Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Michael Jackson was a legend – one of the world's most successful singers and an amazing dancer too. Tonight, to celebrate the greatest performer in the history of pop, who died earlier this year, BBC Three begins the search for the UK's best dance act – someone who can move as well as Michael in his prime. Hosted by Reggie Yates, this unique contest has dancers battling it out to win an amazing opportunity – to perform with the world's superstars at the Michael Jackson official tribute concert in 2010.
Dance Experts travel from the streets of Glasgow to the playing fields of Cardiff and from the bus stops of Manchester to the shopping malls of London to find the UK's best dancers.
Solo performers, duos and crews all attempt to dance their way to a place in the studio shows, but first they have to impress legendary choreographer Lavelle Smith Junior, who worked with Michael for more than 20 years, and Mark Summers, who had been tasked with finding the UK's most talented dancers for Michael Jackson's This Is It tour.
The best are invited to call backs – it's their final chance to win a place in the studio shows and perform for Jermaine Jackson – Michael's brother – as well as singer Jamelia.
Reggie goes to America to meet those who worked with Michael and find out exactly why he was the king of dance. The day starts with 25 acts, but only eight will make it through to the studio shows.
Dancers battle it out in the auditions of this unique contest, hosted by Reggie Yates, to win an amazing opportunity – to perform with the world's superstars at the Michael Jackson official tribute concert in 2010.
Tonight, the programme's dance experts scour the UK for the best dancers, and another 25 talented dance acts are brought to London for the call backs, but only eight will be selected by dance agent Mark Summers and multi-award-winning choreographer and dancer Lavelle Smith Junior to perform in the studio shows.
Tonight, the first eight dance acts compete in the studio for a place in the final of Move Like Michael Jackson, as the unique contest in which dancers battle it out for the chance to perform at the official Michael Jackson tribute concert in 2010, continues.
Trained by the legendary Lavelle Smith Junior – Michael's choreographer for more than 20 years – they've got one chance to impress the judges. Deciding who goes through is Michael's brother, Jermaine Jackson, R&B pop star Jamelia and European casting director for Michael's This is It concerts, Mark Summers.
Which dancers will win a place in the live final and move a step closer to performing at the official Michael Jackson tribute concert?
It's the second studio semi-final and another eight dance acts battle it out to win a place in the live final, as this unique contest, hosted by Reggie Yates, continues.
Whether they're solo performers or crews, all the dancers are inspired by Michael Jackson, but who has the talent, the technique and the charisma to win over the judges? Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson, Jamelia and dance casting agent Mark Summers will decide which dancers deserve a place in the live final and a chance to perform at the official Michael Jackson tribute concert.
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