The Greatest Dancer contestants in the live shows revealed

The Greatest Dancer judges pick their finalists

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Here's a look at The Greatest Dancer contestants in the live shows and why the judges picked them.

Over the past four weeks, The Greatest Dancer saw dancers aged 7 and up, perform any dance style in The Greatest Dancer studio in their bid to impress the audience. If 75 per cent of the audience voted, the mirror opened, sending them through to the callbacks.

At the callbacks, the three superstar Dance Captains Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse had the tough job of whittling down the acts who the mirror opened for and deciding upon their Final 3 to mentor in the Live Challenge Shows.

The live shows will see each of the dancers take on a challenge with their Dance Captain to create an unforgettable performance.

For the first time the power is in the hands of the viewers at home as they vote to decide who stays in the competition each week and who will become The Greatest Dancer.

The Greatest Dancer live shows start Saturday 2nd February on BBC One.

Meet The Greatest Dancer teams below...

Cheryl

Dane Bates Collective, Harry & Eleiyah, Cheryl, Frobacks
Dane Bates Collective, Harry & Eleiyah, Cheryl, Frobacks

Cheryl picked contemporary all girl dance group Dan Bates Collective, duo Harry & Eleiyah and four piece street group Frobacks.

She said of her picks: "Firstly, I feel like I’m representing them as they’re the reason for the show and they’re the ones bringing the talent. They’re all completely different acts. I have a female empowering, fresh contemporary group. I have a fun, funky all male street group and I’ve got a dynamic duo that are technically flawless."

Cheryl teased: "My acts are so versatile. They are going to do things the other dance captains don’t even know they can do yet!

"My job is to take the challenges that are thrown at us and convert that into what represents each act best, encouraging and pushing the best out of them to surprise the people at home."

Oti

Ellie, Oti Mabuse, The Globe Girls, KLA
Ellie, Oti Mabuse, The Globe Girls, KLA

Oti selected Latin formation group KLA, 14-year-old contemporary solo dancer Ellie and drag act Globe Girls.

Oti said of her final three: "I chose KLA as they are brilliant dancers and very talented. They represent the Latin and Ballroom world and are young and fresh. I think KLA are the ones to watch!

"I love the Globe Girls! They are fun, and they bring a totally different element to the show, and who doesn’t love a Drag Queen? They are entertaining and very versatile. These girls can really dance, and they make us enjoy dance in a way we never thought we would.

"Ellie has something special. She has brilliant lines and is very emotive in her body and I can’t wait to see what she can bring as the weeks go on. I 100% believe in Ellie!"

Matthew

Prospects Fraternity, Matthew Morrison, James & Oliver, Company Jinks
Prospects Fraternity, Matthew Morrison, James & Oliver, Company Jinks

Matthew chose commercial-contemporary fusion dance group Company Jinks, teenage dance duo James & Oliver and Prospects Fraternity, a Hip hop street dance group aged 10-17.

He said of his squad: "I feel I’ve got a diverse final 3 to take through to the lives and hopefully win The Greatest Dancer. Company Jinks are such a powerful and skilled group of dancers, I know we can do incredible things together moving forward.

"James and Oliver gave me one of the most emotionally satisfying performances of the whole audition process and I know they have far more to give.

"Prospects Fraternity are young and full of energy, their tricks are second to none, they are so talented."

Matthew teased ahead of the live shows: "There’s going to be surprise, raw emotion and talent in abundance. I believe in all of my dancers and I know I’ve got The Greatest Dancer winner in my squad."

The Greatest Dancer live shows start Saturday 2nd February on BBC One.

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