Gerry McGuinness, 61, was in the audience that night when Susan Boyle made her appearance at Fir Park Social Club in Motherwell, Scotland. She was there in a contest. McGuinness was quoted
"She was so shy, but she was also very attractive back then--she turned a few heads when she came in. She didn't win the contest, though," he said.
McGuinness went on to say that when he saw Boyle on Britain's Got Talent, he didn't recognize her. A relative then called and reminded him and asked him if he still had the tape of the evening of Boyle's performance. He declared,
"It's great she is finally getting some recognition."
After Boyle appeared on Britain's Got Talent and caused a sensation, she appeared on numerous programs on the United States. There was considerable speculation
right away that Boyle would become rich and famous. In fact, there were offers of dates, movies and special appearances.
It was reported that three days ago Boyle had decided to rip up her contract with Britain's Got Talent and begin her career right away. She is said to be convinced that she is losing out on millions by not starting her career in music right away as opposed to waiting for the end of the contest, which is not to occur for several weeks. The Daily Star
quoted one of her friends as saying, "The chance of earning serious money doesn't come often and now it's in danger of slipping away."
Although Boyle has a contract with Britain's Got Talent this may mean immediate adjustments given the enormity of applause Boyle has received from listeners all over the world. She is said to hold the record for the number of YouTube views, now over 20 million. What the final outcome of this will be is now just speculation, but it is likely that Boyle will remain newsworthy for some time to come given this recent development and the newly found video that is making the rounds.