Susan Boyle Sings for King, '99 CD Surfaces
Judge apologizes for sniggering, invites her for dinner
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2009 8:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Susan Boyle and Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan were reunited (remotely) on Larry King's show last night, where Morgan predicted a worldwide chart-topping CD within the year for the woman he called a Rocky Balboa. Morgan also apologized to the 48-year-old Scottish singer—"We thought you were going to be a bit of a joke act, to be honest with you"—and asked her to out dinner, which Boyle promptly accepted.

Boyle sang a bit of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" for King, earning an "Amazing. That was just absolutely stunning," from Morgan. "To sing that with no musical backing is unbelievable. You have the voice of an angel, Susan." Meanwhile  an earlier recording of the jazzy blues ballad "Cry Me a River," performed by Boyle in 1999 for a local charity CD, has already topped a million hits on YouTube.