Britain"s Got Talent: Jai McDowall beats Ronan Parke to win


Britain"s Got Talent: Jai McDowall beats Ronan Parke to win

“Dark horse” Jai McDowall beats bookies favourite Ronan Parke to win Britain”s Got Talent

10:29 PM on 4th June 2011

Stunned: Scottish singer Jai McDowall was lost for words when he spoke to Declan Donnelly after winning the 2011 series of Britain

Stunned: Scottish singer Jai McDowall was lost for words when he spoke to Declan Donnelly after winning the 2011 series of Britain”s Got Talent

Shock: The disability support worker is visibly amazed when he beats Ronan Parker (left) to first place

Shock: The disability support worker is visibly amazed when he beats Ronan Parker (left) to first place

Supportive: McDowall gives Parke a hug after winning the title

Supportive: McDowall gives Parke a hug after winning the title

Hard to impress: While all of the other judges loved Jai

Hard to impress: While all of the other judges loved Jai”s act, Cowell told him “it was a little bit monotone… it was still terrific”

ThatThat

That”s entertainment: Cumbrian telecommunications engineer Steven Hall opened the show with a comedic dance to a mash-up of songs from across the decades

Big production: Hall was accompanied by a large troupe of dancers for his flamboyant mash-up

Big production: Hall was accompanied by a large troupe of dancers for his flamboyant mash-up

If it ain

If it ain”t broke, don”t fix it: Singer/guitarist Michael Colling, 19, reprised his first audition rendition of Tracy Chapman classic Fast Car

A future recording star Holden told Collings she thought he had voice

A future recording star Holden told Collings she thought he had voice “great for recording albums”

Hit and miss: Impressionist Les Gibson admitted he didn

Hit and miss: Impressionist Les Gibson admitted he didn”t have long to prepare his act, which received a mixed response from the judging panel

“I applaud you for taking a chance”: McIntyre burst into laughters when Gibson did an impression of him

Stunning: Dancer James Hobley, 11,

Stunning: Dancer James Hobley, 11, “moved” the judges panel with his performance

Positive feedback: Ant, Dec and James listen to the judges

Positive feedback: Ant, Dec and James listen to the judges” verdict

Taking a risk: Pianist Paul Gbegbaje, 19, was fifth to perform with a song he had composed himself

Taking a risk: Pianist Paul Gbegbaje, 19, was fifth to perform with a song he had composed himself

Small boy, big voice: Ronan Parke, 12, wowed the audience with a powerful rendition of Kelly Clarkson

Small boy, big voice: Ronan Parke, 12, wowed the audience with a powerful rendition of Kelly Clarkson”s Because Of You

“You nailed it”: The 12-year-old received a standing ovation following his performance

Overcome: Dec tried to reassure Ronan, who ended up breaking down on stageOvercome: Dec tried to reassure Ronan, who ended up breaking down on stage

Overcome: Dec tried to reassure Ronan, who ended up breaking down on stage

Guest judge: Louis Walsh - who said yes to Ronan at his original audition - said the 12-year-old

Guest judge: Louis Walsh – who said yes to Ronan at his original audition – said the 12-year-old”s performance made “the hairs on the back of my neck stand up”

Camping it up: Jean Martyn got the audience and judges dancing with her infectious enthusiasm as she played a medley of hits on her keyboard

Camping it up: Jean Martyn got the audience and judges dancing with her infectious enthusiasm as she played a medley of hits on her keyboard

Out of this world: Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea, 28, had less than 24 hours to rehearse after Friday

Out of this world: Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea, 28, had less than 24 hours to rehearse after Friday”s fifth semi-final

Stepping things up: Gogonea added an extra dimension to his body-popping act with fire dancingStepping things up: Gogonea added an extra dimension to his body-popping act with fire dancing

Stepping things up: Gogonea added an extra dimension to his body-popping act with fire dancing

A younger version of JLS New Bounce put on a soulful rendition of Bill Withers

A younger version of JLS New Bounce put on a soulful rendition of Bill Withers” Ain”t No Sunshine

Leggy: Amanda Holden looked stunning in a white Ralph & Russo dress with long train

Leggy: Amanda Holden looked stunning in a white Ralph & Russo dress with long train

Dapper: The judges all made an effort for the grand final - although Cowell decided against the tie

Dapper: The judges all made an effort for the grand final – although Cowell decided against the tie

Going shorter: The actress showed off a shorter hairdo after having a few inches cut before curtain upGoing shorter: The actress showed off a shorter hairdo after having a few inches cut before curtain up

Going shorter: The actress showed off a shorter hairdo after having a few inches cut off before curtain up, compared to her longer style earlier in the week (right)

Slick: The male judges looked dapper in their suits, while Holden looked stunning in a white dress

Slick: The male judges looked dapper in their suits, while Holden looked stunning in a white dress

Family support: Cowell arrived at Fountain Studios in Wembley ahead of the final with his mother JulieFamily support: Cowell arrived at Fountain Studios in Wembley ahead of the final with his mother Julie

Family support: Cowell arrived at Fountain Studios in Wembley ahead of the final with his mother Julie