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Susan Boyle -- Email Confirms Lou Reed Rejection

9/10/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Susan Boyle was "absolutely devastated" when she learned Lou Reed had personally blocked her from performing one of his hit songs on "America's Got Talent" ... so says Susan's manager.

Lou Reed & Susan Boyle
TMZ has obtained an email that Susan's manager fired off on Thursday to FremantleMedia -- the production company behind "Talent" -- saying:

"Susan was absolutely devastated to be told on the morning of the show taping that Lou Reed had personally decided to block her singing his already much covered song, 'Perfect Day,' on 'America's Got Talent' in L.A.."

The email continues, "We obviously had no idea of this prior to leaving London. None of us can understand the decision given that it's such a beautiful rendition of the song."

Susan's manager also explains that Susan decided to pull out of the show entirely instead of changing her tune because she only learned about the rejection with "less than two hours to go before the recording" and had "no other new song rehearsed."

A rep for Lou Reed has reportedly stated that the former Velvet Underground singer didn't throw the kibosh on SuBo -- but obviously, Susan's camp isn't buying it.

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61.

elena    

Lou you are an idot. This was the best thing that has happened to your career in 25 years. It could of brought you back, but now you will fade away once again. One hit song per lifetime is all you get, and I really like that song. Why would you deny her permission to sing it? Really stupid of you Lou.

1475 days ago
62.

Observer999    

She's supposed to be a singer, and doesn't have another song to sing? Give me a break. Her 15 minutes are almost up, and she can go get that emotional therapy she so clearly needs.

1475 days ago
63.

Emily    

She's going to get the reputation for being a cry-baby and such which is never attractive for someone over the age of 8. I'm sure that it is hurtful for someone to tell you that you can't sing their song just because they don't like you, but why should that matter? Susan Boyle has an amazing voice and should stop dwelling on this. Just move on to a different song and live your life!!

1475 days ago
64.

Observer999    

@Al #49. She was on Britain's Got Talent, the 'mother show' as a contestant. She was booked on "America's got talent" as a guest star only.

1475 days ago
65.

Atillathegun    

@ Mee. It's not a wig cap, it's a wisp of her hair which looks like what you have assumed from the angle the photo was taken.

One really can't blame Lou for denying this gremlin in possibly making millions by doing nothing more than a better version of that song. What she would make would be more than the royalties he would be getting.Not to mention the acclaim which has missed him over the years.
Thanks Lou for the first step in shutting down the career of this out of control ogre.

1475 days ago
66.

Becky    

I get so tired of the people who respond to things using the foulest of language to describe people. This woman is new to the music scene and deserves credit for that. Her manager should be the one who everyone is blasting. She has a wonderful talent and because she does not get on stage and scream and yell to the point you can't understand what she says and makes everyone grab their ears seems to be fueling all the criticism. I would choose her beautiful renditions above all the guitar banging and screaming any day.I'm beginning to think that Lou is really the crybaby. Most artists would be glad to have her sing their songs.

1475 days ago
67.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he had 1 sort of hit song his entire life.who cares

1475 days ago
68.

Pau    

as simple as this: "Lou who?"

1475 days ago
69.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I get so tired of the people who respond to things using the foulest of language to describe people. This woman is new to the music scene and deserves credit for that. Her manager should be the one who everyone is blasting. She has a wonderful talent and because she does not get on stage and scream and yell to the point you can't understand what she says and makes everyone grab their ears seems to be fueling all the criticism. I would choose her beautiful renditions above all the guitar banging and screaming any day.I'm beginning to think that Lou is really the crybaby. Most artists would be glad to have her sing their songs.

Posted at 8:21 AM on Sep 10, 2010 by Becky
I agree becky,,she was born an ugly troll looking monster,its not her fault..and she looks as dumb as a box of rocks so she has to sing other people stuff.People can be soo mean on here

1475 days ago
70.

canook    

She's supposed to be a singer, and doesn't have another song to sing? Give me a break. Her 15 minutes are almost up, and she can go get that emotional therapy she so clearly needs.
Posted at 8:11 AM on Sep 10, 2010 by Observer999
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August 13, 2010
Susan Boyle chooses US medic to duet with her as part of a worldwide competition Susan Boyle has chosen a US medic to duet with on her second album as part of a worldwide competition.

Scots singer Susan Boyle, is also set to release an album of Christmas classics. Susan’s record will include a duet with New York ambulance medic, Amber Stasi, who the BGT star discovered through her ‘Search for a Star’ competition.

Amber Staci 33, ambulance medic, mother of 3,
from Breverton, New York:
"...our voices harmoniced well together...
to received this gift from Susan is a truly blessing...
one day I will pass this gift to someone else ...."

I am sure Susan Boyle album of Christmas classic
will be a gift to all Christians around the world

1475 days ago
71.

InvestmentCowboy    

Unacceptable, unprofessional behavior- a worthless, highly (yet illogically) entitled Prima Donna! She is neither a great talent, nor a worthy humble human being. The world needs Jackie Evancho!

1475 days ago
72.

canook    

Piers, Jackie Evancho is a growing sensation and the media is going crazy, often comparing her to Susan Boyle. Do you think that right now the pressure is building more on Jackie than some of the other contestants?

Piers: "Yeah I think it is. She seems to be handling it pretty well. I mean, the reality is you talk about 'wow' moments, I will never forget when Jackie came out of the YouTube show so we had never even seen her audition and we suddenly heard this 10 year old girl sing like a 40 year old operatic diva.


What do you make of Jackie Evancho and the rumors that her voice might be fake?

Howie: "It's too good to be true, that's what people are, you know, really saying, that it's really too good to be true. You are so perfect and so wonderful that people have never heard a talent like this if it isn't mechanically produced. So you are that good that people don't think it's real. You've got to take that as a compliment. And I do even for the show. When people are buzzing about it and talking about it and there's a controversy it's not boring TV. Even if you don't love that kind of music you can't deny that is perfection."

Piers: "Absolutely extraordinary. I mean, you shut your eyes and it could be a 40 year old woman. She has an extraordinary tone and pitch to her voice and a breathtaking quality and, you know, she's a very, very rare discovery. I mean, I was talking to Simon Cowell about it, he obviously exec produces the show and he was saying that in terms of her potential you've got to say that Jackie, you know, she could be a singing superstar for the next 40, 50 years. So in terms of her potential she could be one of the great if not the greatest breakout discoveries that any talent show has ever produced. But that doesn't mean she's going to win because in a talent competition it can be a lot more than just about being favorite and having a great voice. And I think a lot of these acts in the final top ten have their own followings now and I know it's going to be close. It's going to be closer than people think."

1475 days ago
73.

lucky    

People need to stop dumping on Susan! She has a beautiful voice and has shot to fame so suddenly after leading a sheltered, solitary life. Give her a break people - you should be rejoicing for her and her success. Dump on the singers that do drugs, interrupt awards shows, etc. As for Lou Rauls, he should be ashamed of himself. He has had his fame and it seems he felt threatened by her singing his song. Why? No one will forget it is his. She had every reason to feel humilated! A msg. for Susan: Don't let these people get to you, Susan. You are a talented person and you deserve success. These people that treat you and others this way forget where they came from.

1475 days ago
74.

mr rob    

this is all a media trick to get everyone watch her sing this song a few weeks from now and lou will come out and give her a hug when she is done and say it is the greatest thing he has ever heard!
then they will both make tons of dough off it..

1475 days ago
75.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

As for Lou Rauls,

ha ha lou reed not rauls

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