Earlier last week it was announced that Simon Cowell would helm a charity single Live Aid-style with proceeds going to the relief efforts in Haiti.
International musicians are rallying to assist with the charity record, including Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, and Jon Bon Jovi (as announced by Perez Hilton yesteday), joining the previously announced Michael Buble, Rod Stewart and Leona Lewis. People Magazine reported that UK sensation Susan Boyle has also signed on to participate and is expected to record a version of REM's 'Everybody Hurts.'
After an audition for "Britain's Got Talent," in which Susan immediately impressed the judges, the audience and then anyone with access to YouTube's expectations by singing her way through a version of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. A tornado of rumination and amazement grew around Susan Boyle feverishly, with over 300 Million YouTube hits and nearly two million Facebook friends to prove it.
'I Dreamed A Dream' was recorded during the summer of 2009. Susan first entered a recording studio in July in Edinburgh, picking songs that resonated with her. The final results shocked both her and veteran producer Steve Mac with its beauty and musical impact. "It was important that I could feel everything I was singing," she says. The 12 track collection features Susan Boyle performing signature songs such as "I Dreamed A Dream", "Cry Me A River," as well as her haunting rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," Madonna's "You'll See," The Monkees' "Daydream Believer," and "Who I Was Born To Be," an original recording written especially for Susan.