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Why Tom Ball's Performance of Radiohead's 'Creep' Got Him 2 Standing Ovations

The Britain's Got Talent runner-up had the crowd chanting his name.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe
Tom Ball Sings an INCREDIBLE Rendition of "Creep" by Radiohead | AGT: All-Stars 2023 | NBC

On February 20, Britain's Got Talent runner-up Tom Ball made a triumphant return to the AGT: All-Stars stage as a Top 11 finalist. But should we have expected anything less from the 25-year-old?

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Ball first made a big impression on this side of the pond with his very own rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," which earned him a Group Golden Buzzer from the Judges Howie MandelHeidi KlumSimon Cowell, and Host Terry Crews. Cowell even compared him to BGT legend Susan Boyle. So, what's the latest for Ball? Read more to find out, including his latest mind-blowing cover.

What song did Tom Ball sing on AGT: All-Stars 2023 for his final performance?

Ball put his own gripping spin on Radiohead's 1992 rock hit, "Creep." His performance had the entire audience on their feet, with them even enthusiastically chanting the teacher's name. The Judges also gave ball a standing ovation, as they were incredibly moved (and surprised) by his astounding vocals.

"It was one of those performance that shouldn't work but did work," Cowell said in disbelief. "And it was really powerful and moving, I have to tell you. And boy, oh boy, did you deserve to be here. Seriously, you just turned it up, didn't you?"

Mandel added, "You surprised. We gave you a Golden Buzzer as a group. We said, 'This guy's worthy of the Finals.' I think you rose up nine levels. You brought the audience to their feet twice. You're really amazing."

Klum also had words of praise, even crediting the BGT alum's stunning performance to his newlywed status. (Ball wed his longtime girlfriend, Hannah, in October 2022.)

"I mean, your ability to express your emotions and what you're feeling while you're singing is so powerful and so incredible," Klum said. "And it must be because I see that ring on your finger. I mean, wow, what a performance. You couldn't have done it better."

Soon after his cover of "Creep" aired, Ball took to Instagram to thank his fans.

"It’s the day after the final of #agtallstars and I wanted to take this moment to thank you! I’ve received a massive amount of support online and in person. I can’t wait for the results show next week, where I’ll get to sing another song before finding out the results!" he said.

What are the lyrics to "Creep" by Radiohead?

You can find the lyrics of Radiohead's original song, "Creep," below:

When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye

You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world

I wish I was special
You're so f**kin' special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around

So f**kin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

She's running out the door (run)
She's running out
She run, run, run, run


Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want

You're so f**kin' special

I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here

How can I stream and listen to Tom Ball's cover of "Creep" by Radiohead?

Ball's version of "Creep" is currently available to stream on Spotify, in addition to his AGT: All-Stars Audition song, "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel.

Watch the AGT: All-Stars finale Monday, February 27 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.