I find it interesting that Placido D. is almost the same age as the sputtering senile old git troll of these threads. Of course he is a world accomplished world class musician not just a singer. A lot more accomplished than an amateur professor from Scotland.
So often we read that someone "hopes to sing with Susan..." Placido could obviously take his pick of singers who would do handsprings to sing with him. His choosing Susan speaks volumes about her talent. Sure hope they will show up somewhere to perform together.
I agree that this duet with Placido Domingo is a great honor for Susan. But clearly fitting as the blending of these two voices will be a thing of beauty!! Gone forever the box of "reality show contestant"!
"The repertoire, in four languages, is chosen from over 70 years of the world's most popular melodies. It goes from the sensuous Mexican 1940s classic Bésame mucho (`Kiss Me Again and Again', here arranged as a duet with star trumpeter Chris Botti) to Shania Twain's 1990s hit From This Moment On, performed with Susan Boyle. Boyle shot to world-wide fame after appearing on a British TV talent show. "She was like an angel in that competition," says Domingo. "I knew I had to sing with such a beautiful voice."
This is a man who has sung with some of the greatest female voices in the world....especially in opera, where he has performed alongside Montserrat Caballe and many others. This "duet" between Susan and Placido Domingo should be very interesting!
To een ama nihi gmc: Placido chose to sing with Susan Boyle because IN HIS OPINION Susan had a beautiful voice and he recognized true talent when he heard it. Are you saying you are a better judge of talent than Placido? Read Clix Pix's comment.