at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has come face to face with herself at Madame Tussauds.

The Britain's Got Talent star waxed lyrical about the £150,000 model as it went on display in Blackpool.

"What can you say? They have done a very good job. It feels fantastic," she said.

"It was such a great process to be involved in and it looks very realistic."

The model is on display at the new Madame Tussauds attraction, which opens for the first time on Thursday in the Lancashire resort.

Boyle, 50, gingerly eyed her wax look-alike as it was unveiled before posing alongside the model for photographers, joking: "She's doing a better job than me!"

The Scot, nicknamed "Subo", was catapulted from obscurity to global stardom after appearing on the 2009 Britain's Got Talent contest.

The singer, from Blackburn, West Lothian, became an international star after her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables stunned the audience and judges on the ITV1 show.

Asked who she would like her waxwork to stand alongside, she giggled there was only one person she would choose.

"Who did I want to dream about, Simon Cowell of course," she laughed. "It would be Simon Cowell, no doubt about that."

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