"Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle may have leaped into the limelight, but she still gets star struck when meeting her music inspirations.
In an interview with "Today" show host Meredith Vieira, a glamorous Boyle was surprised with a special message from her childhood idol Donny Osmond. "Susan, congratulations on all of your success," Osmond said via remote hookup. "It's wonderful what's happening with your career, and good luck with this new record that you're doing. Someday, I make a prediction you and I will do a record together, where we make 'Puppy Love.'"
An excited Boyle agreed. Following her conversation with Osmond, she was then surprised on set by musical theater star Elaine Page. Boyle exclaimed when she saw Page, "Gosh, but it's a thrill for me to at last meet you, because I have been wanting to say hello and to meet you for some time now. So at last these lovely people have given me the opportunity to come and say hello to you."
Paige responded, "You captured the imagination of the world."
As for Boyle's own fame and media frenzy, she says it was a lot like a demolition ball. "The impact - like a demolition ball. And anyone who has that kind of impact finds it really hard to get a head around it. I've got to be honest here. I guess I had to get my head around it, but through the guidance of a great team - and they are very good - I was able to see that in perspective and really turn that around a little."