X Factor 2011: Craig Colton 'in a league of his own' with Beyonce cover

Craig Colton

Gary Barlow branded Craig Colton 'in a league of his own' after his performance on tonight's second live show. The 22-year-old wowed the panel with his cover of the singer's new track Best Thing I Never Had on this evening's Love and Heartbreak themed programme.

Gary Barlow - also Craig's mentor - raved: "Well done you are in a league of your own mate. I thought the song choice was absolutely perfect. I know you’re enjoying your newfound fame and all your followers, you deserve it…well done!

"You have such an amazing voice and no matter what song you sing that is plain to see. I have to say, in rehearsals, when I heard the song choice I was worried but hearing you tonight you did an amazing job. You’re versatile so well done," Tulisa added.

Kelly Rowland however was a bit more luke warm with her praise, saying: "Craig you have a beautiful voice but for me, maybe I’m biased but not the best song choice but you still delivered a great performance... you can’t deny that."

Louis Walsh added: "Craig you did it last week and this week, a brilliant interpretation of a Beyonce song. A very, very brave thing to do Gary but it really worked. People really love you and you deserve to be on that stage"

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