'Where me keys, where me phone': Britain's Got Talent's Mr Zip has country singing along to astonishingly catchy rap
01:08 GMT, 8 April 2012
We've already seen one teenager gain nationwide acclaim after performing a touching self-penned tribute to his secret love on Britain's Got Talent.
But this week's show saw a rather different original track take the country by storm.
'Mr Zip'- real name Zipparah Tafari- had the judges and audience transfixed by his incredibly catchy rap, Where me keys, Where me phone.
We can all relate: Mr Zip performed a rap about losing his keys and phone on Britain's Got Talent tonight
Explaining his reasons for appearing on the show, the 49-year-old plasterer from Manchester said: 'It's a bigger audience, and the world's got to hear about Mr Z. Mr Z is global.'
Once on stage, Mr Zip introduced himself to the panel.
Asked by Simon how old his is, he replied '49', then added by way of explanation: 'I have lots of fruit, diet and water.'
Universal: Mr Zip described his rap by saying 'This song affects everyone, even Prince Charles can relate'
Shook hands: Mr Zip thanked Simon Cowell after his positive feedback
Walliams interrupted 'Oh, I thought you were like 51', and Simon agreed that he actually looked older.
Refusing to be baited, Mr Zip said 'Simon you look great', at which David quipped 'well he's had a lot of work done.'
He then went on to describe his act, saying: 'This song affects everyone, it's about losing your keys and phone.'
Found them! Ant and Dec rummaged around for a phone and set of keys to offer the performer when he had finished
'Everyone loses their keys and their phone. Even Prince Charles can relate.'
'I don't think Prince Charles needs keys to get into Buckingham Palace' interjected David.
Taking charge of proceedings, Mr Zip then said: 'You know what, let's get on with it.'
Delighted: The judges gave Mr Zip four yeses, with Amanda predicting a No.1 hit
He then launched into an energetic rap, which featured the much-repeated line 'Have you ever been in that situation when you've lost your keys and your mobile phone'
The audience and judges quickly picked up on the admittedly basic lyrics, and Alesha started to copy the rap as soon as he finished.
Ant and Dec jokingly ran on stage to deliver Mr Zip some keys and a phone.
Made an effort: Richard Bolongi, a 17-year-old student, tried to woo back his ex with a song he had written about her
Amanda said : 'Yeah it's really easy to remember'. Pointing to Simon she added 'Even you do the jiggy jiggy to it.'
Simon said: 'At first I thought you were annoying, then you got more annoying, then I liked you.'
'It'll go straight to number one.' said Amanda.
Didn't go down well: After his song was judged 'out of tune' and badly written', Richard blamed the microphone
Alesha Dixon was in agreement. 'You have been the highlight of my day so far,' she said.
Mr Zip pocketed four yeses.
Viewers certainly appeared to agree with the judges' verdict, and #wheremekeys was trending on Twitter nearly immediately.
Left cold: Simon was not convinced that Richard's song was a 'No.1 hit'
Caitlin Moran wrote: 'Where's Me Keys will be Number One for four weeks this summer #bgt'
Comedian Jack Whitehall added: 'S*** I can't find my keys or phone'
Singer songwriter Richard performed a song about a relationship that he'd had which as he put it 'didn't end well'.
'That's what they all say': Alesha wasn't convinced when Richard claimed that he wasn't really a player
Though he says he is 'innocent' he admits that he did flirt with other girls.
Sadly the judges were unimpressed by his singing and dancing efforts, and all hit their buzzers before he reached the end of his performance.
Simon kicked off the commentary saying: 'Let me just be clear, you played that song for her Seriously, it was out of tune and badly written.'
Made an impression: Four Corners, a group of 16 dancers featuring only one girl, 19-year-old Yasmin Crotch were a hit with their routine to Only Girl In The World
He added: 'One bit of advice, next time you want her back, just whistle to her.'
Alesha was a little milder, saying: 'Sorry, but that just wasn't good enough today.'
Richard protested: 'That microphone was making my voice weird. I'm not taking the mick, but one day you're all going to buy this song.'
After coming off stage he told Ant and Dec: 'When I was singing through the microphone it was giving me an electric shock.'
Caught Simon's eye: The judge was particularly taken with Yasmin, who he singled out after the performance