Group featuring Blackhall performer survives first Greatest Dancer live show with highest percentage as two acts are eliminated

Talented North East dancer Kieran Price and his group have made it through the first live show of BBC’s The Greatest Dancer, with the highest percentage of the programme.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 5:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 2:47 pm
Brothers of Dance performed on The Greatest Dancer on Saturday, February 1. Copyright: BBC/Thames/Syco - Photographer: Tom Dymond

The 20-year-old from Blackhall Rocks is part of the contemporary dance group Brothers of Dance who were chosen by former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl to mentor.

The group of nine received a standing ovation from the audience and judges when they auditioned on the show and the support continued after their live performance on Saturday, February 1, which wowed the audience and captains alike.

This week’s theme was Best of British with Brothers of Dance taking on a challenge of Peaky Blinders.

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In the VT, Cheryl said “it’s strong. It’s gritty. It’s very tense.” Although the boys agreed they were more “sweet” and “fun loving,” they seemed to get into character well.

Barefoot and kitted out in flat-caps and waistcoats, they were the last act to take to the stage in an energetic routine to The Score’s Glory.

Mentor Todrick Hall said he was “really moved” by the performance with his favourite thing being that they could inspire younger boys to dance.

Oti Mabuse claimed it was “the best way to end the show” and Cheryl added: “I’m overwhelmed with pride.

Behind the scenes during rehearsals with Brothers of Dance. Copyright: ©FreemantleMedia Ltd/Simco Ltd 2020 - Photographer: Dino Georgiou

“You gave me attitude and more.

“Congratulations. I love you and I’m so so proud to be your dance captain.”

The group scored the highest score of, not only the night, but the whole of The Greatest Dancer with 97.8%, but it was down to the public to decide who should stay and it was The Queens and Ryan who were eliminated.

Kieran, a former triple freestyle world dance champion, met the rest of the group in London where he is studying at the prestigious Urdang performing arts academy.

On Saturday, they were one of just 12 acts who danced in the hopes of winning £50,000, a chance to dance on Strictly Come Dancing and to become The Greatest Dancer.

We can see more of Brothers of Dance on BBC One on Saturday, February 8 when the remaining ten acts will dance to stay in the competition.