Eastbourne dancer in Britain’s Got Talent semi-final Brighton News

A DANCER who made it to the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final says he is proud to represent his city.

Eastbourne’s Raphael Badawi performs in the semi-finals with London-based street dance group IMD Legion tonight.

The group is one of 40 artists selected by the judges to go through to this year’s semi-finals. Eight teams will participate in the final in total.

Eight teams compete in tonight’s semi-final, which is one of five semi-finals. Two more acts still play in the finale of tonight’s show.

The Argus: IMD Legion are performing tonight.  IMD Legion PhotoIMD Legion is performing tonight. IMD Legion Photo

Raphael said: “I am so delighted that we have been selected to play in the BGT semi-finals and I can’t wait to perform for the judges again, in front of a live audience, on live TV.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience and I’m going there to represent Eastbourne.

“I really hope I get the support of everyone in the region when it comes to the public vote.”

The Argus: Dance group members range from 11 to 35. Photo by IMD LegionDance group members range from 11 to 35. Photo by IMD Legion

This year’s semi-finals see one act go through the public vote, while the other will be voted on in the final by the judges.

IMD Legion Founder and CEO Omar Ansah-Awuah said, “It’s been fantastic to perform on BGT again, the world’s largest talent show, and I couldn’t be more proud of my team and my dancers for once again reaching the semi-finals.

“After missing out on a place in the finals in 2015 by just a fraction of a vote, we put our all into our audition and worked tirelessly to bring a powerful new performance to the live semi-finals that will wow the judges, delight the audience and get everyone’s vote.

Tonight’s semi-final is live from 8pm at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. The Britain’s Got Talent final airs on Sunday June 5.

The winners of the show receive £250,000 and the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance on December 1 this year at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

This year’s winner will be the first in two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-03 16:00:00

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