by Tina Miles,
February 03, 2012
Tayluer Amos, 10, and Elliott Hanna, eight, have not stopped smiling after winning a spot in the Sky 1 show’s live final.
The best friends won the hearts of the nation in the first of the semi-finals and moved a step closer to winning the £250,000 prize. And they brought Culture Club star Boy George to tears. The DJ, whose real name is George O’Dowd, wrote on Twitter: “Tayluer & Elliot were amazing on Got To Dance. Made me cry! Beautiful!” He also told his 183,000 followers: “Loved Tayluer & Elliot and Prodajig, both were amazing on Got To Dance! Amazing!”
Choreographer Nazene Langfield teaches Tayluer, from Netherley, and Elliott, from Tuebrook, at her dance school in Old Swan. She said: “We were all thrilled at Sunday’s results. There are less than five weeks to go, so it’s right back to the drawing board with no time to sit back or celebrate. We need to find the perfect song to dance to. And we’re working on a routine that will top their last performance. Elliott is in the gym so we can attempt higher lifts. The children have to shoot a new VT for the show. And we will need to start designing new costumes. So it is all go.”
She admitted they had a “challenging” few weeks ahead, but said the pair could more than handle the pressure. She said: “They are two very focused, lovely young children who simply love to dance. And I think that is why they did so well, as their lovely personalities and their obvious dedication shone through.
“It is lovely to see children being shown is a positive light and a wonderful achievement for Liverpool. It shows once again we have a talented city. I’ve taught Tayluer since she was three and Elliot since he was four. So I’m bursting with pride.”
They will perform in the Got To Dance finale in front of 6,000 people in London on Sunday, March 4 at 6pm on Sky 1HD.
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