The NEXT Susan Boyle???

People are calling 19-year-old IT Engineer Michael Collings “the next Susan Boyle.”  He’s a contestant on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Here’s the video of him performing “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman,  which already has a million views on YouTube:


What do you think?  Is he really the next Susan Boyle?  I’m not sure.  I mean, yes, he looks like an unlikely candidate to be such an impressive singer, but I’m not sure he’s close to the phenomenon that Susan Boyle was. 

For comparison sake…Here’s Susan’s original performance: