Britain’s Got Talent finalist Shaheen Jafargholi has become a global sensation after performing at Michael Jackson’s memorial concert.
The 12-year-old Welsh schoolboy has had praise heaped on him from music superstars including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and members of the Jackson family and is now reportedly set to earn £10 million or more by the time he is 16.
A spokesperson from Shaheen’s record label Syco told the Daily Express: “To say we have been flooded with offers since Shaheen sang at Michael Jackson’s memorial is an understatement.”
Motown legend Berry Gordy, who founded the world-famous label, allegedly said backstage at the memorial: “I have no idea who that is but I’d sign him tomorrow.”
Shaheen told The Sun about his Rolls-Royce journey to Los Angeles’ Staples Center to perform and about his meetings with a host of music legends.
He said: “Stevie Wonder was really nice. I was introduced to him and he could have just said hello, but he was so nice to me. He told me I had an amazing voice. It was amazing.”
Of his performance Shaheen said: “I was quite nervous. He was lying there in front of me, his family were there. I had to do him proud. I was there because he was a fan of mine so I had to be on top form.”