Boyle Declines Dinner With the Obamas

UK singer too 'nervous' to rub shoulders at correspondents' dinner
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2009 7:55 PM CDT
Susan Boyle star of 'Britain's Got Talent' returns to her home in West Lothian on May 8, 2009 in Blackburn Scotland.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Susan Boyle has turned down offers to rub shoulders with President Obama and Hollywood A-listers at the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight, saying she was too nervous. "She was shocked and thrilled by the invite—but it was all too much too soon for her so she said No," a source tells News of the World. US television networks extended the invitations to Britain's reality TV singing star.

"She has been told President Obama has seen clips of her on TV and loved her singing," the source added. "And she is delighted. Her dream is to sing for President Obama one day. She loves him and thinks he is already a terrific president."