“She is obviously desperate to win. She just sings all day and all night. It"s been keeping me up — it"s such a cacophony," the Sun quoted one sleepless guest as saying. The Scottish church volunteer came one step closer to winning the title after reaching the finals with her stunning version of Andrew Lloyd Webber"s Cats song Memory. A staggering 13.6million viewers had tuned into ITV1 to watch the songbird perform in the recent semi-finals while more than a million visited YouTube to see her latest performance.
The amateur singer since her audition has won fans all over the globe, including US President Barack Obama and Hollywood couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The red-hot favourite to win the show gathered a record 200million hits on YouTube, been interviewed by US chat queen Oprah Winfrey, had name checks on cartoon shows The Simpsons and South Park, been invited to meet Obama and has even had a doll modelled after her.