Auditions took place at Newcastle, Cardiff, Glasgow and London’s Westfield in October to whittle down the groups to just 16 who have made it to the quarter finals due to be broadcast tonight.
Whoever wins will perform at the Michael Jackson tribute show in front of the world.
Move Like Michael Jackson will be judged by Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson (no introduction needed), casting director for the This Is It tour Mark Summers, and R’n’B singer Jamelia, with choreography by Lavelle Smith Junior.
The series will run over six episodes, with the first two episodes showing tonight.
Aimed at finding dancers who best embody the spirit of Michael Jackson on stage, the show will include competitors from all backgrounds, individuals and group performances. The winner won’t necessarily be the dancer who simply mimics Jackson’s choreography, but rather someone who can move like him, creating and inventing their own iconic steps and styles to most impress the judges and viewers.
The finalists will then face each other in a dance off to decide who wins the once in a lifetime opportunity.