Susan Boyle has not been an interesting interviewee. That is, until tonight, on ITV.
Many of Susan's most fanatical followers will disagree with that first sentence but they are wrong.
Susan gave a fascinating interview, in which she told her story, her trials and tribulations and her explanation of her behaviour through good and bad times.
We had a glimpse of her younger life and significantly, Susan told us what drives her on after so many disappointments.
It appears that Susan does not care to know about the chart positions of her CD's or how rich she is. She lives on a weekly allowance of £500! This makes a refreshing change and her responses to questions were very credible.
Susan did act up a bit for the camera but that is one of her endearing features.
Piers Morgan did not spare Susan and many of his questions, though meant to draw a reaction, she knocked aside with ease and made a joke of them.
Susan has found her voice and appears at ease and able to deal with searching questions at last.
Well done, Susan, and great success with "The Gift."