"I thought perhaps naively that she was in control"

Before the finale aired, Cowell chatted with Boyle, but “I didn’t pick up on any unduly troubling signs,” he says. But when the votes were tallied and the dance troupe Diversity took the top prize, “I looked over at her face and thought: ‘Christ, she doesn’t know how to deal with not winning,’ ” Cowell writes. “It was a bad moment.”