A WASHINGTON singer and his band went down a storm after appearing on a television talent show.
Jamie Lambert appeared on ITV1’S Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday, with his bandmates Collabro.
The operatic group, who performed Stars from the musical Les Miserables, wowed the show’s judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
The 23–year–old was seen dumbfounded by the standing ovation his band received.
He took to Twitter to thank people for their support, and said: “Finally in bed! Cannot believe BGT and the amazing reaction. You’re all incredible.”
The boys have proven so popular that they have already been installed as the early favourites for the series title.
Within minutes of their appearance on the show bookmakers Coral were already offering odds of 5-1 on them being crowned 2014 champions, while other bookies were offering odds as short as 11-2 on them winning.
That gave them a comfortable lead over second favourite, opera singer Lucy Kay, who is currently 8-1 to win.
Jamie, who has performed at the South Tyneside Summer Festival, supporting Gareth Gates and Stacey Solomon, works part-time in the finance department of Barts Heath NHS Trust in London.
Over the years, he’s also won Open Zone Idol and Talent On The Tyne, plus made numerous performances at North East venues.
His mum Lorraine Lambert, chief executive of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am incredibly proud of him. I just hope they go all the way to the top because they are truly different, and absolutely amazing singers.
“He is a fantastic singer and I am delighted that he and his friends will be appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. I wish them all the luck in the world.”