WATCH Pakistani Sikh Dance Duo Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson [VIDEO]
British Pakistani-Sikh dance duo Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh auditioned in the second series of Britain’s Got Talent, in which they were runners-up to the winner street dancer George Sampson.
WATCH Their Auditions on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’
Mirza, a British Muslim of Pakistani descent, and Singh, a British Sikh of Indian descent, met when they were both auditioning separately for a student talent contest in 2000 at the University of Westminster. They formed the group Signature which mixes Michael Jackson’s dance style and traditional bhangra style.
Suleman is a trainee solicitor/lawyer and Madhu Singh works at PC World in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, London.
On Britain’s Got Talent in their audition which aired on 24 April 2008, Signature performed to ‘Nachna Onda Nei’ by Tigerstyle featuring Kaka Bhaniawala, a bhangra tune mixed to the beat of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ in a Bhangra/Michael Jackson “dance-off.”
Before the audition, Mirza said, “I don’t think the judges will have ever seen an act like mine before…in this act, there will be a lot of moonwalking, but there is a twist, and if they weren’t Michael Jackson fans before they may even turn into one.”
While Mirza is moonwalking around the stage Singh makes his way onto the stage with a broom. What next? It’s a standing ovation from the audience and Amanda Holden.
They finished as the runners-up in the show with their prolific, dynamic, versatile, and exciting dancing style!
Michael Jackson himself gave Signature the “Official stamp of approval!”
After Britain’s Got Talent, Signature was given the “official stamp of approval by Michael Jackson himself.” Members of the Jackson family have also become their fans and got in touch with Signature soon after the show ended.
Signature made an appearance at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.