Madonna - Susan Boyle: Madonna Wouldn't Let Me Use Her Song06 March 2012
Susan Boyle says Madonna refused to let her use her track 'You'll See' in the forthcoming musical about Susan's life titled 'I Dreamed A Dream'.
Susan Boyle: Madonna Wouldn't Let Me Use Her Song
The former 'Britain's Got Talent' winner wanted to feature the singer's hit 'You'll See' in the forthcoming show about her rise to fame, titled 'I Dreamed A Dream'.
But while she got the go-ahead to use the song of the same name from 'Les Miserables', 50-year-old Susan says Madonna was not so forthcoming.
She said: ''We had to get permission for all the songs in the show.
''Cameron Mackintosh gave us permission for 'I Dreamed A Dream' from 'Les Mis' -- but we never got Madonna's 'You'll See'.''
But she insists the production is just as powerful without it - in particular the part where doctors tell her parents Patrick and Bridget that a new-born Susan has been deprived of oxygen.
Attending the show's rehearsals in Glasgow, she told The Sun newspaper: ''Why do I cry at that? Because that's the reality.
''That's when the doctor tells my parents, 'Don't expect too much.' He prejudged me. All the doctor told my mum was what I wouldn't be able to do, not what I could do.
''But my dad said, 'All that child needs is love -- and we've got plenty of that'. It makes me cry just thinking about it, never mind seeing it on stage every night.''
She continued: '''I Dreamed A Dream' is a very romanticised view. It's more like I dared to dream -- that's what it feels like to me.
''Because everyone dreams of changing their circumstances, though not in the way I did. I couldn't have imagined taking off the way I did.''