Susan Boyle considers moving to New York

Susan Boyle was chieftan at the West Lothian Highland Games earlier this year. Pic: John Devlin

Susan Boyle was chieftan at the West Lothian Highland Games earlier this year. Pic: John Devlin

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SUSAN Boyle has told how she is considering buying an apartment in New York and moving permanently to America.

The singer said the friendly welcome she receives from fans every time she goes to the States made her want to emigrate.

The star will undertake her first tour of the US later this year and may use her spare time in between gigs to go house hunting.

Susan, 53, told how she loved the bustling energy of the Big Apple and could see herself setting up home there.

She has lived all her life in her family’s former council house in Blackburn, West Lothian, but insists it may now be time to fly the nest.

In an interview on US television show Access Hollywood, she said: “The best part of what has happened to me is the travelling, especially to America.

“I love America, I love the people in America. The reception I get from some of the fans is really good.

“They just seem to take to me.

“There’s a possibility I will move here, I’m toying with the idea at the moment.

“I would probably move to New York. I like the busyness of it, I like the whole atmosphere, it’s really good.

“It’s a little bit like London and parts of Glasgow.”

Susan also told how she now can’t bear to watch her famous Britain’s Got Talent audition from 2009 which catapulted her to stardom.

The songstress said she is embarrassed by the way she looked during the clip of her singing I Dreamed A Dream, which has been viewed more than 150 million times on YouTube.

She said: “If I could go back to them I would ditch that frock.

“I haven’t seen the clip now for a couple of years but I understand it’s still going.

“When I saw it I thought ‘Oh my god, what is she wearing? Look at the mess of her hair’.

“I had had so many unsuccessful auditions before and I just went on to have a good laugh.

“My circumstances at the time at home were very poor and I wanted to change things.

“I was living at home with my cat and I was wondering what next to do with my life.”

As well as undertaking an American tour, Susan, who last year revealed she had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, will release her sixth studio album in October.

She said the record would feature covers of songs by supergroups Pink Floyd and U2.

She added: “People don’t expect me to cover those artists so there’s a wee element of surprise in the album.

“The songs are good and they were challenging to do.

“I haven’t decided on a name for the album yet but it’s full of surprises.”