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It looks like this season of Britain’s Got Talent will be a battle of the ages… literally!

While 48-year old Susan Boyle has been commanding most of the attention, following her mind-blowing rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, a young competitor has stepped up to the challenge.

Only 12 years old, Shaheen Jafargholi did more than just belt out an incredible version of the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You,” he didn’t cower from Simon Cowell.

Originally, Jafargholi started singing Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.” But Simon stepped in, asked him to try another song and he delivered the following performance:

Shaheen Jafargholi Audition

When asked by Entertainment Weekly if he could provide competition for Boyle, Shaheen replied:

“I think she’s talented… I wish her the best because she’s got talent and I think she should embrace it and take advantage of the attention because I think she deserves it… you don’t know what’s going to happen. And hopefully it will go my way, but if it doesn’t, then I’m just really pleased with what happened so far.”

The audition rounds for Britain’s Got Talent aren’t even complete yet, and this show already feels more heated than American Idol (only because Adam Lambert, hopefully, has that title sewn up.)

Who do you think will win: Boyle, Jafargholi or another competitor?