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Britain's Got Talent: Norfolk's Ronan Parke in final

  • 31 May 2011
  • From the section Norfolk
Britain's Got Talent star Ronan Parke
Ronan impressed the judges and the audience with his rendition of Make You Feel My Love

Norfolk schoolboy Ronan Parke will appear in the final of Britain's Got Talent after winning the public vote in Monday's semi-final.

The 12-year-old from Poringland impressed the judges with his rendition of Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love.

Ronan said: "I was really nervous because Simon [Cowell] was there... and you think of the millions who are watching at home."

He is now the favourite to win, with Coral offering odds of 1-2.

It was Cowell's first appearance on the programme this series.

Ronan said this made him nervous, but his encouragement helped his performance.

"When I was standing there on stage... I looked at Simon and he gave me a little wink and that really boosted my confidence.

"He gave me lovely comments - I couldn't have asked for better comments from him."

Cowell said of Ronan, who wept tears of joy at going through: "I loved him."

And fellow judge David Hasselhoff said: "He's my number one choice to win this competition. To have that presence at the age of 12 is absolute talent."

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