When the London School of Bollywood appeared on the Britain’s Got Talent stage, Simon Cowell cast several doubts. But they proved him wrong with their audition that went viral and had everyone interested in this new innovative take on traditional Indian Bollywood dancing. Watch their audition below.
Simon Cowell Had Doubts About London School Of Bollywood On ‘BGT’
The London School of Bollywood group featured dancers from the ages of 18-26 as they auditioned for season 11. “We’ve seen a lot of these groups before and they’re pretty much the same thing,” Simon said once they announced they were a Bollywood dance group. One group member spoke up and said “we don’t think there’s anyone quite like us.” Midway through their performance, a voiceover replaced the music and talked about how it’s always the same story about a boy meeting a girl. The dancers switched it up with a male dancer coming out wearing a skirt and sparkly top. This performance surprised the judges so much and definitely humbled Simon which is not easy to do. “It showed you had a sense of humor. You’re fun and I think you’re the kind of act we want on this show” he said.
The London School of Bollywood received a standing ovation from the judges. Their message about diversity in their performances is one that really showcased their originality and creativity. They made it into the semi-finals and did a performance inspired by Cinderella. Amanda Holden called their performance “magical” and “special.” While they did not go on further in the competition, they certainly made a name for themselves on Britain’s Got Talent.
How The Group Has Continued To Dance Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic
The group went on to perform on the French version of ‘BGT’ performing the same routine that they auditioned with. They did not make it super far on the show but that did not stop them from conquering other platforms.
They also auditioned for India’s Got Talent but their audition was never aired although we know it was definitely a dynamite performance. Now, the London School of Bollywood is performing dances at home for their devoted fans. And you too can learn some of their most iconic moves as they have been holding online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Definitely stay tuned to their Instagram account as they often announce when they will be doing online classes and how to virtually attend.
The classes are helping to raise money in coronavirus stricken communities in Bangladesh which Shiva, the principal dancer posted about on Instagram.
Shiva also went on to create his own film called Queer Parivaar about breaking stereotypes which is something that the London School of Bollywood is all about.
Were you blown away by this electric Bollywood dance group and as surprised as Simon was after seeing their audition?