Britain’s Got Talent 2012: Profile of The Sugar Dandies
The Sugar Dandies have been ballroom dancing for six years and wanted to show it’s not just for men and women to dance together. They have been together for 15 years and are influenced by west end stage productions. Soren is a psychologist and Bradley is a producer.
What made you audition for Britain’s Got Talent this year?
We are proud to be British and we think we have a talent worth sharing. We have always felt that our style belonged more in a variety show than in a standard ballroom competition, so we thought we would take the chance!
What’s the most exciting thing about your Britain’s Got Talent experience so far?
The response we have received from people who watch the show. There’s so much support, more than we expected. We have really enjoyed all the kind wishes and messages about our performance.
Are you nervous about performing in the live shows? Which Judge scares you the most?
Well yes, being on live television with an audience of millions is a little nerve-racking. We really just want to go out and do our best. Simon worries us the most because he didn’t seem totally convinced the last time, and of course we worry about the public vote as well.
What will you do with the £500,000 prize money if you win?
We haven’t thought much about it, but if we did win we would use some of the prize money to support the next generation of young dancers in the way that we have been supported over the years.
What does performing at the Royal Variety Performance mean to you?
It would definitely be the biggest live show we have ever done, and it would make us very proud to dance for our Queen and country.
Why should you win Britain’s Got Talent?
For our dancing, but also because it would be a triumph to show that something like this can happen in Britain. We would like the message of the Sugar Dandies to be that if you follow your heart and do what you love you will succeed.
How would you feel if you won? What do you want to do at the end of BGT?
We would be very surprised! We feel being recognised for what we do and included in something as big as BGT is much more important than winning. After BGT we want to keep dancing and hope to have more opportunities to perform.
Tell us something about yourself that people may be surprised to know.
We both have a love of elephants and we support a sanctuary for retired circus and zoo elephants. Their intelligence, gentleness and gracefulness inspires us and we want them to be free and happy
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of course.
Who has been your favourite act from previous series of Britain’s Got Talent?
Twist and Pulse, so it is exciting for us to share the stage with their dance company this year.