Flawless (dance troupe)

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Flawless
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Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Street dance (popping, roboting, locking, lyrical hip hop, contemporary hip hop dance), breakdance, acrobatics
Years active 2005-present
Labels Red Kite Entertainment (2013-present)
Flawless Group (2005-12)
Associated acts Kylie Minogue, Chipmunk, Diversity
Website www.flawlessofficial.com
Members Marlon Wallen
Christian Alozie
Paul Steadman
Nathan Gordon
Allan Kabeja
Leory Dos Santos
Paul Samuels
Nathan Kabongo
Past members Anthony Duncan
Simon Smith

Flawless are an English street dance troupe who competed on the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009. Flawless made the final of the competition, appearing alongside fellow street dance troupe Diversity,[1] who went on to be crowned winners.

Formation[edit]

Flawless went public in 2005, having been formed a year earlier by the group's choreographer, Marlon Wallen.[2][3]

In 2006 they performed on the CBBC children's talent show The Slammer.[4]

2009: Britain's Got Talent[edit]

In 2009, Flawless took part in the third series of Britain's Got Talent. They auditioned in London shortly before Diversity. Amanda Holden stated they were 'jaw droppingly outstanding', while Piers Morgan called the group 'electrifying'.[5] They received three yeses from the judges.

In the Semi-finals, they were the last act of heat 2 to perform. They won the public vote and went straight through to the final, where they would face fellow street dance group Diversity and Susan Boyle, both of whom had gone through in the previous heat.

By the time of the final, Susan Boyle was believed to be the favorite to win. Flawless and Diversity saw each other as their main competition. Piers Morgan described it as the ultimate dance-off between the two best dance groups he had seen to that date on Britain's Got Talent.[6][7]

Flawless started the final with Diversity as the closing act. Diversity won on the night, with the voting summary later revealing that Flawless had come 8th.[8]

Post Britain's Got Talent[edit]

Flawless appeared in the 2010 film StreetDance 3D and its 2012 sequel StreetDance 2.[9] They appeared in the second series of Internet soap opera EastEnders: E20.[10] In 2011, they began a dance tour marketed as Chase the Dream.[citation needed] On 4 June 2012, Flawless collaborated with Kylie Minogue at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Elizabeth II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crompton, Sarah (29 May 2009). "Britain's Got Talent: Flawless and Diversity are paving the way for street dance". Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Flawless Dance act". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official Flawless artists". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flawless performing on the Slammer BBC 1". Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "unrealitytv Britain’s Got Talent 2009: Flawless Are ‘Electrifying’". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Flawless (HQ) FINAL BGT 2009". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Diversity WINNERS (HQ) FINAL BGT 2009". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Britain's Got Talent voting summary[dead link]
  9. ^ "George Sampson and StreetDance 3D stars 'blow' Glasgow fans away". STV. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  10. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (29 July 2010). "'EastEnders' announces new 'E20' cast". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 July 2010.