Susan Boyle

The X Factor second highest ratings ever, thanks to Susan Boyle

Simon Cowell thanks Susan Boyle

Simon Cowell thanks Susan Boyle

THE X Factor launch 11.7 million – and Simon Cowell puts it down to Susan Boyle.

A staggering 11.7million tuned in to watch Saturday nights X Factor and see its new format .Simon’s decision to hold auditions in front of a live studio audience is now down to thelegendary Susan Boyle audition on sister show Britain’s Got Talent, which became a worldwide YouTube sensation.

“Susan Boyle changed auditions forever.”

“If she had walked on to the X Factor like it used to be it would not have been as dramatic.

“Giving people a crowd to perform in front of makes it harder and more exciting.

“It makes or breaks you. It can turn a good performance into an incredible one.”

Saturday’s X Factor was watched by 54 per cent of the telly audience.

The figure is a massive boost for Simon, who admited he had become bored of the shows original format.

“Danyl Johnson and Stacey Solomon are examples of just how much the show had improved.”

“He gave an incredible audition. He’s got a seriously, seriously good voice.”

“You watch it and it immediately has the wow factor. The show has stepped up a gear.”

“And it’s great for the viewers. It’s feel-good telly and that’s something we could seriously do with in Britain right now.”

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