Schoolboy Ronan Parke, 12, has become the favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent after his performance on Saturday night.
Ronan got a standing ovation for his performance of Michael Bublé’s version of Feeling Good and was hailed “the one to beat”.
Ronan cried with relief after getting three “yes” votes from the judges in front of a peak ITV1 audience of 11.4 million – a 48 per cent share of viewing.
Confessing of his fears of facing the judges, he said he drew strength from his idols Lady GaGa and Beyoncé.
Fan pages have already been set up on Facebook and Twitter for Ronan hailing him the new Justin Beiber on forums. Ronan is not too impressed with the comparison to Justin Bieber, insisting that he just wants to be himself .
“I want to see my own name in lights.” He admitted: “I was shaking while I was watching it on the television.