"I'm feeling really good because it was a totally unexpected result," the Telegraph quoted Boyle as saying in an interview with the ITV website. The 47-year-old, from Blackburn, west Lothian, said she had overcome an uncertain start to her performance.
"It was a fairly rocky start to begin with, because to begin with I sort of had a croaky note but that was because I had a cold. I said to myself well you'd better just pick yourself up and keep going," she said. “So all I did was just keep going and after that it just got better. The audience reaction was really stunning," she added.