BGT winner Jai McDowall fails to bag record deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 June 2011
'Britain's Got Talent' winner Jai McDowall has still not signed a record deal almost a week after he won the contest
'Britain's Got Talent' winner Jai McDowall has still not signed a record deal.
The 24-year-old singer triumphed in the ITV1 talent show last Saturday (04.06.11) after impressing viewers with his version of Josh Groban's 'To Where You Are' and even though he won £100,000 and a slot at this year's Royal Variety Show, he is yet to sign anything with the show's boss Simon Cowell.
He told BBC Breakfast: "Simon spoke to me after the final but said he is very busy with American 'X Factor' at the moment. After the 'Britain's Got Talent' tour I will hopefully sit down and discuss what is going to happen."
While Jai is yet to sign a deal, it has been claimed the show's runner-up Ronan Parke is set to recieve a £1 million recording contract.
The 12-year-old singing sensation - who was the bookies' favourite to win the ITV1 show - will reportedly be offered a lucrative contract by Sony Music in the hope he will become Britain's answer to Justin Bieber.
However, the label is keen to keep news of the deal quiet for a while because of the controversy caused by allegations suggesting Simon "planted" the youngster on the show and had signed him up when he was just 10.
An insider told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I think Ronan will get a deal. He is very talented. But everyone is feeling quite sensitive about these ridiculous claims that it was all set up from the start. It has to be handled carefully."