So the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent came to an end on Saturday evening with a shock winner in Jai McDowall… I have written and re-wrote this final talent blog a few times now as there were things I wanted to say but I will remain professional and positive.
Before I go on and review the live shows I must say that I think Jai McDowall has a great voice but if the ‘fix’ allegations had not come to light I truly believe that Ronan Parke would have won. As it is Jai McDowall will sing in front of the Queen, whilst Ronan is poised to sign a £1 million contract with Cowell's Syco Music label.
I don’t think this was the best series of the show but we still had some memorable performances and a lot of feel good acts.
So there is no better place start than with the winner, Jai McDowall. Jai has a great voice, there is no doubting that, but for me that’s it and that alone will not sustain a career. I wish him all the best and I truly hope he proves me wrong.
Ronan Parke, the real star of this year’s show. This likeable 12 year old with a stunning voice is set for huge things not just here but across the pond.
I also hope all the other finalists get what they deserve from the show.
James Hobley should be dancing in the West End, Paul Gbegbaje is one of the best Pianist’s I have ever heard and should be snapped up and I can see Jean Martyn and Steven Hall being in demand at wedding’s and student events around the country.
I hope Michael Collings gets a record deal and I can see his own version of ‘Fast car’ making it in to the top 20.
New Bounce also came away from the show in a credible 3rd and sang fantastically in the Semi Final & Final.
Dancer Razy Gogonea was awesome throughout and great guy, I hope he gets the success he deserves.
Les Gibson is much better than his Final performance and eventual 9th place, with practice on impressions, which he admits he took a risk with, I am sure he will do well on the comedy circuit.
Other acts from the live shows that I hope do well are teenage lads follow the right path. As I have said before the tribute song to their late granddad has a good chance of being a chart single if someone takes a chance and releases it for them.
Biker Joe Oakley is another act who will do well away from the show as will Edward Reid and the fantastic Pip & buddy.
So that’s it for another series of BGT, not the best and I think an overhaul needs to happen before 2012 but still entertaining none the less. Massive thanks to everyone at TellyMix for featuring my blog and I am honoured to announce that I will be back in August with my views and predictions on The X Factor.
Until then, have a great and safe summer.
You can find out more about Dean and his predictions on his official website at www.deanmidasmaynard.com