Teenagers Meesha Garbett, 13, from Harrow, Kerri-Ann Morrison, 16, also from Harrow and Isaac Ward, 15, from Hatch End scored four yeses from the Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) judges performing as part of urban dance crew IMD Legion, when they auditioned in the second episode of the ITV talent show.
After reaching the semi-finals of the show back in 2015, IMD Legion hit the stage at the world famous Palladium theatre with more than 30 dancers aged 11-35 to give a stunning performance that Simon Cowell called “absolute perfection” and Aleesha Dixon said was “straight up dance business.”
Meesha, Kerri-Ann and Isaac said of their BGT experience: “Performing at the Palladium in front of the Britain’s Got Talent judges was exciting and scary, but we smashed our performance and when the judges and audience gave us a standing ovation, it was quite overwhelming. We cannot wait to find out if we’ve made the live semi-finals, but whatever the outcome it’s been an incredible experience.”
IMD Legion founder and CEO, Omar Ansah-Awuah, added: “After spending almost two years in lockdown, training remotely and missing out on many competitions and performances, it’s been fantastic to come back and perform at the biggest competition there is, Britain’s Got Talent.
“After missing out on a place in the final in 2015 by just a fraction of votes, our choreographers and dancers have pushed themselves to the limits and worked tirelessly to be ready for this opportunity,and we’ve returned stronger, cleaner, fitter and even more determined. We are grateful for all the support we’ve already received and hope we can go all the way this time.”
As well as training and competing with IMD Legion in Newham, East London, Meesha, Kerri-Ann and Isaac attend school and fit in other commitments.
With IMD Legion, they have performed all over the world, won numerous national,
European and World titles. Established by Omar Ansah-Awuah in 2010, IMD Legion now has over 70 members, and runs open classes weekly at Centre Stage in Stratford.
Watch their performance here.