A dance group from Northampton who were placed straight into the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent worked hard to create a ‘bigger and better’ performance for the live show.
The 14-member dance troupe’s audition aired on April 23 and the group was showered with love and support post-episode after their fun routine, complete with tricks, cartwheels and lots of shimmys. , left everyone with a huge smile with Declan Donnelly – one half of host duo Ant and Dec – describing him as “happy, just happy” and judge Amanda Holden wiping away a tear.
Now the youngsters are eagerly awaiting the live semi-finals.
Clemmie Milnes, who is the group’s co-manager, says the team has worked hard to prepare and is ready for its big day.
She said: “It’s a mix of emotions, more excitement than nerves. I would say everyone is excited to do it now and get on stage.
“They’ve been training for this since the audition aired. They put in a million percent and couldn’t have worked harder.
Although Clemmie couldn’t reveal which songs the band will be dancing to, she said the performance will be “bigger and better.”
She added: “We wanted to stick with positive energy and positive vibes, so it’s quite an uplifting performance again.
“It’s very optimistic and it will be bigger and better.
“They definitely took it up a notch and really hit the mark.
“We’ve had so much positive feedback and great comments and now we have a lot more followers. The support in Northampton and Northamptonshire has been amazing.
“Because they have special needs, I don’t think they have quite grasped the impact they have already had and how many people they have inspired. They are the first to do so on such a big stage.
“I spoke to them on Thursday and told them that and also what a pleasure it has been to have this experience with them.”
Clemmie says the guardians are more nervous than the young ones, although she expects the nerves to show closer to the time.
When asked what she would say at the performance as they walked to the stage, Clemmie replied that she would say to them, “You are amazing, you are amazing and you have done it before. You can do it even better.
Clemmie said it would be “life changing” and “every dream come true” if the group won the whole competition, but she also added that guardians and parents are already so proud of what the group has achieved.
The first semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent, when Born to Perform will appear, will be shown live from the Hammersmith Apollo on ITV1 on Monday May 30 at 8pm.
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