Thursday, July 07, 2011
On 7 July 2011, we learn that Ronan Parke has now signed a record deal with Simon Cowell's Syco label.
The dawn of the Ronan empire
Jai McDowell, winner of Britain's Got Talent, has yet to get a record deal.
Ronan's contract is linked to Sony.
Cowell wants Ronan to be Britain's Justin Bieber.
LOUIS WALSH: YOU LOT DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING
June 12, 2011
"BRITAIN'S Got Talent runner-up Ronan Parke is being paid TWICE as much as winner Jai McDowall.
"The 12-year-old wonder kid will earn £30,000 for just 15 minutes' work-which is a mind-blowing £10,000 per song or £2,000 per minute.
"A music industry insider said last night: 'He is the biggest star to emerge from BGT since SuBo.'
(Ronan's £30k for 3 songs)
Myra, whom few people expected would win. (Website)
In May 2011, 13-year-old Maneepatsorn 'Myra' Molloy was the winner in the TV programme Thailand's Got Talent.
There have been accusations that the result was rigged.
(THAILAND'S GOT TALENT ... AND AN EARFUL)
Rumour has it that, in order to arrange Myra's victory, Myra's wealthy father spent at least a million baht.
The criticism of the voting has hit Unilever (Unilever Thai Trading), which spent 200 million baht to get the show rights from London.
Unilever has been accused of rigging the results.
Some angry viewers posted on the internet that they would stop using Unilever products such as Sunsilk shampoo and Rexona deodorant.
Some said the voting process lacks accountability.
Myra will become the new presenter for Sunsilk shampoo.
She receives a 10-million-baht prize.
And, she will become a singer under the Sony Music label.
Some people liked Bell.
How was it that Ronan Parke, the 'favourite' to win 'Britain's Got Talent', was beaten by Jai McDowall?
Ronan Parke's most watched video on YouTube - 3,541,994 views
Jai McDowall's most watched video on YouTube - 913,225 views
Google search for Ronan Parke video - 4,010,000 results
Google search for Jai McDowall video - 1,260,000 results
Google news search for Ronan Parke - 1,120 results
Google news search for Jai McDowall - 474 results
Google image search for Ronan Parke - 488,000 results
Google image search for Jai McDowall - 88,200 results
In May 2008, the UK's Serious Fraud Office was considering an investigation into a series of phone-vote scandals at ITV.
This included the rigging of an award for Ant and Dec, the hosts of 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Fraud police could investigate Ant and Dec's TV voting fix Showbiz
In May 2008, the UK's TV watchdog, Ofcom, warned of "systemic and widespread" problems affecting all broadcasters.
In May 2008, the TV watchdog handed ITV a £5.7million fine for abusing premium rate phone services in viewer competitions.
In 2005, in ITV's British Comedy Awards, the Catherine Tate Show was robbed of a prize.
Tate got more votes from viewers than Ant and Dec's 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.
But, Ant and Dec's programme was announced as the winner of the People's Choice Award.
Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards told a committee of MPs that during a previous case concerning GMTV, the Serious Fraud Office had asked to see the files.
Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Gameshow Marathon and Soapstar Superstar were all found to have "serious editorial issues".
Three competitions on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway were found to be in breach of the regulators' codes.
On Soapstar Superstar, producers overrode the viewers' vote, so the wrong participants were put forward for eviction.
ITV made £7.8million from uncounted votes from the programmes involved.
On 10 June 2011, Jai McDowall, the Britain's Got Talent winner, had still not been given a recording deal, almost a week after winning the TV contest.
Jai said: “Simon Cowall spoke to me after the final but said he is very busy with American X Factor at the moment."
Simon Cowall is the music mogul in charge of 'Britain's Got talent'.
In the past has wasted no time in signing up the winners from Britain’s Got Talent.
In 2007, Paul Pott was given a record contract within 48 hours of winning the contest.
In 2009, Susan Boyle, runner-up in the contest, got a deal within five days.
JAI MCDOWALL YET TO BE SIGNED