The unemployed church volunteer was watched by a global audience of millions as she performed live in front of the nation for the first time.
The Scottish singer, 47, was competing in the semi-finals of the competition which she took by storm with the opening lines of her first song "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables in the first round.ITV.com decided to make clips of the semi-final available throughout the world – rather than restricted to the UK as is usual – because of the level of interest in Miss Boyle, who lives alone in West Lothian with her cat Pebbles.
Her first performance of I Dreamed a Dream has been viewed nearly 60 million times on video website YouTube since she sang it in April.
Organisers are insisting the final result is still up for grabs. Miss Boyle was competing against seven other acts, including a belly dancer, impersonators, a dance group and a violinist.
Asked by hosts Ant and Dec how she had coped with the pressure she said: "What pressure? I really enjoyed myself. I enjoyed every second. I'd do it again!"
A total of 39 acts including a 11-year-old street dancer, a woman and her dancing dog and a group of farmers who perform with a wheelbarrow are in the semi-finals of the show, which are to be screened over the next week.
Two acts from each of the five shows will be picked by the public and the judges to make it through to the grand final next Saturday.They are all competing for the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show and a £100,000 cheque.
Source : telegraph
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