The News of the World says Boyle’s likely earnings on the back of “Britain’s Got Talent” to £8 million ($13 million). Pretty good for a 48-year-old church volunteer. Her video has been viewed millions of times and is the fifth-most watched clip ever on YouTube.
But despite her popularity, she was beaten in the finals by the street dance group .
In an interview with the News of the World, Simon Cowell said Boyle could be the biggest star he had ever discovered.
“They don’t care in America whether she wins a British TV show — they care about the woman they saw singing on YouTube,” a Cowell insider also told the paper. “If anything, £8 million in her first year might be an underestimate.”