Tom Balls sensational performance was dubbed one of the best in the history of the show Secondary school teacher Tom said he had previously been compared to Michael Ball Secondary school teacher Tom said he had previously been compared to Michael Ball Image ITV The Britains Got Talent judges were left stunned by a sensational first audition which they said was one of the best they had ever seen. 23yearold Tom Ball wowed the judging panel and viewers at home with his rendition of Sam Smiths Writing on the Wall earning a standing ovation and drawing comparisons to former finalist Susan Boyle.
Tom a secondary school teacher from West Sussex was all smiles as he entered the stage and later admitted to the judges that he was really excited to perform for them. He was accompanied to the audition by his dad and fiancée who were there to cheer him on. Dressed in a smart suit and tie and with a bouffant hairstyle some of those in the audience assumed he had a different talent to singing. Hes a Boris Johnson impersonator guessed one member of the audience as Tom took to the stage.
Britains Got Talent judges stunned by great grand mothers bizarre audition which saw David Walliams get topless Asked what he did for a living Tom told the judges that he absolutely loves being a teacher. The kids dont know Im here. I wanted it to be a surprise. If it goes badly it goes badly he admitted. Most do not know that I have this talent. Ive only sung to one of my classes. He told the panel that he is often compared to musical theatre star Michael Ball which drew a grimace from Simon. However any fears that the head judge might have had were immediately put to bed as the 23yearold belted out the theme to James Bond film Sceptre which had the judges and the 4000 strong audience inside the London Palladium on their feet.
Following his sensational performance all four judges were full of praise for the young singer. Who knew what a powerhouse you were! said a stunned Amanda Holden. That was an exceptional audition. One of the best singers we have had in the last sixteen years. Alesha Dixon added I really felt moved by that vocal and that performance. It was really really special. You are a lovely character your personality sweetness humility. All of that together it made for the perfect audition.
Theres lots and lots of good singers out there said Simon. I always believe your personality plays a huge part in these auditions and theres something very likeable about you. I do not think there is a single person in this room who wanted you to fail. Im so happy that you came so happy. Meanwhile David Walliams who earlier in the show had got topless for a dancing granny added You never forget a good teacher. How lucky your kids are to have you teaching them because you seem like such a lovely person and you have got this exceptional talent.