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Posted Sep 11, 2010 2:12 AM

Lou Reed denies song's usage for 'America's Got Talent,' makes Susan Boyle cry

Lou Reed denies song's usage for 'America's Got Talent,' makes Susan Boyle cry

 Lou Reed is the Grinch who stole Susan Boyle's limelight this week. The Velvet Underground singer denied the usage of his song "Perfect Day" to be sung by the Scottish reality show sensation during her performance on "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday. Instead of singing another selection on the show, Boyle instead decided to just leave L.A. to head home.

While Boyle's rep is claiming that Reed took issue with Boyle's chops, Reed's rep says that the license hadn't been cleared in time for use in the U.S. 

“Susan is very disappointed as she had been looking forward to it immensely. She is now on a plane heading back to London with a heavy heart. She would like to say thank you to all those fans who traveled miles to lend their support today," read a post on Boyle's website.

The snafu comes ahead of a new Susan Boyle effort, "The Gift," to be released in November.

For curious SuBo fans, a rehearsal of her "Perfect Day" can be heard at Idolator.

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