Boyle Will Still Earn Millions
Despite losing reality competition, a record deal is expected
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2009 10:39 AM CDT
Locals gather at Blackburn, Scotland, community center to watch Susan Boyle on TV during the final of "Britain's Got Talent" on Saturday May 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/PA, David Cheskin)
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(Newser) – Susan Boyle may be in the nuthouse, but she won't likely end up in the poorhouse. Simon Cowell knows a goldmine when he sees one, and will still sign the Britain’s Got Talent second-place finisher to his label, sources tell the Mirror. “Simon knows Susan has a massive future,” said a source. “He doesn’t want to let such a talent go.” The reality star is expected to record a show tunes album with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Boyle, who will first perform on the Talent winners’ tour, could earn up to $16.4 million in her first year as a professional singer, the Mail adds. A series of high-profile appearances are planned, and an autobiography and film are expected—but one person who might not come calling is composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who was miffed Susan did not perform his song in the finals, sources tell MSNBC.