The Greatest Dancer: Inspiring Andrew leaves Cheryl in tears with emotional audition

Inspiring teenage dancer Andrew left Cheryl in tears on The Greatest Dancer this weekend.


Saturday night saw the start of The Greatest Dancer with the opening round of auditions.

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion and former judge Alesha Dixon and Diversity’s Jordan Banjo host the brand new series, which contains dramatic auditions, outstanding talent and jaw-dropping surprises as dancers give the performance of their lives.

Overseeing the acts on The Greatest Dancer are a trio of Dance Captains: Singer Cheryl; Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison; and Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse.

However In the audition stages it’s the audience that are in charge. Contestants audition in front of a two-way mirror that the audience can see through.

They will vote to open the mirror, if 75 percent of the audience vote YES, the mirror will open and the dancer will make it through to the next stage of the competition, the callbacks.


One of the first acts to get through was Andrew who performed a freestyle routine to Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake.

Cheryl reacted after the performance: “I just feel really moved by the whole thing, that was amazing. To watch you – your excitement and to see how much you thrive in front of an audience – is such a special moment. You should be proud of yourself.

“You clearly need to be doing this more, it does something to your soul, you’re in your element.”

Oti added: “You are amazing, you’re a total showman. Once the mirror opened you were a whole different person.”

Andrew is through to the callbacks where he’ll compete to be one of the acts the dance captains choose to take through to the live shows.


In The Greatest Dancer, dancers of any age and dance style are competing to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Greatest Dancer continues next weekend on BBC One with more auditions.