Singing Scottish 'spinster' strikes chord in talent contest
BLACKBURN, Scotland (AP) -- Susan Boyle lives alone in a row house with her cat Pebbles, a drab existence in one of Scotland's poorest regions. She cared for her widowed mother for years, never married and sang in church and at karaoke nights at the pub.
Neighbors knew she could sing, and now -- what with YouTube, Twitter and countless blog postings -- just about everyone else does, too.
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