• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

OTRC: Lou Reed helps YouTube sensation Susan Boyle make 'Perfect Day' music video

Susan Boyle, who became a YouTube sensation after a 'Britain's Got Talent' audition, is launching a talent competition. (Photo courtesy of YouTube / Susan Boyle)

Rock singer Lou Reed recently helped "Britain's Got Talent" winner and YouTube sensation Susan Boyle film a music video for her rendition of his 1972 hit "Perfect Day" after she was initially denied permission to cover the song.

Boyle, 49, had requested to sing the track on "America's Got Talent" in September. She was told she could not and later pulled out of the show all together. She then said in an interview with television personality Piers Morgan several weeks ago that Reed was being "childish" about it.

Boyle was later told that copyright issues were to blame for the reported snub. She was then allowed to record the track and Reed helped her make a video for it.

"I wanted to create a beautiful and intimate piece shot in Susan's native Scotland and she quickly agreed," The Scottish newspaper The Daily Record quoted Reed as saying.

Boyle said that she "loved that Lou understood how much it meant to me to film in Scotland. I didn't mind how much it rained or blew a gale - I enjoyed every minute."

The UK newspaper The Guardian quoted Boyle's spokesperson as saying that Reed was not involved in directing or producing the segment, but that he was involved in the "original concept of shooting in Scotland".

Boyle, a Scottish church volunteer, became famous last year when a video of her "Britain's Got Talent" audition was posted on YouTube and became a viral hit. She has since become a top-selling UK artist and released her second album, "The Gift", on Monday.

In 1997, the BBC produced a video for "Perfect Day" that featured top music artists such as Reed, U2, David Bowie and Tom Jones. The track was later released as a charity single for the group Children in Need.


Load Comments