NBC has revealed the list of special guest performers for the remainder of America’s Got Talent’s sixth season.
Of interest to Benny and Björn fans is the fact that on 31 August, Susan Boyle is scheduled to perform You Have To Be There from Kristina on the show.
This will be massive exposure for the song, originally recorded in Swedish (Du måste finnas) by star of Benny and Björn’s Kristina från Duvemåla musical, Helen Sjöholm. Helen also recorded the song in English on the Kristina: The Musical (At Carnegie Hall) CD
Susan Boyle has previously recorded another of Benny and Björn’s musical masterpieces I Know Him So Well from CHESS for the charity Comic Relief.
I would think it was a fair bet that You Have To Be There will be included on Susan’s upcoming album release (despite reports that some songs have an R&B flavour!), which given the number of albums Susan has sold so far in her career, can only be a massive boost to the song and the chances of people getting curious about the musical it is from.
You Have To Be There by Susan Boyle as posted on YouTube.
The Benny, Björn and Herbert Kretzmer song will be included on Susan’s new album Someone To Watch Over Me released 1 November.