Susan Boyle and Oprah
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In the span of one year, Susan got to meet two people she's always adored—Donny Osmond and the pope. Susan says meeting Donny was her teen dream come true. "It was awesome," she says. "That's all I'm saying."

Susan says singing for the pope during his visit to Scotland was a true privilege. "When you sing for someone as high as His Holiness, it doesn't get much better than that, really, because he's the leader of the Catholic Church. He's the leader of my faith," she says. "To sing for him is a pleasure and an honor."

Still, Susan admits she was nervous. "Who wouldn't be?"

Read the first two chapters of Susan's book, The Woman I Was Born to Be

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