Jai McDowall could be 'singing at funerals'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 June 2011
Jai McDowall

Jai McDowall

David Hasselhoff thinks 'Britain's Got Talent' champion Jai McDowall would have gone back to ''singing at funerals'' had he not won the talent series, whereas Ronan Parke and New Bounce will go on to have successful pop careers

David Hasselhoff thinks Jai McDowall would not have a pop career if he had lost 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The former 'Baywatch' star - who sits on the ITV1 show's judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre - believes the Scottish singer would have gone back to performing "at funerals and weddings".

However, he is confident runner-up Ronan Parke, 12 - who was hot favourite to win the competition - and third-placed teen boyband New Bounce are destined for successful pop careers anyway.

He told BANG Showbiz: "I was hoping Jai would win, I love that type of music, it's the type of music that I record.

"Ronan already has an amazing career because he's brilliant and aged 12, and New Bounce will have a pop career by tomorrow, but Jai would not.

"He would probably go back to singing at funerals and weddings, but now he's going to be the king of Scotland. I love his story. I've been here all the way for four months to find the right person, and he's absolutely the right choice."

David has advised the 24-year-old Scot - who picked up £100,000 prize money for winning the competition, and now has the opportunity to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show - to stay "humble" throughout his career.

Speaking at the UK premiere of 'Larry Crowne' at London's Vue Westfield last night (06.06.11), he added: "I would advise Jai to release a single and release an album and roll with it baby, but remain humble."

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