It’s hard to imagine that it’s been eleven years since we were blessed with the gold that is Britain’s Got Talent. Nowadays, with so many TV talent competitions, it can be difficult to find anything new— but, just because an act may be old, doesn’t mean it’s any less amazing.
Back in 2008, during the second season of Britain’s Got Talent, we were introduced to an amazing dancer named Suleman Mirza.
Mirza, who was training to be a lawyer, had admired Michael Jackson since he was just a little boy and had been practicing the performer’s signature moves for as long as he could remember. “I don’t think the judges will have ever seen an act like mine before,” he said.
“In this act, there will be lots of moonwalking, but there is a twist.”
“If they weren’t Michael Jackson fans before they may even turn into one.”
Mirza immediately impresses the judges and crowd with his impeccable moonwalk and Michael Jackson-style moves.
Halfway through his performance, however, a man with a broom comes barreling onto the stage.
At this point, nobody knows why the man there, and Simon’s happy smile has morphed into an expression of confusion. At one point, the hosts even wave their hands to beckon the man off-stage.
While all this is going on, Mirza continues to dance— until the man taps him on the shoulder and says a few words.
Whatever the man’s said has angered Mirza, and the dancer strikes him with his hand.
With that, the stranger throws his broom and rips off his jacket— and what follows is a dance-off of epic proportions.
When the stranger busts out in unexpected Bhangra moves, the crowd goes wild.
Even Simon can’t control his laughter as the man spins and pumps across the stage.
Towards the end, Mirza approaches the man questioningly. Then, he shrugs his shoulders, and they both unleash into traditional dance steps.
It turns out the stranger is actually Mirza’s partner Madhu Singh. Together, they form the dance group “Signature”.
In an interview, Mirza said their routine has more meaning than some might think. “Our routine is about togetherness and conflict,” he revealed.
“I start the act with a Western dance, and then Madhu comes on stage.”
“I look down on him because I don’t understand his culture.”
“But he surprises me, and he works really hard, symbolizing immigration, and then we work together and show that everyone can get on.”
In a single day, Mirza and Singh’s audition rerun on YouTube exceeded five million views.
It’s hard not to love the two men’s hilarious skit and impeccable moves. Comments on the most recent re-run video read:
“One of my fav of all time.”
“This is my all-time favorite.”
“One of the best BGT acts ever.”
“That was awesome!”
Were the guys moves good enough to get them to the next round? Watch their amazing routine below!
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