Hatfield’s James & Oliver make it through on BBC’s Greatest Dancer
PUBLISHED: 20:53 02 February 2019 | UPDATED: 22:28 09 February 2019
Dance duo James and Oliver have done Hatfield proud for a second week with a show-stopping performance on BBC’s Greatest Dancer.
Faced with choreographing a dance with the theme of ‘stairs’, the boys gave us a classic 1920s treat along the lines of Busby Berkeley and Fred Astaire – infused with their distinctly cheeky personalities.
It was a big change from the searing emotional honesty of their earlier “Fraternal Dance”, and showed their versatility.
They also had the daunting challenge of opening the show as the first act.
Hopes have run high since the talented pair - aged just 11 and 17 - reduced Broadway star Matthew Morrison to tears last week, earning them an invitation to join the live challenge stages.
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Along with contenders Company Jinks and Prospects Fraternity, the boys were selected for Matthew’s squad as the show moves forward.
“It was kind of scary at first, but then we got used to it,” said Oliver.
On tonight’s live show, they earned 88.2 per cent of the audience vote.
The two dancers got their training at Hatfield’s FK Dance Academy, and auditioned with an emotional dance choreographed by its director, Kerry Newell.