In a first, a British-Pakistani has finally reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Sirine Jahangir left everyone more than stunned with her powerful vocals and performance last week. The 14-year-old visually impaired singer has become the first ever British-Pakistani to enter the show’s semi-finals. The young starlet left everyone with goosebumps after her incredibly moving and personal rendition of Ruelle’s Carry You.
Following her performance, she spoke with BBC about her audition which quite literally left everyone in tears. Not only was the audience moved by her performance, but she also left the judges’ jaws dropping with her unmatched talent and inspiring story of how she lost her vision when she was just nine years old.
“When I was walking towards the stage, the only thing I wanted was to do something that enables me to help people like me,” she said. Her father, Kafeel Jahangir, also told BBC how his daughter had encountered all difficulties with a brave face on.
“Sirine has been really brave, courageous and smart despite facing a difficult period. When she lost her sight, I knew at the time that the universe wants her to do something big,” he had said.
Here’s hoping Sirine makes it to the finals! You can watch her full performance here: