Sirine Jahangir has roots in Pakistan, the famous singer late Junaid Jamshed was her uncle and visited her often when alive.
Sirine Jahangir made people cry of joy as she sang and played the famous song of Gabrielle Aplin’s Salvation, she was accompanied by BGT presenter Ant McPartlin.
In her intro she explained that this was because she is completely blind. “I guess it’s pretty obvious that I can’t see,” she told the BGT judges. “There was a time when I could see but now I can’t. I guess music is my vision and that’s what I live by.” She continued with a beautiful smile.
How and when did Sirine Jahangir lost sight?
When she was just five-years old her parents took her to a children’s play party and dressed her up as a pirate when she placed an eye patch on her right eye she stopped playing.
Her mum and dad soon realised that this was because she couldn’t see from her left eye at all.
Doctors confirmed that she could not see from her left eye and her right eye was also moving towards permanent blindness
Her parents did every thing they could to get her eyes even they took her to India for treatment but nothing worked.
At age of 10 Sirine had lost her vision in both eyes completely. “When she was nine, Sirine was playing a game on her iPad and holding it very close to her face as she always did,” Kafeel added.
“Suddenly she came over, handed me the tablet and said she couldn’t play it any more. That was the moment I knew her sight was gone. I took myself into another room of the house to have a cry.”
The BGT star taught herself how to play piano, she found comfort in her music and taught herself how to play the piano.
The teenager also tries to use her talent to inspire other people with disabilities.
In fact, every Monday, she visits a six-year-old who has the same condition with her and teaches him the piano.
Two years later, the family moved to Mill Hill in North London to enrol Sirine into a school that was able to give her the help she needed.
Here, she was given the encouragement and support to start writing her own music and began performing for her classmates.
When Sirine got stage on Britains’s Got Talent stage she was thankful for the opportunity she has been given. “I only do school performances so this is something completely new,” she told the judges.
“This is such a big opportunity and I don’t want to waste it.”
Sirine certainly didn’t waste the opportunity as she was sent home with four yeses from Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.