March 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM ET
Susan Boyle who?
"Britain's Got Talent" found another superstar on Saturday night in 17-year-old opera singer Jonathan Antoine. Like Boyle, the young crooner didn't appear like he'd be a serious contender. Caustic judge Simon Cowell even muttered, "Just when you think things couldn't get any worse" when Jonathan and his pal Charlotte Jaconelli took the stage. But as soon as the young man opened his mouth to perform a pop/opera tune with his 16-year-old friend, jaws literally dropped.
Even Simon couldn't help but give the duo a standing ovation and one of his rare grins.
"Wow! Wow wow wow!" he declared. "Oh my god!" But it wasn't all good news for the pair. Simon, being Simon, had a word of caution: "I like the fact that this works as a duo, but I worry, Charlotte, that you're gonna hold him back."
Jonathan's response? "Well, we've come on here as a duo, and we're going to stay here as a duo."
Check out Jonathan and Charlotte's tear-inducing performance:
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