Danyl Johnson, a school teacher in the U.K., chose the Beatles hit “With a Little Help From My Friends” as his audition song but he didn’t need help from anyone to belt out that tune. The 28-year-old’s rendition was effortless and lauded by none other than “X Factor” judge Simon Cowell, who described Johnson’s attempt as ‘’single handedly the best first audition I’ve ever heard.’’
Coming from Cowell, that’s a huge compliment – he’s notoriously harsh to contestants on both “The X Factor” and “American Idol,” the ultra-popular reality competition he judges in the U.S.
Since Johnson performed the song over the weekend, it’s generated one million hits and counting on YouTube. This season of “The X Factor” is still in the auditions stage but Johnson has been pegged as one of the favorites to win the competition. Even if he doesn’t, he’s sure to grow into an international sensation.