Susan Boyle is famous throughout the world, after her performance on Britain’s Got Talent three weeks ago turned her into a global internet phenomenon.
Everyone has heard of the “hairy angel” from Blackburn, but what effect has her new-found fame had on her hometown?
STV caught up with the Lord Provost of West Lothian, Tom Kerr, to find out what the locals have made of the media circus that has descended on their doorsteps.
Tom told us that it has been a “tremendous thing for West Lothian”. Indeed, Susan Boyle has helped put West Lothian on the map, along with X Factor winner Leon Jackson and the World Champions School Orchestra!
In this delightful interview, Tom beams with pride at the fact he recently met Susan and he tells how the locals have been “overwhelmed by the reaction internationally.”
Giving us an insight into the scale of interest in Susan Boyle, the Lord Provost reads out a long list of media and other organisations who have been in touch with West Lothian Council, enquiring about Ms Boyle.
The impressive list includes: The Washington Post, CNN, Dutch Television, Chinese Television and Hollywood film producers to name but a few.
Will West Lothian ever be the same when the media have packed up their cameras and moved on to the next big thing? If Leon and Susan are anything to go by, it may not be long till they return…
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