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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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121.

anni    

I am DEMANDING AN APOLOGY TO MR. LOU REED

1470 days ago
122.

elizabeth    

susan sings this lovely,all you nasty people go an boil ur heed

1470 days ago
123.

anni    

black tar for all my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1470 days ago
124.

anni    

Love, love, love the pix that TMZ puts up; is that her 'feeling' the music or does she have spackle in her bowels.

1470 days ago
125.

tsm    

I get it. I get it.
Lou wants to du-et it
Suze makes every song her own
Knocking Louie off this throne.

(or something like that)

1470 days ago
126.

jxtr    

He must not need the royalty money. I would have thought that almost any songwriter would be flattered to have a famous singer cover their song if they paid the proper royalty fees.

1470 days ago
127.

MariaH    

Are you a girl or boy, Anni? How can you have such a dirty mouth?

1470 days ago
128.

Superman    

Simon Cowell is one to talk about being superficially petty. Pot meet kettle. I bet if the guy just heard her voice on audio without the visual, then he would love her.

1470 days ago
129.

judi    

She did a better job singing then he did. He should have allowed her to sing it.

1470 days ago
130.

bernicer    

Susan Boyle is a great singer and an awesome person. She could make the Barney song sound good. Look around, there are a lot of Susan fans out there, that is why she set the standard with her first CD.

1470 days ago
131.

ginny    

you guys suck and lou reed is just as he appears to be!! you figger it out!!

1470 days ago
132.

Tony Healy    

Yikes. That's the killer version she's all upset about?

Pass...

1470 days ago
133.

mysteria333    

I'LL BET MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD OF DONE A DUET WITH SUSAN ,, BOY WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN A SMASH HIT.. AND HER CAREER WOULD THEN REALLY HAVE ORBITED..BUT THATS OK MICHAEL WILL BE BACK SOON,, AND WE'LL SEE...

1470 days ago
134.

Who'sThat    

anyone who says susan boyle is a whiner, this and that negative comments, should be ashamed of yourself...

this girl had a disability all her life..and IT"S NOT HER FAULT!

no one had ever tried to give her any treatment or any attention all her life...then suddenly she is thrown into a celebrity-ism and expected to behave certain way...in this little box..of course she doesn't fit into the box.

she isn't the typical Hollywood Star...

i applaud her for having the guts to be doing what she is doing...after years of being shielded she has come out in the limelight and doing a darn good job.

don't blame her for behaving sort of immature...she was stuck in certain time, her time, and doing her best, imo.

she has a marvelous voice and giving us a taste of her talent singing variety of tunes...so what she is melodic...many people appreciate it.

susan, God Bless...and keep on singing!

1470 days ago
135.

treegirl    

Love Susan's version of the song. Not my place to judge based on stories. We who love Susan and her music accept that she is human and would feel hurt by perceived rejection, especially at the last minute, with 100 member children's choir all rehearsed to back her up, and fans from many countries flying in to watch the taping. She had every reason to expect that the legal work had been done as she had recorded it for her new album. Unnerving for real people at the last minute. We love the feisty Susan and we love the sensitive Susan. As for you who keep harping on her looks, take a look in the mirror. If you are one of the beautiful on the outside people, what do your insides look like? My guess is, if you use wounding words against a real person, they don't look so beautiful.

1470 days ago
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