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Shaheen Jafargholi Semi Final Performance on Britain’s Got Talent

Shaheen Jafargholi was definitely the highlight of tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent. Simon was completely right about tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent being just weird (or did he say odd, well you get the point). It was certainly a variety show tonight and not a very good one at that. However, Shaheen was quite entertaining.

What was so shocking to me was how well spoken Shaheen was during the interview and critique. For a 12 year old, he was amazingly thoughtful in his responses to the questions. My wife noticed the same thing.

I personally think it wasn’t the best song choice, but he still did it well enough to make it to the finals so I guess it didn’t matter. I also think it’s worth mentioning that his future will be interesting once his voice starts to change. One thing is certain is that he has the ear that’s needed to be able to sing well. That’s something that will be beneficial even once his voice changes.

Check out Shaheen Jafargholi doing his BGT semi final performance to “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going from the musical ‘Dreamgirls’ by Jennifer Hudson

Welcome to the BGT 2009 finals Shaheen Jafargholi! You certainly deserved it.

May 26, 2009 I Written By

Britain’s Got Talent List of Semi Finalists

I thought it might be worthwhile showing a list of semi finalists with a few of my favorites in bold. Lots of great talent in Britain!! Some of them haven’t really been featured, so it’s hard to say, but I’ll do what I can.

Aidan Davis – Dancer
Ben and Becky – Ballroom Dancers
Brit Chix – Rock Band
Callum Francis – Musical Theatre
Darth Jackson – Michael Jackson/ Darth Vader Impersonator
DCD Seniors – Dance Troupe
Diversity – Street Dancers
DJ Talent – Rapper
Dream Bears – Comedy Dancers
Fabia Cerra – Burlesque Dancer
Faces of Disco – Comedy Dancers
Flawless – Street Dancers
Floral High Notes – Flower Arranging and Opera Singing
Fred Bowers – Breakdancer
Gareth Oliver – Comedy Impersonator
Good Evans – Family Singing Group
Greg Pritchard – Male Soprano
Harmony – Musical Theatre
Hollie Steel – Singer/ Dancer
Hot Honeyz – Dancers
Jackie Prescott and Tippy Toes – Dog Act
Jamie Pugh – Singer
Julia Naidenko – Belly Dancer (yes, this is a completely bias choice on my part)
Julian Smith – Saxophonist
Kay Oresanya – The Living Saxophone
Luke Clements – Juggler/ Street Performer
Mama Trish – Drag Act
Martin Machum – Guitarist
MD Showgroup – Dancers
Merlin Cadogan – Physical Performer
Natalie Okri – Singer
Nick Hell – Street Performer
Shaheen Jafargholi – Singer
Shaun Smith – Singer
Stavros Flatly – Comedy Dancers
Sue Son – Violinist
Sugarfree – Street Dancers
Susan Boyle – Singer (She might be a favorite, but she’s not really my favorite)
The Barrow Boys – Wheelbarrow Dancing
2 Grand – Singers

May 24, 2009 I Written By

Britain’s Got Talent Episode 2 – Julian Smith, Shaheen Jafargholi, Singing Souls and DCD Seniors

I know I’m a little late in actually posting this, but I needed to post a few comments about the second episode of Britain’s Got Talent. Basically, call this the cliff notes version of the second episode of Britain’s Got Talent. I’ll embed videos of these various talents (and not so talents) where possible.

I’ll be listing possible contenders on this season of Britain’s Got Talent, the joke acts that were highly entertaining and what I think was highly overrated by the judges.

Julian Smith – The nice part of this act is that it provides something other than a great singer. The show I’m sure is looking for more variety acts to compete with the singers on the show. So, this fits the bill. Kind of a bit like Kenny G, but with a look that’s 100 times better. I have a feeling the judges will like Julian a lot and so will much of Britain. See the BGT video on YouTube.

Shaheen Jafargholi – This was the closest we came to getting a Susan Boyle like act in Britain’s Got Talent episode 2. I felt like the 2 song thing was far too staged, but Shaheen was dead on in the second song and really was talented. There’s something about a cute little kid with a big voice that people love on these talent shows. Assuming he makes good song choices he’ll do quite well on Britain’s Got Talent. See BGT video on YouTube.

Singing Souls – This act was absolutely horrific. However, the interaction with Simon Cowell was awesome. My favorite line is when Simon says “you should be the mouthpiece.” Super funny. Check out their video on YouTube.

DCD Seniors – I’m pretty sure that DCD Seniors are going to have a few people that were entertained. It was pretty entertaining, but it didn’t really fit into the category of talent in my book. There wasn’t anything special about their act and that will absolutely catch up with them on this show. Check out the video of DCD Seniors and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s a link to see the full Britain’s Got Talent episode 2 video. It was quite entertaining. The judges on it are so much better than Sharon and the Hoff. I do still like Piers, but Sharon and the Hoff are horrible on America’s Got Talent.

April 26, 2009 I Written By