The Greatest Dancer was tense last night as the Dance Captains – Matthew Morrison, Cheryl and Oti Mabuse – deliberated over who they wanted on their teams for the live shows.
Matthew selected Contemporary duo James & Oliver, Commercial/contemporary group Company Jinks and Street crew Prospects Fraternity.
What did Matthew see in his final three acts? “I feel I’ve got a diverse final 3 to take through to the lives and hopefully win The Greatest Dancer. Company Jinks are such a powerful and skilled group of dancers, I know we can do incredible things together moving forward. James and Oliver gave me one of the most emotionally satisfying performances of the whole audition process and I know they have far more to give. Prospects Fraternity are young and full of energy, their tricks are second to none, they are so talented.”
Talking about what they bring to his squad Matthew revealed, “There’s going to be surprise, raw emotion and talent in abundance. I believe in all of my dancers and I know I’ve got The Greatest Dancer winner in my squad.”
Find out more about Matthew’s final three…
James & Oliver
Contemporary dancers James, 17, and Oliver, 11, train together in Hatfield. They met at dance school and James became a bit of a role model for Oliver. The two share a brotherly bond that’s unbreakable.
Why should they win? “I think we are The Greatest Dancers because we live and breathe dancing. This is our lives and our futures and something we feel so passionately about!”
Made up of 14 members, commercial dance group Company Jinks were formed by choreographer Ricky Jinks. They are made up of professional dancers and students of all different nationalities.
Could they win? “Honestly, we pride ourselves on making sure that everything we do, is 100% the best that we can possibly be. We hope that every performance is better than the last; and if this dedication to perfection, along with our unconditional passion for dance is what makes us the greatest, then we can definitely agree with that.”
Street dance group from South London Prospects Fraternity are made up of 13 members aged between 10-18. The group describes themselves as “amazing friends’ and they talk about being part of the group as being in “a big mad house with loads of people.”
What makes The Greatest Dancer? “To be The Greatest Dancer, we believe that it’s not just about the dance, it’s about the passion and energy on stage. For us- our team work and connection set us apart from the other dance acts.”
The Greatest Dancer live shows begin at 7.30pm Saturday on BBC One.