26/07/2012 11:26 BST

ET The Walrus Shows Off His Amazing Singing Skills (VIDEO)

Brilliant! We think we may just have stumbled across a leading contender for the next series of The X Factor. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you... ET the singing walrus from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in the US.

ET took the opportunity to show off his amazing vocal range during his recent birthday celebrations - and to our minds, he displayed just the kind of raw talent Simon Cowell and the gang are looking to harvest on the TV talent show.

He's even got that all-important weepy back-story. ET was found as a pup, starved and orphaned, by oil workers off the coast of Alaska in 1982. He's since been thriving at the zoo, though - and has proved a firm favourite with visitors and his two female walrus companions alike. Hurrah!

Right, that's enough singing animals for the time being. Let's turn our minds to more important things and have a look at some dancing pets instead...