SINGING sensation Susan Boyle is set to become a hit in Japan after being asked to perform on the country's biggest New Year's Eve show.
The Britain's Got Talent runner-up, whose album I Dreamed A Dream is poised to be the UK's top seller this year, hopes to win a new army of fans with her appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen.
Millions of Japanese viewers have already watched the West Lothian singer perform on YouTube.
Sources say she has been practising the Japanese folk song, Wings To Fly.
Miss Boyle, 48, has hailed 2009 as an "absolutely brilliant year" and said that her success was "humbling".
The former church volunteer has been spending Christmas with her family.
Her debut CD has sold more than 1.4 million copies in the UK, overtaking the likes of pop act Lady Gaga and rockers Kings of Leon.
She said: "The album being so well received is humbling and I'm so grateful. It's been an absolutely brilliant year and I can't thank everyone enough for the support I've been given."