'Britain's Got Talent' next Susan Boyle?
The sixth season of "Britain's Got Talent" just debuted this past weekend and already one contestant has emerged as the show's breakout star and been dubbed the 'next Susan Boyle.'
 
After bringing down the house in a performance that Simon Cowell called "unbelievable," 17 year-old opera singer Jonathan Antoine is being compared to 50 year-old Boyle who rose to fame during her stint on the third season of BGT. Despite the age difference between the two, perhaps the most obvious similiarity is the contrast between their extraordinary vocal ability and outward appearance.
 
When Antoine, took the BGT stage Saturday in London, alongside his singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli, he instantly caught flack from judge Simon Cowell, who said "Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, " upon seeing the heavyset singer. However, when the long-haired slouchy-dressed teenager opened his mouth he, much like Boyle, brought the audience and panel of judges to their feet in disbelief. 
 
Following the duo's rendition of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion's "The Prayer," the two received a standing ovation and Antoine was showered with praises and comparisons to opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. Since his jaw-dropping performance, Antoine has admitted to The Sun that he initially wasn't confident in his talent due to constant bullying he endured because of his weight. 
 
Now, the budding star hopes that his appearance will work in his favor. "I wanted to go out and show people that I'm more than just a body. I was hoping that because I don't look like a typical person in the limelight, that may actually help," said Antoine. As with Susan Boyle, again Cowell and his panel of judges have had to eat their words and learn the cliche yet valuable lesson to 'never judge a book by its cover'.