“That was single-handedly the best first audition I have ever heard,” music mogul Simon Cowell told X Factor hopeful Danyl Johnson after his performance.
And it seems the Reading teacher is now wowing audiences further afield, too.
With hits from both sides of the Atlantic, Danyl's audition - which received a standing ovation from the judges - has been viewed on YouTube over three million times.
Twenty-seven-year-old teacher Danyl, who previously tried and failed to get through on the show, had kept his audition a secret from his pupils.
With everyone talking about his With A Little Help From My Friends rendition, it is thought Danyl will repeat the international success of former X Factor contestant Susan Boyle.