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Jamaican high commissioner praises X Factor's Dalton Harris

X FACTOR CHAMPION: Dalton Harris came to the UK from Jamaica to compete in the singing competition (Image: Screengrab/ITV)

JAMAICA-BORN DALTON Harris, the winner of this year’s X Factor, is on the verge of becoming a megastar.

A supporter’s favourite, Harris has also taken the title of Great Britain’s newest sweetheart.

While he thrilled the thousands who filled the Wembley Arena for the star-studded final results show on Sunday, his greatest and most touching support came from eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s restaurant Tracks & Records and Kingstonian Hospitality Ltd, which organised an X Factor screening party for the only compatriot in this year’s competition.

In true Jamaican fashion, over 230 members of the Jamaican diaspora in the UK turned out in their country’s colours to demonstrate their electrifying support. Those in the room made sure their cheers and undying admiration for their fellow countryman bellowed through the roof.

Jamaica's high commissioner to the UK Seth George Ramocan, a patron to all things Jamaica was a special guest on the night. With tremendous pride, Ramocan shared his thoughts on Harris’ latest success with The Voice.

He said: “We are so excited about tonight’s result, but you know what? It was not a surprise because we have seen his talent from age 14. This young man became a superstar, a person who won what is called the Digicel Rising Stars in Jamaica. What is good about Dalton is that he never stops, although he won a million Jamaican dollars, he saw, understood and knew his potential.”

He continued: “Dalton is the story of just about any ordinary Jamaican coming through struggles and difficulties in life. He has real ambition, it was no surprise he came here to Wembley. The X Factor saw this great talent and began to give him a bit of an opportunity and exposure. Tonight I and Jamaicans home and abroad celebrate Dalton’s achievement because it represents all of us.”

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