The 14-year-old British-Pakistani Sirine Jahangir won hearts of Britain’s Got Talent judges after a marvelous performance but there is a tragic story behind her successful audition. She wowed the judges with her version of Salvation by Gabrielle Aplin and got thumbs up reaction from the audience in the hall, with her brother in tears as she sang. Read the of this British-Pakistani girl at BGT.
British-Pakistani Girl at BGT
Previously, we told you about an 8-year-old Pakistani girl sings Bella Caio, Now, Sirine Jahangir, who is the only contestant of Pakistani origin on the famous talent show, is the granddaughter of Sahibzada Jahangir, who presently serves as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s spokesperson on Trade & Investment in UK & Europe. Fauzia Kasuri is Sirin’s aunt and the late pop singer Junaid Jamshed was her uncle.
Sirine was born in 2005 in London. Until the age of five, she shone in everything including sports, with dancing being her favorite hobby. Her family found when Sirine was five years old that she had lost her vision completely in one eye and although the other eye was fine, there was a risk it may deteriorate.
Over time, the most critical fears of the family came true when they discovered Sirine lost vision slowly in her other good eye until the age of 10 when she lost it all.
Her father Kafeel recalled, “We tried everything, even having her treated for many weeks and injections into her eye. But we felt helpless. When I find out she lost her vision from the second eye too, I took myself to a separate room to cry.”
After Alesha hit her Golden Buzzer for comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, all of the Golden Buzzer for this year was elected; indicating blind singer Sirine wouldn’t have got straight through to the live shows which are set to take place this year.
Talking to the judges, Sirine stated, “There was a time when I could and now I can’t. But I guess music is my vision and that’s what I love, music is my thing.”
Sirine got four yeses from the judges and the audience in the hall found themselves crying as they watched her.