Britain’s Got Talent stars are simply Flawless

PUBLISHED: 21:21 20 February 2011 | UPDATED: 21:21 20 February 2011

Flawless are coming to St Albans in March [Photographer Eric Richmond]

Flawless are coming to St Albans in March [Photographer Eric Richmond]


BRITAIN’S Got Talent stars Flawless are still living the dream and Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen spoke to the Welwyn Hatfield Times ahead of the dance troupe’s appearance at the Alban Arena in St Albans next month.

Flawless founder Marlon Wallen

BRITAIN’S Got Talent is guilty of some horrible crimes.

It is the ITV variety show that inflicted Susan Boyle upon the world.

At the same time, it is also responsible for unearthing some extraordinary acts: previous winners include opera singer Paul Potts, gymnastic group Spellbound and street dancers Diversity.

But there are others who didn’t win the competition who were equally memorable, and perhaps chief among them is dance troupe Flawless.

Since finishing fifth in 2009, the year Susan Boyle was runner-up behind Diversity, the 10-piece group – led by choreographer Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen – have left BGT behind them, and made their own way towards success.

Cinema-goers may remember them from their starring role in last year’s hit movie Step Up 3D, and they’ve also appeared in music videos for Madonna, Beyonce, Sugababes and Estelle.

Now the group are about to take centre stage once again, when they embark on their new UK tour Chase The Dream – a 90-minute extravaganza of spectacular moves, stunts and theatrics.

The boys will be taking the show to the Alban Arena on March 2, and ahead of their appearance, main man Marlon, 26, took time out from rehearsals last month to talk to the Welwyn Hatfield Times about how things were going.

“We’re working towards the tour and we’re raring to go,” he said.

“We’re very excited and it’s looking good.

“We’ve never been to St Albans before and we’re quite excited – you guys are in for a treat.”

Without giving too much away, Chase The Dream follows a loose storyline about – guess what? – chasing your dreams and becoming what you want to be.

“We didn’t want it to be about us,” said Marlon.

“Chase The Dream is about you, not Flawless. We’re living the dream at the moment, and we want to say to others that you can do the same.”

Marlon added that audiences should “expect the unexpected”.

“Normally when you see Flawless you get a five or 10 minute routine,” he said.

“Now you’ve got a 90-minute show, the question you’re going to be asking is ‘what are they going to be doing for 90 minutes?’

“You’re going to have a fusion of different styles, like jazz, ballet and street. By the end of the show, you should feel happy, entertained and positive.”

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