Flawless (dance troupe)
Flawless are an English street dance troupe based in the UK who competed on the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009. Flawless made the final of the competition, appearing alongside fellow street dance troupe Diversity.
|Genres||Street dance (popping, roboting, locking, lyrical hip hop, contemporary hip hop dance), breakdance, acrobatics|
|Associated acts||Kylie Minogue, Chipmunk, Diversity|
|Members||Marlon "Swoosh" Wallen|
Christian "Bounce" Alozie
Nathan "Neo" Gordon
Leory "FX" Dos Santos
Paul "Breakz" Samuels
Nathan "Oddey" Kabongo
|Past members||Anthony Duncan|
Before forming Flawless Marlon Wallen was a member of street dance group Kruel Intentions also known as K.I. Kruel Intentions took part in the London Jump off in 2004 and 2005. During the 2005 Jump off K.I. Battle Swift Moves whose members would later go on to form Diversity.
Flawless went public in 2005, having been formed a year earlier by the group's choreographer, Marlon Wallen alongside business partner Amelia Benoit. In the same year they won the National UK Street Dancing Championships now known as Street Dance XXL.
2009: Britain's Got TalentEdit
In 2009, Flawless took part in the third series of Britain's Got Talent. They auditioned in London shortly before Diversity. Amanda Holden stated they were 'jaw droppingly outstanding', while Piers Morgan called the group 'electrifying'. They received three yeses from the judges.
In the Semi-finals, they were the last act of heat 2 to perform. They won the public vote and went straight through to the final, where they would face fellow street dance group Diversity and Susan Boyle, both of whom had gone through in the previous heat.
By the time of the final, Susan Boyle was believed to be the favorite to win. Flawless and Diversity saw each other as their main competition. Piers Morgan described it as the ultimate dance-off between the two best dance groups he had seen to that date on Britain's Got Talent.
Flawless' Chase the Dream tour ran from September 2010 finishing in Bath on 14 November 2010. They then released a DVD of the tour in November 2010. The Chase the Dream. tour was rerun between February to April 2011.
Flawless appeared in the 2010 film StreetDance 3D and its 2012 sequel StreetDance 2 along with Diversity and the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2008, George Sampson. Playing the rival lead role of "The Surge" who in the film are named as one of the best UK dance groups.
Flawless also appeared in 'StreetDance 3D’s "The Moves" DVD. Where a number of the stars of the StreetDance 3D film including Flawless taught some of the film’s most jaw-dropping dance routines by giving a simple step-by-step guide.
|2009||Britain's Got Talent||Contestants|
|2010||StreetDance 3D||The Surge|
|2012||StreetDance 2||The Surge|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Guest|
|2013||Stepping Out||House Dance Troupe|
- Britain's Got Talent Tour (2009)
- Chase the Dream (2010 & 2011)
- Flash Mob where dance worlds collide (2014)
- Flawless: Live Street Dance - Access All Areas (2010)
- Crompton, Sarah (29 May 2009). "Britain's Got Talent: Flawless and Diversity are paving the way for street dance". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- "Hip Hop Crew Dance Battle - Impact vs K.I. aka Kruel Intentions". Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Diversity vs KI Crew Street Dance Battle (The Jump Off 76)". Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Flawless Dance act". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Official Flawless artists". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Street Dance XXL". Retrieved 7 November 2014.
- "Flawless performing on the Slammer BBC 1". Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- "unrealitytv Britain's Got Talent 2009: Flawless Are 'Electrifying'". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Flawless (HQ) FINAL BGT 2009". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Diversity WINNERS (HQ) FINAL BGT 2009". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- Britain's Got Talent voting summary[dead link]
- "Recap Of The Final Acts SATURDAY 30/05/09 Britains Got Talent 2009". YouTube. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Flawless Dance Group". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Flawless: Chase The Dream DVD". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Complete Flawless Chase the Dream 2011 tour dates and venues". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "George Sampson and StreetDance 3D stars 'blow' Glasgow fans away". STV. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- "DVD review: StreetDance The Moves". CBBC - Newsround. BBC. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "Streetdance The Moves Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (29 July 2010). "'EastEnders' announces new 'E20' cast". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Peter Pan, Milton Keynes Theatre". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "FlawlessTube - Strictly come dancing - BBC performance". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "Flawless Newsletter". Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "Flawless: Live Street Dance - Access All Areas". Retrieved 22 August 2014.