Edward Reid Turns Instant Star With 'Britain's Got Talent' Audition

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World, meet the new Susan Boyle.

Edward Reid brought down the house on "Britain's Got Talent" over the weekend, wowing the judges of the reality singing competition and scoring a standing ovation from the audience with his dramatic medley of nursery rhymes.

The crowd laughed and jeered when Reid opened with "Old MacDonald." But his undulating voice won them over as he moved into "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." By the time he concluded with "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands," every pair of hands in the room was, indeed, applauding wildly.

Reid set his medley to the tune of Snow Patrol's hit rock ballad "Run." The judges relished his take on the age-old songs.

"Wow, really creative and very funny, thank God for you," David Hasselhoff crowed. "'Jack and Jill' will never be the same."

"I can definitely see you getting booked for Elton John's child's first birthday party," Michael McIntyre said.

The show's three judges voted "yes" to Reid, ensuring he'd soon croon for the cameras again.

Reid, a 35-year-old drama teacher from Glasgow, Scotland, follows on the heels of Boyle, the never-been-kissed 48-year-old church-goer who turned into an international sensation after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" during her "Britain's Got Talent" audition in 2009.

A YouTube video of Boyle's audition has been viewed more than 64 million times. Her 2009 debut album, also called "I Dreamed a Dream," hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 701,000 copies in its first week.

A YouTube video of Reid's audition has been viewed more than 370,000 times since it was uploaded Saturday.

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