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Susan Boyle's Cover of "O Holy Night" Is Absolutely Angelic

The Britain's Got Talent legend nailed this holiday classic.

By Elizabeth Logan

This song will give you goosebumps and put you in the holiday spirit at the same time.

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Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer whose powerful voice was discovered when she auditioned for Britain's Got Talent in 2009, performed a rendition of the Christmas classic "O Holy Night" on Larry King Live over a decade ago. And her rendition is gorgeous. 

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In this clip from 2010, Boyle performs a simple, traditional but still stunning arrangement of the much-loved song. After watching, you can immediately understand why her 2010 album, The Gift (a collection of Christmas songs), has been certified platinum across the globe.

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Susan Boyle performing on America's Got Talent.

About "O Holy Night"

Because of its soaring melody, "O Holy Night" is a popular choice for classically-trained singers and has been covered by Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Mariah Carey. The song recounts the night of Jesus' birth as a sacred and world-changing event. Originally a French poem set to music, the English lyrics were penned by John Dwight in 1855. Sing along, if you have the lung stamina:

"O Holy Night" lyrics

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night divine, O night when Christ was born

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here came the wise men from the orient land

The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

He knows our need, to our weakness no stranger
Behold your King, before Him lowly bend
Behold your King, your King, before Him lowly bend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord, then ever, ever praise we
His power and glory evermore proclaim
His power and glory evermore proclaim