A HAMPSHIRE dancer is hoping it will be second time lucky as he returns to perform on one of the biggest shows on TV.
Just two years ago Kai Widdrington made it into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and now he’s hoping to do it again with his new dance troupe Kings and Queens – but this time he says he’s confident he can win.
Kai made it to the finals in 2012 with partner Natalia Jeved but they lost out on the top prize to Asheleigh Butler and her dancing dog Pudsey.
The couple have since split up and now the 18-year-old from Eastleigh has returned to the ITV competition with his ten-strong group who perform Latin dance with a modern twist.
The troupe, made up of dancers from across the UK and the world, have been practising for weeks in the run-up to tonight’s live show, when they will need to do all they can to win over the public who will be voting for their favourite two acts to go through to the finals next Saturday.
As well as their family, they have invited some of the people who have helped them make it this far to watch in the audience, including Kai’s dance teacher James Prouton from Dizzy Feet studios in Shirley.
Kai said: “It’s strange being back but I feel a lot more confident with these guys because we’re all friends and before it was just Natalia and myself.
“We all pull together as a group.
“We’re like a really closeknit family.
“There has been a lot of brilliant talent on the show but I think we’ve definitely got what it takes to go through and win the competition.
“Our priority is to put on the best performance that we can, but winning would be a fantastic feat and I believe that we can do it.
“No matter what happens to us we’re going to stay together and we all believe that there is definitely a gap in the market for a group like us.”
On Thursday night Hampshire supermarket worker Eva Iglesias, 40, from Sholing, lost out in the semi-finals despite the judges being impressed with her stirring rendition of the classic And I’m Telling You from the musical Dreamgirls.