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WATCH: Diversity perform powerful routine dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement on Britain’s Got Talent


By Edaein OConnell
06th Sep 2020
WATCH: Diversity perform powerful routine dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement on Britain’s Got Talent

British dance troupe Diversity were praised for their powerful performance dedicated to the BLM movement on last night’s Britain’s Got Talent


Britain’s Got Talent viewers have praised dance group Diversity for their performance on last night’s semi-final show.

The former winners took to the stage with an act dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. The routine also touched on the major events of the past year, including the coronavirus pandemic.

The dance troupe, led by Ashley Banjo, danced to a number of songs connected to BLM. At one point a dancer dressed as a police officer knelt on the neck of Banjo to echo the death of George Floyd which sparked the protests that took place across the globe.

In an original poem spoken over the performance Banjo said: “While we all were hidden, under orders of the Prime Minister, people dusted off their instincts and noticed something more sinister. Another disease, deep-rooted in our system. Fear, hate and ignorance. But racism was the symptom.”

Viewers took to Twitter to commend the group on their performance with one saying, “That’s talent, that’s how you send a message and that’s how to use your platform.”

 

Last night’s semi-final saw comedian Steve Royle, dance troupe Urban Turtles, magician James Stott, father and son duo James and Dylan Piper, and Fayth Ifil compete for a place in the final. Judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Ashely Banjo (filling in for Simon Cowell) voted that Steve Royle would proceed to the competition’s final.


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