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Simon Cowell Blown Away by X-Factor Auditioner




Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, Gossip,

Simon Cowell

Who’s got the tuneful chops to get the biggest compliment notoriously cruel has ever uttered? It certainly didn’t happen on American Idol, where the judge is often put-out and aggravated during audition rounds. On a recent episode of the UK version of the show, The X-Factor, Cowell offered the most praise he’s ever given on TV.

“That was single-handedly the best first audition I have ever heard,” the judge told Danyl Johnson, 27. The singer stepped out on the stage to give a rollicking rendition of “With a Little Help from My Friends,” impressing panel and audience members alike.

It was so good, in fact, that Cowell was actually moved into giving a standing ovation. “He could be one of the best contestants we’ve ever had,” Cowell said of Johnson.

You can currently watch the video of Johnson’s audition on .

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