Brits with talent: Susan Boyle, meet Shaheen Jafargholi
- April 20, 2009 11:29 AM |
- By Arts Online
12-year old Welsh singer Shaheen Jafargholi is upstaging internet sensation Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent. (ITV/Youtube)
Baby-faced Shaheen Jafargholi auditioned for Britain's Got Talent this past weekend. Though the pre-teen's back story and performance didn't have the same instantaneous impact as those of viral sensation Susan Boyle, some are suggesting that the preternaturally soulful 12-year-old may be the Scottish singer's chief competition in the televised talent contest.
After judge Simon Cowell ix-nayed Jafargholi's first song, a swingy little number called Valerie written by UK rock group the Zutons and later performed by Amy Winehouse, the kid came back with a heart-yanking Michael Jackson ballad.
What do you think? Is Shaheen Jafargholi just the latest so-called prodigy in a long line of flash-in-the-pan Star Search wannabes? Did you find his rendition of Michael Jackson's Who's Loving You as moving as Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream?
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