Revealed, Ryan's girl with no name: BGT hopeful's school friend was inspiration for love song that stunned judges
19:32 GMT, 2 April 2012
Britain's Got Talent hopeful Ryan O’Shaughnessy stunned the judges with a heartfelt love song for a former school friend.
The 19-year-old initially refused to reveal the identity of the woman behind his ballad No Name.
However, it emerged yesterday she was Katie Lucia Keegan, also 19.
Hit: Ryan O'Shaughnessy wowed BGT judges with his performance on Saturday
When she saw Ryan's gesture on Britain's Got Talent, Katie tweeted to pals: 'This is sooooooo funny.'
Ryan has told the Sun: 'She's loving it and is flattered. But I don't think she's realised I'm in love with her yet.'
'If I win, I'm going to spend my 500,000 on a holiday for just the two of us, and maybe a sparkly ring if she's lucky.'
Ryan reportedly realised he was in love with Katie when he saw her in her dress for the school prom last year.
He confessed: 'When I saw her in that dress, I thought she looked beautiful.'
'She makes me nervous. I don't want to rush in. She's my mate, she's a nice girl, and she has a beautiful smile.'
The Dublin music student reportedly told a friend: ‘I have loved her for years. I love her deeply.'
'I hope she now sees what I feel for her because I have written a song for the world to hear.’
Emotional: Ryan O'Shaughnessy left his Britain's Got Talent audience in tears with a love song about a mystery woman revealed as Katie Lucia Keegan, left
asked about the inspiration behind his song at the Blackpool audition,
he said: ‘It’s about a friend of mine that I’ve liked for a few years
now. She hasn’t heard it yet.'
He said: 'We've been friends with for six years but I'm sort of crazy about her.'
stage, Ryan told Simon Cowell that his song was called 'no name', and
was about 'about a friend of mine that I’ve liked for a few years now
Simon responded that the song sounded like a love letter.
Walliams pressed Ryan to reveal the girl's 'full name', but after a
struggle Ryan said 'I can’t do it. It won’t come out, it won’t come
The crowd was very much on his side, and cheered as he started playing.
Lyrics to his song included: 'One of these days you'll realise what you mean to me, every now and then I see a part of you I've never seen.'
The judges as well as the audience were clearly moved, with even Simon grinning through the earnest performance.
After he finished, Cowell told Ryan he had a ‘promising future’.
Impressed: After hearing his song, Simon Cowell told Ryan that he had a 'promising future'
David gushed: 'I can't believe she won't go out with you. That's one pof the most beautiful songs I've ever heard sung incredibly well'
However, Ryan revealed his BGT progress
may be cut short because he already signed a three-month contract with
the Irish version of rival The Voice.
The singer-songwriter was voted out of the RTE show in the second week, but fears he may be prevented from continuing to BGT’s live finals.
He said: ‘I entered BGT last year but soon afterwards my mum entered me in The Voice. We had no idea I’d get so far.’
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