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Revealed, the mystery girl behind teen Ryan's tender BGT love song

THE Voice reject Ryan O'Shaughnessy has revealed the identity of the mystery girl who inspired his song lyrics.

The former Fair City actor made it as far as the first live round in the RTE version of The Voice before being dropped by mentor Bressie.

However, he also auditioned for Britain's Got Talent, which was broadcast on Saturday night.

Viewers saw Ryan wow judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon with his self-penned tune No Name.

The Dublin teen, who hails from Skerries, refused to reveal the name of the girl behind his lyrics when quizzed by David Walliams and Simon Cowell.

Now Ryan (19), who sang the words "I'm falling deeper in love", has divulged his ballad is about old school pal Katie Keegan (19).

The pair met at Portmarnock Community College six years ago and went to their debs together last September.

"I've spoken to her about the audition but I didn't tell her the song was written about her. We're just good friends at the moment and hopefully in the future I would like it to go further. I'm very fond of her," he said.



Ovation

Ryan, who played Mark Halpin in the RTE soap, received a standing ovation from the BGT audience and was put through to the next round.

However, a show insider admitted last night that Ryan's may not be allowed to feature on the live BGT shows, due to his contractual arrangements with The Voice back home.

"When Ryan originally auditioned for BGT we were not aware that he had applied for The Voice in Ireland. He made us aware at a later date. Ryan has signed exclusive recording and touring agreements with Universal Music so he can't take part in the live BGT shows unless he is released from the contracts," a spokesperson explained.

Ryan was not able to perform his own songs on The Voice and is now begging producers to release him.

Meanwhile, Katie has admitted to being stunned since discovering Ryan's feelings towards her and took to her social networking page to tell friends she has been "very flattered".

"This is sooooooo funny," she wrote on Twitter.

labutler@herald.ie


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