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Amanda Holden – I predicted Boyle’s breakdown

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Amanda Holden has claimed that she predicted Susan Boyle’s would have a breakdown days before it occurred even though she earlier stated ‘Susan Boyle has no underlying mental issues’

Susan Boyle was checked into The Priory rehab clinic after coming second to Diversity in the show’s final.  The shows producers later confirmed that she was “exhausted and emotionally drained”.

Reflecting on the whole event , Holden told the Daily Star: “I was worried Susan wouldn’t be able to handle it. Then, a week later she checked into The Priory. I was like Mystic Mandy.”

Susan Boyle eventually left the after five days and was instantly snapped up by Simon Cowell‘s record label. She is now currently working on her debut album.

Simon Cowell recently stated  that Susan’s breakdown came because she “didn’t know how to cope with losing”.

Susan’s brother  Gerry has agreed with the music mogul’s view, commenting: “Susan doesn’t take rejection very well. That’s not to say she doesn’t bounce back, she does. It’s a lack of confidence and a case of getting overworked up. With Britain’s Got Talent, it all just became too much.”

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Paul Potts not competing with Susan Boyle

Paul Potts has insisted that he does not regard Susan Boyle as a rival following her recent success.

Boyle has secured a strong international fanbase since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in April, mirroring Potts’s own experience on the ITV1 programme’s first series in 2007.

The Scottish singer is expected to soon join Potts on Simon Cowell’s record label, however the show’s original winner does not believe that they are in competition.

Speaking to Seven magazine, he explained: “We sing different styles of music. And one’s a male voice and one’s a female voice, and that makes a difference.”

Potts also revealed that he has become more ambitious since making his TV debut two years ago.

He commented: “It’s good to get a day off occasionally. But when you’re in the market, you think: ‘What could I be doing with today to become even more successful?’ You think: ‘Just get me some work. Get me a performance on a channel’. You don’t get too many opportunities and you have to grab each one, because I have to be a success if I’m going to continue to do this.”

Potts released his second album Passione earlier this month.

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Susan Boyle ‘will be a global superstar’

Simon Cowell has decided to offer a record contract to Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle, according to a report.

The Scottish singer became an overnight sensation after her original audition aired last month, but she eventually lost out to dance troupe Diversity in last night’s final.

Despite the shock result, Boyle is still expected to be snapped up by Cowell’s SyCo record label and work closely with the music mogul over the coming months.

A source told The People: “[Simon] still sees massive potential in Susan and will make her a global superstar. It wouldn’t be surprising if there was a single released before the end of the summer.”

Cowell offered words of support to Boyle after she gave a second performance of Les Miserables number ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ in last night’s episode.

He commented: “Win or lose, you had the guts to come back here tonight, face your critics – and you beat them. Whatever happens, you can walk away from this with your head held high.”

Judge Amanda Holden has previously predicted that Boyle will have “a huge, huge hit” in the future.

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Simon Cowell defends Susan Boyle treatment

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Simon Cowell has defended his handling of Susan Boyle’s career following criticism from the star’s relatives.

Boyle’s brother Gerard, 54, recently encouraged Cowell to quickly capitalise on her success – warning that the hype surrounding his sister could wane before she releases her debut album.

Her oldest brother John, 59, echoed Gerard’s comments, demanding: “Just let her sing. We’re pleading with Simon Cowell to loosen the reins.”

Boyle has become an internet sensation since her Britain’s Got Talent audition aired on ITV1 last month.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Cowell insisted: “She’s got the world at her feet right now – but there’s no need to panic. I read about her family saying they want to capitalise on this and right now I think that would be a huge mistake.

“The offers she is getting from people won’t go away. There’s going to be as much support for Susan in one year’s time or two years’ time.”

The music mogul added that his work with original Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts proves he is making the right choice.

He explained: “I had a very similar situation with Paul Potts, where people were asking should he capitalise on his fame, but I said ‘no, this is just part of the process’. He went on with the rest of the competition, he was treated fairly, he won and sold five million records.”

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