WATCH 17-Year-Old Dance Through The Decades With Nostalgic Routine On ‘BGT’

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Taylor Goodridge, otherwise known by his stage name Balance Unity performed a blast from the past on ‘BGT.’ The 17-year-old dancer took everyone by surprise when he danced to some of the biggest hits from different decades. It was a performance full of comedy and fun that the judges fell in love with. Check out his 2016 audition below.

Dancer Balance Unity Had A Nostalgic Audition On ‘BGT’

During his audition, Balance danced to a variety of different songs. First, he started with “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley and did some of his iconic moves. Then he took on “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees which then transitioned into “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. He got a bit cheeky when he started to dance to “I Dreamed a Dream” sung by viral ‘BGT’ contestant Susan Boyle. A phone call blared over the speakers and Balance pretended to answer the phone. He danced to “Hello” by Adele, “Hotline Bling” by Drake and “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó.

The judges stood up on their feet after the performance and it became clear that Balance was a star. “That was the energy that the room needed,” Alesha Dixon said. Everything about that was brilliant. It was dance nostalgia well done.” She was dancing along throughout the entire performance. “It was a brilliant brilliant imaginative routine” David Walliams echoed. “It was amazing.”

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“I really really enjoyed every bit of it” Amanda Holden said with a smile. “Any time we have a problem with a dance group and we talk about how you can be imaginative, to have a sense of humor, to be unique I’m going to say to watch Balance,” Simon Cowell said. He went on to add that the performance was very fun and relatable. It was no surprise when Balance made it to the Semi-Finals. The judges advised him not to have any backup dancers in the Final.

In the Final, Balance danced to famous television show theme songs. He placed 10th on ‘BGT.’

Where Is He Now?

After competing on ‘BGT,’ Balance received a modeling contract from IMG models. He is also a member of AMCK DANCE, Europe’s Leading Dance Agency.

It also seems like he is going by his real name, Taylor now as the name Balance is not really mentioned much on his social media. He did post a very artsy dance video featuring some incredible editing and art skills and incredible flexibility. “WARNING THIS VIDEO MAY GIVE YOU WHIPLASH” he wrote in the caption.

Taylor posted another video where he showed off a few moves like the ones we saw during his ‘BGT’ audition. Not to mention he is incredibly shredded with some rock hard abs.

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What did you think of Balance’s ‘BGT’ journey? Just as Simon said it’s important for dancers to have a sense of humor and be fun, and Balance did just that.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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