Jun 14 2012 Exclusive by Nicolle Laurie
STREET dance supremos Flawless labelled Glasgow as their “second home” after they performed in the city as part of the Olympic torch relay concert on Friday.
The Britain’s Got Talent finalists last visited the city in April for the closing date of their Chase The Dream tour.
But the nine-strong dance troupe told The Glaswegian that they were honoured to be back in Glasgow as part of the Olympic experience.
Lead dancer Marlon said: “It was amazing. Good crowd. Brilliant atmosphere.
“We love coming to Scotland because we have such a strong fan base here.
“Glasgow feels like our second home, we’ve spent so much time here.”
Marlon added: “We have to keep high hopes for GB success.
“Who isn’t looking forward to it? It’s a great event that can bring everyone together.
“It’s very humbling to be part of it, as is everything we do.”
Since their BGT success, the group have featured in British dance films StreetDance 3D and StreetDance 2 and recently teamed-up with Kylie Minogue at the Jubliee concert.
Marlon said the chance to work with diminutive pop princess Kylie was “unreal”.
He added: “It was a magical moment. Kylie is lovely, she’s so down to earth.
“You’d think with her credentials she might just be doing her own thing but she really gets in there, has a laugh and gets involved.”
“We were invited to the after party at Buckingham Palace and met all the stars under one roof.
“Cheryl Cole, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, JLS. I was a bit star-stuck by Stevie – I had a bit of a moment!”
The dancers are now gearing up for a collaboration with English National Ballet, in a tour which will fuse together the two styles of dance.
Marlon said the tour did not currently take in any Scottish dates but they were hoping their
management would add more dates north of the border.
He said: “We really went out with a bang in Glasgow on the last tour and we’d love to come back to Scotland and the support we have here.”
Flawless performed in association with Samsung who are inviting everyone to take part in the Samsung Hope Relay - a new app encouraging people to complete a mile, or more, for charity.
For more information or to download the app, visit www.samsung.com/hoperelay