Although the troupe of talented dancers were deemed favourites as they stormed the finals on May 31st, 2023, they finished in 6th place as the grand prize went to Norwegian comedian Comedian Viggo Venn.
Back from UK; Ghetto Kids explain loss, set eyes on America’s Got Talent
The Ghetto Kids dance crew are back home from the UK, where they put up a spirited show at the Britain's Got Talent but lost out on the number one spot.
The group was welcomed home by fans at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday June 6th, in the afternoon hours.
The kids aged 6 to 13 years, all looked in high spirits although some seemed exhausted while one was seen limping on clutches.
Speaking to reporters at the airport, Dauda Kavuma the group manager attributed their amazing journey in the competition to their “organic and natural” performances.
“The judges loved that very much; they also liked Jojo a lot,” he said.
Jojo is the youngest of the crew, aged 6.
On why they missed out on the finals, however, Kavuma said a number of factors were at play, including lack of training time (they had only one day); and a slippery stage.
He said the dancers had to change their shoes three times and the stage had to be sprayed to make it stickier, all in vain, until they managed to get shoes with special soles.
He also blamed the loss on the British people who, he said, were unlikely to vote for a group like Ghetto Kids.
“Even Simon (Cowell) gave us that message backstage; he told us the situation was out of their hands because it was the British people who have to vote for the winner and you know that even if it was here, the Ugandans will end voting for a fellow Ugandan.”
Asked whether they were likely to head back in the next season as have many other runners-up, Kavuma said the group now has their eyes on other opportunities including the upcoming America’s Got Talent, for which they are already processing travel documents.
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