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Susan Boyle

Sings 'Perfect Day'

9/10/2010 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained audio of Susan Boyle singing "Perfect Day" -- the song that drove her to tears after being told she couldn't sing it on "America's Got Talent."

Susan Boyle Perfect Day
We broke the story ... Lou Reed -- who wrote and sang the song -- is not a fan of Boyle's and would not give her permission to sing it.  Although Reed's reps have reportedly denied he withheld permission, we have posted an internal email between Boyle's manager and producers of the TV show that says otherwise.

We just got this statement from Simon Cowell, creator and Executive Producer of "America's Got Talent," who says if Reed did turn thumbs down it's "petty -- so pathetic." 

Cowell adds, "Loads of people have covered this song ... Well Lou, if you're listening to this, do we have permission, yes or no, to put the song on 'America's Got Talent' next week?  Personal request from me." 

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106.

Chris    

Anni, You are one classless loser and I am sure your parents are so proud of your ignorance! You need to grow up or crawl back into the hole your parents obviously raised you in! You said Susan never had a @@@@ well it sounds like you are all over Lou Reeds!

1469 days ago
107.

Frannie    

A bust in the States? She sold more albums in 6 weeks than Taylor Swift did in a whole year. Get your facts straight!!!!

1469 days ago
108.

newday    

Love Susan's version. She is amazing as always. Susan you rock.

1469 days ago
109.

Mike    

Is that picture of her before or after the sex change?

1469 days ago
110.

andy    

TMZ, . . . thank you, so much, for refraining from converting this post to a "Who'd you rather?". I just don't think many of us could quite handle that prospect!!!

1469 days ago
111.

Kate    

Susan Boyle's record-braaking sales do the speaking to the quality and demand for her performances. She is also an extremely nice, funny, and bright person which those who have not met her close up obviously haven't picked up on. Rather judgment with prejudiced eyes and a desire to badmouth someone whenever possible. Why do you suppose that is? Well, carry on.

1469 days ago
112.

maldelus    

This tune is better for Susan's voice and delivery than Hoku's was ever meant to be.

1469 days ago
113.

altarflame    

All Lou Reed needs to do is pull that trigger, bang bang shoot shoot.

1469 days ago
114.

Mr.Velvet    

Lou Reed craps bigger talents than Susan Boyle.

1469 days ago
115.

anni    

call Skanky's people and DEMAND A PUBLIC APOLOGY FOR MR. LOU REED.

1469 days ago
116.

Nancy    

Susan Boyle is the best singer to come along in a long time. She DOES put her heart and soul in every song she sings. It's just so many young people don't know what "feeling" in a song is all about, because they don't hear it from the current pop stars. She does have fans despite some of your comments, millions in fact, and we will be there to support her just like you support your favorites.

1469 days ago
117.

Evergreen    

If some of you think Susan Boyle is so bad why does talented atists such as Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Donny Osmond and Dolly Parton among others want to do duets with her including Elaine Paige who has already done so.

How come if Susan is so bad people like Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and Bette Midler anong others love her. How come Catherine Zeta-Jones wants to play Susan in a movie on Susan's life?

I think Susan Boyle needs to forget lou Reed because she has a brighter future without him . Plus no one has mentioned how Lou Reed left a 100 choir of CHILDREN hanging in the balance at AGT.

Evergreen

1469 days ago
118.

noneofyourbusiness    

Yeah, she and the kite flying kid from this season should get together and take their show on the road.

1469 days ago
119.

marcia    

So what, he doesn't care about the royalties. It's his song and he can do whatever he wants with it.

1469 days ago
120.

Brenda    

vulgar insults of a person's looks -- not cool
Susan's rendition of this song -- way cool

1469 days ago
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