Britain's Got Talent: Jai McDowall through to final

Jai McDowell
Image caption Jai McDowall sang Bring Me To Life by American goth rockers Evanescence

A singer compared to Scottish hero William Wallace has made it though to the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Jai McDowall won the public vote in the semi-final of the ITV1 talent show on Thursday.

He belted out a cover of Bring Me To Life by American goth rockers Evanescence.

However, a second Scottish singer, Edward Reid, lost out to off-the-wall dancer Steven Hall when the judges chose who would join McDowall.

Michael McIntyre, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell gave Hall their votes.

Commenting on McDowall's performance, McIntyre said: "The power, the passion, it's like having William Wallace here.

"The only thing missing is you should end all your songs with 'freedom'."

Britain's Got Talent supremo Cowell told McDowall, a care worker from Ayrshire: "It was dramatic, the staging was great, you're confident, strong.

"I think a lot of people at home are going to like you."

McDowall and Hall now have the chance the chance to win £100,000 and to perform before The Queen at the Royal Variety show.

They will be battling it out with confirmed finalists Les Gibson, James Hobley, New Bounce, Jean Martyn, Ronan Parke and Paul Gbegbaje on Saturday.

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