Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Barclays Live - London Result!

Hip Hop dance group DEM LOT have been crowned urban superstars of the South East after wowing the judges at the Barclays Live London heat at the Leicester Square Branch on Saturday 31st July. DEM LOT faced a public vote online and came out on top.

The youngsters managed to beat off established and well-known acts, with huge following and even their own Facebook group calling out for votes! Dance coach and choreographer, Nicola Steward, said on winning: “I can’t believe we’ve won! To have beat off such stiff competition and well known acts is incredible and I’m really proud of the kids, they’ll take huge confidence from this.”

The group win VIP tickets to see Brendan Cole in action and will also be dancing all the way to the bank with a cheque for £1,000!

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, Kiss 100 DJ Manny Norté and Lionel Johnson from Barclays.

Videos of the five finalists were then uploaded onto the Barclays Live website where they faced a hotly contested public vote to decide on the winner. The other finalists were Definitives, Retaliation, Fusion and Remix.

The brand new branch at Piccadilly Circus is packed full of ideas developed to make banking faster, easier and more enjoyable – including spacious new premier lounges and innovative technology. And check out Your Name in Dance on, a new interactive dance tool which allows you to produce a bespoke dance for your name.

Barclays Live teamed up with award winning street dancer Brooke to develop the online tool which you can share with your friends via Facebook and Twitter, or can copy the link and send it by email.

Brendan Cole, 33, is a champion ballroom dancer, specialising in Latin American dancing. He is one of only a handful of professional dancers to compete in all seven series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as well as judging four series of Dancing With The Stars in his native New Zealand. Earlier this year, Brendan enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during his first nationwide solo tour, Live and Unjudged.

Brendan Cole says “Congratulations to DEM LOT for winning the Barclays Live London heat. All five of them have a huge amount of talent for such young dancers and definitely have a great future ahead of them.”
And here's an overview of the London event!

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