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Paul Potts not competing with Susan Boyle

Paul Potts has insisted that he does not regard Susan Boyle as a rival following her recent success.

Boyle has secured a strong international fanbase since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in April, mirroring Potts’s own experience on the ITV1 programme’s first series in 2007.

The Scottish singer is expected to soon join Potts on Simon Cowell’s record label, however the show’s original winner does not believe that they are in competition.

Speaking to Seven magazine, he explained: “We sing different styles of music. And one’s a male voice and one’s a female voice, and that makes a difference.”

Potts also revealed that he has become more ambitious since making his TV debut two years ago.

He commented: “It’s good to get a day off occasionally. But when you’re in the market, you think: ‘What could I be doing with today to become even more successful?’ You think: ‘Just get me some work. Get me a performance on a channel’. You don’t get too many opportunities and you have to grab each one, because I have to be a success if I’m going to continue to do this.”

Potts released his second album Passione earlier this month.

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Susan Boyle won’t manage entire Britain’s Got Talent live tour

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent

Susan Boyle will reportedly only take part in a number of shows on the Britain’s Got Talent live tour.

The 48-year-old, who was admitted into the Priory clinic suffering from exhaustion after losing out to Diversity in the ITV1 show final, is said to be conserving her energy to record an album.

Boyle is currently in London where rehearsals for the 23-date live show are taking place, however organisers are yet to confirm whether she will perform on the opening night in Birmingham on Friday.

“Everything depends on Susan and how she feels. We have made it clear that we are in her hands and we just want to make sure that she is fit and well,” a source told The Sun.

“At the moment it looks like Susan will join the rest of the BGT finalists on stage on some of the dates, but she won’t do the entire tour. The details are still being worked out.

“Susan is most excited about starting work on her album and we have a responsibility to make sure she is cared for and is happy and well.”

Boyle’s brother Gerry recently dismissed speculation that the talent show star had a learning difficulty.

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Mariah Carey Feels Sorry For Su-Bo

Susan Boyle can add pop superstar Mariah Carey to her list of famous friends after the diva (Mariah, not Su-Bo) insisted she’s not surprised the Scottish singing sensation is freaked out by her sudden rise to stardom.

Boyle became an international star overnight when she showed off her singing skills on U.K. TV show Britain’s Got Talent, but the instant interest became too much for the spinster to handle – she checked into a mental health clinic after her final appearance on the show.

Carey, who herself suffered a physical and emotional breakdown in 2001, is far from surprised. She says, “I feel bad for her… We build people up so quickly now that of course it’s going to freak some people out. It’s difficult. It’s got to be tough.”

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Tour of Susan Boyle’s house

A TV crew was given an exclusive guided tour of Susan Boyle’s house yesterday – for the Oprah Winfrey show.Footage from inside her modest council house in Blackburn, West Lothian, will be beamed to millions of viewers across America when singing sensation Susan is interview by the Queen of American TV.

The US chat show host has had the Scottish spinster on her radar ever since her stunning performance on Britain’s Got Talent.

And yesterday she began to make good her promise of featuring the Scot by having a camera team film a day in the surprise singing sensation’s life.

One of the crew, who arrived in a convoy of two cars, confirmed: “We’re here filming an interview for Oprah Winfrey.

“We’ll be here most of the day.”

Susan, who was all smiles yesterday, wore a lemon coloured shirt and black trousers to greet the team and later a gold coloured jersey to guard against the cold with just weeks to go until the semi final of Britain’s Got Talent.

She could be seen ushering them from room to room inside the two level property and a piano being played was heard at one point.

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The crew arrived at around 10.30am and only stopped briefly several hour later saying Susan was having “an afternoon nap” while they tried to persuade neighbours to be interviewed on camera.

Later they mocked up a ‘welcome to my house’ scene with Susan ushering the camera crew inside then spent over an hour going from room to room inside.

One onlooker said: “Susan was clearly happy to give the American crew an insight into her life. They seem to have an insatiable appetite to know all about her.”

Simon Cowell has already said that Susan could crack America and top the album charts.

Her appearance on Oprah will be the highlight of a slew of appearances Susan has already made on US television.

Just days after her celebrated performance on Britain’s Got Talent, she was doing the rounds of America’s top morning TV chat shows and even appeared live via satellite link-up on the legendary CNN interviewer Larry King’s show.

CBS presenter Diane Sawyer interviewed Susan for the Early Show, while Kathie Lee Gifford, who hosts NBC’s famous Today Show, burst into tears live on air after Susan’s moving performance.

Susan previously said of Oprah’s interview request: “I might accept the offer if I get the chance.

“She’s quite a lady.”

None of the crew was prepared to say just when the footage will be screened.

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Susan Boyle is interviewed by Diane Sawyer.

The beloved contestant from “Britain’s Got Talent” is interviewed by Diane Sawyer.

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