A FAMILIAR South Tyneside singer and his band went down a storm after appearing on a television talent show.
Jamie Lambert, who is a regular on the borough’s music circuit, appeared last night on ITV1’S Britain’s Got Talent, with his band mates Collabro.
The operatic group, who performed Stars from the musical Les Miserables, wowed the judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
The 23–year–old, whose mum is South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s chief executive, Lorraine Lambert, 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.