Actor Chord Overstreet has been given a huge ego boost after crooner Barry Manilow reached out to the star to praise his cover of Copacabana on hit U.S. Tv show Glee.

The veteran entertainer was given an advance preview of Thursday night's (21Mar13) episode of the show, in which Overstreet takes on Manilow's 1978 pop classic, and he loves it.

Revealing the big compliment on, Glee creator Ryan Murphy writes, "Hey @chordoverstreet! Barry Manilow just wrote to say how much he loves your version of Copacabana on tonight's Glee. We are all Fanilows (fans of Manilow)!"