Britain's Got Talent 2011: The top 10 stories of the series

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With Britain's Got Talent 2011 well and truly over for at least the current year, we've had a look at the top rated articles over the series to see which news stories attracted the most attention since the show started back in April. Here are the top 10 most read, and the results may be surprising...

The following list is complied based on unique viewers between April 16 and June 25.

10. VIDEO: Watch 11-year-old Jackie Evancho performing on Britain's Got Talent 2011 final
America's Got Talent runner up Jackie Evancho takes the first spot on our top 10 list, with her performance on our show's final wowing more than 10 million viewers.

9. Confirmed: Lorna Bliss through to Britain's Got Talent live shows - despite getting a no at her audition
Next on our list of most read stories is the controversial news of Lorna Bliss making it through to the live shows - despite not getting a single yes from the judges at her audition.

8. 11-year-old autistic James Hobley's back story leaves everyone emotional on Britain's Got Talent
James Hobley's audition is number 8 on our list, with the young dancer reducing the panel to tears with his emotional performance back in the early stages of the competition. James went on to finish 8th in the final.

7. Britain's Got Talent 2011 hopeful Jai McDowall 'teased for being gay'
Eventual winner Jai McDowall revealed how he had been teased by friends for being gay because of singing, although now £100,000 richer we doubt those pals won't so quick to take the pee!

6. Britain's Got Talent 2011: Full voting stats and figures revealed
The sixth most read story on our site over the series came after the show ended: details of the results including the full percentages. They revealed how Jai just beat Ronan in the final, while the judges put Steven Hall through to the final despite Edward Reid achieving more votes.

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5. 12-year-old Taylor Fowlis set to wow Britain's Got Talent 2011 panel
This is an interesting one. Taylor Fowlis attracted a lot of attention during the auditions, despite her never even being shown. We're not too sure what happened to the 12-year-old who wowed the judges with her first appearance!

4. Michael Moral has already tried (and failed) in French Britain's Got Talent - Vous Avez Du Talent
Michael Moral's seemingly controversial appearance in French talent show Vous Avez Du Talent also racked up many interested viewers, with many commenters complaining about the French national - who required a translator on stage - appearing in the UK show.

3. Jai McDowall wins Britain's Got Talent 2011! Ronan Parke finishes in second place
Strangely coverage of the show's final results was only the third most read story on the site this year. Jai McDowall pipped favourite Ronan Parke to the top spot by just 2.5% of the vote.

2. Nervous 24-year-old Jai McDowall wows the Britain's Got Talent 2011 judges
Coverage of Jai McDowall's original audition was the second most read article during the series, with the 24-year-old going on to win the show.

1. Sexy Britney Spears look-a-like Lorna Bliss impresses the Britain's Got Talent judges
Bizarrely the most read story had nothing to do with any of the finalists, with Lorna Bliss' original appearance on the show attracting the most readers to the site after she was turned away by the judges when auditioning in Birmingham.

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