Teen star Justin Bieber praises Michael Collings as an "amazingly talented guy"

Michael Collins

17-year-old Justin Bieber has revealed he's been watching Britain's Got Talent 2011 on YouTube - and reckons Michael Collings is amazing! The teen sensation, himself spotted on YouTube after uploading videos of himself singing, praised the 19-year-old rendition of Tracy Chapman's song Fast Car.

Collings got three yeses from the judges during Saturday's Britain's Got Talent opener, after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd and judges following his audition.


Talking about the IT engineer’s performance, Justin said today: ""He really was an amazingly talented guy. I am sure his life will never be the same again."

He continued: "It's a cliché but these shows were designed for people like Michael. You'd think, after Susan Boyle, people would be prepared for the unexpected. But I still don't think anybody expected that. I know we are only one show into the season, but I am guessing he must be a big favourite already."

Yesterday Michael admitted to being shocked at the huge positive reaction to his audition, saying: "I'm speechless. I definitely wasn't expecting this. I was expecting a crowd response. But it was amazing - the standing ovation and cheering. It was a shock to my system."

Britain's Got Talent 2011 continues this Saturday at 8PM.