Susan Boyle has dreamed a dream and sang for the pope at an open-air Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park.
Boyle, 49, the unlikely pop star who shot to global Internet fame after she sang on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent," reprised her winning performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from "Les Miserables," PEOPLE reported. She also joined an 800-strong choir to sing two hymns, "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" and "How Great Thou Art."
In a pre-Mass statement, the Scottish-born Boyle said "it's a great honor to sing for the pope and it's something I've always dreamed of."
Benedict was capping off his first day of a four-day state visit to Britain that included a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh.