Jai McDowall inducted into the Hall of Fame at the College Awards 2021
Today [Thursday 9 December 2021], CDN is delighted to welcome Jai McDowall as the seventh inductee of the College Hall of Fame.
The College Hall of Fame highlights and recognises the outstanding contribution that college graduates and staff make to society and the economy; and demonstrates the variety of pathways to success from college.
Jai is a graduate of Ayrshire College, and winner of Britain’s Got Talent.
In 2021 Ayrshire College released a charity single “Don’t forget who you are”, written by one of their students to highlight student mental health as part of their award winning Passing Positivity work – this project won the overall Judges’ Award in the 2020 College Awards. Jai gave up his time to record the single.
A graduate of Ayrshire College, Jai won the fifth season of Britain’s Got Talent, capturing the hearts of a nation with his powerhouse vocals, natural charm, and versatile song interpretations. His debut album Believe was released with Syco Music in 2011 and the popularity of the track, ‘To Where You Are,’ led to McDowall being invited by its original singer, Josh Groban, to jointly perform the song at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. After touring the UK, Jai performed to critical acclaim at the 2011 Royal Variety Performance.
Jai made his West End debut in The Pirate Queen at The London Coliseum and toured the country with Susan Boyle in her Ten Tour, as well as being on the road with G4 frontman Jonathan Ansell in the UK-wide tour of Les Musicals.
As a solo artist, Jai has headlined a Scottish tour and has had many sold out dates across the UK. He has become a fixture of the UK Panto scene, playing Prince Charming at many prestigious venues.
Jai McDowall said:
It’s a complete honour to receive this award, and to be inducted into the College Hall of Fame. It’s been an absolute pleasure to reconnect with the college as part of the Passing Positivity campaign.”
Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive of CDN, said:
Jai’s dedication, sheer hard work and success is an inspiration, and we are delighted to extend our congratulations to him on being the latest inductee into the CDN College Hall of Fame.
Further information about Jai is available on his official website.
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