Large sums of money were bet on Ronan.
5 June 2011: Google Search for Ronan Parke: About 4,190,000 results
Jai McDowall, who won Britain's Got Talent.
Jai McDowall saved the bookmakers, and made a lot of money for the few who backed him at odds of 14 to 1.
5 June 2011: Google Search for Jai McDowall: About 1,760,000 results.
Ronan is said to have 'star quality'.
Jai saved the bookies, as relatively few people bet money on him.
A bookies' source said (Britain's Got Talent.):
"There appears to have been a last-minute rush on the betting just 10 minutes before the phone lines closed."
These bets were reportedly for Jai.
But, "Gary Burton, of bookmakers Coral, said: 'Jai saved us!
"'Although he was popular he was a long way behind Ronan’s following.'"
Ronan is expected to become very rich.
Jai may not be so lucky.
In the 'Britain's Got Talent' TV programme, on 4 June 2011, the favourite, Ronan Parke, ended up in second place.
So, the bookies are happy?
Was the voting rigged?
Bookmaker Ladbrokes Odds on the Outright Winner were:
Ronan Parke - 4/5
Jai McDowall - 14/1
Jai won the contest.
"Police have abandoned plans to launch an investigation into an online blog that claimed Britain's Got Talent was fixed, amid speculation it was a publicity stunt to boost ratings...
"Martin Troy, the owner of the JustPaste.It website where the article appeared, said he had had no contact from either British or German police over the matter.
"Mr Troy also confirmed that the blog had been posted by somebody in the UK using a connection to the internet from a cable TV provider." (Ronan Parke 'fix' inquiry is dropped by police as it may have been cooked up ... )
Ronan Parke went into the final as favourite to win the competition and the show's £100,000 prize.
"However, he ended up in second place after Scottish singer Jai McDowall, 24, was the shock winner - with just 2.5 per cent more votes than the schoolboy." (Ronan Parke 'fix' inquiry is dropped by police as it may have been cooked up ...)
1. In the USA, the Oprah Winfrey TV show had a poll which many believed was rigged.
Viewers could vote for Zach Anner or Doctor Phyllis, among others.
Anner was clearly in the lead.
But in the span of an hour Doctor Phyllis suddenly took the lead.
The Huffington Post reported an increase of 300,000 votes in 20 minutes.
Reddit reported 600,000 in an hour.
Reportedly 'the source code' for the Phyllis' Vote button differed from that of all the other contestants.
Zach Anner Scandal - Oprah Poll Rigged? Geekosystem
2. In the UK, an online poll was rigged on the TV programme 'Blue Peter'.
Son of Blue Peter boss sacked after vote-rigging scandal found hanged
3. In 2008, a Spanish documentary alleged that the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest was rigged.
Allegedly, Spanish officials offered bribes to various people.
Allegations of vote rigging
4. AMERICAN IDOL IS RIGGED! Weekly World News
"Sources inside the American Idol empire have confirmed – the show is rigged!
"American Idol fans have long suspected something was amiss ever since Ruben Studdard lost, and now, with Pia Toscano being tossed off this year’s show, the cat is out of the bag...
"WWN spoke to insiders at Diebold – the company that provides some of the hardware for the vote counting...
"The executives of the record labels ... run the show behind the scenes, and contracted with Diebold to tabulate the votes as they saw fit.
"Also, AT&T, one of the biggest corporate sponsors of American Idol, repeatedly influences the outcome of the competition by providing free text-messaging services and allowing blocks of votes at parties organized by fans of certain contestants...
"The history of American Idol is littered with voting irregularities.
"An independent audit was done of actual phone logs the nights of the shows.
"In season three, Latoya London had gotten the most calls each week, but Diebold machines declared her a loser in one of the late elimination rounds.
"Based on phone logs however, there is no way that Pia Toscana was not the most popular. Season four also showed wide discrepancies between phone logs and official tallies.
"Carrie Underwood should have been voted off a considerable time before the finals, yet was ultimately declared the winner in spite of Bo Bice lighting up switchboards on a consistent basis."
5. Britain's Got Talent - Riddle as kid rivals get axed
"AT least four child stars of this year's BGT have been mysteriously axed despite getting an enthusiastic 'yes' from all three judges, the News of the World can reveal.
"Out... Arisxandra and Rosalyn Tina Turner lookalike Taylor Fowlis, 12, concert pianist Curtis Elton, six, classical opera singer Rosalyn Bremerkamp, 16, and nine-year-old Arisxandra Libantio - dubbed 'Mini SuBo' - all got standing ovations from the panel.
"Last night a source said: 'It's strange so many good acts have been cut out when so many awful ones got through.'"
THE GROOMING OF RONAN PARKE