Jai McDowall and Steven Hall through to BGT final

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 June 2011
The Britain's Got Talent judging panel

The Britain's Got Talent judging panel

Scottish singer Jai McDowall and comedy dancer Steven Hall have been put through to tomorrow night's (04.06.11) final of 'Britain's Got Talent'

Jai McDowall and Steven Hall have made it through to tomorrow night's (04.06.11) 'Britain's Got Talent' final.

The Scottish singer - who was awarded a standing ovation from the audience and the judging panel for his powerful rendition of Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' - went straight through to the ITV1 show's grand finale after winning the highest proportion of the public vote.

Simon Cowell - who is joined on the judging panel by Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff - told him: "It was dramatic, the staging was great, you're confident, strong. I think a lot of people at home are going to like you."

Michael added: "The power, the passion, it's like having William Wallace here."

Comedy dancer Steven - who performed a mash-up of hilarious routines - was controversially put through to the final by the judging panel after landing in the top three alongside singer Edward Reid, who belted out children's nursery rhymes to the tune of Whitney Houston's 'The Greatest Love Of All'.

To a mixture of boos and cheers from the audience, Simon - who was given the casting vote - told the pair: "I'm going to go with what I think the public wants, and forgive me, it's Steven."

Despite attracting some of the best comments and most positive audience reactions of the evening, 'Glee'-inspired male voice choir Out of the Blue failed to even make it through to the final three.

In further controversies of the night, Simon reduced 19-year-old Jessica Hobson to tears by criticising her outfit choice and performance, as well as announcing French body popper Michael Moral will be brought back for a dance-off against fellow mover and shaker Razy Gogonea on tomorrow's semi-final, despite him being initially voted off by the judges.

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