Jackie Evancho brings the 'Britain's Got Talent' house down, plus a surprise winner

jackie-evancho-bgt-finale.jpgWe said it the last time Jackie Evancho performed publicly, at Oprah Winfrey's farewell: It's hard to fathom such a big (and polished) voice coming from such a small girl.

We'll say it again after watching the 11-year-old sing on Saturday's (June 4) finale of "Britain's Got Talent": She's unbelievable.

Jackie, the runner-up on "America's Got Talent" last year, sang what's become her signature, "Nessun Dorma," on Saturday's "BGT" finale. Embedding is disabled, but you can watch her here.

The show ended with a surprise winner, as 24-year-old singer Jai McDowall beat out favorite Ronan Parke by a slim margin (2.5 percentage points). The 12-year-old Ronan was the subject of rumors this week that he'd been groomed by "BGT" creator Simon Cowell before coming on the show. Both have vehemently denied the rumors, and Cowell is exploring legal action.

Ronan probably doesn't need to worry too much about the loss, though. Finishing second seems to have worked out pretty well for Jackie Evancho.
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