KARACHI: Teenage British-Pakistani teen singer Sirine Jahangir was lauded for her performance as she impressed millions during the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Her performance was regarded as “magical, unique and special” according to the judges.
Sirine left viewers with goosebumps during her powerful rendition of Carry You by Ruelle in the ITV show’s third semi-final on Saturday night.
Sirine Jahangir, who is also visually impaired was so fully drenched into emotions during her performance that by the end of it, she broke down in tears. This even led hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to make sure she was alright.
The teenager found herself among top three, which included magician Magical Bones and dance troupe X1X Crew. She was a runner up, as she lost to the former who succeeded to the finals, airing in October.
Sirine Jahangir happens to be the granddaughter of Sahibzada Jahangir, one of PM Imran Khan’s notable friends and also his spokesperson on Trade and Investment in the UK and Europe.
Amanda Holden, one of the judges who wanted to put Sirine through said, “Oh darling, I really felt for you at the end. That was just magical. Angelic and tender.”
Ashley Banjo remarked, “Magical is the right word. Something you did with your voice and piano is something hardly any performers can do. I was transported.”
Alexa Dixon lauded her performance by saying, “It’s one of those moments that takes your breath away.”
All the judges at Britain’s Got Talent, i.e., Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo, gave encouraging remarks of appreciation to the young performer for putting on a “magical” performance – so when they found out she did not proceed to the finals, her newly made fan following was heartbroken.
Some of these fans have been so upset with the decision that they have called out the show, and called for a replacement of judges, citing biased and unfair judgement at Britain’s Got Talent.