Singing spinster becomes surprise YouTube hit
A frumpy 47-year-old Scottish charity worker who has never had a boyfriend has become an unlikely YouTube sensation after her stunning weekend musical debut on a British television talent show.
By yesterday the clip of Susan Boyle - whose dowdy appearance drew sniggers when she walked on stage on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, saying she dreamed of emulating West End star Elaine Page - had been viewed 5.7 million times.
When she began to sing, the panel of three judges led by Simon Cowell was visibly shocked. The audience in Glasgow rose to its feet as her voiced soared through I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
"Without a doubt that was the biggest surprise I have had in three years of this show," said judge Piers Morgan, admitting that before her performance "everyone was laughing at you."
"No-one is laughing now. That was stunning."
Boyle, from West Lothian, is now the favourite to win the show - drawing comparisons with Paul Potts, an opera singing mobile phone salesman who won in 2007.
Potts went on to have number one albums in 15 countries.
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