The unexpected quintet of dad dancers, clad in their everyday cardigans and sweaters, certainly became the biggest shock of the auditions. Observing them pretend to lounge in front of their TV sets (rather than performing on one) was an uproarious spectacle, illustrating that true entertainment knows no bounds. Old Men Grooving (OMG) swiftly leapt to the top four talents, joining the ranks of Jamie Raven, Cor Glanaethwy, and Jules O'Dwyer with Mattise.
Contrary to those who label them as mere amateurs, these men, beneath their woolly attire, are seasoned professionals with decades of showbiz experience. The troupe's formation can be traced back to a casting call for senior dancers for an online video advertisement for Sainsbury. Bret Jones, Phil Stanley, David, and Patrick eagerly answered the call and were promptly recruited. Soon enough, they found themselves dancing in festive jumpers, and the resulting video skyrocketed to virality, accumulating a staggering 26 MILLION views! Phil's long-time friend, Fred, later joined the group, right when the "dads" decided to try their luck on Britain's Got Talent.
Since then, OMG has graced stages worldwide and is a recurring presence on television in the UK and Europe. Their original BGT audition clip has racked up more than 39 million views on YouTube, but across various channels worldwide, the count exceeds an astonishing 250 million views! The troupe's global appeal continues to grow, and their potential seems boundless.
2017 AO.com - BGT 2017 Ident
2017 Performance on German TV - Sat 1 ‘It’s Showtime’
2016 BBC Children in Need – (with Little Mix)
2016 BGT 2016 Ident
2016 Up Late with Ryan
2016 Britain’s Got More Talent
2016 Britain’s Got Talent (10th Anniversary Tribute with Diversity, George Sampson, Collabro, Stavros Flatley, etc.)
2015 Britain's Got Talent & Britain's Got More Talent
2015 This Morning
2015 Loose Women
2015 Sunday Morning Live
2015 ITV Text Santa
2016 Finding Your Feet - 2017 release.
One member is contacted due to his connection to the group and appears as a Supporting actor
2015 Citroën’s Perfect Day: the Citroën C4 Picasso
2017 - Two members of the group perform in a Norwegian Super Lotto - Soul Train commercial
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