Ryan O'Shaughnessy had it all. A cute smile, a handsome face, lovely guitar playing and a fantastic love song.
He was very charismatic too. Judging by the gasps, expressions and Tweets, he could have pulled on either side of the Irish Sea within minutes of taking the stage.
So other than jealousy amongst his fellow men, what could anyone possibly have against him?
The answer came within seconds on Twitter. One fact was patently hard to miss. If his name and accent hadn't given it away, then Ryan quite openly said it. He's from Dublin; and that city is the capital of Eire!
Why is this an issue? Because Ireland is not in Britain; and the program is called Britain's Got Talent. In this particular instance, Britain most certainly hasn't. Ireland took it all!
(For the geographically challenged, Great Britain refers to the countries of Cornwall, England, Scotland and Wales. Even Brittany (Little Britain) could probably ninja in before Ireland did. The Irish never have and never will be Britons, despite the best historical efforts of Westminster to make them so.)
So many indignant individuals, in both Britain AND Ireland, Tweeted their confusion at Ryan being allowed to audition, that 'He's Irish' trended alongside #noname. The latter being his own composition, which he performed on the show.
I was thinking Damien Rice, but that might just be the accent and guitar.
It's all very exciting on @_Ryan_Acoustic right now. That's Ryan O'Shaughnessy's Twitter account. He's promising to tell us her name, when he hits 28,000 followers. It's only 700 off after a sudden surge.
I'm assuming from this that she said yes. :)
A new Don McLean is born. Wow!