Derry weekend getaway for singing superstar SuBo

Susan Boyle waves to the chruch goers as she leaves St. Columba's Church during her visit to the North west.  (NewspixIrl)
Susan Boyle waves to the chruch goers as she leaves St. Columba's Church during her visit to the North west. (NewspixIrl)

Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle is believed to be back in Scotland this morning after an Easter weekend getaway in Derry.

The multimillion selling ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ singer was spotted at several locations across the north west over the Easter weekend, including the Long Tower church, the Abercorn bar, and the city centre.

Marie Coyle, from Maydown, told the ‘Journal’ she was surprised to bump into SuBo at the weekend.

“A very shy person but a lovely lady,” she said.

The Scottish singer, who became an overnight global sensation following her audition for the ITV talent show in 2009, stopped to sign autographs and have photos taken with a number of fans in the city centre.

It is understood the talent show star, who is beleived to have been tracing her Irish roots while in the north west, also made visits to Claudy and Donegal - where her parents Bridget and Patrick are from -during her stay.

Ms Boyle was a guest in the Tower Hotel while in the city and dined at Brownes Restaurant in the Waterside on Saturday night

SuBo , as she has been nicknamed, first came to prominence after her stint on Britain’s Got Talent two years ago, eventually finishing runner up in the Simon Cowell produced show.

But fans flocked en masse to view her performance on the internet - within a week of appearing on the TV talent show her videos had been watched more than 100million times online. Her debut album sold more than 9million copies.

Last year Time Magazine voted SuBo the seventh most influential person in the world - fourteen places above US President Barack Obama