Sunday 19 May 2013
Jackson 5 legend Jermaine Jackson is to be one of the judges on brand new BBC Three entertainment series Move Like Michael Jackson.
Celebrating the greatest pop icon of our time, this six-part dance series will see a nationwide search to find Britain's most talented and original dancers who can demonstrate they have the spirit, showmanship and technical ability of the great man.
Back in the studio, Jermaine and the rest of the panel will be seeing who can put their true versatility and ingenuity to the test as they perform to classic Michael Jackson tracks.
Aimed at finding dancers who best embody the spirit of Michael Jackson on stage, the show will include competitors from all backgrounds, individuals and group performances.
The winner won't necessarily be the dancer who simply mimics Jackson's choreography, but rather someone who can move like him, creating and inventing their own iconic steps and styles to most impress the judges and viewers.
Jermaine said: "Michael was a superb dancer who inspired people across the world to master his moves and create their own unique routines. I'm really excited and delighted to be part of this show and look forward to finding the UK's most talented and inspiring dancers."
Executive Editor for BBC Entertainment Commissioning, Karl Warner, said: "Michael Jackson was one of the greatest performers of all time and we think this is a brilliant way to honour him. We want to hear from anyone who's ever been inspired by the Moonwalk, the Smooth Criminal lean or the crotch grab, and find out if they can move like Michael Jackson."
Move Like Michael Jackson was commissioned by Karl Warner and will be made by Gogglebox Entertainment and Fever Media.
The executive producers are Karl Warner for BBC, Adam Wood and Mat Steiner for Gogglebox Entertainment and Richard Hopkins for Fever Media.
Move Like Michael Jackson will be broadcast later in the year and will be stripped across one week.
Auditions will be held across the country in October and are open to anyone aged 16 and over. For an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 428 5632.
Please note applicants must be aged 16 and over.
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