Signature is Brilliant (Again!)

I may be stealing Anandica‘s UK thunder, but I couldn’t resist.

A month ago, we were introduced to Signature, a phenomenal dance act by a Muslim, Suleman (too often misspelled as Suleiman) Mirza and his Sikh partner, Madhu Singh on Britain’s Got Talent.

However a big question remained. After their brilliant previous performance, Simon Cowell (better known to us Yankees as Simon of American Idol fame) asked, “Now that we know what the surprise is, what do you do in the next round?” Suleman answered, “We keep on surprising you.”

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Anyone want to put money for their finals presentation: Beat It, Bad (although I always liked Weird Als Fat better), or Smooth Criminal. Any other possibilities?

My vote is for Beat It. I just think it would fit their format much better, plus Madhu would look great in that white gangsta bomber jacket. Suleman would HAVE to wear that red zipper leather (or pleather) jacket. I cant lie, I had one back in the day. It might not fit, but that might make it even work better. I am sure I could dig through the old stuff and let Suleman borrow mine. The knife scene between the two would be classic. Hopefully they can get in touch with Tigerstyle to do a mix for them. So Madhu and Suleman, here is your first vote! What about the rest of you?


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18 Responses to “Signature is Brilliant (Again!)”

  1. Camille says:

    I hate to say it, but I enjoyed the first dance more. Maybe because it was fresher or less expected? This was aight, but I was waiting for the punch!

  2. Reema says:

    Ya, I'm still waiting for the surprise…

  3. Camille says:

    I hate to say it, but I enjoyed the first dance more. Maybe because it was fresher or less expected? This was aight, but I was waiting for the punch!

  4. Jodha says:

    I would have to agree. Madhu's facial expressions are what sells it.

  5. Reema says:

    Ya, I’m still waiting for the surprise…

  6. Jodha says:

    Anyone want to put money for their finals presentation: "Beat It", "Bad" (although I always liked Weird Al's Fat better), or "Smooth Criminal."

    My vote is for "Beat It." I just think it would fit their format much better, plus Madhu would look great in that white 'gangsta' bomber jacket. Suleman would HAVE to wear that red zipper leather (or pleather) jacket. I can't lie, I had one back in the day. It might not fit, but that might make it even work better. I am sure I could dig through the old stuff and let Suleman borrow mine. The knife scene between the two would be classic. Hopefully they can get in touch with Tigerstyle to do a mix for them. So Madhu and Suleman, here is your first vote! What about the rest of you?

  7. Jodha says:

    I would have to agree. Madhu’s facial expressions are what sells it.

  8. Jodha says:

    Anyone want to put money for their finals presentation: “Beat It“, “Bad” (although I always liked Weird Al’s Fat better), or “Smooth Criminal.”

    My vote is for “Beat It.” I just think it would fit their format much better, plus Madhu would look great in that white ‘gangsta’ bomber jacket. Suleman would HAVE to wear that red zipper leather (or pleather) jacket. I can’t lie, I had one back in the day. It might not fit, but that might make it even work better. I am sure I could dig through the old stuff and let Suleman borrow mine. The knife scene between the two would be classic. Hopefully they can get in touch with Tigerstyle to do a mix for them. So Madhu and Suleman, here is your first vote! What about the rest of you?

  9. sizzle says:

    eh…more of the same.

  10. sizzle says:

    eh…more of the same.

  11. Rani says:

    Man I would love to see them do smooth criminal! I think they are going to go with the song they can mix a dhol best into

  12. Rani says:

    Man I would love to see them do smooth criminal! I think they are going to go with the song they can mix a dhol best into

  13. baingandabhartha says:

    The first act was okay, had a little surprise element-thats it. Madhu's bhangra sucks. Suleimans Michael Jaikishan routine is atleast entertaining.

  14. baingandabhartha says:

    The first act was okay, had a little surprise element-thats it. Madhu’s bhangra sucks. Suleimans Michael Jaikishan routine is atleast entertaining.

  15. Reema says:

    Signature gave their first interview to the Telegraph:

    "Our routine is about togetherness and overcoming conflict," said the rather handsome Mirza, who has been a Jackson fan since he was six years old. "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, symbolising immigration, and then we work together, and show that everyone can get on."

    "Right now, you put the news on and it seems like it's just stabbings everywhere in Britain. I hope that we and all the kids and other acts on the show demonstrate that Britain does have potential, and should be great.

    "Sikhs," he explains, "are not just taxi drivers, and I want people to understand that. Neither of us has ever dreamed of playing down our religions."

    and some sweet personal tidbits:

    Singh's father, a priest, is coming around to the idea of his son as a dancer. "He was always a bit iffy about my dancing, because he didn't want me to get sidetracked, but this week, for the first time in my life, he sat me down and said: 'So, you're in the semi-finals, and there's one thing I want to say to you.' Yes? I said. 'Lose some weight'." He and Mirza fall about laughing and Singh makes a pantomime lunge towards a box of chocolates. "But then he said: 'Just go out there and give it your all, and I got tears in my eyes'."

    The female attention is a welcome perk. "I've never had a girlfriend," says Singh, "so I'm hoping this might change all that." Mirza, on the other hand, is openly revelling in his new-found fame. "I was on the Jubilee line on my way here tonight and this really good looking woman came up and asked to have her picture taken with me. Afterwards, the whole carriage followed suit – it was great.

  16. Reema says:

    Signature gave their first interview to the Telegraph:

    “Our routine is about togetherness and overcoming conflict,” said the rather handsome Mirza, who has been a Jackson fan since he was six years old. “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, symbolising immigration, and then we work together, and show that everyone can get on.”

    “Right now, you put the news on and it seems like it’s just stabbings everywhere in Britain. I hope that we and all the kids and other acts on the show demonstrate that Britain does have potential, and should be great.

    “Sikhs,” he explains, “are not just taxi drivers, and I want people to understand that. Neither of us has ever dreamed of playing down our religions.”

    and some sweet personal tidbits:

    Singh’s father, a priest, is coming around to the idea of his son as a dancer. “He was always a bit iffy about my dancing, because he didn’t want me to get sidetracked, but this week, for the first time in my life, he sat me down and said: ‘So, you’re in the semi-finals, and there’s one thing I want to say to you.’ Yes? I said. ‘Lose some weight’.” He and Mirza fall about laughing and Singh makes a pantomime lunge towards a box of chocolates. “But then he said: ‘Just go out there and give it your all, and I got tears in my eyes’.”

    The female attention is a welcome perk. “I’ve never had a girlfriend,” says Singh, “so I’m hoping this might change all that.” Mirza, on the other hand, is openly revelling in his new-found fame. “I was on the Jubilee line on my way here tonight and this really good looking woman came up and asked to have her picture taken with me. Afterwards, the whole carriage followed suit – it was great.

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