A break-dancer from Langley Mill has made it through to the live final of the top TV show Got to Dance.
Kelvin Clark, 14, who attends Aldercar Community Language College, and goes by the stage name, Bboy Kelvin, lined up alongside dance partners Karam, aka Bboy Kid Karam, and Callum, aka Bboy Monster, as break dancing group Original Kidz.
The trio wooed the judges with their crowd pleasing performance that saw them voted through to the live final of the hit Sky 1 reality show which will air tomorrow, Friday, August 29, at 6.30pm.
Ashley Banjo, show judge and leader of dance group Diversity, said on the show that the group had upped their ‘performance quality’ since their audition. While Original Kidz mentor and fellow show judge Kimberly Wyatt, the former Pussycat Dolls singer, enthusiastically said the trio ‘smashed it!’.
Experts have said that what makes the boys’ top notch performance that little bit more impressive is that they pride themselves on being completely self-taught.
Kelvin trained in his garden shed, which he kitted out with mirrors for practicing his dance moves.
Their act was noted for being unlike the vast majority of the others on the show.
None of them have ever attended dance schools, instead choosing to teach themselves and completely choreographing their own routines from scratch.
Tomorrow’s live Got to Dance final won’t be the first time the boys have taken to the world wide stage as they participated in the final of the second series of the show with the group Trinity Warriors. They also performed on Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew with Trinity Warriors.
Following their performance tomorrow night, the public will be able to vote for their favourite act of the night which will walk away as the Got To Dance 2014 champion and £250,000 richer.
Last week, ahead of Tuesday night’s semi-final caught up with Kelvin when he told us how he was feeling.
He said: “Naturally I’m a little bit nervous but we’ll just have to do our best on the night and see how it goes.”
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