In an interview with E!, the comedian recalled the moment he watched the Britain's Got Talent star singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' for the first time.
"I came home pretty intoxicated once and discovered the 'I Dreamed a Dream' clip and watched it like seven times in a row and just bawled," the Saturday Night Live star said.
He added: "I don't generally just cry when I'm drunk; I get drunk and have fun. But it was a joyful cry. It wasn't like upset. For some reason, the combination of her voice and that song and the super over the top editing of that show really, really struck a chord with me."
Samberg will host the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday.