Stevenage man claims to be the world’s greatest busker and says he’s ready to show Simon Cowell what he’s got on the X Factor

Victor Orlando Champion claims to be the world's greatest busker.

Victor Orlando Champion claims to be the world's greatest busker. - Credit: Archant

Busking outside Costa Coffee might strike most people as an unusual place to see someone who classes themselves as a world class performer.

Victor Orlando Champion claims to be the world's greatest busker.

Victor Orlando Champion claims to be the world's greatest busker. - Credit: Archant

But that’s exactly where Victor Orlando Champion – who calls himself the ‘King of the Buskers’ – pitches up and tries to entertain passing Stevenage shoppers every week.

The 54-year-old said: “I’m pretty good. A lot of people give me commendations. Maybe I am sort of the world’s greatest busker – I have the talent.”

To prove this, unemployed Victor performed a set at the High Street coffee shop for the Comet to film.

Using a mouth accordion, spoons and his voice, Victor performed several covers and original songs in his own personal style – which is drawn from all different genres of music.


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He is hoping that the exposure will get him recognised by a record label and propel him to superstardom. If this fails he is planning on applying to The X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent in the near future and show Simon Cowell everything he’s got to offer.

The self-taught multi-instrumentalist added: “I want to take it further. I’ve been playing music all my life. I play lots of instruments and sing my own songs which are a mix of different genres.”

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