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Ayrshire Star Jai McDowall Receives Standing Ovation From BGT Champion Judges

Ayrshire lad Jai McDowall, who won Britain's Got Talent back in 2011 appeared back on the new show format 'Britain's Got Talent - The Champions'.

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The new show brings back winners from the last 13 series, with all the acts competing to be crowned the ultimate champion.


Performing 'I'll Never Love Again', from the movie A Star is Born, Jai managed to receive a standing ovation from all judges and even an apology from Simon Cowell.


After winning Britain's Got Talent back in 2011, Jai was signed to Sony Music, they created an album and then got dropped. "It was the hardest thing i've ever had to deal with" Jai said on his VT clip.


"So, in 2011. I remember my issue or problem at the time was, i was struggling to find out where you fitted into the market," Simon told Jai.

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"The fact that i never gave you any support during or after the show, you have the guts to come back and prove a point to me which is you've grown in stature, you've grown in confidence. The song was immaculate, it was a great performance.


"I owe you an apology for not giving you the support i should have given you at the time, but i also respect the fact that you've come back to make me look like an idiot, and you look fantastic, and i could not be more thrilled so here is the standing ovation i should of given you."


All four judges were on their feet just after Jai's performance. Unfortunately Jai didn't make it through to the Champions Final.

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