The Gift – Susan Boyle (US release: 5 Nov 2010)
Almost two years since her debut on British television, Susan Boyle has been put through the ringer of the celebrity media machine, and she’s persevered to deliver her second studio album, in stores this week. While her debut included a couple original songs, this release is all covers. And all but two of them are holiday selections. There’s nothing too brash or surprising with her holiday selections, and her voice sounds stronger and more confident on the non-holiday selections (including this track). Enjoy!
Susan Boyle is a Scottish vocalist who became an overnight sensation when she debuted on Britain’s Got Talent in early 2009. She didn’t win the competition, but she did land a record contract. Her debut album, released a year ago, quickly became the biggest-selling album of 2009 and set many sales records around the world.