Britain’s Got Talent 2011: Jai McDowall has been singing ‘for forever’

Jai McDowall was seen on Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent show, shaking with nerves before he wowed the judges with his amazing vocal talent.

However, speaking on Lorraine this morning, the 24 year old support worker admitted that he doesn’t know why he gets so scared before he performs, because he has been singing for all of his life.

He said:

I come from a musical family. My dad is a singer and his parents before him were singers. My Gran used to own a pub where I live and a lot of people have commented how different I am now, compared to when I was a kid. I used to sing songs to them in the pub when I was a wee boy, so I don’t know when the nerves kicked in, I don’t know where they came from, because I’ve been doing it for forever.

The Scottish singer has been amazed by the response he has received since appearing on the ITV talent show and told Lorraine Kelly that the feedback he has gotten has been touching. He went on:

It means a lot to get through. The comments on Facebook and the text messages I have received from people I’ve known my entire life and from complete strangers, it’s really touching, it’s really nice, because a lot of people have said that I’ve been an inspiration to them.

Just to have people to say that I’ve touched them just by singing, that’s what I want. I’ve not had a hard life at all and my parents have always been supportive and great, but music has always been a comfort. I put my headphones on if I’m a bit low and things are tough and there are artists out there that are an inspiration to me and I’d love to be one of those singers.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!