A candidate on Britain’s Got Talent stunned viewers with a voice that fans have compared to Susan Boyle.
Secondary school teacher Tom Ball appeared on Sunday night’s (April 17) episode of Britain’s Got Talentwhich returned to screens on Saturday (April 16) after a two-year hiatus.
The 23-year-old from West Sussex auditioned for the reality series with a rendition of Sam Smith’s 2015 James Bond theme song “Writing’s on the Wall.”
Ball wowed the judges and audience at the London Palladium with his performance.
Viewers at home were quick to compare the teacher to Susan Boyle, the unexpected runner-up on season three of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
boyle’s record, i dreamed a dream, became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time. Since then she has released two UK Top 10 albums including 2019’s Ten.
“I can see him as the next Susan Boyle,” wrote one viewer, adding that Ball was responsible for the season’s “first cry.”
Another added: “Tom Ball = Susan Boyle. Just unbelievable!”
Another wrote, “Tom Ball is like the male version of Susan Boyle!” while a third person called Ball’s performance “another Susan Boyle moment”!
“Tom will be fine; it’s the Susan Boyle effect for 2022,” said one viewer.
One person commented that Ball also bears a physical resemblance to Boyle, writing, “Tom Ball really does look like a young male version of Susan Boyle!”
Ball won over the judges and the audience, with Simon Cowell commenting on the audience’s reaction, “I think you got like 4,000 yes votes.”
Britain’s Got Talent continues on Saturday at 8pm on ITV.
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