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Jai McDowall Beat Justin Bieber-Lookalike on 'Britain's Got Talent' Finale

June 5, 2011 (12:23 pm) GMT
McDowall came slightly ahead of Ronan Parke who is not only a judge favorite but also the boy whom many thought would win the competition.

Singer Jai McDowall won "" series 5 and his victory, at the same time, debunks the story that the show is fixed. McDowall, the 24-year-old who is called the "dark horse" by judge , beat 12-year-old favorite Ronan Parke who reportedly has been groomed by to win the show.

McDowall won by 2.5 percentage points. "I feel absolutely amazing, fantastic," the Scottish singer said, "it's so much more." Parke himself who is compared to did not hold a bitter feeling. "I loved it, thank you to everyone who voted. Congratulations Jai," he said.

Cowell commented, "Despite this result Ronan has still got what it takes to go all the way. He's a great kid and I'm going to make him a star." Ronan then told Mirror, "I'm really happy I came second. I had the best time on the show and I've made some great friends especially New Bounce and Jai. I can't wait to release an­ album with both covers and my own songs. It's been my dream for as long as I can remember."

As the winner, McDowall is entitled to GBP100,000 prize and a gig in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety later this year.

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