But incredibly Damian won out too , sending his legions of fans all over America into raptures.
A special part will be written for him in seven episodes on season three.
It looks like he will be a freshman exchange student arriving at school and the role will certainly suit him,
For the Celtic Thunder singer it is a massive win, putting him to the forefront of American popular entertainment and alongside such household names now as Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch.
Damian first came to the attention of the Producer Sharon Browne and Music Director Phil Coulter at the tender age of 14, when a CD he recorded for charity was passed along to them. He was invited to come along to audition for the show and was immediately cast in the role of the "teenager" or "boy wonder" in Celtic Thunder.
He has been with them for 4 years and has recorded 7 CDs and shows, 2 more to be released soon.
Now he is a star of one of America's most popular shows.